The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of 
PacketFence 4.0.6. This is a minor release with some new features, enhancements 
and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use 
and upgrading from 4.0.5 is strongly advised.

What is PacketFence ?

PacketFence is a fully supported, trusted, Free and Open Source Network Access 
Control (NAC) solution. Boasting an impressive feature set, PacketFence can be 
used to effectively secure small to very large heterogeneous networks.

Among the features provided by PacketFence, there are:

Powerful BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workflows
Simple and efficient guests management
Multiple enforcement methods with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Compliance checks for computers present on your network
Integration with various vulnerability scanners and intrusion detection 
Bandwidth accounting for all devices
A complete overview of the solution is available from the official website:

Changes Since Previous Release

New Features

New Polish (pl_PL) translation (thanks to Maciej Uhlig <>)

Improved display of filters and sources (DynamicTable) in portal profile editor
Ensure the VLAN naming scheme is set on start up
When no authentication source is associated to the default portal profile, all 
available sources are used
Phone number is now editable from the user editor
Updated fingerprints of gaming devices (Xbox)
Moved pfmon to a single process daemon and added the ability to restart itself 
upon error
Added new test tool bin/pftest
Improved SQL query in pf::node when matching a valid MAC
Allow change of owner in node editor (with auto-completion)
iptables management by packetfence is now optional
Allow advanced search of users and nodes by notes (#1701)
Added better error/warning messages when adding a violation with pfcmd
Output the violation id for pfcmd violation add command when the json option is 
Bug Fixes

Fixed XML encoding of RADIUS attributes in SOAP request
Fixed retrieval of user role for gaming devices
Fixed SQL query of connection types report in Web admin
Fixed issue with anonymous LDAP bind failing with searches
Fixed email subject when self-registering by email
Fixed empty variables of preregistration email template
Fixed detection of guest-only authentication sources when no source is 
associated to the portal
Fixed stylesheet for Firefox and IE when printing user access credentials
Fixed display of IP address in advanced search of nodes
Fixed advanced search of nodes by violation
Fixed advanced search of users by sponsor
Fixed various caching issues
Fixed various logged warnings
Fixed various authentication issues (#1693, #1695)
See the ChangeLog file for the complete list of changes:

See the UPGRADE file for notes about upgrading:

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 or by getting 
the sources:

Documentation about the installation and configuration of PacketFence is also 

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.
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