This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.13 – Core Update 71. This update comes with some new features and minor bug fixes.
It is now possible to assign a wireless adapter as the RED interface. A GUI has been written where you can configure wireless access points, to which the IPFire system will connect when in reach.
You will be able to configure backup access points, to which IPFire will switch when the first one is down or out of reach. You can prioritize them, so that you can connect to the best one when ever that is possible. All common encryption technologies are supported.
This was funded on the IPFire wishlist a while ago, but was delayed because of lack of testers.
A new GUI has been written on which you are able to define different name servers than the public name servers for your DNS zones. So, you can use your internal name server for internal name resolution instead of the public one on the Internet.
Scanning all the HTTP traffic that is going through the proxy is very costly and makes browsing slow. In this update, we put the squidclamav process “in front of the proxy”. It now trusts the cache and won’t scan data that’s coming from the cache again which results in a huge performance increase. You now don’t even reckon that your traffic is scanned for viruses.
The Intrusion Detection System (IDS) snort has been updated to version 2.9.5. Updating the official ruleset from sourcefire is now possible, again.
The VRT community rules package which was not available for a long time has been re-added to the list of rule sources again.
The Tor add-on is already well advanced, because we worked day and night on it for a couple of days. We are confident that we will be able to ship it with Core Update 72. For that, we will need testers, so please stay tuned for that.
Published by Michael Tremer, August 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm