Re: Watchguard Firebox 100 - Slows down after 12mb of data passes through

From: Leythos (void_at_nowhere.com)
Date: 06/16/04


Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 00:32:48 GMT

In article <MPG.1b394cd9e2602472989681@news.individual.net>,
strommsarnac@yahoo.com says...
> In article <MPG.1b3828ca6fa552c298a627@news-server.columbus.rr.com>,
> void@nowhere.com says...
> > In article <MPG.1b3815b0ccab43b9989680@news.individual.net>,
> > strommsarnac@yahoo.com says...
> > > This is really annoying and I'm not sure what the fix is. No, it's not
> > > under warranty, nor does my client have a support subscription anymore.
> > >
> > > So, everything works, except after a while, "internet" traffic slows
> > > down to a crawling 3kbytes per second (fractional T-1 is 763KB).
> > >
> > > If I reboot the box, it's full speed for a bit.
> > >
> > > I played around dload'ing stuff and it seems like after about 12MB
> > > worth of dload'ing files, the 763KB/sec drops down to 3KB/sec.
> > >
> > > I'm thinking about replacing the RAM but I'm not sure that will fix
> > > it. This is a Firebox 100 WITHOUT the HDD kit.
> > >
> > > I've reloaded the default config and then updated it with the correct
> > > settings.
> > >
> > > Is replacing the RAM my best bet or is there something else I should
> > > do?
> >
> > I don't even know what a 100 is? I have a Firebox II (a 3100) and a
> > bunch of Firebox III's, but I don't have a 100.
> >
> > I don't think the RAM has much to do with it - what about the rules,
> > what about flashing a new firmware, or at least reflashing the same rule
> > set to it.
> >
> >
> Before the Firebox II there was the Firebox 10. It was floppy based for
> the config. The Firebox 100 came out with a faster CPU, updated ROM and
> a HDD.
>
> There was an upgrade kit for the Firebox 10 to make it a Firebox 100.
> Either with the HDD or without but with the ROM update and faster CPU.

Hey - I know you :) It's good that you reminded me of that one - that
was the one you had for a while if I remember correctly.

Did you ever see the problems the chap is mentioning?

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