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Archive for October 8th, 2010

Endian –  Register EFW Community: watch your email addresses

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/10/08

Endian is a nice *nix based open source firewall appliance which has a free Community Edition (which always is a virtual appliance) and paid (either virtual or physical) edition.

It does a lot of things, including spam filtering, http caching, proxying, VPN, DHCP, routing, et cetera.
Those things are done very well, in a reasonably small footprint:

Registering for their community edition is meant to enable the on-line update mechanism for it.
It is supposed to work like this:

  1. You enter your email address
  2. They dispatch a mail to you with a verification link
  3. Clicking the verification link confirms that email address, and flags it in their database as valid for Endian Community updates
  4. You enter the same email on your Endian appliance to get updates

But using that registration is hard: their registration mechanism has at least two flaws: Read the rest of this entry »

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