So this one is weird. Everything has been working just fine with core 161 for months. I have a number of devices behind IPFire, various operating systems. No complaints. No problems with browsing, YouTube, and streaming. However I recently noticed macOS updates on a Mac Mini were failing. I immediately associated this with some random Apple-related quirk. I continued this line of troubleshooting until I noticed multiple android phones’ updates failed with “corrupted download” errors. Now I sit up and get serious.
OK, interesting, list out the problems you saw…
- Apple macOS updates failed - Android updates failed (corrupted downloads) - Tested Windows updates… they too failed - Tested Linux Apt-Get… also failed (Checksum mismatch)
At this point I considered IPFire to be the likely common denominator in this picture. So I connected the Mac Mini directly to the Cable Modem. Updates worked as expected. This was also true with Linux and Android.
Since I then knew that IPFire was the problem, I put everything back and began to troubleshoot.
- Rebooted IPFire (Failure, problem persists) - Disabled most recent FW rules, suspecting conflict with a necessary port. (Failure, problem persists) - Disabled ALL FW rules (Failure, problem persists) - Examined IPFire settings seeking some irregularity (None Found) - Upgraded IPFire to Core 163 via Pakfire (SUCCESS)
Though the upgrade seems to have resolved whatever problem there was, I am left wondering what happened. I don’t want this to happen “out of the blue” again but I don’t know how to prevent it because I don’t know the nature of the problem.
So… any ideas? Thoughts?