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Changes from 042 to 043

Released 1/16/2011

Removed debugging option from the dhcp server script and setup, which can not work.

Repaired the dyndns noip client to activate the updated hosts. Previously the IP would update but during the update process the account was not re activated.

Repaired bug in the commonfn script that caused the web control panel User/add option not to function properly.

Repaired a typo in the language file for the default editor which was shown as /bin/edt and should have been /sbin/edt

Repaired the dynamic DNS NO-IP client to work with their new update protocol.

Repaired the firewall status color coding in the addon package menu firewall enable/disable section of the setup.

Repaired some network routing problems in the rc_net script when the firewall is disabled.

Repaired firewall logging issue that caused the firewall to fail when firewall logging was disabled.

Repaired 'cp /boot/kbd/*' error during system backups.

Repaired PXE and USB installs so that the correct version of FREESCO is installed on the hard drive during a move2hd command.

Repaired a bug in the setup that prevented changing the default package download URL.

Repaired a bug in the rc_dns script that caused internal host names and dynamic DNS entries not not to be resolved by the system when the DNS server was disabled.

Repaired a bug in the diagnostic sound system that caused a bogus log entry for sounds being disabled due to a time restriction when the sounds were disabled.

Repaired the setup firewall enable/disable section so that colors of enabled and disabled firewall rules for packages is displayed correctly.

Repaired some minor language bugs for synctime and crontab. This bug caused any non English control character set not to work correctly.

Repaired the dyndns client so that IP updates are registered correctly. Previously the client would register a success IP update even when the router was offline.

Repaired a bug in the diagnostic sound section of the setup that prevented kernel, lease and login example sounds to be played during setup or when the -f flag is used using the "play" command.

Repaired a bug in the extended debug logging for pppd in high speed PPPoE and PPtP connections.

Changed the arpf binary into shell script. The functions are still identical to the original binary, but it takes a lot less disk space.

Changed all of the built in network card drivers to reduce code size. This process involved using the older kernel modules and updating their card support along with removing almost all of the debugging code.

Added software raid0145 and linear support into the kernel source and into the system shut down process. To enable software raid a third party raid enabled kernel must be installed.

Added the 'test' binary and '[' into the system for better scripting support. Which now includes all of the standard option flags.

Added settings information to the setup -> system settings menu main display.

Added extra logging information for the LPD server so it displays feed and raw queue information in the main system logs at startup and on tty5.

Added a firewall only mode to the rc_masq script so that NAT can be disabled and still maintain firewall rules for service ports and any other specific exclusions needed.

Added a automatic restart of the ppp monitoring script any time a new IP address is received. This resolves any problems with the script using an inaccurate IP address for testing connectivity.

Added the French language into the main boot system translation variables. Thanks to Dorian48 for the translation.

Added the Portuguese language into the main boot system translation variables. Thanks to py2cac for the translation.

Added a manual option to the 'setsite' command. This option allows the user not to have to wait for package mirror timing and package listing downloads from all available mirrors. Of course this also means that only the packages from that single URL will be available for installation.

Added the 'version' command. This command lists the FREESCO version and the kernel version along with when the kernel was compiled.

Added local port redirect into the restrict.cfg. This allows for any internal client to be redirected from an external URL to a local server port. This can be used in conjunction with other restrict commands at the same time.

Removed the ident server. This server is used a lot and never configured. This server serves no purpose in almost all router configurations. So the disk space it used is better served as free space on the floppy. However for those who do actually want or need this server, it has now been made into an add on package.

Added the Dutch language translation into the system. Thanks to Dingetge and Thasaidon for accomplishing this for the FREESCO community.

Added the ability to make and use special language files or even just make minor changes to language files and put them in the /boot/language/ directory and they will overwrite the built in language files or replace specific pre-made alternate language files.

Added the gigabit rtl8169 network card driver into the base system. This driver supports the D-Link DGE-528T and Netgear GA-311 network cards along with newer rtl8110 and rtl8111 chip sets. Thanks to Erik Janp for repairing the driver.

Added local forwarding to an external IP in the restrict.cfg. This allows the restrict.cfg to control local access to specific external IP address and optionally include time/day restrictions as well for those sites.

Added the "raidmon" script into the ext2 package. This script monitors the raid status if software raid is enabled and the ext2 package installed. The script outputs warnings into the log and uses a special built in sound to ensure the raid system is always fully functional. When enabled the special sound is played in the setup in the diagnostic sound section of the setup.

Added the wakelan 0.2.1 source into busybox and included it in the main system. This aloows remote computers to be started without the need for an add-on package.

Added new variables for the TCP FIN and UDP masquerade timeouts in the rc_masq script. This makes it possible to set shorter timeouts for masquerading and eliminating the need to manually change these values when needed. This is an advanced option and most users will never need to adjust these values.

83K free on the floppy.