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VyOS 1.2.0-rc7 is available for download

Yet another release candidate, with more bug fixes and some experimental features. We are grateful to everyone who reported these bugs and sent us patches for them!

The ISO image is available for download here  

New features

RADIUS client source IP in remote access VPN

It is now possible to set the source IP with a command like "set vpn l2tp remote-access authentication radius source-address 192.0.2.10".

UEFI support

Thanks to joined efforts of our contributor Kroy the Rabbit and the maintainers, VyOS has got experimental support for installation and boot on UEFI platforms.

Since UEFI-only boxes started to enter the market lately, it makes a perfect last moment addition, but as any big change, it needs testing. If you have hardware that uses UEFI, please try it out and let us know if it works well for you.

If your machine is using UEFI boot, the installer will detect it automatically and create a GPT partition table and an UEFI partition rather than MBR, so for the users this new feature should be seemless.

Bug fixes

Updates to the latest kernel and the latest FRR seem to have resolved a number of tasks automatically, namely: an issue with route-map interface close not working for all protocols (T524), packet loss in some Xen environments including AWS (T935), support for the Denverton SoC (T946).

Fixes in BGP commands

Thanks to our community, we have identified a few more BGP commands whose migration to the new "address-family ipv4-unicast" syntax was incomplete. IPv4 prefix lists should now work correctly (T968), and so should "soft-reconfiguration inbound" (T982).

FRR syntax changes

While FRR has brought us a lot of improvements, it also has a small number of incompatibilities.

A syntax change in the "as-path-exclude" route-map option made it impossible to delete the clause or entire route-map, until we fixed it (T991). 

Another change is only planned, but already has deprecation warnings that are quite annoying (T964). We have fixed most of them, except in the "policy community-list" commands. The final bit is blocked by an issue in the new FRR commands that are supposed to replace the old ones, so until it's fixed you will get a warning when deleting or modifying community-lists. The warning is harmless, and we will fix it and also update op mode commands once the FRR developers fix their part.

Wireguard

A couple of issues with the wireguard CLI have been fixed. One was that you could not use whitespace inside wireguard interface descriptions (T979). The other issues would leave the VyOS CLI and the actual wireguard configuration in an incosistent state (T965). Thanks to our contributor hagbard, the issues have been resolved.

Misc

Removing a user with a "delete system login user" command now correctly deletes home directories, eliminating the possibility that the same home directory can be reassigned to a new user with a different UID and thus no write permissions for the original directory (T740).

Authentication/authorization logs should now work as expected again (T963).

The installer now allows installation on NVM Express SSD devices /dev/nvme* (T967). The patch was contributed by Brooks Swinnerton.

The "run monitor bandwidth-test initiate" command works again (T994).

The "| strip-private" pipe now correctly obscures "pre-shared-secret" options (T999).

The "hostfile-update" DHCP server option should now work again (T976).

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