I’m trying to diagnose a recent issue that has started on my zeroshell box that I’m using as a home router. The number of connections is incredibly high (averaging 18,000 active in the last day) and it is keeping the load well over 1 all the time. This just started happening 1 week ago and I didn’t change any configuration in Zeroshell recently. Prior, it was averaging ~5000 active connections for the past 3 months.
The connection tracker is flooded with entries that look like this:
So I couldn’t figure it out and decided to do the update to RC3 and it seems to have fixed the problem. I don’t know why the RC2 suddenly started having this issue, but it has been fine the last day now. If it happens again I’ll be back to post.