IPFire 2.21

IPFire is a Linux firewall distribution that is built from source and comes with lots of additional features. It is easy to set up and administer. It features a firewall with stateful inspection, a content filtering engine, traffic control (QoS), VPN technology, and a lot of logging.

Tags operating-system linux-distribution internet networking firewalls linux
License GNU GPLv3
State stable

Recent Releases

2.2101 Aug 2018 10:25 minor feature: This is the official release announcement for IPF ire 2.21 #8211; Core Update 122. It rebases the distribution on the long-term supported Linux kernel 4.14 and many more improvements and have found their way into the distribution.. Please help us to support everyone #8217;s work with your donation !.. Please note, that we have split this update into two parts. First, you will need to install IPF ire 2.19 #8211; Core Update 121 and then, the second part will automatically be installed after. Please be patient and let the system complete the update. When everything is done, please reboot into the new kernel.. Highlight: Linux 4.14. The distribution was rebased from our old long-term supported kernel to the new kernel 4.14.50.. Most importantly, this kernel improves the security of the system, increases performance and makes the core of IPF ire more up to date and modern again. This update also enables mitigation against Meltdown and Spectre on some architectures. On Intel-based platforms, we update the microcode of the CPU s when the system boots up to avoid any performance penalties caused by the mitigation techniques.. Unfortunately, grsecurity is incompatible with any newer kernels and has been removed. This is connected to the decision of the grsecurity project to no longer open source their patches. Luckily the kernel developers have backported many features so that this kernel is still hardened and secure.. ARM systems won #8217;t be able to install this update due to the kernel change which also requires changes on some bootloaders. For those users, we recommend to backup the system, reinstall and then restore the backup. The re-installed system will only come with a single ARM kernel instead of multiple for different platforms that we had before. It helps us to keep the distribution smaller and makes development efforts easier.. Misc... Updated packages: apache 2.4. beep 1.3 with for CVE -2018-0492. bwm-ng 0.6.1-f54b3fa. cmake 3.11.2. crda 3.1
2.1915 Apr 2016 13:05 minor feature: It is a great moment to us and we are very proud to release the 100th Core Update today.. This update will bring you IPF ire 2.19 which we release for 64 bit on Intel (x86_64) for the first time. This release was delayed by the various security vulnerabilities in. openssl and. glibc, but is packed with many improvements under the hood and various.. 64 bit. There will be no automatic update path from a 32 bit installation to a 64 bit installation. It is required to manually reinstall the system for those who want to change, but a previously generated backup can be restored so that the entire procedure takes usually less than half an hour.. There are not too many advantages over a 64 bit version except some minor performance increases for some use cases and of course the ability to address more memory. IPF ire is able to address up to 64GB of RAM on 32 bit, so there is not much need to migrate. We recommend to use 64 bit images for new installations and stick with existing installations as they are.. Kernel Update. As with all major releases, this one comes with an updated Linux kernel to and improve hardware compatibility. Linux 3.14.65 with many backported drivers from Linux 4.2 is also hardened stronger against common attacks like stack buffer overflows.. Many firmware blobs for wireless cards and other components have been updated just as the hardware database.. Hyper-V performance. A backport of a recent version of the Microsoft Hyper-V network driver module will allow transferring data at higher speeds again. Previous versions had only very poor throughput on some versions of Hyper-V.. Firewall Updates. It is now possible to enable or disable certain connection tracking modules. These Application Layer Gateway ( ALG ) modules help certain protocols like SIP or FTP to work with NAT. Some VoIP phones or PBX es have problems with those so that they can now be disabled. Some need them.. The firewall has also been optimised to allow more throughput with
2.17 - Core Update 9013 Jun 2015 01:26 minor feature: Comes with some new features, many updates of software packages and various minor bug fixes. SSLv3 and SSLv2 are now disabled by default. Performance improvements. Removing legacy code. strongSwan has been updated to version 5.3.0. It provides much better stability of IPsec VPN connections. The kernel has been updated to version 3.14.43. glibc: Fix CVE-2013-7423 and CVE-2015-1781 Apache will not show its version and loaded modules any more in the server signature. Connections in the list of connections that are using Destination NAT are Now coloured in the colour of the new destination host. dnsmasq has been fixed so that it will correctly fall back to TCP for DNS replies larger than the DNS packet size. udev: Network interface names are now assigned from the configuration in /var/ipfire/ethernet/settings instead of the setup tool generating a native /udev configuration file. ovpnmain.cgi: Some certificate authority (CA) related elements have been /displayed outside the site layout.
2.15 Core 7909 Jul 2014 17:42 minor feature: The kernel has been updated to 3.10.44 for better support for some hardware. Feature enhancements that massively increase the security level of OpenVPN connections. Some enhancements of the web user interface, update of the Squid web proxy, new features in general and many other changes.