News & Announcements

01/07/2016: MySQLi Migration


Following a bug report and request from a user all of FreeNATS has been updated to use mysqli (that is the main system and mysql test, the build system uses legacy lines). This will be current from 1.16.0 onwards and is now available for alpha testing.


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07/02/2016: FreeNATS on Github


FreeNATS has its development codebase now fully hosted on Github, along with the new build and release scripts! Github will ...


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06/02/2016: Docker Container Trial


As usual with our late adoption we are trialling a docker container for FreeNATS. Please note this is a pre-alpha trial and very...


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20/07/2015: New Trial Virtual Appliance


Only a mere six years in the planning and five since the release of a corrupted version, a new FreeNATS virtual appliance is ava...


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12/03/2015: Purplepixie on Facebook


Come on, come all to the social media ball! Showing up fashionably late to the party Purplepixie now have a Facebook page. ...


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03/07/2012: Service Desk from PurplePixie


With great excitement I would like to announce the latest product from PurplePixie, an open-source service desk / helpdesk syste...


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08/06/2012: Smallest NMS in the World


Some of you may have heard about the Raspberry Pi, a new ARM-based tiny computer on a board capable of running Linux. Well mi...


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22/02/2012: Forum Registrations Blocked


Unfortunately owing to massively increased spam of an ever more dubious nature new user registrations for the forum have been te...


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11/11/2011: Russian and Italian Language Packs


The latest development release (1.14.0a) now includes language packs for Russian and Italian. Credit for the Russian pack goe...


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29/01/2011: User Survey 2011


In a continued effort to find out how people are using the system and any improvements or modifications they would like to see I...


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11/01/2011: HTTP Authentication


From a user suggestion HTTP Authentication (Basic HTTP-AUTH) has been implemented. This feature is available as of version &l...


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11/01/2011: IMAP and SMTP Bugs Resolved


Thanks to user Marc bugs with the IMAP and SMTP test modules have been identified and now resolved. These would both cause tests...


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31/12/2010: Festive FreeNATS Greetings


A quick note to hope all FreeNATTERS out there had a good Christmas and wishing you all the very best for 2011. In 2011 I am ...


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14/11/2010: Mailing List 14/11/2010


Dear FreeNATTERS,I hope you are well in your far-flung corners of the globe and your LANs are behaving themselves. It looks like...


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14/11/2010: New Virtual Appliance Trial


Following a long search for a suitable replacement for rPath we believe the answer lies in TurnKey LAMP, an appliance based on U...


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17/10/2010: Multi-lingual Support


FreeNATS now has multi-lingual support. Version 1.10.0a incorporates a new system to allow the use of language packs. Most of th...


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03/10/2010: Sprechen sie Deutsch?


Any FreeNATTERS out there speak German? There's been a video posted on the newordner.net website which mentions FreeNATS but the...


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13/08/2010: Windows Desktop Alerter


Following a number of false starts I am pleased to announce today the release of WinDAN, a Windows Desktop Alerter for NATS. ...


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10/04/2010: Mailing List 10/04/2010


Dear FreeNATTERS, I hope you are well and your networks continue to thrash away fighting the good fight and passing spam emai...


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08/04/2010: Win32 Nodeside Script Update


Thanks to a suggestion from Alex the Win32 nodeside script has been updated to include information on running processes (in addi...


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15/01/2010: Mailing List 15/01/2010


Dear FreeNATTERs, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a good festive season and have eaten and made merry. * New Features *...


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15/01/2010: URGENT: rPath Upgrade Bug


ATTENTION ALL VM APPLIANCE USERS A bug has been found with the rPath update option in the web interface whereby wget and comm...


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24/11/2009: Utility Links


The latest alpha (1.08.0) features the inclusion of utility links. These links allow you to display up to three custom links ...


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24/11/2009: Extras Package


Just a reminder; the extras package is now available in alpha releases from 1.06.0 upward. The extras are additional scripts ...


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24/11/2009: Upgrade Script Bug


Please note that the update scripts on versions prior to 1.07.0 used the now depreciated reply flag within cp. This may have ...


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17/08/2009: Mailing List 170809


Dear FreeNATTERS, I hope this finds you well with your network free of packet loss and servers serving promptly and correctly...


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22/06/2009: POSIX Nodeside Bug


Thanks to user Shaun M a bug has been identified with the FreeNATS POSIX node monitor (version 0.04) with regard to disk space. ...


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26/05/2009: Mailing List 260509


Dear FreeNATTERS, Greetings to you one and all. I hope your networks continue to be strong and mighty and that you are still ...


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25/05/2009: Spim Spam


The phpBB forum.purplepixie.org has come under a bit of an attack recently from spammers posting all sorts of deliciously disgus...


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06/05/2009: Search Failures


Thanks to the unbridled power of the Verrotech Control Panel, Google Analytics and Spyder on search.purplepixie.org I'm able to ...


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