The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of 
PacketFence 1.9.1. This is a minor release bringing new features, new 
hardware support, performance enhancements, documentation update and 
other smaller changes. This release is considered ready for production use.

=== What is PacketFence ? ===

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source network 
access control (NAC) system. Boosting an impressive feature set including:

  * Registration and remediation through a captive portal
  * Detection of abnormal network activities using Snort IDS
  * Proactive vulnerability scans using Nessus
  * Isolation of problematic devices
  * 802.1X for wired and wireless networks
  * Wireless integration for all provided features
  * Supports complex and heterogeneous environments
  * VoIP / IP Telephony support and more!

A set of screenshots is available from and a set of videos is 
available from

=== Changes Since Previous Release ===

New Hardware Support
  * Extreme XOS Port Security (MAC address lockdown) and Voice over IP 
support (feature sponsored by Extreme Networks)
  * Nortel ERS 2500 Series Port security and Voice over IP support

New Features
  * Basic Access Control in the Web Administration interface (#965, 
Thanks to eSubnet Enterprises for their initial contribution)
  * New parameters in switches.conf to manage Web Services enabled switches

  * Captive portal performance improvements. Up to 23x on some workloads 
  * More than 35 new DHCP fingerprints (Thanks to Eric Kollmann and Sam 
  * Improved Nessus failed scan error reporting (partial fix for #1032)
  * Better error reporting on Cisco ISR 1800
  * Added some documentation for Cisco (2960, 3550) and Aruba in the 
SNMP modules
  * Documented performance optimization regarding blocking non-browser 
requests in the captive portal (#1072)
  * Avoiding unnecessary load where a lot of non-trap violation are used 
  * Updated (for clarification purpose) documentation for Cisco stacked 
and 4500 Series switches. (#1037)
  * Error handling and error messages improvements (#1052)
  * Updated documentation for FreeRadius 1.x and added some for 2.x. (#1036)

Bug fixes
  * Node categories related fixes (#1063, #1056)
  * Deleting a node no longer breaks paging in Web Admin (#1055)
  * Max number of node per user is enforced more consistently (#1057)
  * RPM packaging fixes (#1047)
  * Misc fixes (#1068)

... and more. See the ChangeLog file for the complete list of changes 
and the UPGRADE file for notes about upgrading. Both files are in the 
PacketFence distribution.

=== Getting PacketFence ===

PacketFence is free software and is distributed under the GNU GPL. As 
such, you are free to download and try it by either getting the new 
release from:

or by getting the sources from the official monotone server using the 
instructions at

Documentation about the installation and configuration of PacketFence is 
available from:

=== How Can I Help ? ===

PacketFence is a collaborative effort in order to create the best Free 
and Open Source NAC solution. There are multiple ways you can contribute 
to the project:

  * Documentation reviews, enhancements and translations
  * Feature requests or by sharing your ideas
  * Participate in the discussion on mailing lists 
  * Patches for bugs or enhancements
  * Provide new translations of remediation pages

=== Getting Support ===

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by writing to

You can also fill our online form 
( and a representative from 
Inverse will contact you.

Inverse offers professional services to organizations willing to secure 
their wired and wireless networks with the PacketFence solution.

Olivier Bilodeau  ::  +1.514.447.4918 *115  ::
Inverse inc. :: Leaders behind SOGo ( and PacketFence 

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