IPFire 2.13 - Core Update 75 in testing

by Michael Tremer, January 4, 2014

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Shortly after Core Update 74, the next one is going to enter the test phase. It comes with minor bug fixes to fix issues that have been introduced with Core Update 74.

OpenVPN TLS certificate validation

Due to a change in OpenVPN 2.3, the common name of the certificate of the user that was connection was formatted in an other way than before. This led to that the certificate could not be properly validated because it was searched for one with a different name.

This update ships a fixed version of the verify script that can work with both formats of the common name.

Pakfire locking up

When pakfire receives an empty mirror list, the process stalls while it is checking for a working mirror server. A fix for this problem has been introduced that will download packages from the main server, when none of the mirror servers is available.

The Core Update is to be found in the testing tree and we would like to ask everybody who can to test it so that these kinds of issues do not happen again. We need a broad group of people with different environments, setups and configurations to find as many bugs as possible before the final release.