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1.2-RC4 Released!

The pfSense development team is happy to bring you the final release candidate in the 1.2 series! A summary of the changes since RC3 follows.

  • 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

For a complete list of all changes, please see our cvstrac change log since the RC3 release.

An embedded upgrade file for RC4 will not been released. Unfortunately there are issues with embedded upgrade that we haven’t been able to resolve to date. At the end of the upgrade, numerous processes will signal 11 and some hardware will hang and not reboot. The upgrade files will be available from the snapshot server a couple hours from the time of this post, if you would like to try them and help us figure out this problem. Without some assistance and/or luck in the next week on getting this resolved, we may go ahead with the final 1.2 release without supporting embedded upgrades. The release is too good on full installs to keep holding back for this embedded upgrade issue, when 90% of our downloads are full installs.

1.2 Final Release

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


You can find the files for RC4 on the mirrors.
Full Install Update
Embedded image and Live CD with Installer