Released: June 23, 2010
The ClearOS Enterprise 5.2 Beta 2 release is here! The big news with this release is the available upgrade path from ClarkConnect 5.0. Please keep in mind that this is still a beta, so proceed with the usual caution. Other changes since 5.2 Beta 1 include:
What's new in ClearOS Enterprise 5.2? Along with updating the base system to CentOS 5.5, this release adds several administrator tools. In addition, the release provides improved integration with third party mail services; notably Google Apps and Zarafa.
The following features are in the pipeline
To upgrade from ClearOS 5.1, run the following:
yum clean all yum install app-upgradeto52 yum upgrade
Upgrades from ClarkConnect 4.x are not yet supported (testing is incomplete).
Please post your feedback in the ClearOS Development and Test Release Forum.
Webconfig Menu: <navigation>Directory|Setup|Password Policies</navigation>
This feature is mostly functional in the alpha, but there are some rough edges. If you do not see the password policy engine in the menu system, you can install the module with yum install app-password-policies
Webconfig Menu: <navigation>Reports|Network|Network Traffic</navigation>
The network traffic analyzer gives you a view into what is going on at the network level. This can be a handy administrator tool for:
To install the traffic analyzer, run yum install app-jnettop
Webconfig Menu: <navigation>Directory|Accounts|Users</navigation>
Mail aliases are now part of the ClearOS Directory (LDAP). Why is this a “Good Thing”? With mail aliases in the Directory, it is possible to integrate alternative mail solutions including Google Apps (to be released later this year) and Zarafa. You can manage these aliases through the usual User Manager found in webconfig. The adjacent screenshot shows two aliases for username tim:
Webconfig Menu: <navigation>Network|Firewall|Custom</navigation>
Though most administrators will be able to accomplish all their firewall needs using the standard ClearOS web interface, it may be necessary to add custom firewall rules in some scenarios. The Custom Firewall Tool provides a way to create advanced iptables rules.