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 From:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall dash announce at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  1.8.1 released
 Date:  Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:36:09 +0100

after a really long time in beta, m0n0wall 1.8.1 has now finally been released. It is based on
FreeBSD 8.4 and will thus give better support for newer hardware than m0n0wall 1.34. Also, thanks to
contributions by Andrew White, Lennart Grahl and Pierre Nast, there have been significant
improvements, new features and bug fixes in many areas.

Change log highlights:

- add scheduler ("Croen") service with many different job types (enable/disable interface or shaper
rule, Wake on LAN, reboot, reconnect WAN, execute command etc.)
- improved IPv6 support, including IPsec, DHCPv6-PD, RDNSS and DNSSL, and NDP info on the ARP
diagnostic page
- major overhaul of wireless LAN support. On some cards, it is now also possible to create multiple
APs at the same time. To reflect this change, the wireless settings have moved to the Interfaces:
assign page, where WLAN subinterfaces can be created much like for VLANs.
- DNS forwarder: add option to log DNS queries, add aliases (CNAMEs) and MXs
- Add AES-256, SHA-256/384/512 and additional DH group options to IPsec
- Make rule moving and deletion on shaper rules page work like for firewall rules.
- Initial support for USB modems
- enable CPU hardware crypto support
- automatically reassign available physical network interfaces if none of the assigned interfaces in
the configuration can be found on the system (i.e. for a new installation, or when moving an
existing config to new hardware)
- the "embedded" image is gone; generic-pc-serial should now be used for PC Engines and Soekris
- console speed for serial images is fixed to 9600 baud (no longer tries to use BIOS preset value)
- introduction of an automated build system that allows one to build m0n0wall from scratch with
almost no manual intervention on a standard FreeBSD 8.4 system
- countless bug fixes and improvements in UI and system configuration code

Downloads and full change log:


Please follow the upgrade instructions when upgrading from 1.3x: