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IPFire 2.17 Core 87

1 marzo 2015

IPFire

IPFire

IPFire è una distribuzione Linux orientata al networking, che offre, modularmente:

  • Firewall
  • Web Proxy
  • VPN Gateway
  • Intrusion detection
  • Quality of Service
  • Virtualizzazione
  • Wireless access point

Il tutto pensato per essere semplice da configurare ed è costantemente aggiornato.

Versione 2.17: Core 87

Questa versione contiene (in Inglese):

Kernel

Most of the work has been done under the hood and in the Linux kernel. This has been updated to version 3.14 and brings better support for various hardware and stability fixes. Various device drivers have been backported from more recent versions of the Linux kernel to combine great stability with best hardware support.

Stability for various ARM platforms has been improved and support for more has been added. Among the new devices are the Banana Pi and Banana Pro boards. Please check out the list of supported ARM boards on the IPFire wiki.

Installer

The installer program that helps to install IPFire has been very much improved. It is now easier to use and provides clearer error messages. It allows you to select the disk you want to install IPFire on and does not use the first one any more if there are more than one.

An other main feature is that the installer is now able to download the ISO image from the Internet. That allows it to be used on devices that can not boot from USB drives. Installations using the serial console are possible as well.

The installer allows you to use the XFS filesystem and supports installation on harddisks larger than 2TB by using GPT. The entire partitioning has been rewritten and is able to produce better partitioning layouts.

The unattended installation feature is now usable again and the Installation Guide on the IPFire wiki has been rewritten.

Changing bootloaders on x86

We changed the bootloader on all x86 installations from GRUB-legacy to GRUB2. New systems will be installed right away with the new version and old ones will be migrated. Please make sure to create a backup of your installation in case this upgrade fails.

The huge benefit we get from migrating to GRUB2 is more flexibility for testing new kernels and much better reliability on various hardware.

Security fixes in third-party packages

  • glibc has been patched against the GHOST vulnerability.
  • The ntp package has been updated because of recent security vulnerabilities that have been discovered
  • The openvpn package has been updated to version 2.3.6

Misc

  • Timmothy Wilson suggested to use SHA256 for the SSL certificate that is used for accessing the web user interface. All new installations will use this.
  • iw was updated to version 3.14
  • wpa_supplicant and hostapd have been updated for more stable wireless connections
  • Erik Kapfer added tmux as an add-on package
  • Umberto Parma sent in an Italian translation for the web user interface

Updated add-ons

  • Pound has been updated to version 2.7 stable which allows better protection against the POODLE vulnerability
  • mtr has been updated to version 0.86
  • fping has been updated to version 3.10

Risorse

La distribuzione può essere scaricata da:

Il sito web della distribuzione è: http://www.ipfire.org/

Conclusioni

Questa è la nuova major release che ha ritardato a causa delle poche persone che l’avevano provata.

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