IPFire 2.27: update released with spammer blocking by default

The developer of IPFire, Michael Tremerannounced the release of IPFire 2.27 Core Update 182. This is the first update in 2024 for this distribution Linux firewall open source developed for routers and firewalls. This version is equipped with a bootloader GRUB updated to version 2.12 RC1 and a package of certificates CA updated. Additionally, it will introduce a new change in the default firewall policy per block SMTP traffic outgoing from internal networks by default. Simply put, this modification it will block all email spammers. However, this may cause it to be inserted into the blacklist of IPFire installations and cause problems for users when they try to access online banking. The recent change will only apply to new IPFire installations. Existing installations will continue to be affected by this issue unless you manually block outgoing connections on the porta 25 (TCP).

IPFire 2.27: the other new features of the update for Linux

IPFire version 2.27 Core Update 182 also updates a deprecated Tor directive which was used to log a warning message and Tor client/server packets to the version 0.4.8.9 for anonymous browsing. Furthermore, many other packages have also been updated, including dhcpcd 10.0.4, elfutil 0.190, gawk 5.3.0, harfbuzz 8.2.2, iproute2 6.6.0, libsodium 1.0.19, jq 1.7, linux-firmware 20231114, Second 5.4.6, man 2.12.0, mcelog 196, mdns-repeater 1.11, Meson 1.2.3, OpenSSH 9.5p1, QPDF 11.6.1, SDL2 2.18.5, shadow 4.14.2, SQLite 3.44.1, Squid 6.5, strongSwan 5.9.12, sudo 1.9.15p2, Texinfo 7.1, unbound 1.19.0, usbutils 017, xfsprogs 6.5.0 e XZ Utils 5.4.5. Of note, several add-ons have also received updated versions in IPFire 2.27 Core Update 182. These include ALSA 1.2.10, ClamAV 1.2.1, D-Bus 1.14.10, Git 2.42.1, Ghostscript 10.02.1, minicom 2.9, minidlna 1.3.3, MPD 0.23.14, given 2.8.1, P11-Kit 0.25.2, Postfix 3.8.3, QEMU 8.1.2, spectre-meltdown-checker 0.46 e strace 6.6.

IPFire 2.27 Core Update 182 is already available for download from official websitebe it how ISO imagebe it how immagine USB. More details on the changes included in the first distribution update firewall IPFire nel 2024 can be found on the IPFire blog.

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