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2019-11-06 NEWDistribution Release: NethServer 7.7
NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The product's main feature is a modular design which makes it simple to turn the distribution into a mail server and filter, web server, groupware, firewall, web filter, IPS/IDS or VPN server. The project's latest release is NethServer 7.7 and the new version improves on the integration of Cockpit introduced in 7.6. "Already introduced in version 7.6, Cockpit is now complete and available by default on new installations. It makes the server administration easier providing a modern looking and user-friendly interface. We didn't only redesigned the web interface but also improved usability and added new features. What's new? This release marks a big step forward for communication, collaboration and security, introducing: New interface and stats for VPNs. New interface for firewall panel and dashboard. New interface for fail2ban and Web Proxy. New dashboard for fileserver, stats on shared folders and audit integration. New way to manage multiple backups and restore. New NextCloud panel. Webtop 5.7.3. Mattermost 5.15 and NextCloud 16.0.5. New panel for UPS and NUT. New system reports. New Apache integration and welcome page." Additional details can be found in the project's release announcement and in the release notes. Download (MD5): nethserver-7.7.1908-x86_64.iso (1,110MB, torrent, pkglist).
2018-12-17 NEWDistribution Release: NethServer 7.6
NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The product's main feature is a modular design which makes it simple to assign the server various roles. The project's latest release is NethServer 7.6 which introduces multiple backup storage options, Rspamd is included for blocking unwanted e-mail messages and Fail2Ban can track attacker activity inside jails. "Today, we're happy to announce that NethServer 7.6 has been released and is publicly available. This release marks a big step forward for communication, collaboration and security, introducing: Multiple backups, with new storage backends and encryption. New modern look and feel for NethServer user interface (alpha). E-mail: Rspamd is now the default, with quarantine support. WebTop Groupware: CalDAV/CarDAV server, optimized layout for tablets, favorite folder and video calls. Fail2Ban: track the activity of the attackers with new jails. nDPI: performance and security improved. Accounts: easily delete a list of users, DC container upgraded and password expiration management improved." More information can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: nethserver-7.6.1810-x86_64.iso (1,005MB, MD5, torrent, pkglist).
2018-06-11 NEWDistribution Release: NethServer 7.5
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 7.5. The NethServer distribution is based on CentOS and provides a friendly, web-based administration panel. The project's latest release includes the Fail2Ban security software, the ability to set up wi-fi hotspots and more flexible control over software updates. "We have deployed a new panel to manage the software center. It allows to select how NethServer deals with upstream updates and configures automatic software updates. The Locked policy is selected automatically when CentOS releases a new minor version. It limits updates to repositories specific to the current version When NethServer is ready to upgrade, the new upgrade procedure can be started. The software center section of the Admin's manual was updated accordingly. Read it carefully! Icaro Hotspot - Hotspot's main goal is to provide Internet connectivity via wi-fi to casual users. Users are sent to a captive portal from which they can access the network by authenticating themselves via social login, SMS or e-mail. Icaro is a complete Hotspot written in Go and Vue.js. It uses CoovaChilli as access controller which can be configured and installed inside NethServer." Further information and screen shots of the new features can be found in the project's release announcement and in the release notes. Download (MD5): nethserver-7.5.1804-x86_64.iso (993MB, torrent, pkglist).
2018-06-01 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 7.5 RC1
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of a new development snapshot for NethServer, a CentOS-based server distribution. The new development version, NethServer 7.5 RC1, introduces new upgrade settings, new e-mail control and filtering through a Rspamd-based solution, wi-fi hotspots and the inclusion of Fail2Ban in the base system. "Fail2Ban is now part of the core. Fail2Ban scans log files (e.g. /var/log/apache/error_log) and bans IPs that show the malicious signs - too many password failures, seeking for exploits, etc. Generally Fail2Ban is then used to update firewall rules to reject the IP addresses for a specified amount of time, although any arbitrary other action (e.g. sending an e-mail) could also be configured. Out of the box Fail2Ban comes with filters for various services (Apache, Courier, OpenSSH, etc). Fail2Ban is able to reduce the rate of incorrect authentications attempts however it cannot eliminate the risk that weak authentication presents." A complete list of changes can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: nethserver-7.5.1804-rc-x86_64.iso (993MB, MD5, torrent, pkglist).
2017-10-30 NEWDistribution Release: NethServer 7.4
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of a new version of NethServer, a CentOS-based distribution for servers. The new NethServer release, version 7.4, introduces improvements to Samba and Active Directory integration. The new version also will inform the user when new upstream releases are available. "The new release automatically updates the domain controller and warns on upstream updates. Proxy, web content filter, anti-virus and IPS were updated and got an improved web user interface. In addition, it contains some enhancements (Speedtest in diagnostics panel, new bandwidth measuring, prevent intrusions with rule categories). Last but not least we are proud to present an up-to-date cloud and VoIP server. Account provider improvement: The local Active Directory account provider is now able to apply updates to the Samba DC instance automatically. The latest provided Samba DC version is 4.6.8. More features: Besides local active directory NethServer supports remote AD and LDAP(local/remote). IP changing possible. Account provider changing from LDAP to AD and vice versa is supported." Additional information can be found in the distribution's release announcement and in the release notes. Download (MD5): nethserver-7.4.1708-x86_64.iso (857MB, torrent, pkglist).
2017-09-27 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 7.4 Beta 1
NethServer is a CentOS-based Linux distribution for servers. The project provides many optional modules and a web-based administrator interface to make setting up services more convenient. The project has released a new development snapshot, NethServer 7.4 Beta 1. This update features mostly small changes and bug fixes from the parent distribution: "We are proud to announce a new NethServer release. NethServer 7.4 Beta 1 is here, just 7 days after CentOS 7.4 release thanks to the amazing work of this wonderful community! The beta release contains all the features of NethServer 7.4.1708 in a form that anyone can help test. This testing, guided by the NethServer team, helps us target and identify bugs. This release is still not ready for production servers! Squid has been patched for a smoother web navigation experience when using SSL transparent proxy. Ntopng 3 replaces bandwidth, the Server Manager has a new 'top talkers' page which tracks hosts network usage. Suricata can be configured with multiple categories rules EveBox can report traffic anomalies detected by Suricata Many updates from upstream." Additional information on this beta release can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: nethserver-7.4.1708-beta1-x86_64.iso (857MB, MD5, pkglist).
2017-05-03 NEWDistribution Release: NethServer 6.9
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 6.9. The NethServer distribution is a Linux distribution for servers which is based on CentOS and features a web-based administration interface. The new release features improved support for Let's Encrypt security certificates, version 5 of Shorewall and the ability to import contacts from Outlook 2016. "We're happy to announce that NethServer 6.9 has been released and is publicly available. We're confident that, as always, it will achieve our mission: making sysadmin's life easier with open source. This is thanks to the most vibrant, supportive and friendly community in the open source space (and not just open source). Based on the recently released CentOS 6.9 operating system. The traffic shaping web UI doesn't list VLAN reds interfaces, but it's possible to assign the RED role to a VLAN. Now it's possible to add traffic shaping to red VLANs. Also, creating a port forward, VLAN reds now are listed in the WAN IP (red interface) section." Further information on NethServer 6.9 can be found in the project's release announcement and release notes. Download (MD5): nethserver-6.9-x86_64.iso (495MB, torrent, pkglist).
2017-02-08 NEWDistribution Release: NethServer 7.3
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 7.3. The NethServer distribution is a CentOS-based project for servers and features a modular design along with web-based administrative controls. The new version can use Samba to replace Microsoft Active Directory domain controllers and features centralized account management. "NethServer is now able to act as a Samba Active Directory Controller. NethServer can replace a Microsoft Active Directory Domain Controller Native MS-Windows management tools, like RSAT tools and AD PowerShell are compatible with NethServer Group policies can be deployed through native MS-Windows tools Windows workstations can seamlessly join the AD Domain, no more registry tweaks are needed. NethServer 7 brings a centralized account management (so-called 'multi-site') supporting authentication and authorization against either a local or remote accounts provider." Additional details can be found in the NethServer release announcement. Download (MD5): nethserver-7.3.1611-x86_64.iso (775MB, torrent, pkglist).
2016-12-22 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 7.3 RC3
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of a new development snapshot for NethServer, a server distribution based on CentOS. The new development snapshot, NethServer 7.3-rc3, is based on CentOS 7.3, increases the flexibility of the administrators group and improves HTTPS proxy handling. "We have changed the behaviour of the Transparent HTTPS proxy dropping the MITM (Man In The Middle) feature that inspects all the encrypted traffic, substituting it with a new implementation that sniffs only the beginning of the connection to discover the destination website (for filtering purposes). We can do this now because CentOS 7.3 introduced squid 3.5 which has a new function to intercept HTTPS connections, called peek and splice. Basically, it means that we peek at the beginning of the connection to discover the destination website (and block it if desired) and then let the traffic flow unaltered from the client PC to the secure website." Additional information can be found in the release announcement. Download: nethserver-7.3.1611-rc3-x86_64.iso (740MB, MD5, torrent, pkglist).
2016-11-17 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 7.2 RC2
Alessio Fattorini has announced a new, and probably final, release candidate for NethServer 7.2. NethServer is a CentOS-based server distribution which is administered primarily through a web interface. The new development snapshot, NethServer 7.2 RC2, supports both long (with domain suffix) and short user names, blocks guest users from writing to the shared folder and includes a number of fixes: "By default, NethServer 7 enables the @domain suffix in user and group names, this new convention confuses the system user, and force to reconfigure his account credentials on any network client. Moreover, some applications require a configuration adjustment and such default is quite different from the previous NethServer version 6.x approach. We have defined an additional option to support both name forms (short, long) and keep all data consistent." Further information and download links can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: nethserver-7.2.1511-rc2-x86_64.iso (784MB, MD5, torrent, pkglist).
2016-10-19 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 7.2 RC1
The NethServer distribution is a CentOS-based server operating system which features a web-based interface and a modular design. The latest development snapshot from the project is NethServer 7.2 RC1. The new release candidate offers users deep packet inspection and time-based firewall rules. NethServer also supports traffic shaping, giving priority to certain types of network traffic. "A better implementation of traffic shaping with a brand new interface allows the creation of complex rules also with nDPI support. For example, during office hours Facebook traffic has low priority. The 'Firewall rules' page has been extended with the 'low priority' and 'high priority' actions on rule creation, and bandwidth configuration of red network interface has been moved inside the 'Network' page removing the 'Traffic shaping' panel." Additional details and a list of changes since the project's last beta release, can be found in the release announcement. Download: nethserver-7.2.1511-rc1-x86_64.iso (784MB, MD5, torrent, pkglist).
2016-09-12 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 7.2 Beta 2
NethServer is a server distribution based on CentOS. The developers of NethServer have released a new development version, NethServer 7.2 Beta 2. The new beta features Nextcloud, a fork of ownCloud and a new module for monitoring network usage. This beta also replaces Fetchmail with Getmail for better compatibility with some mail providers. Software Collections are now enabled by default: "Software Collections, also known as SCLs, allow you to run the default software version of major applications (like PHP, Python, etc) that come with CentOS while also allowing a newer version of them to be installed alongside the default version for creating and running software with newer requirements. Now we can use all the power of SCL repository since it’s now enabled by default and users can install applications from SCL repository using the yum command." Additional information can be found in the project's release notes. Download: nethserver-7.2.1511-beta2-x86_64.iso (784MB, MD5, torrent, pkglist).
2016-07-14 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 7.2 Beta 1
Alessio Fattorini has announced the first beta release of NethServer 7.2. The new version, NethServer 7.2 beta 1, offers a number of changes, including improving and streamlining the network settings pages in the distribution's web interface. "The first beta release of NethServer 7 will bring numerous goodies: a new look that differentiates it from the NethServer 6 family, a brand new Virtual Host panel for easy management of the web server configuration, the ability to configure a Green interface in DHCP mode, refactoring of the 'Shared Folder' page with Virtual Hosts and Active Directory Domain Controller role in mind. MultiWan configuration is now merged into the Network page, the Certificate Management panel lets you edit the default self-signed certificates or upload a custom one from an SSL certificate provider. We have simplified Network Services management and new services Rules are added directly from the Firewall panel. There is a ton of major changes from alpha and it's impossible to cover them all in detail here. The release announcement and release notes have more details. Download: nethserver-7.2.1511-beta1-x86_64.iso (748MB, MD5, torrent, pkglist).
2016-06-20 NEWDistribution Release: NethServer 6.8
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 6.8, a new stable version of the server-oriented distribution, featuring a web-based management console and based on CentOS 6.8: "I'm proud to announce that NethServer 6.8 has been released and is publicly available. It is the newest long-term support release. There are tons of major changes to NethServer and it's impossible to cover them all in detail here, so here are some of our favorite highlights: based on the recently-released CentOS 6.8 operating system; SELinux policy changed from permissive to disabled; package collectd upgraded from version 4 to 5; new interface module for managing policy routing rules; new configuration for the multi-WAN monitoring along with a new interface; better spam filtering by using the DNS-based Blackhole List (DNSBL); support for CIDR and IP ranges as source and destination for proxy bypass; it's now possible to create a bond with specific mode from the Network page...." See the release announcement for a detailed introduction to all the new features. Download (MD5): nethserver-6.8-x86_64.iso (490MB, pkglist).
2016-06-06 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 6.8 Beta 1
The NethServer project has unveiled a new beta release based on CentOS 6.8. The new version, NethServer 6.8 Beta 1, includes all the bug fixes and improvements from CentOS as well as a number of custom enhancements: "NethServer 6.8 beta 1 is here, on schedule for our planned final release in July. Highlights: upstream updates from CentOS 6.8; web interface for policy routing; simplified multi-WAN configuration; use DNSBL to fight spam; IPsec site-to-site support; support for CIDR and IP ranges as source and destination for proxy bypass; bonding mode - it's now possible to specify the bond mode (active backup, balance round robin) from the Network page; NethForge is now installed and enabled by default; yum clean button; Ntopng memory usage optimized; support for multiple interfaces on Ntopng; Hairpin NAT from blue and orange; web antivirus whitelist AD groups for Squidguard profiles..." A complete list of new features can be found in the project's release announcement. Download: nethserver-6.8-beta1-x86_64.iso (490MB, MD5, pkglist).
2016-05-23 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 7.2 Alpha 3
Alessio Fattorini has announced the availability of a new development release of the CentOS-based NethServer distribution. The new testing version, NethServer 7.2 alpha 3, offers improved OpenLDAP and Active Directory support via Samba. New user accounts will, by default, automatically receive valid e-mail addresses on the server's domain. Plus, it is easier to find community-made server modules through a new feature called NethForge. "After a few months of hard work, I'm proud to announce that NethServer 7 alpha 3 has been released and is publicly available. NethServer alpha 3 brings the Active Directory integration and a centralized account management (so-called 'multi-site'). We're thrilled to share it with you and hear your feedback. We've got a lot of news to share with you, so let's jump right into it. NethServer is now designed to leverage existing Active Directory infrastructure and simplify administrative and user control." More information and screen shots can be found in the project's release announcement and in the release notes. Download: nethserver-7.2.1511-alpha3-x86_64.iso (745MB, MD5, pkglist).
2016-02-15 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 7.2 Alpha 2
NethServer is a CentOS-based distribution designed to make setting up and maintaining servers easier through the use of a web-based interface. The NethServer project has released a new test released based on CentOS 7. The new release, NethServer 7.2 Alpha 2, features better service management through the web interface, easier access to community-developed modules and a new web server landing page with links to documentation. "After a few months of hard work I'm proud to announce that NethServer 7 Alpha 2 has been released and is publicly available. Alpha 2 is a big step forward on the path of innovation, now we can finally take full advantage of the power of CentOS 7. At long last, many modules have been updated to last release available and some small features that were requested often have been added." Additional information and screen shots can be found in the project's release announcement and in the release notes. Download (MD5): nethserver-7.2.1511-alpha2-x86_64.iso (730MB, pkglist).
2015-10-19 NEWDistribution Release: NethServer 6.7
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 6.7, an updated release of the project's CentOS-based distribution designed for servers: "We are proud to announce a new release, NethServer 6.7. We have a new full-featured groupware, called WebTop, which implements the ActiveSync protocol. Work on PPPoE support has been completed, adding this choice into the multi-WAN configuration panel and allowing the creation of a new PPPoE provider associated with a free Ethernet assigned. Two fantastic new packages have been released - nethserver-adagios which installs and configures Adagios and nethserver-ocsinventory which installs and configures OCS inventory; a new Monitoring group is also available. Now it's possible to create an IPsec tunnel with devices from other manufacturers or between two NethServer, allowing advanced configuration customization to maximize interoperability and displaying tunnel status in a dedicated page." See the release announcement (with screenshots) for further details and check out the release notes for upgrade instructions. Download (MD5): nethserver-6.7-x86_64.iso (477MB, pkglist).
2015-10-05 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 6.7 RC1
The NethServer project, which creates a server oriented distribution based on CentOS, has released a new development release. The new release candidate, NethServer 6.7-rc1, is built upon the foundation of CentOS 6.7 and includes a number of changes, particularly to the operating system's firewall. "Changes: Shorewall is the new default firewall - it's now possible to create a red interface without installing an extra package, the system will be able to NAT and routing out of the box. The firewall web interface has been moved to nethserver-firewall-base-ui package. Web interface for password policy is now part of nethserver-directory. Italian language has been removed from ISO, it’s now an optional package. SSLv2, SSLv3 and old insecure ciphers are disabled by default. Upstream updates from CentOS 6.7" Further information can be found in the project's brief release announcement and in the project's release notes. It is also worth noting that this release candidate is available as a bittorrent download only. Download (MD5): nethserver-6.7-rc1-x86_64.iso (477MB, torrent).
2015-03-26 NEWDistribution Release: NethServer 6.6
Alessio Fattorini has announced the release of NethServer 6.6, the new stable version of the project's CentOS-based specialist distribution for servers: "We are proud to announce a new NethServer release. This is a thrilling day for the whole NethServer community. It has been a journey to get to this point and we are so excited about the journey ahead of us. Upgrading from 6.6 RC1 is straightforward. From the Software Center page, just check for available updates. For previous releases, check out the release notes. At first login after system installation, the Server Manager displays the First Configuration wizard, where the administrator (root user) can set the password, change the host name, select the time zone and tune other security-related settings. We simplified the interactive installer removing some sections that were moved to the first configuration wizard. The Package Manager page has been renamed Software Center, and moved to the Administration section." See the release announcement and release notes for further details. Download (MD5): nethserver-6.6-x86_64.iso (455MB).
2015-03-06 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 6.6 RC1
Alessio Fattorini has announced the availability of the first release candidate for NethServer 6.6, a CentOS-based distribution designed for servers: "NethServer 6.6 RC1 has been released and is publicly available. Highlights since 6.6 beta 1 release: root and admin users passwords are no longer synchronized; delta RPMs from CentOS mirrors; Dashboard Disk Analyzer; updates from software center page; revised ISO installer. Read carefully the release notes, what has been changed and instructions about how to upgrade from 6.5. As usual, a new installation can begin from: ISO image by erasing any existing data on the hard disk; network, on a previously installed CentOS 6.6 minimal. Starting from 6.6 release, NethServer installations contact CentOS mirrors directly to retrieve upstream updates. NethServer-specific packages are served by mirror.netheserver.org and other NethServer mirrors." Read the release announcement and release notes for more information. Download (MD5): nethserver-6.6-rc1-x86_64.iso (455MB, pkglist).
2015-01-28 NEWDevelopment Release: NethServer 6.6 Beta 1
Alessio Fattorini has announced the availability of the first beta build of NethServer 6.6, a specialist CentOS-based distribution for servers: "NethServer 6.6 Beta1 has been released and is publicly available. Highlights: first configuration wizard; software center; server SSL certificate alternative names; phone home; block of port 25 from green and blue networks. A new installation can begin from: ISO image, by erasing any existing data on the hard disk (!); network, on a previously installed CentOS 6.6 minimal. Starting from 6.6 release, NethServer installations contact CentOS mirrors directly to retrieve upstream updates. NethServer specific packages are still served by pulp.netheserver.org and other NethServer mirrors." Read the release announcement and check out the release notes for a complete list of changes and upgrade instructions. Download (MD5) the installation CD image from SourceForge: nethserver-6.6-beta1-x86_64.iso (452MB, pkglist).


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