The next build of Web Safety 8.0 RC2 is available. This version has some major
technical changes and internal updates and contains some breaking changes
compared to version 7.6 so we decided to promote the version to 8.0.
The following changes are included into this build:
- Added support for Squid 5.2 on
Ubuntu 20. The virtual appliance and Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS images
will be based on this version too.
- Breaking Change - the supported
version of RedHat Linux is now 9 (currently in beta), if support for
RedHat 8 is required, please continue using Web Safety 7.6
- Updates of definition files are
performed using new updates.diladele.com server. Updates should be faster
- Technical Change - internal
ICAP web filtering modules are moved to boost 1.77. More standard C++
libraries are used now. A lot of unification with Web Filtering Proxy for
Microsoft Windows is implemented.
- Removed some decommissioned and
non-working functionality in YouTube guard module.
- Removed some old settings from
Admin UI that are not supported by Squid 5 (for example, no more
dns_v4_first setting present).
- Breaking Change - default user
in the Admin UI is now named admin instead of root as before. This is to
strictly separate the operating system level users and application users.
- Breaking Change in virtual
appliance - default operating system user root is now only able to login
using console; remote login using ssh is disabled. This is to prevent
security issues in default deployments when administrator forgets to
change the default credentials.
Please if you have time do give it a look. Add issues and
comments using github's new issue page at https://github.com/diladele/websafety/issues/new.
Thanks for everyone for making this possible.
The virtual appliance images can be downloaded from: