PacketFence 3.0.3 released
November 21, 2011

A minor release bringing performance improvement, new hardware support, some enhancements, important bug fixes and updated translations.

Ready for production use.

Here are the changes since 3.0.3:

New Hardware Support

  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches in port-security
  • HP Procurve 5400 now supporting mac auth and 802.1x (with VoIP)


  • Performance improvement under stressed workloads
  • Translatable remediation templates (if a translated version exists, it’ll override the default)
  • Guest management interface can be translated
  • More documentation for service watch
  • Eliminated some unncessary warnings
  • Better help in the web admin UI
  • Added a new addon: - bulk node import tool
  • Added a new addon: - saves configs (write mem) for the whole network (only Cisco for now)

Bug Fixes

  • 802.1X broken on Cisco Catalyst 3750 (#1286)
  • Pop-Up windows are too small (#1078)
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 installation instructions
  • Encoding on the remediation pages and on the release pages (scan, access enabled)
  • SNMPv3 issues affecting all the Cisco wired product line (#1284)
  • Allow incoming DHCP on management interface to track users IPs in production VLANs (as opposed to DNS added in 3.0.2)
  • Node add silently fails on the Web Admin if a node already exists
  • Error reporting in Web Admin breaks layout (#1290)
  • Captive portal presentation glitch on the scan in progress page
  • Email activation regression (#1328)
  • alerting.fromaddr visible from Web Admin (#1333)
  • Inline mode regression if you don’t do VLAN enforcement at the same time (#1325)
  • Avoiding missing session variables in SMS activation
  • DHCP analysis on RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 (#1336)
  • Disabling email guests would prevent sms guest registration


  • Minor update to French (fr) translation
  • Updated Spanish (es) translation (Thanks to Juan Camilo Valencia)

… 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.

Happy upgrading!

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