pfSense 1.2.1 released!

The pfSense team has a Christmas present for you all – the 1.2.1 final release.

The only changes since RC4:

  • Fixed problem preventing RIP from starting
  • Fixed broken link in VLAN reboot notification
  • Fixed problem with SSL certificate generation

Changes since 1.2 release

This is a strictly a maintenance release, meaning it contains only bug fixes in the pfSense code, no new features. Though we also upgraded the base OS from FreeBSD 6.2 to 7.0, which necessitated numerous changes in how things are configured. The change to FreeBSD 7.0 brings improved performance and more hardware support.

Change log

cvstrac contains a list of every single change from 1.2 release to 1.2.1 release. For those interested in just the highlights (lot of minor trivial things in the full change list), see the RC2, RC3 and RC4 release blog posts.


New Installs

Upgrades – for information on upgrading, read the Upgrade Guide.

VMware Firewall/Router Appliance

Note on Release Signing
The key for signing releases and its backup were inadvertently destroyed. This means you’ll get a warning that the release is unsigned, unless you are updating from a recent 1.2.1 snapshot. You can either just click through that warning, or install the Pubkey package you will find under System -> Packages. If you wish to update the file manually from a secure source, you can overwrite /etc/pubkey.pem with this file.

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34 Responses to “pfSense 1.2.1 released!”

  1. Hazim Says:

    pfsense team thank you so much for your great present
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  2. Kevin Bowling Says:

    pfSense 1.2.1 and Linux 2.6.28. Thanks for the Christmas present intarwebs 🙂

  3. Belthazar Says:


  4. Alexandre Guimaraes Says:

    Thanks folks!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  5. Tim Says:

    Thank you guys for all of your hard work. pfSense is truly amazing!

  6. Bylie Says:

    Just upgraded my pfSense 1.2 to 1.2.1 and everything worked without a problem. Thanks to everyone involved in this great project!

  7. ridnhard19 Says:

    You are my hero! I’m looking forward to loading this one up.

  8. Vivek Khera Says:

    Thanks! I just upgraded at my main office on top of 1.2-RC3 from December 24, 2007. Don’t see any issues yet. It automagically re-installed my packages, which was slick. The IPSec tunnels came right back up, etc.

    Now to figure out how to update the data centers on their embedded WRAP boxes 🙂 I guess we will get driving soon!

  9. James Carter Says:

    Wonderful appliance… Thank you!

  10. Robert Says:

    My WRAP and ALIX boxes are now complete, done, finished. I’m good for awhile now….. Thanks!

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  12. Gladizxx Says:

    Thanks very much…. for all team… Pfsense….

    I am Maniac Freebsd….. and pfsense is the best firewall in this time and forever….

    Thanks ….

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  14. Jupp Says:


  15. Skaar Says:

    Thank you,
    your effort are very much appreciated!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  16. Slick Says:

    Thanks for your hard work on this project! We all look forward to the next major release of this fine router/firewall software! With 1.2.1 being done the devs can now focus all efforts onto 2.0!

  17. Jonathan Opperma Says:

    pfSense rocks, thanks for the hard work gone into this release. Been using pfSense for the last 4 months and I absolutely love it.

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  19. Jonathan Says:

    We’ve updated one of our firewalls, went flawlessly. Thanks for all your hard work!

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  22. tekkon Says:

    Thank you for Pfsense!
    Happy holidays everyone.

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  24. Happy User Says:

    Thank you, saw the message early in the morning and jumped up to remotely (!) upgrade one machine without any doubt. Of course, all went flawlessly.

    Great work, congrats!

  25. Martin Says:

    Runs nicely on my Soekris net5501.

    Many thanks!

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  27. Federico Says:

    Thanks for the Christmas gift. It worked smoothly

  28. Rob Munn Says:

    You guys are the bomb! I’ll be testing it a bit later.

  29. Borislav Says:

    Nice present. Keep your good job and Happy New Year !

  30. GreenCode Says:


    Very great work :o)

  31. Jason B Says:

    Maintenance release it is, but still a buggy FTP! When is FTP finally gonna be fixed or worked around….too much hacking to make work incoming / outgoing at the same time….yeeesshhh….yes that’s a complaint as like you guys say…you wanna state going to another firewall again?

  32. Chris Buechler Says:

    There are no problems with FTP . There were some fixes for uncommon edge case FTP problems between 1.2 and 1.2.1. Every scenario we’re aware of works fine now, if you configure things correctly.

  33. Huy T.Q Says:

    Hi Pfsense team,
    Your hard work is so far so better!
    Thanks for all of yours present! 8)

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