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Vyatta firewall service (vyatta-router.service) times out with zone-based policies
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It's a known issue that, due to Vyatta cruft while building firewall policies, the initial loading of zone-based firewall policies takes a long time. The transition from Sys-V to systemd has brought with it a startup timeout of 5 minutes to vyatta-router.service:


In order for this service to have time to fully come up under non-ideal conditions, e.g. zone-based firewalls and/or less powerful hardware, this value should probably be increased to 15 minutes or more:


Obviously on systems with simple policies no actual time will be added to the startup process, but on others with more complex policies there will be enough time allotted to allow the service to fully start.


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cwadge created this task.Oct 14 2018, 6:35 PM
EwaldvanGeffen added a subscriber: EwaldvanGeffen.EditedOct 14 2018, 6:52 PM

Do you experience this now? How many rules / what hardware may I ask?
edit: Not trying to undermine your request for this change, just to get an idea at which point it becomes a problem with the current setting to estimate whether we need to address the root-cause urgently.

Do you experience this now? How many rules / what hardware may I ask?

Yes, unfortunately. 8 zones, 74 rules. Atom D525.

syncer triaged this task as Normal priority.
c-po added a subscriber: c-po.Oct 15 2018, 7:04 AM

With less powerfull hardware (as this Atom D525) I'm fine with this change request.

Please note it's a timeout - if you have more powerful hardware you don't see any behavioral changes - only on slow hardware it will become better (in - not crashing).

c-po claimed this task.Oct 15 2018, 7:05 AM
c-po closed this task as Resolved.Oct 17 2018, 5:41 AM
pasik added a subscriber: pasik.Oct 31 2018, 7:33 AM