EnGarde Secure Community News and Updates - Release 3.0.18
Guardian Digital is happy to announce the release of EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.18 (Version 3.0, Release 18). 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?

  • The Guardian Digital Health Center. This new WebTool module allows you to monitor system temperature, fans, and hard drive S.M.A.R.T. data so you can proactively notice hardware failures. This module will be greatly expanded upon in the months ahead.
  • Two new tools, fwknop and psad, featured in the the new Linux Firewalls book by Michael Rash and No Starch Press, have been included in this release.

    Over the coming weeks, members of the EnGarde Secure Linux Team will be posting HOWTO's on LinuxSecurity.comoutlining how use these tools on EnGarde. If you're interested in firewalls, keep an eye out!

  • A new stress testing suite, contained in the new stress-kernel package, has been included in this release. This is roughly the same testing suite that our kernels go through before each release but it's also a good way to "burn in" new hardware.
  • Several new packages such as bc (1.06), cyrus-sasl (2.1.22), drbd (8.2.1), dsniff (2.3), eventlog (0.2.5), fwknop (1.8.2), libnids (1.22), perl-EnGarde-HealthCenter (0.90), perl-Text-Context (3.6), perl-Text-Context-EitherSide (1.3), perl-UNIVERSAL-require (0.11), psad (2.1), quota (3.15), sdparm (1.02), stress-kernel (3.0), and swish-e (2.4.5).
  • The latest stable versions of MySQL (5.0.45), asterisk (1.4.14), bacula (2.2.6), cpio (2.9), curl (7.17.1), dhcpd (3.1.0), dovecot (1.0.7), einstall (3.18), engarde-policy (3.18), gdb (6.7.1), kernel (2.6.23), krb5 (1.6.3), kvm (52), libol (0.3.18), libpng (1.2.23), lm_sensors (2.10.5), mpg123 (0.68), openswan (2.4.10), samba (3.0.27a), smartmontools (5.37), sudo (1.6.9p8), syslog-ng (2.0.5), webtool (3.18), xl2tpd (1.1.12), zaptel (1.4.6).
Guardian Digital Health Center
Below is a screenshot of the new Guardian Digital Health Center. Click the thumbnail below for a full-sized image.

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.

#0000114 SASL Support in Postfix
#0000168 After the last update with the WebTool, PHP5 does not ...
#0000182 Add index.php setup to Squirrelmail documentation
#0000183 DHCPD package doesn't create a needed pathway on install
#0000184 Remove the 'resize_inode' feature from created filesystems
#0000185 CD-ROM does not eject after installation
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Extensive documentation and FAQs for EnGarde Secure Linux are available at:

Download Information
You may download the ISO image for EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.18 by following the "Download Now" link at the top of this page: