New Hardeware Monitoring and Security Tools from "Linux Firewalls"

Guardian Digital is happy to announce the release of EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.18 (Version 3.0, Release 18). This release includes many updated packages and bug fixes, some feature enhancements to Guardian Digital WebTool and the SELinux policy, and a few new features.

In distribution since 2001, EnGarde Secure Community was one of the very first security platforms developed entirely from open source, and has been engineered from the ground-up to provide users and organizations with complete, secure Web functionality, DNS,
database, e-mail security and integrated intrusion detection, SELinux policies and more.

EnGarde Community Site:

New features include:

  • The Guardian Digital Health Center. This new WebTool module
    allows you to monitor system temperature, fans, and hard drive
    S.M.A.R.T. data so you can pro-actively notice hardware failures.
    This module will be greatly expanded upon in the months
  • Two new tools, fwknop and psad, featured in the the new
    "Linux Firewalls" book by Michael Rash and No Starch Press, have
    been included in this release.
  • Over the coming weeks, members of the EnGarde Secure Linux Team
    will be posting HOWTO's on outlining how use
    these tools on EnGarde. If you're interested in firewalls, keep
    an eye out!
  • A new stress testing suite, contained in the new stress-kernel
    package, has been included in this release. This is roughly the
    same testing suite that our kernels go through before each
    release but it's also a good way to "burn in" new hardware.
  • The following reported bugs from are fixed
    in this release:

    #0000114 SASL Support in Postfix
    #0000168 After the last update with the WebTool, PHP5 does not
    #0000182 Add index.php setup to Squirrelmail documentation
    #0000183 DHCPD package doesn't create a needed pathway on install
    #0000184 Remove the 'resize_inode' feature from created filesystems
    #0000185 CD-ROM does not eject after installation

    Several other bugs are fixed in this release as well.

  • Several new packages such as bc (1.06), cyrus-sasl (2.1.22),
    drbd (8.2.1), dsniff (2.3), eventlog (0.2.5), fwknop (1.8.2),
    libnids (1.22), perl-EnGarde-HealthCenter (0.90),
    perl-Text-Context (3.6), perl-Text-Context-EitherSide (1.3),
    perl-UNIVERSAL-require (0.11), psad (2.1), quota (3.15), sdparm
    (1.02), stress-kernel (3.0), and swish-e (2.4.5).
  • The latest stable versions of MySQL (5.0.45), asterisk
    (1.4.14), bacula (2.2.6), cpio (2.9), curl (7.17.1), dhcpd
    (3.1.0), dovecot (1.0.7), einstall (3.18), engarde-policy (3.18),
    gdb (6.7.1), kernel(2.6.23), krb5 (1.6.3), kvm (52), libol
    (0.3.18), libpng (1.2.23), lm_sensors (2.10.5), mpg123 (0.68),
    openswan (2.4.10), samba (3.0.27a), smartmontools (5.37), sudo
    (1.6.9p8), syslog-ng (2.0.5), webtool (3.18), xl2tpd (1.1.12),
    zaptel (1.4.6).

All new users downloading EnGarde Secure Linux for the first time
or users who use the LiveCD environment should download this

Users who are currently using EnGarde Secure Linux do not need to
download this release -- they can update their machines via the
Guardian Digital Secure Network WebTool module.

Below are the MD5 sums for the i686 and x86_64 ISO images:


You may download this ISO image via FTP or BitTorrent by following the "Download Now!" link from

(It may take several days for this image to make it to our
mirrors, please be patient).

Further Information
New users are encouraged to explore our community forum and wiki:

# EnGarde Secure Linux Homepage

# EnGarde Secure Linux Community Forum

# EnGarde Secure Linux Wiki

# EnGarde Secure Linux Bug Tracking System