Hi! Thanks for your interest in FireballISO. In a nutshell, this is to inform you of the features which I'm considering for Version 1.4, as well as open the call for any suggested features or other changes.
It's been over a year and a half since I released Fireball ISO Version 1.3; that version has been downloaded 454 times to date, with a total of 2,352 downloads of all versions. I hadn't thought there would be a need for another version, but there were major changes made to Gentoo Linux, on which Hardened Gentoo is based, so I thought it would be good to make those changes in a released version, so new users wouldn't all have to do it themselves. Also, I've come up with some incremental improvements, which I think are ready to share.... read more
Fireball ISO Release 1.1 Changes:
-Many updates included - kernel, iptables, sshd, other software
-Base environment now runs ntpd at boot, in order to keep the time accurate. However, in the build environment (what eventually becomes the generated ISO image), the time is updated hourly with ntpdate, from servers listed in /etc/ntp.conf. If you're comfortable with running ntpd on your firewall server, you can always replace the hourly ntpdate with ntpd for slightly better accuracy (tenths or hundredths of a second, so not much better unless your hardware clock is pretty bad)... read more