EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.17 Released

Guardian Digital is happy to announce the release of EnGarde Secure Community 3.0.17 (Version 3.0, Release 17). This release includes many updated packages and bug fixes, some feature enhancements to Guardian Digital WebTool and new features regarding Daemon controls, password shadowing, Load balancing, Samba and more.

In distribution since 2001, the Community version of Guardian Digital’s EnGarde has been a staple for security enthusiasts, administrators and organizations for almost a decade. As a server-oriented platform, EnGarde provides services like web, DNS and email simply and securely while eliminating the need for time-consuming "hardening" by the user, with integrated intrusion detection, advanced kernel and network security features, and graphical auditing and reporting.

And configuration and maintenance is quick and easy with Guardian Digital WebTool, a simplified browser-based management system.

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# EnGarde Community – Direct Download


  • Support for TCB, an alternative password shadowing scheme, has been added. This scheme allows most system utilities to work with the least amount of privilege possible and, when properly configured, can allow you to run a system with zero setuid binaries.
  • balance, a very simple and effective load balancing application, is now available. Simple to set up, balance can provide round-robin TCP load balancing for just about any daemon.
  • powernowd, a daemon to control the CPU speed and voltage of your server, is also now available. Once properly configured, powernowd can dynamically adjust the speed and voltage of your CPU, via the kernel CPUFreq and sysfs interfaces, to preserve power when it's idle.
  • A very early-stage version of Samba 4 for users to evaluate. More information on this very ambitious, early-stage release of the Samba suite may be found at the following URL:


    In order to install this package (samba4) you must first remove any samba, samba-client, or samba-common packages you may have installed. Do NOT use this on a production machine!

  • A bug was fixed in glibc which was preventing localedef(1) from generating locales. This fix makes using EnGarde in non-English environments easier than ever!

Further Information

# EnGarde Secure Linux Community Forums