The Inverse Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of 
PacketFence 2.0.1. This is a minor release bringing new hardware 
support, a couple of enhancements and bug fixes. 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
  * Xirrus WiFi Arrays support (feature sponsored by the University of 
Mary Hardin-Baylor)
  * Broaden Meru Controllers support
  * Extricom EXSW Wireless Switches (Controllers) support

  * Minor improvement to command-line and Web Admin help
  * Improvements to SSID lookups
  * Cisco WiSM and WLC SSID now recorded (#994)

Bug fixes
  * Fixed pfcmd initiated VLAN re-evaluation (#1160)
  * pfdhcplistener is better at updating node IP information (#1149)
  * Fixed dot11Deauthentication traps issues with pfsetvlan (#1157)
  * Added missing variable in snort.conf template (#1138)
  * Fixed authorized MAC method in Cisco Catalyst 2960 (#987)
  * Improved error handling in pfdhcplistener (#1150)
  * Fixed problems with generating erroneous 
configuration (#1148)
  * now warns on empty MySQL root password (#1146)
  * Fixed node view database queries that were reporting wrong values 
under unknown circumstances (#1162)
  * Removed some unnecessary warnings (#1065)

... 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.

That's it folks. Have a great day and talk to you soon!
Olivier Bilodeau  ::  +1.514.447.4918 *115  ::
Inverse inc. :: Leaders behind SOGo ( and PacketFence 

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