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FreeBSD 3.3 Release Notes
RELEASE NOTES
FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE
Welcome to 3.3-RELEASE, a full follow-on to 3.2-RELEASE released
May 1999. In the months since 3.2 was released, many bug fixes and
general enhancements have been made to the system. Please see relevant
details below.
Any installation failures or crashes should be reported by using the
send-pr command (those preferring a WEB based interface can also see
this page).
For information about FreeBSD and the layout of the 3.3-RELEASE
directory (especially if you're installing from floppies!), see
ABOUT.TXT. For installation instructions, see the INSTALL.TXT and
HARDWARE.TXT files.
Table of contents:
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1. What's new since 3.2-RELEASE
1.1 KERNEL CHANGES
1.2 SECURITY FIXES
1.3 USERLAND CHANGES
2. Supported Configurations
2.1 Disk Controllers
2.2 Ethernet cards
2.3 ATM
2.4 Misc
3. Obtaining FreeBSD
3.1 FTP/Mail
3.3 CDROM
4. Upgrading from previous releases of FreeBSD
5. Reporting problems, making suggestions, submitting code
6. Acknowledgements
1. What's new since 3.2-RELEASE
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1.1. KERNEL CHANGES
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The Berkeley Packet Filter (bpf) is enabled by default. This is to allow
DHCP supported installs.
Linux mode has undergone significant bug fixes and improvements.
The i386 bootstrap has been enhanced for some problematic systems.
Driver support has been added for IEEE 802.11 PCMCIA wireless network
adapters based on the Lucent Hermes chipset, including the Lucent
WaveLAN/IEEE 802.11 and the Cabletron RoamAbout. Both 2Mbps and
6Mbps Turbo adapters are supported. [MERGED]
Driver support has been added for PCI fast Ethernet cards based
on the ADMtek Inc. AL981 Comet chipset.
Driver support has been added for PCI fast Ethernet cards based
on the LC82C115 'PNIC II' chipset.
Driver support has been added for SysKonnect SK-984x PCI gigabit
Ethernet adapters.
Driver support has been added for Adaptec Duralink PCI Ethernet adapters
based on the Adaptec AIC-6915 fast Ethernet controller.
Driver support for M-systems DiskOnChip products integrated.