Distribution Release: IPFire 2.27 Core 160
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IPFire is a Linux distribution that focuses on easy setup, good handling and high level of security, intended for use in firewalls and routers. The project has published a new update which focuses on improving network throughput. “In recent days and months, the development team has spent a lot of time on finding bottlenecks and removing those. Our goal is to increase throughput on hardware and bringing latency down, for a faster network. This update brings a first change which will enable network interfaces that support it, to send packets that belong to the same stream to the same processor core. This allows taking advantage of better cache locality and the firewall engine as well as the Intrusion Prevention System benefit from this, especially with a large number of connections and especially on hardware with smaller CPU caches.” The IPFire team is also continuing their work to remove Python 2 from their distribution. Additional information is provided in the project’s release announcement. Download (SHA256): ipfire-2.27.x86_64-full-core160.iso (406MB, torrent, pkglist).
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