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FreeBSD 4.1 Release Notes
RELEASE NOTES
FreeBSD 4.1-RELEASE
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 4.1-RELEASE
directory (especially if you're installing from floppies!), see
ABOUT.TXT. For installation instructions, see the INSTALL.TXT and
HARDWARE.TXT files.
For the latest 4.1-stable snapshots (post-4.1 snaps), you should
always see:
ftp://releng4.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD
Table of contents:
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1. What's new since 4.0-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 FDDI
2.4 ATM
2.5 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. Acknowledgements
1. What's new since 4.0-RELEASE
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1.1. KERNEL CHANGES
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FreeBSD 4.1-RELEASE contains updated code from the KAME project
(http://www.kame.net) including the following features:
* Significantly improved IPSEC functionality. In particular, IPSEC
security associations must no longer be manually keyed: the new code
supports racoon, the KAME IKE daemon, which is located in
/usr/ports/security/racoon. Racoon has been shown to interoperate
well with other vendor IKE systems, meaning that FreeBSD 4.1 can be
used in a heterogeneous IPSEC environment. However, racoon *is*
still a work in progress, meaning that there may still be bugs,
configuration syntax changes, etc.
* About 9 months of fixes and improvements to the IPv6 code relative to
what was in 4.0-RELEASE.
* FreeBSD 4.1 can now be installed on an IPv6-only network - this will be
the first release of FreeBSD that never needs to operate using IPv4 at
all! ftp7.jp.FreeBSD.org (Listed as Japan #7 in sysinstall) is an
IPv6-reachable mirror site for installation and package-fetching.
* The ALTQ traffic-shaping system has not yet been merged - it will
hopefully be added before the release of 4.2. The more experimental
KAME code has also not been merged. If you need those features,
consider using the 4.1-RELEASE+KAME snapshots from
ftp://ftp.kame.net which will become available after 4.1-RELEASE.
* KNOWN ISSUES: NFS mounts over IPSEC do not seem to work reliably in
all cases - mount hangs and possible data corruption have been
observed.