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05 December 2008 - Version 2.1.3 has been released.

The focus of this release is stability.

Feature Improvements

  • Allow running with user=radiusd and binding to secure sockets.
  • Start sending Status-Server "are you alive" messages earlier, which helps with proxying multiple realms to a home server.
  • Removed thread pool code from rlm_perl. It's not necessary.
  • Added example Perl configuration to raddb/modules/perl
  • Force OpenSSL to support certificates with SHA256. This seems to be necessary for WiMAX certs.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix Debian patch to allow it to build.
  • Fix potential NULL dereference in debugging mode on certain platforms for TTLS and PEAP inner tunnels.
  • Fix uninitialized memory in handling of vendor definitions
  • Fix parsing of quoted (but non-string) attributes in the users
  • Initialize unknown NAS IP to 255.255.255.255, rather than 0.0.0.0
  • use SUN_LEN in control socket, to avoid truncation on some platforms.
  • Correct internal handling of debug condition to prevent it from being over-written.
  • Check return code of regcomp in unlang, so that invalid regular expressions are caught rather than mishandled.
  • Make rlm_sql use <ltdl.h>. Addresses bug #610.
  • Document list "type = status" better. Closes bug #580.
  • Set "default days" for certificates, because OpenSSL won't do it. This closes bug #615.
  • Reference correct list in example raddb/modules/ldap. Closes #596.
  • Increase default schema size for Acct-Session-Id to 64. Closes #540.
  • Fix use of temporary files in dialup-admin. Closes #605 and addresses CVE-2008-4474.
  • Addressed a number of minor issues found by Coverity.
  • Added DHCP option 150 to the dictionary. Closes #618.

04 December 2008 - Version 2.1.2 has been released.
Due to packaging issues, 2.1.2 has been pulled from the net.

25 September 2008 - Version 2.1.1 has been released.

The focus of this release is stability.

Feature Improvements

  • Many more options and features are available via radmin. See man radmin and raddb/sites-available/control-socket.
  • Many more commands available via the control socket. Connect via radmin, and type help for more information.
  • Added dictionary.networkphysics and dictionary.lancom.
  • Calculate WiMAX MIP keys, and added sample WiMAX SQL tables.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug that made radmin not work.
  • Fixed Suse && Debian package scripts.
  • Fixed issues with dynamic clients.
  • Fixed configure checks for -lreadline
  • rlm_sqlippool no longer needs to be linked to rlm_sql.
  • Add statistics for detail file listeners. This closes bug #593.
  • Fixed printing of some WiMAX attributes.
  • Fixed double free on exit() in rlm_attr_filter.
  • Fixed build issues on Solaris.
  • Fixed fast session resumption for EAP-TLS.

05 September 2008 - Version 2.1.0 has been released.

The focus of this release is features.

Feature Improvements

  • Clients may now be defined dynamically, based on IP address. See raddb/sites-available/dynamic-clients.
  • SNMP support is now available through an experimental Perl script. See scripts/snmp-proxy/README
  • SNMP statistics are also available through Status-Server packets. See raddb/sites-available/status
  • Added more Microsoft attributes from bug #568.
  • The linelog module has more functionality and flexibility. See raddb/modules/linelog.
  • The debugging output has been sanitized. It should be much more readable.
  • Debug logs can now be turned on/off while the server is running, for a user, group, realm, etc. See the log section of raddb/radiusd.conf.
  • Added support for WiMAX Forum attributes. The dynamic keys are not yet calculated. See share/dictionary.wimax
  • Added session resumption for PEAP and TTLS. See raddb/eap.conf, and the cache sub-section.
  • Added radmin command-line tool for administering a running server. See man radmin and raddb/sites-available/control-socket.

Bug Fixes

  • Double escaping of '\\' in the users (and some other) files has been fixed. If you have '\\' in the users file, your configuration will need to be checked, and fixed!
  • Parse security section of radiusd.conf. This was accidentally deleted in 2.0.5. Closes bug #566.
  • Bind to interface before IP, which allows DHCP sockets to listen on "*" for multiple interfaces.
  • Fix handling of giaddr in DHCP responses.
  • Corrected parsing of status_check in home_server so that it works.
  • Fix hints so that "Puser" works again.
  • Removed length restrictions on attribute names in the dictionaries.
  • Update socket code to avoid C compiler optimizations.

07 June 2008 - Version 2.0.5 has been released.

The focus of this release is stability.

Feature Improvements

  • Permit SQL authorize_reply_query to be empty.
  • Allow setting response packet type in Post-Proxy-Type Fail handler.
  • Added install-chown target to set correct permission and ownership make RADMIN=radmin RGROUP=radius install-chown.
  • Support for LDAP-Group and other dynamic comparison attribute in unlang. Developed from a patch by Jason Alderfer.
  • Added chroot support. See radiusd.conf for comments.
  • Allow clients of 0/0. We do not recommend using this, though.
  • Moved many module configurations into raddb/modules/*.

Bug Fixes

  • Allow proxying to virtual servers for accounting packets, too.
  • Added num_fields function to PostgreSQL client. This lets clients be read from a PostgreSQL database.
  • Updated proxy fallback mechanism to validate fallback servers, and to process fallback requests in a child thread.
  • The realm module returns ok for LOCAL realms, not noop.
  • Fixed some DHCP code handling. The examples should now work.

30 April 2008 - Version 2.0.4 has been released.

The focus of this release is stability.

Feature Improvements

  • Allow "virtual_server" in "realm" and "home_server" sections. See raddb/proxy.conf and raddb/sites-available/virtual.example.com.
  • Allow "passwd" module to be listed in "accounting" and "post-auth".
  • Added "fallback" to "home_server_pool" configuration, to handle the case of all home servers being dead. See raddb/proxy.conf.
  • Added sample text to raddb/sites-available/inner-tunnel which can simplify debugging of inner tunnel configurations.
  • Added regular expression matching in realm names. See raddb/proxy.conf for examples.
  • Added simple DHCP server functionality. For comments, see raddb/sites-available/dhcp.
  • Added file globbing capabilities to detail file reader
  • Added sample raddb/sites-available/robust-proxy-accounting.
  • Clients in SQL can now refer to a virtual server. Patch from Michael Bretterklieber.
  • Added some examples of creating RADIUS administrator in SQL, and assigning appropriate access rights.

Bug Fixes

  • Install all files in raddb/sites-available.
  • Allow non-threaded builds.
  • Don't treat '0x' as special for known attributes that are not of type "octets".
  • Fix log error in rlm_pap.
  • Remove documentation about non-existent functionality.
  • Updated warning messages in debug output.
  • Fix handling of timeouts in rlm_ldap that affected 64-bit systems. This fix was supposed to go into 2.0.3, but did not make it.
  • Fix event handling in debug mode for failed proxy requests.
  • Fix memleak in fifos. Closes bug #537.
  • Fix memleak on blocked threads. Closes bug #538.
  • Perform additional checks on NULL realms. Closes bug #541.
  • Fix handling of "clients" in "listen" section.
  • When detail file cannot process a packet, sleep for longer to let the rest of the server do something.
  • Add missing table to raddb/sql/mssql/schema.sql. Closes bug #545.
  • Updated rlm_sql_postgresql to build with PostgreSQL 7.x. Closes bug #533.
  • Fix "postauth" of rlm_ldap to look for LDAP-UserDn in the correct place.
  • Update rlm_attr_filter for some corner cases. Closes bug #543.
  • Fixed memory leak in libfreeradius event handler.
  • In the SQL Accounting on/off queries, remove the restriction that the session time had to be zero.

17 March 2008 - Version 2.0.3 has been released.

The focus of this release is stability.

Feature Improvements

  • Updated raddb/certs/ca.cnf with extensions to allow the ca.der file to be imported as a CA on Symbian and Windows Mobile devices. Closes bug #524.
  • Enable multiple matches in the hints file via Fall-Through = Yes. Closes bug #477.
  • Added preliminary SQLite driver, contibuted by Apple. Untested, with no sample configuration. This addresses bug #470.
  • Updated the logging sub-system so that log messages from libfreeradius can go to the log file, and not stdout.
  • Added dictionary.rfc5176 with two new values for the Error-Cause attribute.
  • The EAP module now checks for instance name, and uses that for authentication. This avoids the need to set Auth-Type when there are multiple instances of the EAP module.
  • Added the Module-Return-Code attribute, which contains the value returned by the previous module (ok/fail/update/etc.).

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected typos in rlm_dbm. Closes bug #521 and bug #522.
  • Detail file listen sections now work much better.
  • Don't allow old log_* to over-ride new format. Closes bug #525
  • Initialize allocated memory in Oracle SQL driver. This fixes occasional crashes on some systems. Closes bug #518
  • Call correct function in rlm_protocol_filter. This enables the module to build. Closes bug #512.
  • Added deprecated flag to build for rlm_krb5. This allows it to run on 64-bit systems. Closes bug #491.
  • Corrected error message when parsing invalid configurations so that the server does not crash. Closes bug #527.
  • Fix handling of timeouts in rlm_ldap that affected 64-bit systems.
  • Handle $INCLUDE's in the instantiate section. Closes bug #528.
  • Format updates to man pages from Stephen Gran.

5 March 2008 FreeRADIUS Client Version 1.1.6 has been released.

14 February 2008 - Version 2.0.2 has been released.

This version corrects a number of flaws in the handling of EAP sessions and detail files. We recommend that all sites using 2.0.x and EAP upgrade to 2.0.2.

Feature Improvements

  • Added notes on how to debug the server in radiusd.conf.
  • Moved all log_* in radiusd.conf to log{} section, The old configurations are still accepted.
  • Added ca.der target in raddb/certs/Makefile. This is needed for importing CA certs into Windows.
  • Added ability send raw attributes via Raw-Attribute = 0x0102... This is available only debug builds. It can be used to create invalid packets! Use it with care.
  • Permit unlang policies inside of Auth-Type{} sub-sections of the authenticate{} section. This makes some policies easier to implement.
  • listen sections can now have type = proxy. This lets you control which IP is used for sending proxied requests.
  • Added note on SSL performance to raddb/certs/README

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed reading of detail files.
  • Allow inner EAP tunneled sessions to be proxied.
  • Corrected MySQL schemas.
  • syslog now works in log{} section.
  • Corrected typo in raddb/certs/client.cnf
  • Updated raddb/sites-available/proxy-inner-tunnel to permit authentication to work.
  • Ignore zero-length attributes in received packets.
  • Correct memcpy when dealing with unknown attributes.
  • Corrected debugging messages in attr_rewrite.
  • Corrected generation of State attribute in EAP. This fixes the "failed to remember handler" issues.
  • Fall back to DEFAULT realm if no realm was found. Based on a patch from Vincent Magnin.
  • Updated example raddb/sites-available/proxy-inner-tunnel
  • Corrected behavior of attr_filter to match documentation. This is NOT backwards compatible with previous versions! See man rlm_attr_filter for details.

January 2, 2008 - Version 2.0.1 has been released.

Feature Improvements

  • Unlang now permits type-specific checks, and requires using strings less often. e.g. if (Framed-IP-Address > 192.168.0.1) { ....

Bug Fixes

  • The acct_unique module has been updated to understand the deprecated (but still used) Client-IP-Address attribute.
  • The EAP-MSCHAPv2 module no longer leaks MS-CHAP2-Success in packets.
  • Fixed crash in the dbm module.
  • Corrected parsing of syslog entries in radiusd.conf.

January 10, 2008 - Version 2.0 has been released.

We are pleased to announce that Version 2.0.0 (sig) has been released. This version is a tremendous step forward in functionality for the server.

Feature Improvements

  • simple policy language (see man unlang)
  • virtual servers (raddb/sites-available/README)
  • IPv6 support
  • better proxy support (raddb/proxy.conf)
  • More EAP types
  • Debugging output should be much easier to understand
  • VMPS support
  • More modules have been moved to "stable" status (python, etc.)
  • SQL configuration has been cleaned up (see raddb/sql/*)
  • limited support for HUP. (The configuration for some modules is re-loaded on HUP. Nothing else is reloaded.)
  • check configuration and exit (radiusd -C)
  • Server core is now event based (simpler, more powerful)

Bug Fixes

  • The server re-design has resulted in simple fixes for many issues that were too difficult to correct in Version 1.1.x.