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Revision 20, June 2015

  1. Correct minor bugs and typos.

Revision 19, October 2014

  1. The main change is that the version of "bash" has been updated to contain the published fixes for the "ShellShock" issue. Mini Maxwell does not itself use "bash", so it was not subject to that attack. However, out of caution, we decided to update it.

  2. A bug in the ordering of packet filters has been fixed. This bug occurred only between the first and second "submit" of the filter sequence page.

  3. Some new packet filters have been added:
    - Some of these new filters are intended to be used as prototypes for user-created filters to match IPv4 packets with given source and/or destination addresses.
    - Other new filters are intended to make it easier for users to use Mini Maxwell across two untagged VLANs when there is a badly designed VLAN switch that improperly emits spanning tree packets onto different VLANs with the same source MAC address. These new filters may be used to send these spanning tree packets into a band with 1000% drop and thus avoid the switch confusing itself.

  4. The "lockdown" script that users may use to change all of the passwords has been extended.

  5. Some cosmetic bugs and documentation typos were repaired.

  6. Various unused programs and libraries were removed.

Revision 18, June 2014

  1. Correct minor bugs and typos.

Revision 17, June 2013

  1. The packet classification filter machinery has been extended to allow classification based on three Ethernet header fields: source MAC address, destination MAC address, and the type/length field. Note, these are not intended to work on packets with IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tag fields.

    Filters that classify based on Ethernet header fields form a separate set of filters from the existing IPv4/UDP/TCP classification filters. Both sets of filters are applied according to the filter sequence mechanism. However, active Ethernet filters are applied before any of the active IPv4/UDP/TCP classification filters.

    Pre-written Ethernet filters have been provided for ARP and Spanning Tree.. The user may create and add new Ethernet filters to the inventory.

  2. Traffic graphs that show packets/second and bytes/second for each direction of traffic may now be shown on the user's web browser. Each graph allows the user to select whether to display incoming packets (or byte) counts, outgoing counts, or both.

  3. Various small technical and typographical errors have been corrected.

Revision 15, March 2012

  1. Support for HTTPs has been added.
    A self-signed SSL/TLS certificate is used by the Mini Maxwell. Thus your web browser may issue a warning – just go ahead and accept the certificate.

  2. Support for RADIUS has been added so that access to the Mini Maxwell web pages may be controlled by a user-provided RADIUS server.
    When using RADIUS web access to the MIni Maxwell will be coerced to use HTTPS.
    The Mini Maxwell RADIUS client software has been tested against the FreeRadius server.
    Two RADIUS servers may be configured for reliability.
    The use of RADIUS is constrained so that it only affects access to the Mini Maxwell web pages; access via SSH and the serial port does not use RADIUS.
    Note: If the RADIUS parameters are incorrectly set then the user may lose the ability to interact with the Mini Maxwell via the web pages.  In that case the user may log-in via SSH or the serial port, become root, and run this script to remove the RADIUS settings:
    Note: Scripting, such as with the automation spreadsheet or the Python remote control utility, may not work properly when RADIUS is enabled.  Please consider scripting and RADIUS as mutually exclusive.

  3. The user may now set the sysContact and sysLocation strings that are returned by the SNMP agent.

  4. The user may now set the SNMPv1 community read, write, and trap community strings.

  5. A script has been added so that the user may easily change all of the user passwords and SSH keys:
    The factory passwords and keys may be restored by using the procedure described under "Restoring the Factory Configuration" in the Mini Maxwell user manual.

  6. The underlying Linux kernel has been updated to 3.1.2.