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+ - Firewall Builder 4.0 released->

Submitted by kensan
kensan (682362) writes "Version 4.0 of the well-known opensource project Firewall Builder has been released. Firewall Builder is a firewall configuration management application. Quote from the website: 'This is a major upgrade. We have been testing the new version internally and in beta release for several months and we believe it is ready for production use. The new version comes with support for high availability firewall configurations, including heartbeat, vrrpd, keepalived, conntrackd on Linux, CARP and pfsync on OpenBSD and PIX failover configuration. It can generate configuration scripts to manage ip addresses, VLAN, bridge and bonding interfaces on the firewall. Drop-in support for OpenWRT firewall script is now available, as well as experimental integration with IPCOP firewall appliances. The GUI has supports undo/redo of unlimited depth and was generally streamlined and has many other improvements.'"
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+ - Jun-ichiro 'itojun' Itoh Hagino passed away->

Submitted by kensan
kensan (682362) writes "Dragos Ruiu announced on the OpenBSD-misc mailing list that Jun-ichiro 'itojun' Itoh Hagino, best known in his role as IPv6 KAME project core researcher, has passed away. Itojun did the vast majority of the work to get IPv6 into the BSD network stacks. He was also instrumental in moving IPv6 forward in all aspects through his participation in IETF protocol design meetings. Itojun was helpful to everyone around him, and dedicated to his work. He believed and worked toward making technology available to everyone. Kerneltrap also has some information: http://kerneltrap.org/OpenBSD/Jun-ichiro_itojun_Hagino"
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