Linux News Today: Network Security Toolkit Is Now Based on Fedora 22, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1.7
On October 3, the developers of the Network Security Toolkit (NST) open-source network monitoring and security analysis toolkit for Linux kernel-based operating systems announced the release of Network Security Toolkit 22-7248.
According to the release notes, Network Security Toolkit 22 SVN7248 is based on the latest Fedora 22 Linux operating system, and it’s powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.1.7 kernel. Of course, there are numerous under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes in the new Network Security Toolkit release.
Prominent features include new geolocation map presentation based on the latest WebGL Globe technologies, which can be used to render geolocated IPv4 addresses on a globe in a web browser, and support for populating the NST Networking Tools Widgets with results from various Network Security Toolkit integrated apps.
There’s now support for associating each NST Networking Tools Widget with a Storage Manager for saving and loading hostnames, IPv6, IPv4, and MAC addresses. Users will also be able to import and export the saved addresses and hostnames across multiple Network Security Toolkit systems.
“We are pleased to announce the latest NST release: ‘NST 22 SVN:7248.’ This release is based on Fedora 22 using Linux Kernel: ‘4.1.7-200.fc22.’ This release brings the NST distribution on par with Fedora 22,” reads the announcement. “As always, the networking and security applications included have been updated to their latest version.”
New Host Map Marker Cloning mapping tool added
In addition to the new features mentioned above, Network Security Toolkit 22-7248 comes with a new Host Map Marker Cloning mapping tool, an updated NST Network Interface Bandwidth Monitor 2 with support for Secure WebSockets, and the ability to manually control a network interface’s Promiscuous State via the nstnetcfg script.
Last but not least, the 64-bit edition of Network Security Toolkit includes the professional version of the ntopng software. Speaking of software, most of the included packages were updated to their latest versions available at the moment of writing this article. Download Network Security Toolkit 22-7248 right now from Softpedia.