PfSense version 2.0.1 was released over the holidays which offers a few minor feature additions and quite a few bug fixes. Since this maintenance release includes fixes for a few security vulnerabilities it’s recommended that everyone upgrade to 2.0.1.
If you haven’t upgraded to pfSense version 2.0 yet then you can upgrade directly to version 2.0.1. If you’re already running version 2.0 you can upgrade to 2.0.1 using the web GUI or one of the other supported upgrade methods for pfSense.
The auto update system in the web GUI is pretty straightforward, it will automatically download and install the new release. The system configuration will be automatically transferred to the new version so you won’t have to reconfigure any of the settings.
Any packages that have been added will be automatically reinstalled after the update is applied. If your installation has several packages then it can take a while for the reinstallation to take place. All of the package settings will be automatically restored after they’ve been reinstalled.
List of Changes / Features
Below are some of the interesting improvements you’ll find in version 2.0.1. Check out the pfSense blog for a full list of changes and bug fixes in this release.
- Relayd can now be restarted from the services menu or dashboard widget
- Relayd now has it’s own tab in the system logs
- Wireless events also have their own tab in the system logs
- Remote syslog now supports three additional filters (Gateway Monitor events, Server Load Balancer events, and Wireless events)
- The DHCP server had been updated to version 4.2.3 to fix a security issue
- Some of the irrelevant log entries have been removed
If your curious what the future holds for pfSense then you can check out the features roadmap to see where things are headed. There is currently a long list of feature requests and additional improvements that are slated for version 2.1.