IPFire will protect anyone, ranging from large corporations to simple users, school networks and authorities.
It can be enhanced with the use of addons, it's fast and it's free.
Here are some key features of "IPFire":
· Security updates are deployed regularly and promptly.
· IPFire is a very small system (the install image is about 60MB) and can be easily customized with additional functions.
· IPFire is free software and developed by an open community, that makes IPFire better every single day.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
strongswan security update (version 5.0.4):
· The strongswan team released version 5.0.4, which fixes an authentication bypass for certificates that use Elliptic Curves. As we don’t use them in IPFire by default, this is not a too serious issue for us, but we still updated the strongswan package.
· The update also contains some changes that fix unstable IPsec connections, a minority of users was experiencing.
OpenVPN roadwarrior connections:
· Since Core Update 65, disabling OpenVPN roadwarrior connections had no effect, so that users could still connect. This has also been fixed with this release.
New status bar:
· The web user interface comes with a new status bar which now has a cleaner design and provides more information. Thanks to Jörn-Ingo Weigert for working on this.
Sortable connection tracking list:
· The connection list on the web user interface is now sortable in every possible way. Patches have been sent by Kay-Michael Köhler.
· Network modules have been added to the installer, so PXE installations work again.
· Installation with certain USB keyboards is now possible, because kernel modules have been added to the installer.
· The broken monospace font in graphs on the web interface has been fixed.
· The kernel module for Intel’s MEI chipsets has been blacklisted, because the buggy modules causes some Supermicro hardware to fail shutting down or to freeze on booting up.
· sysbench has been added as new package. It’s a system benchmark tool for command line.