2011 News

PacketFence 3.1.0 released
2011-12-23 (5 yrs)

This is a major release with big features, new hardware support, enhancements, bug fixes and updated translations.

Ready for production use.

Here are the changes since 3.1.0:

New Hardware Support

  • Stacked Cisco 3750 in MAC-Auth or 802.1X
  • AeroHIVE, Aruba and Motorola support RADIUS Disconnect (RFC3576) to perform de-authentication

New Features

  • Statement of Health (SoH) support for reliable client-side policy compliance through 802.1X
  • Detection of rogue DHCP Servers even behind relays (#1151)
  • RFC3576 (RADIUS Change of Authorization / Disconnect) support added
  • Preview support for wired port-bounce on Cisco through CoA (RFC3576). Disabled by default.
  • Wireless profile provisioning for iPhone, iPods, and iPads devices
  • SNMP traps rate-limiting mechanism
  • New graphs in the web admin UI -- replaced jpgraph (PHP) by gRaphael (JavaScript)

Enhancements

  • Using HTTP Return Code 501 "Not Implemented" for more effective client blocking
  • Startup performance improvements
  • Added support for session-keyfile introduced in BIND 9.7 (#1257)
  • Several improvements in the dhcp_dumper.pl addon
  • Global option to disable rogue DHCP server detection
  • Performance improvements to pfdhcplistener
  • More startup validation on SNMPv3 Trap configuration
  • CentOS 6.2 support
  • Several new HTTP User-Agents detected
  • Several new DHCP fingerprints (from our spinoff www.fingerbank.org)
  • Better support of WISPr (captive portal detection)
  • Configuration flag to disable the captive portal's network detection feature
  • Added support for months in normalize_time (#1291)

Bug Fixes

  • Slashes (/) not allowed in person id (#1322)
  • Inline: isolation not properly enforced by firewall if registration is disabled (#1330)
  • Several small fixes in pfdhcplistener
  • Inline: NAT out behavior of PacketFence was changed for the best
  • Keep IP to MAC associations across restarts (#1343)
  • Interface enforcement is now configurable through Web UI / CLI (#1335)
  • Violation charts now show proper values
  • Captive portal error "0" when no password is provided
  • Local SNMP Trap handler now configured by default
  • Years are now 365 days!
  • Interim fixes: #1349

Translations

  • New Hebrew (he_IL) translation (Thanks to Ereli)
  • Updated Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR) translation (Thanks to Diego de Souza Lopes and Mauricio Lopes)

... and more. See the ChangeLog file for the complete list of changes and the UPGRADE file for notes about upgrading. Both files are in the PacketFence distribution.

Happy upgrading!