it is once again time to give the next Core Update a good test before it is rolled out to everyone. We included some exciting features in this one as well as updates of many system packages and many bug and security fixes.
IPFire used to keep IPsec VPNs up all the time. This wastes resources if a connection is not used very often for example for a daily backup only.
Core Update 110 allows to configure IPsec VPNs in an On-Demand mode which will establish the connection as soon as it is needed and will close it after 15 minutes of inactivity to save resources.
This is especially handy for people who have a large number of IPsec net-to-net connections on either weak hardware or connections that are not required all the time like maintenance or backup connections, etc.
unbound, the DNS resolver working inside IPFire, has been tuned to allow more concurrent queries and assigned more memory to keep a larger DNS cache.
Especially in large networks or when a burst of DNS queries needs to be handled, there is a notable increase of performance.
proxy.pac, updates from Update Accelerator and more
setupallows now to set the subnet mask of the RED interface to 255.255.255.255. This is required with some web hosting companies which are trying to save IPv4 addresses and then need a host route for the default gateway.
openssh 7.4p1 – for PCI compliance,
cups 2.2.2 &
gnutls, an SSL library
epson-inkjet-printer-escprfor EPSON printers
lcms2, an image library
popplerPDF rendering libraries
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.
Posted: April 5 • 1814 views