PacketFence 3.5.0 released
August 1, 2012

The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 3.5.0. This is a major release with new features and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use so upgrading to 3.5.0 is advised.

Here are the changes in 3.5.0:

New Hardware Support

  • Cisco Catalyst 3560G
  • Netgear GS110 series (SNMP link up/down)
  • Cisco Aironet in Wireless Directory Services (WDS) mode

New Features

  • Remediation module for SourceFire 3D (addons/sourcefire)
  • Added portal profile feature that allow to present a custom captive portal depending on the SSID you connect to. Refer to Administration Guide for further details
  • Added a new action to close another violation
  • Added a new Web-based configurator that eases the installation and configuration process of a new PacketFence installation
  • Added support for Suricata IDS (#1141)


  • Improved handling of an empty conf/pf.conf configuration file
  • Improved error reporting for dynamic uplink detection on Cisco
  • Interface gateways are no longer required in configuration (#1447)
  • general.caching parameter removed from configuration
  • Major refactoring, cleanup and dependencies removal
  • node.expire now works for VLAN/Inline mode (#1481)
  • Closing expired violations using the release_date (#1476)
  • Excluding the local switch when building the NAS SQL table (#1491)
  • FreeRADIUS configuration is now fully managed (pf/raddb)
  • Use of Nessus XMLRPC to launch the remote scan
  • Possibility to select a policy in nessus by the node category
  • Refactoring of the accounting violations
  • Refactoring of the captive portal templates generation
  • trapping.registration now enabled by default

Bug Fixes

  • Wrong information sent by mail for sponsored registration (#1445)
  • DHCP listener watch issue fix (#1490)

… 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.


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