Today, the IPFire development team released the 70th Core Update for IPFire 2. This update comes with a new kernel and some minor enhancements.
Before we start with the changelog, we would like to encourage you to check out the advanced firewall GUI on the IPFire wishlist. We need your help to get this done!
Another kernel update to Linux 3.2.48 fixes various smaller bugs.
In addition to that, we switched back to the official in-tree drivers for Realtek r81xx-based network adapters. The kernel modules
igb which control Intel ethernet adapters have been updated as well.
IPFire brings some data for wireless networks which basically contains information about which frequencies may be used in which countries. This database has been updated and covers more places in the world.
OpenVPN Net-to-Net connections use transfer networks which are needed to route the packets. To avoid creating more firewall rules, we now hide them (and ban that they are used) from all other networks. Additionally, the firewall’s IP addresses get translated, so that they never use addresses from the transfer nets.
htop (1.0.2) and
transmission (2.80) have been updated as well. New packages are:
keepalived (1.2.7) and
We recommend that everyone updates to this version of IPFire as soon as possible. Please reboot afterwards.
If you want to support the IPFire project, please head over to our IPFire wishlist to support us!
Michael Tremer - July 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm