PacketFence 1.9.1 released
September 22, 2010

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 1.9.1. This is a minor release bringing new features, new hardware support, performance enhancements, documentation update and other smaller changes.

This release is considered ready for production use.

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)

… and more. See the ChangeLog file for the complete list of changes and the UPGRADE file for notes about upgrading. Both files are in the PacketFence distribution.

I hope you will enjoy this release as much as we enjoyed making it!

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