Today, we are releasing the 64th Core Update for IPFire 2.11. This update brings some minor software updates and fixes several bugs.


The Intrusion Detection program snort has been updated to version 2.9.3.1. The corresponding daq library to version 1.1.1. This enables snort to work with the latest VRT ruleset and fixes some minor bugs.

Outgoing firewall: The broken MAC rules have been fixed (#10223).
It was impossible to use the MAC rules, to allow hosts to access the internet. A bigger rewrite of the code fixes this problem and makes the outgoing firewall a bit more performant.

Minor bugs & feature enhancements

  • Update accelerator: The path to the delete icon has been fixed as reported by Jörn-Ingo Weigert.
  • pakfire can now use the XZ compression algorithm for the package payload.

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IPFire 2.13

As a quick preview on IPFire 2.13, which brings a whole bunch of new features, we are close to releasing the first beta version. Stay tuned for that and help us finding bugs.


We recommend that everyone updates to this version of IPFire as soon as possible. Without a doubt, this is the best version of IPFire that has ever been released. If you think so as well, please consider donating to the project. If you can’t afford to donate, there are some other ways you can help and get involved as well.


Published by Michael Tremer, November 20, 2012 at 11:00 am