The next version of Web Safety 8.0 is now in Release Candidate state. 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
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
- 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.
Next steps are
testing and preparing cloud images for the upcoming release. This is planned in
Upgrade steps are described at https://docs.diladele.com/administrator_guide_stable/upgrade/index.html
the upgrades are not easy as always.
The virtual appliance images can be downloaded from:
Thanks for everyone for making this possible.
P.S. If you need an easy to use, native, non-virtual filtering proxy for
Microsoft Windows, consider taking a look at our new project https://webproxy.diladele.com - this is more
or less Web Safety packed in MSI installer (with our own HTTP/HTTPS proxy
implementation), running on Microsoft Windows as native application.