I’ve been using IPFire for a couple of months and so far it’s worked quite OK.
One of the main issues that I have not been able to figure out how to work around has been that the traffic counters don’t get updated on the Status -> Net-Traffic page.
The other pages that show the graphs for the interfaces are updated however the ones on the Net-Traffic page only have a few dates of data (I assume when the device was rebooted) and most are at zero:
Is there a script or a setting that can be executed/modified that can help with diagnosing this?
The process collectd is responsible for collecting data and then providing graphs.
So, is collectd running on your system? example:
root 2136 1 0 Mar02 ? 00:07:44 /usr/sbin/collectd -C /etc/collectd.conf
Yes, the process is running, however I have not restarted it, yet it has only been running since 20 minutes past midnight (it’s 9pm now here):
ps -ef|grep collectd
root 12529 1 0 00:20 ? 00:01:05 /usr/sbin/collectd -C /etc/collectd.conf
Actually I saw that the root cron restarts it at random time between 11pm and 3am so this is not an issue.
What I see is similar to what is described here:
the installation was in Feb 20 with Core 139. I don’t know if it ever worked, but I just found out that it doesn’t right know.
GREEN + BLUE is totally missing and the information for RED are just trash.
Any idea how to track that problem?
However in my case there is data for Nov 29 and Nov 30, 2019 and nothing since then.
All of the other statistics are there and I can see the graphs for the individual interfaces (red0, green0, etc).
Just the summary page is not rendering correctly.
I had an open bug for this, but not working dns and firewall logs was more problematic.
Should solve this.
Do I have to restart after that? That file was empty here. I can’t see it’s regenerated automatically. The others: blue0, green0, red0 aren’t empty, but they are outdated (09.03.2020, 17:16:11) all with the same time stamp.
Edit: after a few seconds the other files got updated but the filre “tag” is still missing.
That didn’t fix my problem. The net traffic overview is missing many days for me and I compared the pics. Last entry was 09.03.2020 before the deletion, which is obviously related to the last “change date” to that files I just mentioned before. Now there is a new entry for today and the last “change date” to that files changed to today, but there is still everything zeor and blue/green missing.
Edit2: OK need to wait a few minutes. The graphics for blue/green just came back.
How to clean up the old entries that are not correct?
Awesome - this solved the issue.
I removed the file and restarted the daemon after that and immediately (after 30 minutes, didn’t check before) started seeing the counters go up.
@arne_f - do you know where this file gets created?
Everything worked OK for about a week and then the tag file appeared again which prevented the statistics from being generated again.
I can probably add a cron job to delete it every 5 minutes but it would be cleaner to not have the file show up at all if possible.
Yes. I have created this at builttime to include the folder to the cd. This was a bad idea.
Thanks. Indeed I upgraded to Core 142 in the mean time so this is probably when it showed up - I can just remove it whenever I upgrade.