1.2-BETA-1 released!

1.2-BETA-1 has been released! Here are just a few of the new improvements and features that have made their way into this new version:

  • FreeBSD updated to 6.2
  • Reworked load balancing pools which allow for round robin or failover
  • miniupnpd has proven to work so well that it is now in the base install but deactivated by default (uninstall the miniupnpd package before upgrading to avoid duplicate menu items)
  • Much enhanced RRD graphs
  • Numerous Squid Package fixes
  • PPTP Server includes WINS server settings correctly now
  • General OpenVPN stability improvements
  • “Nervecenter” theme added as default
  • Status -> DHCP leases now 1500% faster
  • Captive portal now allows traffic to port 8000 and 8001 behind the scenes
  • Multiple miscellaneous pf rule fixes to prevent broken rulesets
  • DNS server with active failover will show up when 1.2 releases (Screen shot of test >here<.)
  • dnsmasq updated to 2.36
  • olsrd updated to 0.4.10
  • Alias line item descriptions backported from -HEAD
  • Enhanced cron handling backported from -HEAD
  • dhclient changes backported from FreeBSD 7
  • miniupnpd updated
  • Speed NAT apply page up 100%
  • PPPoE auto disconnect (for our German users)
  • Soekris/WRAP error light usage now when a problem or alert occurs
  • TCPDump interface
  • VLAN assign interface improvements
  • SLBD/load balancing ping times increased to a timeout of 2 seconds
  • Package infrastructure to safely sync package data between CARP nodes added
  • Miscellaneous DHCP Server OPT interface fixes
  • 1:1 NAT outgoing FTP fixes
  • OpenVPN stability fixes
  • Traffic shaper wizard now displays errors correctly
  • BandwidthD package added
  • Pinger framework improved
  • Dynamic filter log viewer added
  • IPSec filtering is now possible. You need to create rules before traffic will pass!!
  • Individual kill state feature back ported from HEAD on Diagnostics, Show States screen
  • Fix for DHCP Load balancing edge case where monitor IP’s would be mapped through the wrong gateway.
  • Option added to turn off TX and RX hardware checksums. We are finding more and more hardware that this feature just simply doesn’t work very well.
  • OpenVPN PPPoE fixes
  • Reload VLAN interfaces correctly after adding a new one
  • Multiple client OpenVPN fixes
  • PHP upgraded to 4.4.6
  • Synchronized captive portal with m0n0wall
  • CARP IP addresses can be used on IPSec VPN connections and multi-WAN IPSec now works correctly
  • config.xml stability improvements to drastically reduce chances of corruption
  • Packages auto-fix themselves if a problem arises in the installation
  • Lighttpd upgraded to 1.4.15
  • PPPoE server subnet fixes
  • OpenVPN outgoing bandwidth limits added
  • Firewall schedules feature added
  • Server load balancing pool page added
  • Multi-WAN NAT configuration now correct in non-Advanced Outbound NAT mode
  • Load balancing ping now uses fping

1.2-BETA-1 will appear at a mirror near you very soon. Please let us know what you think on the forum or mailing list.

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9 Responses to “1.2-BETA-1 released!”

  1. mfuchs Says:

    Hi !

    I’m very happy about the new 1.2 beta1…

    Nice new features and really stable…

    Awesome firewall product !!!

    pfSense really rocks !!!

  2. Ricardo Says:

    I have too many “watchdog timeout” messages.
    I hope this release corrected this bug.
    Please, post this release in your mirror.

  3. Gary Says:

    This sounds like a great update. I’m looking forward to trying it out 🙂

    Thanks for producing an excellent firewall!

  4. Adrian Says:

    That’s it. Time to give this a try especially since quite a few improovements have been made to Load Balacing 😀


  5. alamsyah rasyid Says:

    agree, pfsense is rocks

    i still remember start up “sound”

    very intuitive 🙂

  6. Niño Says:

    Great job guys, its a agood release with a lot of new features, keep up the good work…

  7. info Says:


    I have doubts about install pfsense 1.0.1 or pfsense 1.2.

    What version do you recommend me?


  8. mickrussom Says:

    please add a working l2tpd to support native roadwarrior vpn connections from the default native windows clients on windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2, Windows 2003 and Vista. It would be really super nice fantastic if just one single linux/freebsd firewall distro supported roadwarrior connections to the firewall via L2TP over IPSEC without a huge huge song and dance. Please do this, it would be garmungus. Here is the idea:
    Use the vpn client built into windows to login via the very secure L2TP/IPSEC using a username/password that is stored in a file (similar to how samba does it). Simple, to the point and works and finally deprecates needing to use PPTP.

  9. hwinkel Says:

    I was looking around but cant find more infos. Is there a idea or plan for L2TP support in pfsense ?

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