Astaro Security Linux 3
We are in the last steps on the way to RC1 of Astaro Security Linux 3.2, so we think its time for the next BETA snapshot.
PLEASE NOTE: The Betas will not contain all of the 3.2 functionality, Betas will be released as they are ready. Watch the individual Beta announcements to see "what’s new" in the latest releases. Maybe we will not release Up2Date packages to upgrade your systems between Beta versions, since there may be some fundamental changes to the distribution. Also, Up2Dates from 2.0 to Betas or Finals of Version 3 will NOT be available – but importing configuration backups from 2.0 versions will work for the final 3.200 release (NOT for the Betas).
BETA VERSIONS ARE NOT FOR PRODUCTION USE!
We are very interested in your feedback, thats why we will provide Up2Date packages for this release to fix serious bugs. Please don’t expect a reply for every UBB posting, but be sure we read all your reports and comments.
Now, ASL 3.030 Beta includes:
- new install procedure (if you need commandline access after installation you can only login via console with ‘root:root’ – this password will be reset when accessing the first WebAdmin page)
- improved WebAdmin
- new Linux Kernel 2.4.17
- new logging facilities
- new Interface handling system
- new NAT handling system
- ‘Reject’ action for the packetfilter
- DHCP client support
- DHCP server support
- DSL (pppoe) support
- new VPN IPsec handling system (incl. X.509)
- factory reset commandline tool
Whats in the works:
- Online Help (please ignore the online help for now, some old texts are still in place)
- QoS interface settings are missing in the new interface handling
- HA support in the MiddleWare
- IPSec X509 certificate handling in the WebAdmin
- ULR category blocker (will be done in cooperation with Cobion AG)
In the upcoming versions of Astaro Security Linux, our WebAdmin interface uses some more advanced and user-friendly "common controls" for managing data. They should provide a more user-friendly way of adding and modifying data. The goal was to get rid of the multitude of "Add", "Edit", "Save" and "Delete" buttons.
Some "old" style pages are remaining in this BETA version.
- MS Internet Explorer 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0 (Windows / MAC)
- Netscape 6.1 and Mozilla 0.9.8+ (Windows / MAC / Linux / Solaris and all others)
Other browsers lack support for certain features which we need to provide a more user friendly interface. Here’s a short list, just in case someone asks you …
- Netscape 4.x: can’t handle event triggers on tags other than <a> and <img>
- Opera: cannot handle onClick & onDblClick in form widgets, and poor CSS handling
- Konqueror(KDE): cannot handle onClick & onDblClick in form widgets
The Final Beta release has been pushed back to the beginning of March 2002.
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