EnGarde Secure Community News and Updates - Release 3.0.16
Guardian Digital is happy to announce the release of EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.16 (Version 3.0, Release 16). This release includes many updated packages and bug fixes, some feature enhancements to Guardian Digital WebTool and the SELinux policy, and a few new features.

In distribution since 2001, EnGarde Secure Community was one of the very first security platforms developed entirely from open source, and has been engineered from the ground-up to provide users and organizations with complete, secure Web functionality, DNS, database, e-mail security and even e-commerce.

What's New?

  • EnGarde Secure Linux now has support for KVM, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine. KVM utilizes the Intel VT and AMD-V processor extensions to provide a very fast virtualization environment using QEMU. More information on KVM may be found at kvm.qumranet.com.

    Eckersid Silapaswang, one of our engineers, has documented how to use this new KVM functionality in the EnGarde Secure Linux Wiki

    . He's also provided two images of this 3.0.16 release, one for i686 and one for x86_64, on ftp.engardelinux.org

    Users are encouraged to download these sample images and, using the wiki article, evaluate KVM for themselves!

  • Downloading EnGarde Secure Linux just became a whole lot easier!

    For convenience, we've removed the need to register before downloading EnGarde Secure Linux. Users can now create a GDSN Account after installing EnGarde, during their initial configuration. This eliminates any confusion and inefficiencies in getting the server up and running.

  • Limited support for the new ext4 filesystem. This is not intended for use in a production environment -- it's being provided simply for evaluation purposes.
  • Updated PCI tables and hardware detection system, which allows for much better detection of more recent hardware.
  • Several new packages such as ImageMagick (6.3.1), alsa-lib (1.0.14a), aspell (0.60.5), aspell-en (6.0), kvm (33), mailman (2.1.9), perl-Apache-Session (1.83), perl-Authen-Captcha (1.023), sysfsutils (2.1.0), and xl2tpd (1.1.11).
  • The latest stable versions of asterisk (1.4.9), clamav (0.91.1), curl (7.16.4), dovecot (1.0.2), e2fsprogs (1.40.2), engarde-policy (3.16), freetype (2.3.5), iptables (1.3.8), kernel (2.6.22), krb5 (1.6.2), libpcap (0.9.7), lm_sensors (2.10.4), m4 (1.4.10), ntp (4.2.4p3), openswan (2.4.9), perl-RPM (1.51), postgresql (8.2.4), rkhunter (1.3.0), samba (3.0.25b), shorewall (3.2.8), sudo (1.6.9p3), tcpdump (3.9.7), webtool (3.16), and zaptel (1.4.4).
Bug Fixes
Below is a listing of the bugs from bugs.engardelinux.org which were fixed with this release, along with links to their bug reports for more information.

#0000163 no access to dhcpcd interface on webtool since last dhcpd ...
#0000164 No Security timeout when using "mc".
#0000165 Request to include Fail2Ban package in EnGarde
#0000166 Wrong text on button.
#0000167 ispell
Download Information
You may download the ISO image for EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.16 by following the "Download Now" link at the top of this page:

You can get help from the EnGarde community on our forums at:

Extensive documentation and FAQs for EnGarde Secure Linux are available at: