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Caution! RC2 has a potential security bug. Use at your own risk!
Release candidate 2 is obsolete. Please go to Smoothwall Express 3.1 RC4 to access the current downloads.
The Smoothwall Community is pleased to announce the second Release Candidate for our long awaited Smoothwall Express 3.1 Firewall. RC2 corrects a number of usability issues found in the first release candidate.
This release is a refresh of v3.0's foundation and a culmination of four years of effort that began with the Roadster Test Vehicle. The build system has been thoroughly worked over, and the user interface has been freshened with several presentation improvements.
The vast majority of the work was done 'under the hood'. Here are just a few of the software upgrades: Linux 3.4, glibc 2.14.1, gcc 4.7.2, perl 5.14.4, squid 3.3.5, httpd 2.2.24, iptables 1.4.14, and openswan 2.6.38. Some of these updates are ready to enable new features such as HTTPS proxying in squid. In addition to these updates, numerous bugs present in v3.0 that caused hard-to-reproduce problems or minor errors in the user interface were squashed.
If the firewall admin notices little difference between it and the v3.0 she has been using, Smoothwall Express 3.1 will have achieved its goal.
The distribution ISO image includes several new features.
a new advanced installer to be used with all other install options
The kernel now provides /dev entries for all devices it knows about; udev handles the rest.