ASL V5.1 BETA available (named "ASL 5.050")

We are pleased to invite you to test the public BETA of Astaro Security Linux V5.1 For testing purpose we named the test image ASL 5.050, it includes the following:


  • Upgrade to SpamAssassin 3.01 with the following powerful extensions:
    + Razor2 (online database spam check)
    + DCC (online database spam check)
    + SURBL (spam realtime blocklist)
  • Backend bugfixes for backup converter/licensing/logging/reporting
  • Overall system performance increase
  • new kernel with bugfixed conntrack code

New Features

  • Additional features for better junk mail control:
    + Greylisting (Advanced spam blocking method)
    + BATV reverse path signing (Block virus and spam backscatter)
    + Checking SPF records (Joe-Job/Phishing protection)
  • SNMP trap support
  • Bandwidth monitoring capabilities with notifications if bandwidth usage exceeds/below defined percentage
  • Improved Proxy Content Manager
  • Daily proxy content manager digest sent by email for every user

We do not recommend to use the BETA on larger production servers (even if we already use it to filter our own mail – and it works great)

The public BETA ISO image carry the version number 5.050. We will neither provide a Up2Date package to upgrade your existing V5 to this BETA release nor will we publish an Up2Date Package to upgrade from the pubic BETA to the final ASL V5.100.

Backup files from ASL V5.027 will work on the public BETA, backup files from the public BETA will work on the final V5.100. This upgrade does not need a new license or a special license. Any ASL V5 license can be used.  

Download Information

Download the BETA iso image from our HTTP or FTP Server:

277,479,424 Bytes
md5sum: bede64f994178d65baf045afb4415c2e

281,673,728 Bytes
md5sum: 7cd9022f4611e984927c5fe975ff8ec7

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FTP: Astaro USAstaro GermanyAustralian MirrorAustria MirrorJapanese Mirror

We looking forward to receiving your feedback!


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