October 25, 2016

PacketFence 1.9.1 released

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PacketFence 1.9.1 released, this release is considered ready for production use. PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network access control (NAC) system.

Here are the noteworthy changes since 1.9.0.

New Hardware Support

  • Extreme XOS Port Security (MAC address lockdown) and Voice over IP support (feature sponsored by Extreme Networks)
  • Nortel ERS 2500 Series Port security and Voice over IP support

New Features

  • Basic Access Control in the Web Administration interface (#965, Thanks to eSubnet Enterprises for their initial contribution)
  • New parameters in switches.conf to manage Web Services enabled switches


  • Captive portal performance improvements. Up to 23x on some workloads (#879)
  • More than 35 new DHCP fingerprints (Thanks to Eric Kollmann and Sam Winottai!)
  • Improved Nessus failed scan error reporting (partial fix for #1032)
  • Better error reporting on Cisco ISR 1800
  • Added some documentation for Cisco (2960, 3550) and Aruba in the SNMP modules
  • Documented performance optimization regarding blocking non-browser requests in the captive portal (#1072)
  • Avoiding unnecessary load where a lot of non-trap violation are used (#857)
  • Updated (for clarification purpose) documentation for Cisco stacked and 4500 Series switches. (#1037)
  • Error handling and error messages improvements (#1052)
  • Updated documentation for FreeRadius 1.x and added some for 2.x. (#1036)

Bug fixes

  • Node categories related fixes (#1063, #1056)
  • Deleting a node no longer breaks paging in Web Admin (#1055)
  • Max number of node per user is enforced more consistently (#1057)
  • RPM packaging fixes (#1047)
  • Misc fixes (#1068)

Source: [http://www.packetfence.org/news/2010/article/packetfence-191-released.html]

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