OpenWrt 22.03 open-source Linux operating system for routers and entry-level embedded devices has just been released with over 3800 commits since the release of OpenWrt 21.02 nearly exactly one year ago.
IPFire 2.27 Core Update 161 has been released as a new maintenance update to the hardened open-source GNU/Linux distro that primarily performs as a router and a firewall. The release brings exFAT support to IPFire and boosts the intrusion prevention system's performance.
Generating much excitement back in 2018 was bpfilter for the potential to better Linux's firewall and packet filtering by making it more robust and performance. Recently work on this BPF-based firewall solution was renewed and the performance potential over iptables and nftables is looking very good for the future with more feature work planned around new matches and targets, containers integration, in-place upgrades support, privilege separation, and BPF code optimization support.
When if comes to maintaining a network with mulitiple high availability servers load balancing can become a critical issue. Load balancing not only offers the ability to distribute a large number of requests over multiple servers, but can . . .
The tiny ATtiny85 chip doesn’t look like the next big cyberthreat facing the world, but sneaking one on to a firewall motherboard would be bad news for security were it to happen. Learn more in an interesting Naked Security article: