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2.3.2 New Features and Changes

SSH Daemon

NOTE: The ssh host keys were made more secure, and if a client remembers an older, weaker key, the ssh client may refuse to connect. Remove the older key and then make the ssh client learn the new key.

Backup/Restore

  • Don’t allow applying changes on interface mismatch post-config restore until the reassignment is saved. #6613

Dashboard

  • Dashboard now has per-user configuration options, documented in User Manager. #6388

DHCP Server

  • Disabled dhcp-cache-threshold to avoid bug in ISC dhcpd 4.3.x omitting client-hostname from leases file, which makes dynamic hostname registration fail in some edge cases. #6589

  • Note that DDNS key must be HMAC-MD5. #6622

DHCP Relay

  • Imported fix for dhcrelay relaying requests on the interface where the target DHCP server resides. #6355

Dynamic DNS

  • Allow * for hostname with Namecheap. #6260

Interfaces

  • Fix “can’t assign requested address” during boot with track6 interfaces. #6317

  • Remove deprecated link options from GRE and gif. #6586, #6587

  • Obey “Reject leases from” when DHCP “Advanced options” is checked. #6595

  • Protect enclosed delimiters in DHCP client advanced configuration, so commas can be used there. #6548

  • Fix default route on PPPoE interfaces missing in some edge cases. #6495

IPsec

  • strongSwan upgraded to 5.5.0.

  • Include aggressive in ipsec.conf where IKE mode auto is selected. #6513

Gateway Monitoring

  • Fixed “socket name too large” making gateway monitoring fail on long interface names and IPv6 addresses. #6505

Limiters

  • Set pipe_slot_limit automatically to maximum configured qlimit value. #6553

Monitoring

  • Fixed no data periods being reported as 0, skewing averages. #6334

  • Fix tooltip showing as “none” for some values. #6044

  • Fix saving of some default configuration options. #6402

  • Fix X axis ticks not responding to resolution for custom time periods. #6464

OpenVPN

  • Re-sync client specific configurations after save of OpenVPN server instances to ensure their settings reflect the current server configuration. #6139

Operating System

  • Fixed pf fragment states not being purged, triggering “PF frag entries limit reached”. #6499

  • Set core file location so they can’t end up in /var/run and exhaust its available space. #6510

  • Fixed “runtime went backwards” log spam in Hyper-V. #6446

  • Fixed traceroute6 hang with non-responding hop in path. #3069

  • Added symlink /var/run/dmesg.boot for vm-bhyve. #6573

  • Set net.isr.dispatch=direct on 32 bit systems with IPsec enabled to prevent crash when accessing services on the host itself via VPN. #4754

Router Advertisements

  • Added configuration fields for minimum and maximum router advertisement intervals and router lifetime. #6533

Routing

  • Fixed static routes with IPv6 link local target router to include interface scope. #6506

Rules / NAT

  • Fixed “PPPoE Clients” placeholder in rules and NAT, and ruleset error when using floating rules specifying PPPoE server. #6597

  • Fixed failure to load ruleset with URL Table aliases where empty file specified. #6181

  • Fixed TFTP proxy with xinetd. #6315

Upgrade

  • Fixed nanobsd upgrade failures where DNS Forwarder/Resolver not bound to localhost. #6557

Virtual IPs

  • Fixed performance problems with large numbers of virtual IPs. #6515

  • Fixed PHP memory exhaustion on CARP status page with large state tables. #6364

Web Interface

  • Added sorting to DHCP static mappings table. #6504

  • Fixed file upload of NTP leap seconds. #6590

  • Added IPv6 support to diag_dns.php. #6561

  • Added IPv6 support to filter logs reverse lookup. #6585

  • Package system - retain field data on input error. #6577

  • Fixed multiple IPv6 input validation issues allowing invalid IPv6 IPs. #6551, #6552

  • Fixed some DHCPv6 leases missing from GUI leases display. #6543

  • Fixed state killing for ‘in’ direction and states with translated destination. #6530, #6531

  • Restore input validation of captive portal zone names to prevent invalid XML. #6514

  • Replaced calendar date picker in the user manager with one that works in browsers other than Chrome and Opera. #6516

  • Restored proxy port field to OpenVPN client. #6372

  • Clarify description of ports aliases. #6523

  • Fixed translation output where gettext passed an empty string. #6394

  • Fixed speed selection for 9600 in NTP GPS configuration. #6416

  • Only allow IPv6 IPs on NPT screen. #6498

  • Add alias import support for networks and ports. #6582

  • Fixed sortable table header wrap oddities. #6074

  • Clean up Network Booting section of DHCP Server screen. #6050

  • Fix “UNKNOWN” links in package manager. #6617

  • Fix missing bandwidth field for traffic shaper CBQ queues. #6437

UPnP

  • UPnP presentation URL and model number now configurable. #6002

User Manager

  • Prohibit admins from deleting their own accounts in the user manager. #6450

Other

  • Added PHP shell sessions to enable and disable persistent CARP maintenance mode. “playback enablecarpmaint” and “playback disablecarpmaint”. #6560

  • Exposed serial console configuration for nanobsd VGA. #6291