IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 108 released

The IPFire Project ipfire-announce at lists.ipfire.org
Wed Dec 21 20:27:09 CET 2016


Just before Christmas, we are going to release the last Core Update for
2016. IPFire 2.19 – Core Update 108 brings some minor bug fixes and
feature enhancements, some security fixes in ntp and various fixes in
the squid web proxy.

Asynchronous Logging

Asynchronous logging is now enabled by default and not configurable any
more. This made some programs that wrote an extensive amount of log
messages slow down and possible unresponsive over the network which
causes various problems. This was seen on systems with very slow flash
media and virtual environments.


* The check that tests DNS servers for any misconfiguration assumed 
  some name servers being validating although they were not and very
  likely not working at all. This has been fixed now and systems using
  these broken name servers should fall back to recursor mode.
* A problem in the firewall GUI was fixed that prohibited adding an
  IPsec VPN connection and OpenVPN connection with the same name to a
  firewall group.

Updated Core Packages

* strongswan was updated to version 5.5.1 which fixes various bugs
* ntp was updated to version 4.2.8p9 which fixes various security
* ddns was updated to version 008

Updated Add-ons

* nano, the text editor, was updated to version 2.7.1
* tor, the anonymity network, was updated to version

We are currently crowdfunding a Captive Portal for IPFire and would
like you to ask to check it out and support us [1]!

Please help us to support the work on IPFire Project with your donation

[1] http://wishlist.ipfire.org/wish/the-ipfire-captive-portal
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