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1.0-RC3c released

I have pushed out another update that corrects the interface alias assignments when using carp.

IE (from /tmp/rules.debug):

# cat /tmp/rules.debug | grep carp
lan = “{ fxp1 carp1 }”
wan = “{ fxp0 carp0 carp2 carp3 }”

Please update and make sure it does not break your config. 1.0 is approaching rapidly!

1.0-RC3 released!

After a long bug hunting run, the pfSense team is proud to bring you 1.0-RC3!

With this release, we bring you these performance improvements:

  • Filter reload speed has improved by a power of atleast 5. What used to take 1.5-2 minutes to reload (if you are using traffic shaping, etc on slower hardware) is down to about 18 seconds. Average speed without traffic shaping on a 266 mhz is about 8 seconds now.
  • Bootup speeds are now a *LOT* faster. For example on my WRAP 266 the bootup has gone from about 2:07 down to 1:08.
  • General webConfigurator speeds have been improved quite a bit. For example it used to take about 45 seconds to mount the compact flash card to RW status. Now it takes about 8. This affects any page that needs to write out configuration data.

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RC2 released

pfSense RC2 hit the streets last week.

So far there have only been less than a handful of bugs found. Get it from a mirror near you and check out Bill’s blog for a summary of the changes.

If you happen to be impacted by one of the bugs recently found you can run the following from a shell to update:

fetch -q -o – http://www.pfsense.com/~sullrich/update_to_rc2a.sh | sh –

I should stress that you only run the above command if you know you are impacted by one of the bugs.

As always, please test it like its going out of style and report anything you find.

1.0 is incredibly close!

1.0 BETA 2 released!

Fixes include:

  1. Do not show WOL as a service in Status -> Services
  2. Do not display filter rule if we cannot extract protocol under diagnostics -> filter logs
  3. Install NAT entries for static routes when advanced outbound is disabled
  4. Query SNMP over VPN fix (bind to lan ip only option)
  5. Print out list of physical interfaces above VLAN interfaces during assignment
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1.0 BETA 1 posted!

The long wait is over. 1.0 Beta 1 has been posted!

Please download it and test it. If you have any issues and you have upgraded from a prior version, please do a full re-install before seeking assistance.

Let us know if there are any problems in the forums or mailing lists.

0.87

Important! We need users that previously had problems installing with the Installer to try this version!

New features include:

  1. Polling support per interface. Supported interfaces: em, fxp, ixgb, nge, re, vge, dc, rl, sf, sis, ste, vr, xl. This should speed up networking quite a bit.
  2. Port aliases are fixed
  3. HTTPS Captive portal fix
  4. Incoming FTP should be fixed (NAT Port forwads)
  5. Fixed auth issues
  6. USB Keyboard fixed
  7. Installer allows overriding the disk geometry
  8. Captive portal login count on status page
  9. Package services stopped correctly upon deinstall

0.86

0.86 is now making it’s way to a mirror near you. Changes since 0.85ish include:

  • A new console option to aide in transferring config.xml to a removable media device for livecd users
  • Multiple WAN fixes for port-forwards
  • Ajaxification of the main status page meters and stats
  • Many new games and resources added to the traffic shaper ez shaper wizard
  • DNS fixes for DHCP
  • New wireless from lsf with many options such as wpa_supplicant
  • Cleaned up CARP/PFSync startup process quite a bit and closed a bug when traffic shaping is enabled
  • Captive portal pass through mac entries should always exist and allow the traffic. The reason for this is because we do not have native mac address filtering mechanisms. this allows us to filter by mac address easily and get around this limitation. I consider this a bug in m0n0wall and pfSense as m0n0wall does not have native mac filtering mechanisms as well.
  • NAT encapsulated IPV6 may work now? Needs more testing.
  • Fixed handling of aliases in many cases
  • and much more…

0.73

New version posted. Get it from a mirror near you.

New to 0.73:

  • Alert system will show you vital information at the top of the page. Click on the event to acknowledge it
  • PPPoE server. Currently locked to 16 ips but this will change soon.
  • Reverse captive portal on WAN (allow all traffic and enable captive portal for WAN. New visitors will be redirected to AUTH)
  • Multi WAN DHCP definitely works now
  • Added ral, ural and wai wireless interfaces to webConfigurator code
  • Correct channel 0 usage (AUTO)
  • Hide SSID wireless option
  • Wireless Transmit Power control