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redWall Firewall CD Version 2.2.6-rc2 - RELEASED

Good day Firewallers and SPAM Fighters!

The redWall Firewall version 2.2.6-rc2 has been released and is availabe for download here:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=48799&package_id=41996

see the Changelog at http://issue.redwall-firewall.com/report/11

Please give sourceforge.net a little bit of time in order to replicate the iso to all mirrors !!

=== THIS IS THE FIRST 2.2.6 Branch RELEASE ===
Only use this Version if you KNOW what you are doing !!!
======================================... read more

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2008-03-11

redWall Firewall CD Version 2.2.3 - RELEASED

Good day Firewallers and SPAM Fighters!

The redWall Firewall version 2.2.3 has been released.

Release Notes:

* new features have been added
* vuurmuur has been installed again
* the initial setup has been rewritten to be like a step-by-step configuration
* a webmin module for openvpn has been added
* A comprehensive reverse proxy called vultureng has been added

see the Changelog

Please give sourceforge.net a little bit of time in order to replicate the iso to all mirrors !!

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2006-11-01

redWall Firewall CD Version 2.2.2 - RELEASED

This version is now based on gentoo. Major work has been performed in porting the redhat based 1.2.x branch to the 2.2.x branch.a lot of features have been added and upgraded. All major components are now up-to-date. Configuration management is done with unionfs. improved save-config mechanism.

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2006-10-04

redWall Firewall CD Version 1.2.1-rc1 [TESTING] - RELEASED

Good day Firewallers and SPAM Fighters!

The redWall Firewall version 1.2.1-rc1 has been released and is availabe for download here:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=48799&package_id=41996&release_id=396864

Please give sourceforge.net a little bit of time in order to replicate the iso to all mirrors !!

=== THIS IS THE FIRST 1.2.x Branch RELEASE ===
Only use this Version if you KNOW what you are doing !!!
======================================... read more

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2006-02-26

redWall Firewall 0.5.5 Released

Good day Firewallers and SPAM Fighters!

The redWall Firewall version 0.5.5 has been released tonight.

As you can see... this is the "final" 0.5.5 Release. The 0.5.x branch will be feature freezed. This means that I'd like to get rid of rc releases and keep versions in the form of MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH. Any Minor feature enhancements will be reflected in a minor Version increase. So the next Version is probably going to be a 0.6.x Release while still maintaining the 0.5.x branch.... read more

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2005-05-08

redWall 0.5.5rc4 RELEASED

A lot of major bugfixes have been applied mainly to the setup of the spamfilter and openswan ipsec. the hd install script has been extended and the grub mbr installation has been fixed to work on most machines. the webinterface is now driven by mambo. An ldap (i.e. Active Directory) recipient sync script has been added to postfix.

see the complete changelog here: http://www.redwall-firewall.com/issue/changelog_page.php

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2005-03-26

redWall 0.5.5rc3 RELEASED

release 0.5.5rc2 is ready for download.... a few bugfixes have been applied - minor feature upgrades

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2005-03-13

redWall 0.5.5rc2 - RELEASED

release 0.5.5rc2 is ready for download.... a few bugfixes have been applied - minor feature upgrades

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2005-03-01

redWall 0.5.5-rc1 - RELEASED

release 0.5.5-rc1 is ready for download....
* HD install Option has been implemented
* Major Feature updates
* Major Feature additions

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2005-02-25

redWall 0.5.5-devel4 (preview) - RELEASED

release 0.5.5-devel4 is ready for download.... a few bugfixes have been applied - zabbix nms has been added to monitor your redWall installations (or the whole network if you like) - reporting and crontab handling has been improved

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2004-08-25

redWall 0.5.5-devel3 (preview) - RELEASED

I've just release the development branch 0.5.5-devel3 version of the redWall Firewall.... it sports a whole lot of new features.... just visit the project website to get further information.... and to view the changelog.

Cheers

Marcel

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2004-08-17

redWall Firewall - BUGFIX RELEASE - Version 0.5.4d

Bugs fixed in this release:

-fixed bug when booting the cd on a system without a harddisk, the restore procedure failed to extract the configuration.
-fixed a postfix configuration problem (typo) in /etc/postfix/master.cf (Thanks to Erol YILDIZ for reporting this bug)
-fixed chrooted bind configuration with webmin (Thanks to Erol YILDIZ for reporting this bug)
-fixed postfix file permissions (Thanks to Erol YILDIZ for reporting this bug) ... read more

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2004-07-15

redWall Firewall - BUGFIX RELEASE - Version 0.5.4c

A "major" bug in mysql (related to the environment on the cd) has been fixed in this release (again ;-) )
Please upgrade any 0.5.4 release prior to 0.5.4c if you need mysql support !

Changelog:

07/07/2004 (Version: 0.5.4c)

- downgraded mysql to Version 4.0.18
- modified mkisofs options which should fix reported problems with booting the cd on certain PC's

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2004-07-07

Version 0.5.4 RELEASED !!!

The new redWall Firewall Version 0.5.4 is released !

Let's see what we've got in this release :-)
- new kernel 2.4.26-ow2
- small and tiny nms system (midas)
- a lot of bug fixes (thanks to erol yildiz and cassiano surek for reporting them)
- some additions (really nice tools !!) based on feedback of djbfan
- improved restore-config
(you can now use the hard disk to store the bootconfig (and of course the configuration itself if you like )information.. Just adapt the save-config.conf file to your needs... Any device in /dev/discs and /dev/floppy/0 is valid (you can use the old device names if you like)!... During boot... The restore-config script searches all detected partitions and the /dev/fd0 for a valid "bootconfig"... If found it starts extracting the configuration based on the information gathered from the "bootconfig"
- ftp server (very secure ftpd) in case you'd like to use the redWall as a webserver for instance :-)
- central syslogging (using mysql and a web based syslog console)
- a whole lot more... ;-)... read more

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2004-07-01

redWall 0.5.3 BUG FIX Release 0.5.3c released

a "major" bug in mysql has been fixed in this release... please upgrade any 0.5.3 release prior to 0.5.3c if you need mysql support !

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2004-05-06

Version 0.5.3 RELEASED !!

NEW SAVE CONFIG MECHANISM !! :
- check out "/etc/redwall/save-config.conf" for all available options !
- try "save-config help" for save config instructions !
- try "restore-config help" for restore config instructions !

Change Log:

3/05/2004
- added a "--help" option to the restore-config and save-config scripts !

2/05/2004
- added wlan-ng 0.2.1-pre20... read more

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2004-05-05

Version 0.5.2 RELEASED

i've just updated the current release a bit ;-) ... see the change log:

26/02/2004
- added /var/log/firewall to /etc/logrotate.d/ulogd
- changed ipsec.conf to conform to the version 2 of FreeSwan

25/02/2004
- changed /var/www/cgi-bin/dansguardian.pl a bit ;-)
- added privoxy config sample to /etc/squid/squid.conf (at the buttom)
- fixed typo in /etc/ipsec.conf
- fixed R/O problem in /usr/libexec/webmin/postfix/postfix-lib.pl
- disabled VRFY Command in postfix configuration
- changed myorigin to mydomain in postfix config
- upgraded to kernel 2.5.25-ow1
- upgraded freeswan to 2.05 (NAT-Traversal Patch 0.6b + X.509 Patch 1.5.2) ... read more

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2004-02-26

redwall Version 0.5.1 RELEASED !

i've finally managed it to release a brand new version !... it is a major release !.. Check out the project webpage for details !!

Happy testing !

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2004-02-21

development continues...

hi everybody... this year was very busy for me.. so sorry about that.... the project is NOT dead...i just haven't found the time to continue developing and updating the distribution!

The Firewall is currently running stable at a lot of customers.

You can expect a new and "final" release soon!!! (i should have some time during this x-mas and new year part ;-) .. hopefully ;-) )

Any comments and ideas for the new release are much appreciated!!!... read more

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2003-12-15

Project homepage added

The Project webpage, which is still under construction, has been uploaded to the sourceforge server. You can check it out by clicking on the Homepage Link!

Enjoy it!

mhauser

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2002-12-29

Redesign and new features of the new redWall Firewall

As i've already told, i'am already working at a new Version of the redWall Firewall. Here is a list of new Software contained on the CD:

- New 2.4.19 Kernel
- New Freeswan 1.99 with X.509 Patch
- ppp 2.4.1
- pptpd 1.1.3 (poptop VPN Server)
- iptables 1.2.7a
- acid 0.9.6b22 (snort Analysis Console)
- adodb 1.2
- iptables_logger_v0.3 (Firewall Analysis Console)
- jpgraph 1.9.1
- phpSysInfo 2.1
- snort 1.9.0
- snort-bloat 1.9.0
- ucd-snmp 4.2.5
- webmin 1.030
- curl 7.9.8
- gd 1.8.4
- groff 1.18
- apache 2.0.40
- libgcc 3.2
- libpng 1.2.2
- libstdc++ 3.2
- libxml 1.8.17
- libxml2 2.4.23
- mysql-server 3.23.52
- openssl 0.9.6b
- openssl-devel 0.9.6b
- openssl-perl 0.9.6b
- perl 5.8.0
- perl-CGI 2.81
- perl-DBI 1.30
- perl-Filter 1.28
- php 4.2.2
- zlib 1.1.4
- glibc 2.2.93
- sarg (squid logfile html reporting)
- squid
- squidGuard
- netacct-mysql (IP Accounting WITHOUT the need for specia iptables rules !)
- snortCenter (a web based management console for snort)... read more

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2002-11-23

redWall 0.1 Beta released

OK i finally managed it to upload the first beta version of the redWall Firewall CD!

I'AM CURRENTLY ALREADY WORKING AT A NEW VERSION WITH UPDATED SOFTWARE VERSIONS !!

See Docs for further usage instructions.

Cheers Marcel

Posted by Hauser Marcel 2002-11-17