IPFire 2.11 - Core Update 65

The IPFire Project ipfire-announce at lists.ipfire.org
Tue Dec 18 22:22:08 CET 2012


Today, the last core update for IPFire 2.11 in this year has been
released. It is the 65th of the IPFire 2 series and comes with some new
features and bugfixes.

OpenVPN CCD

Alexander Marx developed a graphical interfaces with help of which one
can configure OpenVPN roadwarrior clients individually.

It is possible to add routes, different DNS servers, static IP addresses
to individual roadwarrior clients. One may also add networks from which
IP addresses may be assigned to clients. Those subnets and static IP
addresses can be used to create firewall rules and permit clients only
to access certain parts of a network. More work in this area will be
released in the future.

OpenVPN path MTU discovery

The second OpenVPN-related feature in this release will increase the
performance of your VPN connections by chosing the perfect MTU value.
This reduces overhead and puts as much data into the packets as
possible.

It’s easy to configure with just one box to check. More about this can
be found in Stefan’s blog post
(http://planet.ipfire.org/post/openvpn-path-mtu-discovery) and the
testing announcement
(http://planet.ipfire.org/post/core-update-65-goes-into-testing-stage-exciting-new-features) of this Core Update.

Minor bugfixes

* Static routes can now be added when they are noted in the subnet mask
  format like 10.0.0.0/255.0.0.0.
* The Wake-on-LAN feature now sends two packets to the sleeping one
  host. One is sent to the target MAC address and one is sent to the
  broadcast address. Some BIOSes only start with one of those.
* The data archives of vnstat and collected are now included in the
  backup.
* The daq library which caused that snort did not start has been
  installed.

New add-ons and add-on updates

* Samba 3.5.20 has been released and comes with some minor bugfixes.
* SARG can be installed and will analyse your proxy logs to create
  beautiful reports out of them.

Interesting posts on the IPFire planet

On the IPFire Planet, there are some posts which are very interesting.
Please take a minute to read them and consider subscribing to the Planet
RSS feed.

 * The IPFire ARM build cluster
   http://planet.ipfire.org/post/the-ipfire-arm-build-cluster

We recommend that everyone updates to this version of IPFire as soon as
possible.

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The original announcement is to be found over here:
http://www.ipfire.org/news/ipfire-2-11-core-update-65-released



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