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Jan
1
[ARTICA]: New release: 1.8.010121 : 18 New features 14 fixed bugs
Posted by Touzeau David on 01 January 2014 08:42 PM

Hi members:


Important: Happy New year !!!
We hope that this new 1.8x branch version will help you in your network IT management...



Changes since the latest 2013 December release :

  • 1.8.010117: Add new security options on the reverse proxy service ( see http://youtu.be/y8y5qL6twwA )
  • 1.8.010117: Add a new feature in order to increase security for an Artica server in front of Internet (see http://youtu.be/aZUfs3e53kg )
  • 1.7.123100: Add a new feature: DNS Query Tool ( see http://youtu.be/R8VcwCxkBwA )
  • 1.7.123100: Add possibility to create firewall rules against Anti-exploits rules (see http://youtu.be/e7meRtZ6s9U )
  • 1.7.122702: Add possibility to create Anti-exploits rules on the reverse proxy ( see  http://youtu.be/XZJK56TqUm8 )
  • 1.7.122702: Add a new function that verify there is no already opened port used by Squid-cache before starting Squid-Cache daemon
  • 1.7.122416: Add possibility to update manually update reverse-proxy package version. ( http://youtu.be/eQBmRbUbPow )
  • 1.7.122402: Add possibility to define a catch-all for reverse proxy website. ( see http://youtu.be/tMvi-cqG0sc )
  • 1.7.122402: Add possibility to change proxy objects order in Proxy cache acls rules ( see http://youtu.be/2T4dHZPtlYw )
  • 1.7.122402: Add a new Feature called "Virtual Switch" ( see http://youtu.be/S4eXSpn28ek )
  • 1.7.122301: Add possibility to play with records on the DNS cache feature (see http://youtu.be/wBAADzZlaWQ )
  • 1.7.122001: Add possibility to log Clients Hostnames in Artica statistics ( see http://youtu.be/4flmI82hu2g )
  • 1.7.121919: Fix unable to add a single item into ACLs groups ( field locked ).
  • 1.7.121919: Remove Warnings about users did not linked to the system when Artica is installed as Proxy Appliance.
  • 1.7.121918: Modify the interface when Artica is connected to the Active Directory: A tree is displayed instead tables.
  • 1.7.121918: Fix only Root user is used to connect Artica to the Proxy statistics Database.
  • 1.7.121918: Fix Unable to re-connect the the second proxy for stats when using the same IP after reinstalling a Proxy server.
  • 1.7.121918: Fix error : TestAddport[3404]: Bind remote : Failed to parse address "" (0)
  • 1.7.121401: Add possibility to schedule a task designed to empty the Zarafa Search indexes.
  • 1.7.121401: Add a new watchdog function on Zarafa-search with 0x80040401
  • 1.7.121401: Add a new feature /etc/init.d/zarafa-search clean that clean all Zarafa-search indexes.
  • 1.7.121401: Change the Zarafa-search script.
  • 1.7.121401: Artica for Proxy watchdog did not test proxy health if the service TTL is less than 5mn
  • 1.7.121401: Fix Artica watchdog try to start squid-cache without testing if is already running.
  • 1.7.121401: Change the networking system routes procedure in order to fix Proxy outgoing address issues.
  • 1.7.121401: Allows to change the Zarafa_Always_Send_Delegates option.
  • 1.7.121401: Fix unable to define SendAs in Zarafa server.
  • 1.7.121401: Fix unable to add DNS items in Proxy section.
  • 1.7.121401: Fix scanning monthly statistics eat all server memory
  • 1.7.121401: Fix Web filtering Engine is not restarted when connecting the proxy to the appliance.
  • 1.7.121401: Add possibility to update manually the Artica Categories Database
  • 1.7.121401: Add new function: if realtime proxy MySQL injection is failed, the proxy will store MySQL query on cache and wait the MySQL service to be restored in order to inject old data.

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Dec
2
[ARTICA]: New release: 1.7.120200 : 21 New features 9 fixed bugs
Posted by Touzeau David on 02 December 2013 12:26 AM

Hi members:


Important:
We have released a new Artica Proxy ISO based on the new Debian 7.2 64bits Linux distribution.
This is ISO/System should be HyperV compatible.
ISO can be downloaded here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/artica-squid/files/ISO/proxy-appliances/
We plan to build other ISO for Mail appliances, Zarafa Apppliances and NAS Appliances

Changes since the latest release

  • 1.7.120200: Fix default Web filtering rule did not follow it's position defined in it's settings
  • 1.7.120200: Add possibility to specifiy an interface to listen for Winbind service when connecting the Proxy to the Active Directory
  • 1.7.120200: Fix sometimes Artica is not able to repair and reconstruct Proxy caches after a crash.
  • 1.7.112823: Fix unable to compile bandwith rules from Proxy ACLs
  • 1.7.112823: Add possibility to tune the TimeOut of the HTTP artica download tasks in order to prevent timeout issues when update Artica or packages
  • 1.7.112700: Add feature "Proxy Urgency Mode" in order to turn to a light configuration and let users surfing.( see http://youtu.be/WptduFYsGo4 )
  • 1.7.112700: Add possibility to refresh caches status and Proxy memory status trough the Web interface
  • 1.7.112117: Add dedicated rules in order to unrestrict Windows Updates services trough the proxy ( see http://youtu.be/gJpyrpHYYoA )
  • 1.7.112117: Add a function that switches LDAP parameters to use local LDAP service if a remote LDAP is defined but is unavailable.
  • 1.7.112101: Add a function that clean /var/lib/c_icap/temporary perdiodically
  • 1.7.112023: Add possibility to change the directory of the Artica Categories database ( see http://youtu.be/ImKavs15aE0 )
  • 1.7.112023: Add a new tasks that perform cache cleaning in order to free disk space.
  • 1.7.112023: Change default Sarg output dir to /var/www/html/squid-reports
  • 1.7.112023: Decrease CPU consumption on tasks categorization by adding a memory cache in MySQL.
  • 1.7.111823: Add possibility to define a 303 redirect in reverse proxy option.
  • 1.7.111823: An Artica client of an other Artica that act as statistics appliance will not update category databases.
  • 1.7.111823: Ban artica-install to stop the Squid-cache service
  • 1.7.111800: Add Zarafa Debian 7 support and postfix 2.11 support
  • 1.7.111617: Add new graph front-end in order to display downloaded flow by month.
  • 1.7.111612: Add a new function for the Web filtering that automatically create an empty category database if the Web filtering claim about missing database
  • 1.7.111612: Add more events for the watchdog.
  • 1.7.111612: Fix watchdog restart Proxy each 10mn cause it not understand the 302 HTTP return code from external web page to check.
  • 1.7.111612: Add a watchdog on haarp/StreamCache, if more than 5 errors is encountered, Artica will disable it automatically.
  • 1.7.111516: Fix some access events are not parsed by Sarg
  • 1.7.111516: Fix some events are not added into syslog database.
  • 1.7.111512: Add a new watchdog on Proxy when encounter "No space left on device", a reconstruct cache as been made.
  • 1.7.111512: Fix issue when rebuilding cache and when there no space left on disk, Artica will not move the old cache but delete it instead.
  • 1.7.111512: Fix unable to display StreamCache settings in the EndUsers Web Access interface.
  • 1.7.111501: Fix artica generate a hourly memory graph with 0 values.
  • 1.7.111501: Add possibility to disable Artica Web pages Errors on reverse proxy
  • 1.7.111501: Add possibility to tune timeouts on each cached websites in reverse proxy.
  • 1.7.111417: Fix when disable a limit bandwith rule is not applied on the proxy configuration.
  • 1.7.111417: Add a mount -a task in the network script to prevent not mounting items in fstab.
  • 1.7.111417: Minor tweaks in Web filtering engine.

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Nov
12
[ARTICA]: New release: 1.7.111300 : 13 New features 11 fixed bugs
Posted by Touzeau David on 12 November 2013 11:51 PM

Hi members:

 


Important:
We have released a new Artica Proxy ISO based on the new Debian 7.2 64bits Linux distribution.
This is ISO/System should be HyperV compatible.
ISO can be downloaded here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/artica-squid/files/ISO/proxy-appliances/
We plan to build other ISO for Mail appliances, Zarafa Apppliances and NAS Appliances

Changes since the latest release

  • 1.7.111121: Fix artica did not apply correct permissions on the lighttpd event file ( see http://www.artica.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10 )
  • 1.7.111119: Add possibility to disable NGinx trough FreeWeb.
  • 1.7.111119: Add possibility to disable the utf8 encode on the Artica Web interface (especially for the new Debian 7 installations)
  • 1.7.111119: Improve Artica Watchdog
  • 1.7.111119: Decrease performance consumption.
  • 1.7.111119: Add possibility to update Artica manually by uploading the Artica package trough the Web console.
  • 1.7.111119: Add possibility to limit the download bandwith when Artica needs to retreive updates (especially for the squid categories database )
  • 1.7.110712: Change Artica behavior when downloading files trough Internet, All downloads will pass trough the Proxy Manager Port if it is installed and not disabled.
  • 1.7.110712: Fix creating a rule with only extension that is not applied to the proxy settings.
  • 1.7.110712: Now change timezone will change both PHP/Operating system timezone.
  • 1.7.110712: fix issue on install_package(): Expected version:x.x.xxxxx does not match xxxxxx when upgrading artica.
  • 1.7.110712: remove bl.csma.biz from the RBL/DNSBL lists ( see http://www.dnsbl.com/2013/02/status-of-blcsmabiz-dead.html )
  • 1.7.110623: Fix unable to start C-ICAP service.
  • 1.7.110623: Fix unable to set time zone trough Artica.
  • 1.7.110623: Improve the SMTP anti-hack feature by ban 465/587 ports into the firewall too.
  • 1.7.110623: Fix error table `system_admin_events` doesn't exists.
  • 1.7.110623: Add possibility to see the status of Web filtering Artica categories database.
  • 1.7.110623: Fix wrong status on MySQL Artica databases size on Web Filtering status.
  • 1.7.110623: Fix Postfix queue watchdog did not works as expected
  • 1.7.110419: Improve the clock on the front panel, old function increase connections to the Artica Web server console.
  • 1.7.110419: Add new Proxy graph "Downloaded size this day" in order to see the flow retreived by users for the current day.
  • 1.7.110419: Add a sync button on category group in order to synchronize groups with actual Web filtering categories
  • 1.7.110419: Add possibility to select enabled categories in categories groupes in Web filtering rules.
  • 1.7.110419: Add a watchdog on loopback interface. It seems that sometime, the loopback interface is turned to off.
  • 1.7.110419: Improve the Anti-spam whitelisting from zarafa items feature ( see http://youtu.be/nwgv0LjzTpI )
  • 1.7.110316: Add possibility to create a dedicated task for backup cyrus-imapd mailboxes ( see  http://youtu.be/UUFZneRjkV0 )
  • 1.7.110316: Add possibility to allow only Postfix Networks defined to be connected to the SMTP port. ( Firewall rules as been added in order to ban other IP addresses)
  • 1.7.110316: Fix unlimited "Wait" message when enable/disable Postfix Networks
  • 1.7.110316: Add graphs for the mailbox store directory size in the Artica Front-end.
  • 1.7.110316: Fix unable to backup to NAS storage.
  • 1.7.110316: Add possibility to dedicate a specific task to backup cyrus-imapd mailboxes.
  • 1.7.110316: Fix PAM misconfiguration when pam_smbpass.so is not installed ( reported by PAM unable to dlopen(/lib/security/pam_smbpass.so): /lib/security/pam_smbpass.so: )

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Nov
2
Important: Artica Issue #2 on 1.7.110202 version.
Posted by Touzeau David on 02 November 2013 09:37 AM

Hi members After updating to 1.7.110202, Artica is unable to open Web pages and to start all services.

This issue is fixed in 1.7.110210 but if your Artica server is on 1.7.110202, follow this procedure :

Download the file http://www.articatech.net/download/patch-long-term/class.sockets.inc-1.7.110210.zip

Extract it to the /usr/share/artica-postfix/ressources directory using WinSCP program.

By default use the SSH root account to perform this operation.

The SSH root password is "artica" by default.


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Nov
2
[ARTICA]: New release: 1.7.110202 : 3 New features 3 fixed bugs
Posted by Touzeau David on 02 November 2013 02:00 AM

Hi members

This is the new Artica release of November.

We encountered a DNS issue with our ISP (1and1).
Our domain: Artica.fr was removed and take many, many times to be recovered.
During this period (about 2 weeks) your Artica server was unable to download updates.
This issue was fixed and we hope we will never reproduce this behavior...
We have plan to switch to a better ISP.

Here are changes:

  • 1.7.110202: Add a new feature: Dynamic Proxy PAC, that able to create Proxy PAC rules according browsers UserAgents or any other behaviors. ( see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H1XMZIK-S8 )
  • 1.7.110202: Add a new watchdog process: When the web filtering crashes, Artica able to disable the Web filtering and test it every 10mn in order to re-enable it.1.7.110202: minors interfaces changes.
  • 1.7.110202: Enhance the Certificate center and allows you to add your own private key and certificate ( see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ij3tCSiPd8 )
  • 1.7.110202: Rebuild the network system, Now the standard debian init.d script is removed and replaced by artica-ifup script. 
  • 1.7.110202: Add support of Microsoft RDP Proxy that able Artica to be an RDP gateway between users and RDP services.  ( see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVzgUoyJPx0 )
  • 1.7.110202: Add SSL dynamic certificat generation support for the proxy ( see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFYmYw6t9EM )
  • 1.7.110202: Add a new Artica frontend graph about the current size downloaded by all users during the current hour
  • 1.7.110202: Fix Web filtering crash when using "agressive" blacklist database
  • 1.7.110202: Fix unable to activate SSL on proxy standard port.
  • 1.7.110202: Rebuild totally the caches rules interface.
  • 1.7.110202: Add possibility to optimize the TCP/IP kernel settings for proxy setup (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5kve3olQTw )
  • 1.7.110202: fix: Fatal error: Call to a member function DATABASE_EXISTS() on a non-object in class.mysql.syslogs.inc on line 98 
  • 1.7.110202: Add possibility to enable a strong DNS cache when using Artica as DHCP server ( see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_mAKxdDZ6A )

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