|August 7, 2013||With the release 2.0.RC3 of Zeroshell some security issues have been corrected. Specifically, now the DNS works as cache and accepts recursive queries only for local networks if not configured otherwise. Recently, the DNS fully opened are being used to carry out DDoS attacks resulting in bandwidth consumption. For this reason, the migration to 2.0.RC3 is strongly recommended.|
No-IP has been added as a provider for dynamic DNS and the recognition of 3G USB modems has been enhanced. You can now disable the virus scan of web pages resulting in improved performance of the transparent proxy on modest hardware.
Several fixes have been applied on the procedure for Backup and Restore of the profiles.
|November 21, 2012||Zeroshell 2.0.RC2 improves the support for the load balancing and fault tolerance of multiple connections to the Internet. Particularly, this release allows to keep in Standby PPPoE (xDSL) and UMTS/HSDPA connections, activating the PPP protocol only in the event of absence of connectivity from other accesses. These connections are again placed in standby mode when connectivity is recovered from the default accesses. Improved the Failover mechanism with check in Layer 2 as well as with ICMP. Updated the VPN Bonding for bandwidth aggregation and failover of the LAN-to-LAN connections. Fixed several bugs in the system. In particular, it has been solved a problem that caused the freezing of the Captive Portal under high load.|
|July 25, 2012||Zeroshell 2.0.RC1 has a new kernel (3.4.6) that enables a better recognition of the latest hardware. The Wi-Fi section, using the ath9k kernel module, supports the 802.11n standard (thanks to Arth for the contribution for the upgrade of the wifi-manager). The atheling's patch was included to allow to use QoS and network balancing simultaneously. In addition to OpenVPN and IPSec/L2TP you can use PPTP as a VPN protocol for users whose authentication can be delegated also to an external RADIUS. Several bugs were fixed with particular attention to the Captive Portal.|
I use a Zeroshell with two ADSL balanced connections with different ISPs and different speeds.
On two other Zeroshell I use a VPN LAN-to-LAN to easily connect a company that has two offices located in different cities using their ADSL connection.
Here are some of the most important features: