Up2Date 7.005 released [Middle]

Up2Date 7.005 publishes the Backup Converter, Japanese and Chinese localization, WebAdmin Improvements, Performance Optimizations and of course some bug fixes…

Main topics in 7.005

Backup Converter
In order to migrate from existing V6 installations to V7 a Backup converter has been added. This converter will help by moving network and user definitions as well as a lot of other configuration options to V7. Because of many backend changes in V7 it is not possible to convert the V6 configuration completely. See WebAdmin >> Management >> Backup/Restore >> V6 backup import for more details.

The first part of the localization support is added in this release. Localization will cover WebAdmin, Executive Report and Daily Spam Digest and is available in Japanese and Chinese language.

WebAdmin Improvements
There are several WebAdmin improvements like a filter for the livelogs and the possibility to switch off spam thresholds in SMTP profiles. In addition you can now specifiy or edit the BATV secret and order policy routes by your needs.

Performance Optimizations
For several backend components memory usage and/or performance has been optimized which should lower the overall system resource usage for daily operation.

ASG 320 NIC Ordering
Some users of the ASG 320 already using V7 and who started with an early image may experience a mix up of the NIC ordering after applying Up2Date 7.004. The original state gets restored with this Up2Date.

SMTP Proxy
For SMTP Proxy a problem has been fixed which might stop the whole SMTP Proxy when scanning an email in a certain format. Also the Daily Spam Digest will now be sent out to internal users only.

HTTP Proxy
An issue in HTTP Proxy has been fixed which may slow down or stop HTTP Proxy when trying to deliver virus scanned webpages to the client. Also streaming downloads are now properly handled in the backend when a client disconnects a streaming session before it ends.

Up2Date 7.005


  • Firewall will reboot after Up2Date!
  • Existing configuration will not be changed


  • Added Backupconverter for V6 Backups
  • Added Japanese and Chinese language support
  • Added filter option for Livelog windows
  • Added option to sort policy routes
  • Updated GeoIP data for reporting
  • Improved memory usage and performance of several backend components


Fix [5584]: Spam threshold can not be switched off in SMTP profiles
Fix [5796]: Unable to expand the preview window in quarantine manager
Fix [5811]: Daily Spam Digest also sent to external domains
Fix [5889]: Content blocked page showing up twice
Fix [5956]: Huge amount of SMTP domains will slow down WebAdmin
Fix [6100]: Streaming downloads aren't aborted on client disconnect
Fix [6132]: System allows interface routes without target interface
Fix [6169]: Problems with Vista Windows Mail and POP3 Proxy in prefetch mode
Fix [6197]: BATV secret not changeable in WebAdmin
Fix [6203]: Backend sync for users with multiple mail adresses does not work
Fix [6285]: HA file synchronization may sync in wrong direction
Fix [6300]: Unable to release/download quarantined POP3 messages
Fix [6311]: Error while scanning emails may stop SMTP proxy
Fix [6316]: File synchronization fails if HA/Cluster password has special characters
Fix [6321]: Possible problem when restarting SSL VPN
Fix [6325]: Nic order mixed up on ASG 320
Fix [6339]: SSL VPN route will be deleted after enabling a static route
Fix [6342]: Large HTTP blacklist may cause WebAdmin slowdown

Download Information

The Astaro Up2Date technology makes it easy to upgrade your installed Astaro Security Linux to the latest version. There are two ways to apply an Up2Date package to the system (All Up2Dates are GNUPG-signed!):

  1. Log on to WebAdmin, navigate to Management >> Up2Date >> Overview and use Update to latest version now to install the Firmware Up2Date. Click on then Watch Up2Date Progress in new window and an extra browser window will show the progress of the Up2Date installation and the System administrator will receive a notification email once the Up2Date process has finished successfully.
  2. Download the Up2Date package from our HTTP or FTP Server and install it under Management >> Up2Date >> Advanced:
    (MD5sum: b1bf5de79b606f904dbb04f5f9bc952c Size : 78,432,258 bytes)
    HTTP:  Astaro USAstaro US2Astaro GermanyAstaro Germany2Australian MirrorAustria MirrorJapanese Mirror
    FTP: Astaro USAstaro US2Astaro GermanyAstaro Germany2Australian MirrorAustria MirrorJapanese Mirror


If you want to provide feedback or want to discuss any of the ASG V7 features you should post it on our User Bulletin Board. Please take care to add always(!) the version you refer to (e.g. “[7.005] V6 Backup converter fails with my HTTP config”).
There is also a demo server to check ASG V7: http://demo.astaro.com

Your Astaro R&D team


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