Astaro Security Linux 2.0 BETA5 (1.950)

We are pleased to announce the beta5 version of the next major release of Astaro Security Linux.
There are quite a few new features and system improvements included – we would appreciate your test feedback to help us bringing out a rock stable 2.0 soon! Please post your feedback in the therefore specific board at – thanks.

We found some serious bugs (host to net VPN, NIC carrier errors) in 1.940 (2.0 BETA4), so we have decided to put out another BETA version – this one replaces 1.940 as the last in the 1.9xx beta series. Astaro Security Linux 2.0 BETA5 (1.950) updates the IPSec stack, the tulip NIC driver and the Up2Date process (much fewer messages).

New in Astaro Security Linux 2.0 Beta:

  • SCSI Hardisk support
  • Gigabit NIC support
  • Road warrior-VPNs via PPTP
  • WebAdmin allows to kick open sessions
  • TCP port of WebAdmin is configurable
  • Handling of infected emails via WebAdmin
  • Portscan detection configurable via WebAdmin
  • Beeps after booting or halting
  • Separate virus pattern updates
  • Backup-files can be emailed (Attention: unencrypted!)
  • Different keyboard layouts
  • Selfsigned SSL certificate generation
  • Remote Syslog/SNMP (no WebAdmin so far)
  • Remote syslogd support
  • Proxy ARP
  • Alias Interfaces
  • Backup emailing

Our Up2Date policy:
Up2Dates for upgrading from 1.8 will be provided for the stable 2.0 and for upgrading from 1.9 beta versions to 2.0 final!
The upgrade to 2.0 is free of charge for all 1.8 customers! Backup will work for 1.8 -> Beta -> 2.0 migration.

Non-commercial users please note that it will not be possible to activate SMTP virus protection without a valid license key anymore – Astaro sublicenses the virus scanner from Kapersky Labs.
We will announce a special virus protection-pricing for non-commercial users with the 2.0 release.

Download Information

Astaro Security Linux 2.0 BETA via HTTP:Astaro, Australian Mirror
Astaro Security Linux 2.0 BETA via FTP: Astaro, Australian Mirror

MD5sum/Size compressed:
md5sum: 47f9f1e5b4587e9fa522221b1d3e3ed4
size: 60492858 bytes

MD5sum/Size uncompressed:
md5sum: 8821c5640a4083eabbe104025ad5f728
size: 154988544 bytes


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