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FreeBSD 3.4 Release Notes
RELEASE NOTES - FREEBSD 3.4-RELEASE
Welcome to 3.4-RELEASE, a full follow-on to 3.3-RELEASE which was
shipped in October 1999. In the months since 3.3 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
http://www.FreeBSD.org/send-pr.html).
For information about FreeBSD and the layout of the 3.4-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 3.3-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
3.2 CDROM
4. Upgrading from previous releases of FreeBSD
5. Reporting problems, making suggestions, submitting code
6. Acknowledgments
1. What's new since 3.3-RELEASE
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1.1. KERNEL CHANGES
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Support for Adaptec 152x/151x/AIC-6360 SCSI controllers is back.
netgraph(4) has been added. Netgraph provides a uniform and modular system
for the implementation of kernel objects which perform various networking
functions. To enable it, ``options NETGRAPH'' must be added to the kernel.
i4b(4) has been upgraded to version 00.83.00, providing increased robustness
and stability, and supporting many new cards (Asuscom ISDNlink 128K,
AVM Fritz!Card PCI, AVM Fritz!Card PnP, ELSA PCC-16, ITK ix1 micro V.3,
Siemens I-Surf 2.0).
RAID-5 support has been added to vinum(8).
Driver support for the Intel PIIX4 and AcerLabs M15x3 power management
controllers has been added.
1.2. SECURITY CHANGES
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Support has been added for blocking incoming ICMP redirects, outgoing RST
frames and incoming SYN|FIN frames in order to lessen or nullify the
impact of certain kinds of DoS attacks.