Release notes 7

NethServer release 7

Major changes on 2018-06-11

  • ISO release 7.5.1804 “final” replaces any previous ISO 7.5.1804 “rc” and “beta”
  • The Email module is now based on Rspamd
  • MX DNS record override for LAN hosts has been removed. Removed postfix/MxRecordStatus prop
  • Host name aliases are converted into hosts DB records. See Additional host name aliases
  • /etc/fstab is no longer an expanded template. See Requirements and User home directories for details
  • Default permissions for Shared folders is Grant full control to the creator
  • Default TLS policy is 2018-03-30
  • Default Server Manager session idle timeout is 60 minutes, session life time is 8 hours
  • Quality of Service (QoS) implementation now uses FireQOS, current configuration is automatically migrated. See Traffic shaping
  • The menu entry Automatic updates in Server Manager was removed. Automatic updates are now configured from Software center > Configure. From the same panel it is possible to select the Software updates origin. See Software updates
  • The NethServer subscription module is available by default in new installations. Run the following command to update the base module set on existing installations: yum update @nethserver-iso
  • The WebVirtMgr project is no longer maintained and the corresponding module has been removed along with nethserver-libvirt package. See Virtual machines chapter for details on how to use virtualization

Major changes on 2017-10-26

  • ISO release 7.4.1708 “final” replaces the old ISOs 7.4.1708 “beta1” and 7.3.1611 “update 1”
  • The local AD account provider applies updates to the Samba DC instance automatically (#5356) Latest Samba DC version is 4.6.8
  • The Software center page warns when a new upstream release is available (#5355)
  • Added FreePBX 14 module
  • Squid has been patched for a smoother web navigation experience when using SSL transparent proxy
  • Ntopng 3 replaces Bandwidthd, 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
  • Nextcloud 12.0.3
  • Web antivirus based on ICAP instead of ECAP
  • Web filters: ufdbGuard updated to 1.33.4, small UI improvements on web
  • Diagtools: added speedtest
  • ufdbGuard updated to release 1.33.4
  • WebTop4 has been removed

Major changes on 2017-07-31

  • ISO release 7.3.1611 “update 1” replaces the previous ISO 7.3.1611 “Final”
  • Configuration backup page enhancement
  • Accounts provider page enhancement
  • Migration from sme8 and upgrade from ns6 procedures
  • OpenvPN: improve net2net tunnels
  • WebTop 5.0.7
  • Backup data: basic WebDAV support for backups and storage stats
  • UI tweaks for IPSec tunnels
  • Web proxy: support divert and priority rules
  • NextCloud 12
  • Network diagnostic tools page

Major changes on 2017-01-30

  • ISO release 7.3.1611 “Final” replaces the previous ISO 7.3.1611 “RC4”
  • Installer: added new manual installation method
  • Account providers: “administrators” group has been replaced by “domain admins” group (Server Manager access)
  • Mail server: fix pseudonym expansion for groups
  • Mail server: enable user shared mailbox by default (User shared mailbox)
  • Mail server: specific per-domain pseudonym now override generic ones
  • OpenVPN: start VPN clients on boot
  • Web filter: fix group-based profiles
  • Firewall: fix selection of time conditions
  • IPS: update configuration for latest pulledpork release

Upgrading NethServer 6 to NethServer 7

It is possible to upgrade the previous major release of NethServer to 7, with a backup/restore strategy. See the Upgrade from NethServer 6 for details.

Server Manager access

If you want to grant Server Manager access to other users than root, please add the users to the “domain admins” group and execute:

config delete admins

User shared mailbox

If you want to enable user shared mailbox, execute:

config setprop dovecot SharedMailboxesStatus enabled
signal-event nethserver-mail-server-update

Discontinued packages

The following packages were available in the previous 6 release and have been removed in 7:

  • nethserver-collectd-web: replaced by nethserver-cgp
  • nethserver-password: integrated inside nethserver-sssd
  • nethserver-faxweb2: see the discussion faxweb2 vs avantfax.
  • nethserver-fetchmail: replaced by getmail
  • nethserver-ocsinventory, nethserver-adagios: due to compatibility problems with Nagios, these modules will be mantained only on NethServer 6 release
  • nethserver-ipsec: IPSec tunnels are now implemented in nethserver-ipsec-tunnels, L2TP function has been dropped
  • nethserver-webvirtmgr