this is pretty much true!
However, you can configure the socks from the UI now. Configuration > File Editor.
Enabling and starting the service has to be done on the command line still.
Checking the newer version, we could incorporate them of course, however, they don't add much desireable new features, but bug fixes of course. Do you have a customer requiring a particular fix?
I think there is not real way of achieving redundancy other as with an external loadbalancer.
Thanks for the info.
Obviously, it's possible to declare an interface name instead of an ip address as the internal interface. I wonder if this leads to redundancy automatically when a user uses the vrrp address as proxy (which should be handled by the active interface).
I'll give it a try....