Smoothwall Express 3.1 SP4 Linux distribution for firewalls and router
linux: 3.16.56 linux-firmware: 20171009 mdadm: 4.0 nspr: 4.17 nss: 3.33 openssh: 7.7p1 openssl: 1.0.2n siproxd: 0.8.2 snort 184.108.40.206 squid: 3.5.27 suricata: 4.0.4 wget: 1.19.2 wireless_tools: 29 TZDATA: 2018c" width="300" height="216" />
The Smoothwall Express Team announce the release of Update9/SP4. (Real Life™ prevented me from getting Update9 ready sooner.) This update and service pack should address most of the problems you encountered with Update8/SP3. We resolved a number of bugs, updated a number of packages, and re-released all of the Update8 packages.
Of particular note, we made a number of improvements in the UI, added packages that will allow you to use a wireless IF for RED (manual only; not yet integrated into the system), and switched from Openswan to Libreswan. We also locked the kernel headers (used for glibc, klibc and a few other packages) to those of 3.4.104 to ensure a consistent Linux API going forward. Update8 switched to 3.16 kernel headers for some packages; this may have been the source of inexplicable problems some people reported after applying Update8. We re-released glibc built with 3.4.104 headers; this may fix some issues folks've had with SP3. We also bumped the kernel to 3.16.56; this includes some of the Meltdown and Spectre fixes that have been backported (by Ben Hutchings for Debian).
Note: you will have to reload the UI page (via <F5> or the reload button) to pick up new UI CSS files.
One user reported a problem with PPPoE not validating/connecting. A test showed that Update9/SP4 does connect properly to the Roaring Penguin PPPoE server running on Debian. This has not been resolved either way as yet. See the initial post.
There is one other potential issue to note. The DRM and FB drivers for nVidia video cards finally seem to build and load correctly. But if booting hangs and your system uses an nVidia card, you will likely need to remove the nvidiafb driver to let the system default to the generic VESA driver). See bug #205.
Thanks to everyone on the team and in the community who helped identify and root out bugs and problems and helped test.
Package version updates
- at: 3.1.20
- c_icap: 0.5.2
- c_icap_modules: 0.4.5
- clamav: 0.99.4
- dhcpcd: 7.0.3
- dnsmasq: 2.78
- httpd: 2.2.34
- iproute2: 3.19.0
- ipset: 6.34
- libosip2: 5.0.0
- libreswan: 3.23
- linux: 3.16.56
- linux-firmware: 20171009
- mdadm: 4.0
- nspr: 4.17
- nss: 3.33
- openssh: 7.7p1
- openssl: 1.0.2n
- siproxd: 0.8.2
- snort 220.127.116.11
- squid: 3.5.27
- suricata: 4.0.4
- wget: 1.19.2
- wireless_tools: 29
- TZDATA: 2018c
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