Changelog

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Known Issues
  • We are investigating customer reports of issues with timely execution of the Weekly Reports emails over the last two weeks. To address the problem, we have temporarily disabled the feature while we implement a solution. You can continue to access the data from the Insights reports. We aim to restore the emails next week by May 31st. We will provide further updates when this is resolved."
Bug Fixes 🐞
  • Charts for Insights and Appaware reporting pages should no longer display abrupt cut-offs in the chart when viewing "Today".
  • Fixed a bug on the Sites page (
    Deployments → Sites
    ) for Organizations with large numbers of Sites that prevent navigation through multiple pages.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Data Export to be toggled to OFF from the billing page when an MSP adds a new Organization, requiring it to be toggled back on to prevent data transfers from being paused.
The latest version of Windows RC, v1.13.0, is now beginning roll-out via auto-update in the Production release channel.
Visit and follow the release status page for more details as the Windows Roaming Client v1.13.0 rollout expands in the coming weeks.
Note: Updating from v1.11.0 and 1.12.0
Due to an issue with certificate validation logic in the DNSFilter branded (DNSFilter Agent, not DNS Agent) versions 1.11.0 and 1.12.0 will require a manual update of the Windows Roaming Client to the current version (1.13.0) to reinstate the auto-update capability and to ensure they are operating with the latest Windows Roaming Client features. Please refer to updating from Windows RC 1.11.0 and 1.12.0 for additional FAQs on the issue and details on alternative installation methods. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Bug Fixes 🐞
  • Improved automated sign-on to Canny when opening Feature Requests or viewing the Changelog, ensuring votes and comments are associated with your DNSFilter account.
A new version of the DNSFilter Relay v0.2.2 is now available. Updated binaries can be downloaded from the Dashboard (
Deployments
Relay
Install
), our Help Docs or from Docker Hub. VM installations, including Docker, should receive the latest version via auto-update.
Bug Fixes 🐞
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Relay to prevent Windows devices from communicating with domain controllers via local domain routing. This version further improves support for local domain failover to backup addresses without long delays.
We've been investigating causes for slowness or delays in loading the Dashboard and specifically
Query Log
and
Reporting
data.
We've identified poor-performing queries in our Analytics API as a contributor and have temporarily disabled the auto-refresh feature of the Overview and Insights pages to reduce requests and improve performance for standard page views. We plan to reintroduce an opt-in auto-refresh setting, along with performance improvements to these pages, in the coming weeks — in the meantime you can manually reload the page to see updated data.
We appreciate your patience.

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Windows Roaming Client

RC Release Channels

April 30, 2024 Windows RC v1.13.0 Production Release

A new version of the Windows RC is now available in the Production release channel for New Installs . This version can be downloaded from the dashboard
Deployments
Roaming Clients
Install.
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Auto-update will begin next week. Please refer to our release status page for the latest available versions in both Beta and Production channels.
Included in WinRC v1.13.0
Bug Fixes 🪲
  • Improved the reliability and resilience in setting the active local user when installing, restarting or switching users on the device.
  • Fixed an issue when an RC configured to use IPv6 only (via Registry key value) connects to an IPv4 only network that prevented resolution.
  • Improved handling of restoring previous DNS settings in scenarios where the RC fails to operate due to inability to bind port 53.
  • Fixed issues resolving
    .local
    requests when no local Resolver is configuration for the user - default behavior will now automatically resolve request to fallback settings of the network device.
  • Improved detection of manual changes to network device DNS servers while RC is running, resetting DNS back to DNSFilter.
  • Fixed a compatibility issue with using Hyper-V and Windows Sandbox simultaneously.
  • Reduced the frequency of the RC querying the windows domain controller for retrieving local user details, this should reduce CPU load on the domain controller.
New 🎉
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  • Microsoft Sentinel is now available as an integration option for Data Export. Check out our documentation for a full setup guide and get started by enabling the Data Export add-on from the Billing page or by contacting your account team.
Bug Fixes 🐞
  • Fixed a issue with the Actions menu on Query Log that would not correctly classify queries with "www." in the FQDN as existing on an Allow/Block list that contains the matching domain.
  • Fixed an issue on whitelabel domains of the Dashboard that could display an error when loading the GeoMap when creating or updating a Site.

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Mac Roaming Client

RC Release Channels

April 22, 2024 macOS RC 1.8.2 Production Release

A new version of the macOS RC is now available in Production release channel for New Installs. This version can be downloaded from the dashboard
Deployments
Roaming Clients
Install.
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Auto-update rollout will begin this week with 5% rollout, please refer to our release status page for the latest available versions in both Beta and Production channels.
Included in macOS v.1.8.2
Improvements 🛠️
  • After an extensive beta period aimed at improving compatibility with Captive Portal networks macOS RC v1.8.2 is now able dynamically handle all known types of captive networks. If the portal is not automatically opened you can use this new option in the menubar icon when connected to a captive portal that will trigger the page to open in a browser.
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  • A new configuration setting has been added to macOS RC to support excluding EDNS records for configured local domains. By default macOS RC does include EDNS records when resolving queries to local domains. However if these are creating conflicts for your users you can modify the behavior by installing v1.8.2 with this parameter set to false in the config file
    IncludeLocalResolversEdnsRecords=false
Bug Fixes 🪲
  • Fixed issues affecting the Diagnostic Tool in previous versions that could result in the menubar icon crashing and/or incomplete log collection in the output zip file.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the roaming client to crash when attempting to sync local domains from the Dashboard that include capital letters.
Improvements 🛠️
  • Insights Reporting breakdowns now use labels instead of icons for improved usability.
Bug Fixes 🐞
  • Fixed a issue that could allow extra long organization names to distort the Org Selection menu for MSP and other Dashboard fields.
  • Reduced extraneous reloads of the Geo Map on the Overview page that were updating as often as 1 sec.

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Mac Roaming Client

RC Release Channels

Apr 4, 2024 - macOS RC 1.8.2 Beta Release

A new version of the macOS RC is now available via the Beta channel. This version can be downloaded from the dashboard
Deployments
Roaming Clients
Install.
Additionally, your existing RCs can be configured to receive the Beta release via auto-update by modifying its Release Channel from
Roaming Clients
Manage
.
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For more details on Release Channels and the current versions available for both Beta and Production channels, check out our help docs.
Included in macOS v.1.8.2
Improvements 🛠️
  • Continuing our improvements for captive portal compatibility, v1.8.2 is now able to more accurately detect when a network is preventing HTTP/S connections while not affecting DNS traffic. This should improve compatibility on the networks that still faced connectivity issues on v1.8.0 and earlier. Additionally, a new option in the menubar icon is now shown when connected to a captive portal that will trigger the page to open in a browser if the automatic mini browser does not open.
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