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Development Release: FreeBSD 8.1-RC2

The second release candidate for FreeBSD 8.1 is out and ready for final testing: “The second and most likely final release candidate for the FreeBSD 8.1 release cycle is now available for amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, and sparc64 architectures. There was a recent regression fix related to Atheros AR9280 cards being detected incorrectly, making them unusable. If you were having problems with a wireless card that had worked before not working with the earlier test builds; hopefully this will fix the problem. Testing of this fix would be appreciated. At this time DVD images are not available. There was a fairly serious security issue with the PNG graphics package. We will generate DVD images when the rebuilt packages become available, that will be announced when the images are ready.” Read the rest of the release announcement for further details and upgrade instructions.

Download: FreeBSD-8.1-RC2-i386-disc1.iso (644MB, SHA256),

FreeBSD-8.1-RC2-amd64-disc1.iso (680MB, SHA256).

IPFire 2.7 Distro Release

Jan Paul Tuecking has announced the release of IPFire 2.7 , a specialist distribution of Linux for firewalls. He said in a new conference: “Today we are going to release IPFire 2.7 At first we will only release the ISO files, the update is not yet available via pakfire. The reason for this is the change of the IPSec software from OpenSwan to StrongSwan and the mandatory changes in the configuration of net2net connections. The update on pakfire will be released next friday, 2010-07-09, so there is enough time to change the IPSec tunnels. There are about 400 changes in the new IPFire version: updated Linux kernel to stable LTS (; updated OpenSSL to version 0.9.8o; updated Net-SSLeay to version 1.36; switched IPSec from OpenSwan to StrongSwan version 4.4.0; fixed VPN-watch hang at connection re-start; updated Snort to stable 2.8.6; removed snort md5 check, added free space check; added support for alix2 LEDs; added Vodafone K3765 and K4505 usbids to option driver. ”

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ipfire-2.7.i586-full-core38.iso (64MB Torrent)