Version 3.6 Released

Version 3.6 was released today. This release is just focussed on network settings. You can now change the server lan ip address, and network, as well as set your own DNS servers (or use OpenDNS with Family Shield).
Please take note, that for these changes we now have dnsmasq installed, which all the clients will use as the DNS server, and dnsmasq will do the queries to the servers you set. It WILL NOT use the dns servers from DHCP or /etc/resolv.conf, you will need to set the dns servers manually or it will default to OpenDNS Family Shield.

As part of this update, the coova-chilli package has been update, as have the grase-conf-squid3, grase-conf-freeradius, and we have a new package called grase-conf-dnsmasq that does the network settings for coova chilli and dnsmasq.

For anyone who has manually modified the coova chilli files (/etc/chilli/config) this will again overwrite your changes, but that’s ok as now you can make all the changes in the admin interface and they won’t be overwritten again! If there are any network settings in /etc/chilli/config that aren’t currently available that you need, just open a bug report and it’ll be added fairly easily.

Standard upgrade is “sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade”

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  1. I just finished installing GRASE 3.6. Went like a breeze but having trouble assessing because the coova dhcp handed out wrong network as my lan-side laptop ifconfig showed:

    a@a-laptop:~$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:c0:9f:22:24:c3
    inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
    inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe22:24c3/64 Scope:Link
    RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:13 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1720 (1.7 KB) TX bytes:2350 (2.3 KB)

    I did a rough hack at /etc/chilli/config and deleted the comment # on HS_LANIF=eth1 and put the comment # back on HS_LANIF=$(cat /proc/net/….. And then I restarted chilli. And here I am writing and posting this comment to you.

    The OS base is Ubuntu 11.04 natty server i386
    Hardware Version AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840 Processor @800.000MHz
    Software Version 3.6.3
    4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD

    I am back to explore more and thank you for GRASE.

    • We still have some bugs to work out regarding the ip ranges, so hopefully in a future version it’ll work without problem for you. What language are you running it under?

    • I had the same problem and found that the TUN0 IF was giving me problems. Have you tried ifconfig tun0 down and then ifconfig tun0 up? That’s what I did to get mine working, but I’m still a HUGE NOOB!


  2. @andre, i’m pulling out my hair too.. I think the problem I’m currently having is with the tun0 interface?? but i can’t connect a repeater to the system no matter what i Do…

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