IPFire open source firewall updated
Following five release candidates, IPFire Project Leader & developer Michael Tremer has announced the release of version 2.7 of the IPFire open source firewall. IPFire is a Linux distribution that can be booted from a CD or USB drive, or installed to a computer's hard disk drive.
The latest release of the Linux-based firewall is based on version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel and features approximately 400 changes, including a number of updates to the included packages, such as version 0.9.8o of OpenSSL, Memtest 4.10 and the current stable version of the Squid proxy server and web cache daemon. Other changes include several VPN updates, added hardware support and various web interface improvements and fixes. The developers note that the update is not yet available via the built-in custom packet manager, called Pakfire, and only ISO files are currently being released. The update will be available on Pakfire on July 9th.
More details about the release can be found in the official release announcement and in the change log. IPFire 2.7 (Core 38) is available to download as an ISO image file from the project's site and an installation guide is also provided.
The next major update, version 3.0, is currently in development and is available as a first alpha. IPFire is released under version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3).
- CeBIT 2010: IPFire open source firewall, a report from The H.