Distribution Release: IPFire 2.27 Core 159
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IPFire is an independent Linux distribution that focuses on easy setup, good handling and high level of security. The project’s latest release features a new kernel, updated hardware support, and install media that is compressed with Zstandard compression for better performance. “This is a major update for IPFire, as it rebases the IPFire kernel on Linux 5.10, the latest long-term supported release of the Linux kernel. Arne has been working through a long spring getting IPFire ported on this release and it is now finally ready for prime-time. It features: Support for many new drivers, improved support and performance for existing drivers making IPFire more compatible with new, and powerful with existing hardware. Most notably are many network drivers as well as virtualised communication with the hypervisor in the cloud. Networking throughput has been increased through zero-copy TCP receive and UDP and Bottleneck Bandwidth and RTT congestion control (BBR). Those changes will also decrease the latency of the firewall in the network when forwarding packets. Wireless will have improved throughput and better latency with Airtime Queue Limits which practically enables use of all the ‘Bufferbloat’ algorithms on wireless. Support for 64-bit ARM hardware has been massively improved and we were able to drop a large amount of custom patches who have been upstreamed into the Linux kernel.” Further details can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download (SHA256): ipfire-2.27.x86_64-full-core159.iso (405MB, torrent, pkglist).
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