Michael Tremer

IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 104 is available for testing
by Michael Tremer, August 10

Finally, we uploaded IPFire 2.19 – Core Update 104 to the testing tree which makes it available for all the testers out there who want to help making this another bug-free update for IPFire.

This update brings you a new kernel under the hood and a from scratch rewritten Guardian.

Linux 3.14.74

The Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.14.74 and brings you various bug-fixes, stability improvements and supports more hardware.

Guardian

Gurdian is an Intrusion-Prevention-System that is hooked into SNORT, the Intrusion Detection System. It reacts on reported events by blocking access for hosts where malicious traffic was detected to originate from. That enables IPFire to be a dynamic firewall and block any abuse or other unwanted behaviour automatically.

Since the old implementation was quite old and rather limited, Stefan Schantl started a complete rewrite which is faster, more efficient in resource usage and of course more reliable.

If you want to use Gurdian, you will have to install the guardian add-on package.

This Core Update updates SNORT to version 2.9.8.2.

Misc

Add-ons

Updated

New packages


As always, we would like to ask all users to participate in testing which will highly improve the quality of this update. Please report any bugs to our bug tracker and provide any feedback on our development mailing list.

Michael Tremer

Italian IPFire Community started
by Michael Tremer, July 21

Hello,

today I would like to announce that a new Italian IPFire Community has been started. On www.ipfireitalia.it you will find a new website and forum in Italian language that was set up by Umberto and Stefano to help to spread use of IPFire in Italy and other Italian-speaking communities in the world.

I would also invite all Italian-speaking professionals who already know about IPFire to join and help out newcomers and people who change from any other solution to IPFire.

Michael Tremer

IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 103 is available for testing
by Michael Tremer, June 16

The latest Core Update has been uploaded to the testing repository and we would like to invite everyone to join us in testing it. This update contains various stability fixes and updates a number a packages under the hood.

Web Proxy Improvements

The web proxy squid has been updated to the 3.5 series and various improvements for stability and performance were made.

On machines with slow harddisks or on installations with very large caches it was likely to happen that the cache index got corrupted when the proxy was shut down. This resulted in an unstable web proxy after the next start.

The shutdown routine was improved so that a cache index corruption is now very unlikely. Additionally we have means installed that allow us to detect if the cache index was corrupted and if so have it automatically rebuilt at the next start. This update will delete the presumably corrupted index on all installations and start a rebuild of the index, which could result in slow operation of the proxy for a short time after installing the update.

Misc

Updated add-ons


As always, we would like to ask all users to participate in testing which will highly improve the quality of this update. Please report any bugs to our bug tracker and provide any feedback on our development mailing list.

Arne Fitzenreiter

samba-3.6.25-63 in testing tree
by Arne Fitzenreiter, May 25

samba 3.6.25-63 has uploaded to testing trees. Please test and report to IPFire Mailinglist.

This rpc/badlock patchset introduce ad connection problems so we imported an updated patchset from Red Hat.

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