Bruce Smith has announced the release of Devil-Linux 1.2.12, a new version of the project’s live CD firewall and server distribution: “Devil-Linux 1.2.12 is available for download. Change highlights: Kernel 2.4.34, security fixes, many package updates, new Perl modules, a few new packages, and more.” Among the many package updates, Postfix has been upgraded to version 2.3.6, OpenSSH to 4.5p1, MySQL to 4.1.22, Shorewall to 3.2.7, BIND to 9.3.3 and DHCP to 3.0.5, while a missing LDAP support has been added to the Squid proxy server.
Devil-Linux is a CD-based Linux distribution for firewalls and routers. The goal of Devil-Linux is to have a small, customizable and secure (what is secure on the Internet?) Linux. The future of Devil-Linux will go far beyond an ordinary router, we will provide a lot of other services, but the distribution will still be easy and fast to maintain.