I have noticed something strange on one of my Ipfire firewalls. My firewall is making the PPPoe connection to my ISP itself (the ISP router is configured in bridge mode).
Sometimes I notice that my PPPoe connection shows the status “Idle” on my firewall interface while the Internet connection is active. Only the OpenVPN (net-to-net) and Pakfire client connections cannot communicate over the Internet ! Have you ever noticed this ?
When this is the case I try to execute the command “/usr/local/bin/connscheduler reconnect” but this one once launched through the terminal never finishes ! (see below)
…I have to kill the command with “ctrl-c”!
To restore the PPPoe connection to the “connected” state and then be able to restore the n2n OpenVPN connections and allow pakfire to work, I have to run the following command “/etc/init.d/network restart red”
It is very strange this “Idle” state of the PPPoe connection and the fact that the Internet connection is partially working !
Is this a bug?
(My config: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. ‐ P9D-C Series | IPFire 2.27 - Core Update 172 | Intel(R) Core™ i3-4130T CPU @ 2.90GHz x2)
but… “/usr/local/bin/connscheduler reconnect ” should allow a reconnection…this “Idle” status is not displayed all the time…for 2 or 3 months I can have the “connected” status displayed correctly and sometimes…it’s the “idle” status that appears and when it’s like that I’m obliged to either restart the firewall, or do a simple network restart on the Red interface.
modem hangup and connection terminated are quite definitive statements, the interface at that point seems to me pretty much gone, therefore you need to request a new one. Why? no idea, but again to me it seems coming from the provider. Are you sure there is no setting in your provider modem to prevent the connection from going idle?
EDIT: you should edit your message to remove your IP address, for privacy precautions.
EDIT2: what about this? Did you try to set Idle timeout to 0, as recommended in the wiki linked before?
Thanks @cfusco …Don’t worry…IP is fake
About EDIT2, actually Idle timeout is set to 15…i can try to set to 0 because i’ve Fiber !
I hadn’t paid attention to this setting!..thanks…I’ll apply it and keep an eye on it…thanks a lot for your assistance