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FreeBSD is a rapidly developing operating system.
Keeping up on the latest developments can be a chore! To
keep on top of things, be sure and check this page
periodically. Also, you may wish to subscribe to the freebsd-announce
For a detailed description of past, present, and future releases,
see the Release
Improved support for Plug-n-Play cards has now been integrated into
both 3.0-current and 2.2-stable branches now. This is available
in source form via the CVSup utility
or in binary release snapshots from
A convenient front-end tool for installing and configuring the
CVSup utility is now available.
To use it, simply login or su to root and run:
- pkg_add ftp://freebsd.org/pub/jkh/cvsupit.tgz
The "FOOF" bug has now been fixed in our 3.0-current and 2.2-stable
branches and can either be incorporated by using the
CVSup utility, as described below
for the LAND attack fix, or by applying
The "LAND attack" bug in TCP/IP has now been fixed in all relevant
branches and can be incorporated by using the
CVSup utility to track the
latest 2.2 or 3.0 sources.
Team FreeBSD is a group of FreeBSD users and supporters contributing
CPU idle time in an effort to crack RSA's 64-bit encryption code. For
more information, visit
Team FreeBSD's WWW
Pentium bug -- We are aware of the "F00F" Pentium halting bug and are
working with Intel on a fix. When we have a fix ready for public
consumption it will be announced here, on the mailing list
email@example.com and to the Usenet newsgroup
Your patience is appreciated.
FreeBSD 2.2.5-RELEASE CDROMS are now in stock and shipping to customers
worldwide. More information is available at
FreeBSD 2.2.5 has been released.
See the Release
Information page for details. Also be sure to
release errata after installation for any late-breaking issues
with 2.2.5 that you should know about.
FreeBSD performed well in an Internet Week
review of WWW server platforms.
Researchers in Duke University's
have developed a high-speed Myrinet driver for FreeBSD. More
information about the driver, Trapeze Project, and its parent
project, the Collaborative Cluster Computing Iniative, including
the code for the Myrinet driver, are available from the CCCI's
Netscape Communications has released a beta version of
Netscape Communicator v4.0 for FreeBSD. It can be obtained via
FTP from ftp.netscape.com or its mirrors.
2.2.2-RELEASE CD-ROM discs are now in stock; subscription
customers should receive them shortly.
2.1.7-RELEASE is now available. Read the
README.TXT file or the
Release Notes for more information.
3.0-970209-SNAP has been released. Read the
README.TXT file for more information about this release.
A serious security problem affecting FreeBSD 2.1.6 and
earlier systems was found. The problem has been corrected
within the -stable, -current, and RELENG_2_2 source trees.
As an additional precaution, FreeBSD 2.1.6 is no longer
available from the FTP distribution sites. You can
read more about the problem and solution from the
FreeBSD-SA-97:01.setlocale security announcement.
The final pre-release version of FreeBSD 2.2-GAMMA, is now available.
The README.TXT file has more information.
The administrative position of FreeBSD Project President has been
eliminated with the
resignation of former president
Jordan K. Hubbard.
A snap-of-the-day server has been set up for the most current
release of FreeBSD 2.2. Read the
file for more information.
has been released. Please see the
Release Notes for more information.
FreeBSD 2.2-RELEASE will not support installation on machines with less
than 5MB of RAM or 1.2MB floppy drives. Please see the original
announcement for more