New in version 2.2.2

July 1st, 2013
  • Update the documentation to reflect features offered in the 2.2.2 release. Modify the installer to reference the new chm file name.
  • Modify the Professional edition trial period logic. When a newer version of the VPN Client is installed, the trial period is now reset. This will occur once when a newer pre-release version is installed and once again when a newer release version is installed. This should allow users to evaluate the VPN Client professional edition features as new releases are made available but still require a license key for long term use.
  • Modify the VPN Connect program to correct poor behavior related to the auto reconnect feature. Previously when this feature was enabled, the client would attempt to reconnect even if user authentication failed. The client will now only attempt to reconnect after the initial connection succeeds.
  • Fix a problem that caused the Professional edition 14 day trial to start even when the Standard edition was installed. The trial period will now only start when the user chooses install the Professional version.
  • Modify the Professional version of the VPN Access Manager trial dialog. A new button has been added that opens a browser window displays the online Shrew Soft Shop.
  • Correct an issue that could cause incorrect detection of a professional vs standard install.
  • Correct an issue that could cause incorrect detection of a professional vs standard install.
  • Modify the NSIS installer script to fix issues related to silent installations. Also correct a bug that prevented a previous version of client components from being removed during a silent installation. While here, several additional command line options were added to allow for more flexible installation from the command line. These options are /STANDARD ( select the standard edition for installation instead of the professional ), /NODNS ( do not install the transparent DNS proxy daemon that provides split DNS support ), /NOSDL ( do not install the security credential provider that provides secure AD/Domain login support ), /NOMENU ( do not create start menu shortcuts ) and /NODESK ( do not create desktop icons ).
  • Modify the Access Manager and VPN Connect applications to allow for automatic reconnect to the vpn gateway.

New in version 2.2.2 RC3 (June 28th, 2013)

  • Modify the Professional edition trial period logic. When a newer version of the VPN Client is installed, the trial period is now reset. This will occur once when a newer pre-release version is installed and once again when a newer release version is installed. This should allow users to evaluate the VPN Client professional edition features as new releases are made available but still require a license key for long term use.
  • Modify the VPN Connect program to correct poor behavior related to the auto reconnect feature. Previously when this feature was enabled, the client would attempt to reconnect even if user authentication failed. The client will now only attempt to reconnect after the initial connection succeeds.
  • Fix a problem that caused the Professional edition 14 day trial to start even when the Standard edition was installed. The trial period will now only start when the user chooses install the Professional version.
  • Modify the Professional version of the VPN Access Manager trial dialog. A new button has been added that opens a browser window displays the online Shrew Soft Shop.

New in version 2.2.2 RC2 (June 27th, 2013)

  • Correct an issue that could cause incorrect detection of a professional vs standard install.
  • Modify the NSIS installer script to fix issues related to silent installations. Also correct a bug that prevented a previous version of client components from being removed during a silent installation. While here, several additional command line options were added to allow for more flexible installation from the command line. These options are /STANDARD ( select the standard edition for installation instead of the professional ), /NODNS ( do not install the transparent DNS proxy daemon that provides split DNS support ), /NOSDL ( do not install the security credential provider that provides secure AD/Domain login support ), /NOMENU ( do not create start menu shortcuts ) and /NODESK ( do not create desktop icons ).

New in version 2.2.2 RC1 (June 17th, 2013)

  • Modify the Access Manager and VPN Connect applications to allow for automatic reconnect to the vpn gateway

New in version 2.2.1 (June 6th, 2013)

  • Modify the VPN Access Manager and the VPN Trace About dialogs to display the correct copyright year.
  • Modify both the standard and professional license files to make it obvious which edition they apply to.
  • Modify the security credential provider to prevent it from being displayed by default in the login screen.
  • Modify the standard license header to reflect the correct copyright date.
  • Modify the Windows VPN Access Manager and VPN Trace About dialogs to display the installed software edition.

New in version 2.2.0 (April 24th, 2013)

  • Modify vflt and vnet to fix an issue that caused adapter MTUs to be read incorrectly. This issue may have caused packets to be fragmented to the wrong size when being transmitted via the virtual network adapter on Windows 2000 and XP.
  • Update copyright year on documentation.
  • Modify the windows ipseca and ipsecc about dialogs to display the current copyright year.

New in version 2.2.0 RC 4 (April 8th, 2013)

  • Modify vflt to fix an issue that caused adapter MTUs to be read incorrectly. This issue may have caused packets to be fragmented to the wrong size when being transmitted via the virtual network adapter on Windows Vista and later.

New in version 2.2.0 RC 3 (April 8th, 2013)

  • Modify libike visual c project to normalize the include paths across platforms / environments.
  • Fix an issue with libvnet that caused the MTU to be reported incorrectly in the log file on Windows Vista and later.
  • Modify the Windows GUI projects to allow High Contrast mode to work in Windows 8. Add the appropriate compatibility IDs to the manifests for ipseca, ipsecc and ipsect. Suggested by Jernej Simon?\196?\141i?\196?\141 on the vpn-help mailing list.

New in version 2.2.0 RC 2 (January 3rd, 2013)

  • Modify the windows ipsecc program to handle passowrd protected file
  • names correctly. The base client class will pass a file name without
  • null termination to a client when a password is required. Make sure we
  • null terminate the file name before displaying it to the user.
  • Update copyright year on installed license file.
  • Modify ipseca to correctly store the local key data when saving site
  • configuration data. A typo crept in that was causing the local
  • certificate to be stored instead.
  • Update the openssl private build to support additional crypto
  • algorithms.
  • Correct an issue with the Windows ipsec connect application. Display the
  • file name correctly when displaying the file password dialog.
  • Update the openssl private build to support additional crypto
  • algorithms.
  • Update copyright years in the application help/about dialogs on Windows
  • platforms.
  • Split the Windows specific adapter and dns configuration code into two
  • separate procedures.
  • Correct a bug in the libip route_entry assignment operator. This was
  • causing route delete issues during tunnel tear-down.
  • Modify windows version of libip to honor the IPROUTE_ENTRY struct to
  • class promotion.