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Linux Distribution: pfSense
Url: http://www.pfsense.com/

 
The pfSense team is excited to bring you our first ever real release! That is right, 1.0 is finally blessed and is making its way to the mirrors now. We have tried really hard to eliminate all bugs but with any software we expect to find some as this rele

About pfSense
pfSense 1.0

pfSense is a open source firewall derived from the m0n0wall operating system platform with radically different goals such as using OpenBSD's ported Packet Filter, FreeBSD 6.1 ALTQ (HFSC) for excellent packet queueing and finally an integrated package management system for extending the environment with new features.

Important News

That is right, 1.0 is finally blessed and is making its way to the mirrors now. We have tried really hard to eliminate all bugs but with any software we expect to find some as this release will be used by a lot more people. With that said, there are a few problems that you should be aware of. Check this wiki article to see the release caveats.

Other than the few small items mentioned in the above wiki article 1.0 is solid and performs quite well. We are rather proud of our work.


Releases:
2009-01-12 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.2.2 has been released    View
pfSense 1.2.2 released! 1.2.2 is now making its way to the mirrors. Only five changes from 1.2.1, but we did want to get these issues fixed and an updated version out there.
2008-12-30 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.2.1 has been released    View
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
2008-12-16 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.2.1 RC3 has been released    View
pfSense 1.2.1-RC3 is here! Changes since RC2 include: do not accept backslash8 in alias field names; fix setup wizard WAN configuration page since removal of BIGPond; replace route get default with netstat -rn equivalent; no longer synchronise CARP configuration when not needed; do not use broadcast on CARP addresses; added OpenNTPD to Status Services; remove enable filter bridge checkbox; fix 'no state' rules; corrected description for bogon rule; now shows rejected rule icon correctly on firewall edit page; minor fixes for embedded upgrades; create a backup of config.xml prior to package installations; correct interface polling; minor PHP Shell changes/fixes.... If all goes well we will be releasing 1.2.1 final on Christmas!
2008-11-22 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.2.1 RC2 has been released    View
pfSense 1.2.1-RC2 is now available for testing. This is the first official RC release of 1.2.1, and we believe it eliminates all regressions that have been found since the first 1.2.1 snapshots were made available 4 months ago. Plus it fixes several bugs in 1.2.
2008-02-27 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.2 has been released    View
The pfSense development team is proud to bring you the 1.2 release! This brings the features and bug fixes from more than 16 months of development since the 1.0 release. Already widely tested and deployed throughout the release candidate phase, this release provides the finishing touches on releases already proven in a wide range of network environments. The changes since RC4: Improve CARP input validation; clarify text and fix typos on several screens; revert DHCP client to default timeout of 60 seconds; reload static routes when an interface IP address is changed by an administrator; fix a few areas allowing potential cross site scripting; fix a couple issues with package uninstalls....
2008-01-17 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.2 RC4 is available    View
The pfSense development team is happy to bring you the final release candidate in the 1.2 series. Summary of the changes since RC3: libc fix for a security advisory; do not ping other end of IPsec connections on CARP backup hosts; fix edit.php error when opening empty file; math fix on throughput graph; increase maximum alias count (99 to 299); captive portal locking improvements to fix issues in high load environments; IPsec stability fixes for large deployments; VLAN support for ALIX hardware; forced page refreshes removed from all pages; fix for display of wireless networks with a space in the SSID; updated PHP version....
2007-12-20 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.2 RC3 has been released    View
1.2-RC3 has been released!
2007-08-18 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.2 RC2 is out    View
pfSense 1.2-RC2 has been released. Here are just a few of the new improvements and features that have made their way into this new version: automatically restarts racoon (ipsec-tools if it wedges); ensure CARP status page cache is cleared before load; updated lighttpd to 1.4.15; APC updated to 3.0.14; update to DNSMASQ 2.3.9; ensure that rules are cleared from UPNP when service is stopped; correctly show IPSEC firewall rules tab when Mobile IPSEC is enabled; quality graph miscellaneous alignments; backport show username on captive portal status screen; do not allow aliases named 'pptp'; TCP timeout time fixes.
2007-07-05 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.2 Beta 2 is available    View
1.2-BETA-2 has been released. Here are just a few of the new improvements and features that have made their way into this new version: advanced outbound NAT fixes; UPNP now works on live CD; miscellaneous log viewing fixes; password field lengths now line up on nervecenter theme; IPSEC now works correctly on CARP interfaces out of the box; routed hosts behind a policy-routed segment can now reach the LAN interface correctly when the anti-lockout rule is enabled; pfSync and CARP now will work correctly on extremely restrictive rulesets; captive portal images fixed....
2007-05-05 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.2 Beta 1 is available    View
pfSense 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; 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; captive portal now allows traffic to port 8000 and 8001 behind the scenes; multiple miscellaneous pf rule fixes to prevent broken rulesets....
2006-10-30 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.0.1 is available now    View
1.0.1 is now making its way to the mirrors and here is a rundown of the bugs fixed: set maximum cache size for APC to 7 MB; re-start 'check reload status' if it exits; miscellaneous syslog.conf fixes; Snort now blocks traffic correctly; PF does not know about congestion flags, remove from shaper; miscellaneous OpenNTPD system logging tab fixes; removes states from a user when disconnected by Captive Portal; fix FTP helper when strict LAN or Optional LAN rules are in place; ZoneEdit now works; filter reloads rules correctly after changes; faster, snappier webConfigurator and console.
2006-10-25 00:00:00.0 pfSense 1.0 has been released now    View
The pfSense team is excited to bring you our first ever real release! That is right, 1.0 is finally blessed and is making its way to the mirrors now. We have tried really hard to eliminate all bugs but with any software we expect to find some as this release will be used by a lot more people. With that said, there are a few problems that you should be aware of. Check this Wiki article to see the release caveats. Other than the few small items mentioned in the above Wiki article 1.0 is solid and performs quite well. We are rather proud of our work. So grab 1.0 and install it this weekend and head over to our forum and post your experiences, good or bad.
 
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