Devil-Linux developer Heiko Zuerker proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of a new major update of his GNU/Linux distribution targeted at routers and firewalls, Devil-Linux 1.8.0.
Coming five years after the Devil-Linux 1.6.0 stable release, Devil-Linux 1.8.0 appears to be a major overhaul of the independently developed operating system, implementing the Google-Authenticator for PAM Pluggable Authentication Module) and the HAProxy high-performance TCP/HTTP load balancer.
Devil-Linux 1.8.0 also ships with the Haveged unpredictable random number generator tool, Dovecot-Pigeonhole Sieve filtering add-on for the Dovecot IMAP and POP3 server, SquashFS as default file system for the ISO image, featuring LZ4-HC compression.
"This is a major overhaul of Devil-Linux. Most programs and libraries have been updated, and unmaintained ones have been removed," reads the release announcement . "The main file system has been switched to SquashFS, to further reduce the ISO size."
Also added is a new init script located at /etc/init.d/post_init.local to aid various of the initializations scripts that need to run once everything else has started, and the save-config script has been updated to read the /etc/sysconfig/save-config.conf file for determining which extra files need to be saved.
Devil-Linux 1.8.0 replaces the Bacula backup system with BareOS, updates the build-system to allow compilation of all available modules located under src/python-modules/ with Python, and removes the ability to mount the bootcd.iso from a different storage devices, along with Linux-HA, which was moved to Corosync 2.x + Pacemaker.
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