NethServer Version 7.7 to be Released

The release is based on the CentOS 7.7 package base and gives users a web-based interface for managing available server components
07 November 2019   143

The release of the NethServer 7.7 distribution, offering a modular solution for the rapid deployment of servers in small offices or medium-sized enterprises, is presented. The distribution is based on the CentOS 7.7 package base and provides a web-based interface for managing available server components. The size of the installation image is 1.1 GB. An online demo is provided to familiarize yourself with the capabilities of the interface. Project developments are distributed under free licenses.

The user is offered ready-made modules for organizing the work of the mail server (Postfix, Dovecot, Amavis, ClamAV + Roundcube web client), collaboration system (SOGo), firewall (Shorewall), web server (LAMP), file server and Active domain controller Directory (Samba), filtering proxy (Squid, ClamAV and SquidGuard), VPN server (OpenVPN, L2TP), cloud storage (ownCloud), intrusion detection and prevention systems. Installation and commissioning of the required service is carried out in one click and does not require knowledge of the configuration features of each server component. Typical administration work can be done through the web interface.

Key innovations:

  • The new user interface, built on the basis of Cockpit and offering a more modern design, has moved to the beta testing stage and is included in the default delivery. Previously installed systems can test the interface by installing Server Manager in the Software Center. The interface provides tools for managing accounts, DNS, DHCP, FQDN, setting the time, creating backups, setting up the network, applying TLS encryption, managing the system, installing applications, managing storage and SSL certificates;
  • A new interface for setting up a VPN, which allows you to evaluate traffic for each tunnel, track the connection history of each user and quickly send connection parameters by email. Through the interface, you can also define your own routes, change the UDP / TCP protocol, activate or disable the account;

Learn more info at the official website and release notes.

Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU15 to be Released

Support Repository Update contains a lot of different updates, for example, new moduls for Python 3.7 as well as Explorer
20 November 2019   87

The Solaris 11.4 SRU 15 (Support Repository Update) operating system update has been published, which offers a series of regular fixes and improvements for the Solaris 11.4 branch. To install the fixes proposed in the update, just run the 'pkg update' command.

These are main updates and changes:

  • Explorer 19.4 is now available
  • New modules for python 3.7:
    • pybonjour
    • pygobject3
  • Inclusion of cbindgen 0.8.7 into Oracle Solaris 11.4
  • Added support for Python 3.7 to RAD
  • Add page retire kstats that counts retired pages and their type of usage
  • zlogin authorization for console access only
  • Updates to:
    • net-snmp has been updated to 5.8
    • ruby 2.5 has been updated to 2.5.5
    • ruby 2.6 has been updated to 2.6.3
    • GCC has been updated to 9.2
    • cmake has been updated to 3.15.2
    • nmap has been updated to 7.80

Get more info at the official blog.