Release Notes CPS 7.1.14
Collax Platform Server
To install this update please follow the following steps:
- It is highly recommended to backup of all server data with the Collax backup system before proceeding. Check that the backup was successful before proceeding with the update (this can be done within the backup information email).
- In the administration interface go to System → System Operation → Software → System Update and press Get Package List. This will download the listed update packages. If successful the message Done! will be displayed on the screen.
- Click Get Packages to download the update packages.
- Click Install. This installs the update. The end of this process is indicated by the message Done!.
- A new kernel will now be installed. The system will reboot automatically after installing the update. An appropriate note will be shown if the update process is completed.
New in this Version
Collax Central: New features
File: Two-factor authentication for logging on to WebAccess
With this release, a method for two-factor authentication (2FA) can be activated for the WebAccess, that in addition to the password of a user asks for a temporary one-time password. The user receives a one-time password through an authenticator app or a security token. In the future, the user will have to enter the one-time password, if 2FA is activated, each time you log on to WebAccess, after entering your login and password. This second level for checking the authenticity of the user eliminates the risk of guessed or spied passwords.
System Management: New Updates available
There will be a symbol on the administration interface about new, available updates.
System Management: Linux Kernel 4.9.220
This update installs Linux kernel 4.9.220.
Misc: Modern Online Documentation
The online documentation gets a new look and has been redesigned, structured and modernized. It now also has a search function, so that they include the current descriptions of the product surface to find the relevant technical information more quickly.
Misc: Python 3.8.2
With this release, Python 3.8.2 will be installed. Installing this does not replace python2 but installs alongside of it. Run python3 scripts using the python3 interpreter.
Misc: Extended MySQL Tuning Paramater
In this version, MySQL tuning is expanded using a tuning parameter. In addition, the stack size can be configured for each thread and SQL procedures can be switched on.
Issues Fixed in this Version
Collax Gatekeeper: Duplicate IP addresses for ongoing connections
With L2TP dial-up connections with a virtual IP address, it could occur that new connections receive the same IP address as the already connected client. This made the connection of the previous client unusable. This will be corrected with the update.
Collax Gatekeeper: Proposal combinations for IKE tunnels
With certain proposal combinations for IKE tunnels, it could happen that the preferred settings have not been negotiated. This will be corrected with the update.
E-Mail: Avira AntiVir prior Version 7.1.6
From Avira, an automatic update of the core components of Avira has been carried out. In this context, a new dependency of the libraries has been added, the next time the virus scanner is not started can be resolved. The result is that the virus scanner does not work during a reboot or configuration change is restarted. For security reasons, emails will no longer be delivered. To solve the problem, please update your server to version 7.1.6. Note: As long as the virus scanner is not restarted, it works in its entirety.
E-Mail: Changed ruleset format of Spam Filter SpamAssassin
Please note: On March 1st, the SpamAssassin project will change the format of the ruleset updates. From this date on, only systems that have installed Update 7.1.10 will receive updates.
Kopano Groupware: Database conversion after update 7.1.6
The Kopano database is automatically converted for update 7.1.6 after the server is restarted. This process can, depending on the database size, take between half and several hours. In the dashboard this background task is visible as a job. The Kopano service is not available at the time of conversion. Before the update, make a complete backup of the data. When the conversion is complete, the Kopano service is restarted. Subsequently, further optimizations and schema changes are made. In this time the services Kopano and MySQL may not be stopped.
Collax Gatekeeper: IKEv2 with Microsoft Windows stops after 7.6 hours
VPN connections with IKEv2 and the on-board resources of Microsoft Windows interrupt after exactly 7.6 hours. It can be reestablished by restarting the connection.