PacketFence 4.0.6 released
September 5, 2013

The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 4.0.6. This is a minor release with some new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from 4.0.5 is strongly advised.

Here are the changes in 4.0.6:

New feature

  • New Polish (pl_PL) translation (thanks to Maciej Uhlig <>)


  • Improved display of filters and sources (DynamicTable) in portal profile editor
  • Ensure the VLAN naming scheme is set on start up
  • When no authentication source is associated to the default portal profile, all available sources are used
  • Phone number is now editable from the user editor
  • Updated fingerprints of gaming devices (Xbox)
  • Moved pfmon to a single process daemon and added the ability to restart itself upon error
  • Added new test tool bin/pftest
  • Improved SQL query in pf::node when matching a valid MAC
  • Allow change of owner in node editor (with auto-completion)
  • iptables management by packetfence is now optional
  • Allow advanced search of users and nodes by notes (#1701)
  • Added better error/warning messages when adding a violation with pfcmd
  • Output the violation id for pfcmd violation add command when the json option is supplied

Bug fixes

  • Fixed XML encoding of RADIUS attributes in SOAP request
  • Fixed retrieval of user role for gaming devices
  • Fixed SQL query of connection types report in Web admin
  • Fixed issue with anonymous LDAP bind failing with searches
  • Fixed email subject when self-registering by email
  • Fixed empty variables of preregistration email template
  • Fixed detection of guest-only authentication sources when no source is associated to the portal
  • Fixed stylesheet for Firefox and IE when printing user access credentials
  • Fixed display of IP address in advanced search of nodes
  • Fixed advanced search of nodes by violationFixed advanced search of users by sponsor
  • Fixed various caching issues
  • Fixed various logged warnings
  • Fixed various authentication issues (#1693, #1695)

See the ChangeLog file for the complete list of changes and the UPGRADE.asciidoc file for notes about upgrading.

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