pfSense logo The pfSense development team is happy to bring you the final release candidate in the 1.2 series (RC4)! The FreeBSD based pfSense firewall is designed to be a secure and easy to setup firewall server appliance. pfSense 1.2 promises a number of great features to make setting up a firewall easier and faster.

RC4 will be the last 1.2 release candidate. The final 1.2 release will come before the end of the month.

This is a summary of the changes since RC3:

  • libc fix for security advisory FreeBSD-SA-08:02
  • Numerous text touch ups and typo corrections
  • Do not ping other end of IPsec connections on CARP backup hosts
  • Fix edit.php error when opening empty file
  • Math fix on throughput graph
  • Increase maximum alias count (99 to 299)
  • Captive portal locking improvements to fix issues in high load environments
  • IPsec stability fixes for large deployments (> 200 connections)
  • VLAN support for ALIX hardware
  • Boot time beep change for hardware like some embedded devices and VMware, where beeps were excessively long and annoying
  • Warn after VLAN creation that a reboot may be required (VLANs on some NICs don’t come up properly until after a reboot, and we know of no way to reliably detect when a reboot is required)
  • Forced page refreshes removed from all pages. This was problematic for very large log files, and annoying when reviewing logs.
  • Fix for display of wireless networks with a space in the SSID
  • Updated PHP version
  • Fix improper shifting of configuration items (DHCP, rules, NAT, etc.) when an OPT interface is removed
  • Updated pf.os for passive OS detection
    Properly remove DynDNS cache after making changes to DynDNS configuration
    PPPoE Server moved from VPN to Services menu to more appropriately reflect its purpose, as labeling it “VPN” is misleading

Source: pfSense blog | download link