IPFire Linux Firewall Distro Now Offers WPA3 Client Support, Faster DNS Resolution

IPFire 2.25 Core Update 154 is IPFire’s first update in 2021. And as you can imagine, it comes with a bunch of goodies for those who want to deploy IPFire as a Linux-powered hardened firewall on their machines.

The biggest changes in this release include the enablement of WPA3 support for the client side, allowing you to connect to authenticate to the network and encrypt packets using the latest WPA3 protocol. WPA3 has been was supported in IPFire since IPFire 2.25 Core Update 153. The distro also includes faster DNS resolution by reusing any TLS and TCP connections in IPFire’s built-in DNS proxy.