FreeBSD 3.1 released

We are pleased, as always, to announce the availability of
3.1-RELEASE, the much anticipated follow-on release to FreeBSD 3.0
(released November, 1998).  Many hundreds of bug fixes and general
enhancements have been made to the system so please see the release
notes at http://www.freebsd.org/releases/3.1R/notes.html for more

FreeBSD 3.1-RELEASE is available on ftp.freebsd.org and various FTP
mirror sites throughout the world. It can also be ordered on CD from
Walnut Creek CDROM, from where it will be shipping shortly as a 4 CD
set containing a lot of extra stuff of interest to programmers and
general users alike.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All of the profits from the sales of this CD set go to
support the FreeBSD Project!

Like many businesses in the field of high-tech, Walnut Creek CDROM has
realized that in order to make any product for an emerging market
grow, you have to make a significant investment in such growth, even
if it means abandoning short-term profits. Walnut Creek CDROM is the
only CDROM vendor who currently does anything like this and it's
certainly my hope that you will help support the project by buying (or
getting someone else to buy :) one of their CDs. Thanks!

The official FTP distribution site for FreeBSD is:


Or via the WEB page at:


And on CD-ROM from Walnut Creek CDROM:

     Walnut Creek CDROM
     4041 Pike Lane, #F
     Concord CA, 94520 USA
     Phone: +1 925 674-0783
     Fax: +1 925 674-0821
     Tech Support: +1 925 603-1234
     Email: info@cdrom.com
     WWW: http://www.cdrom.com/

If you are in Japan, please refer to Pacific HiTech for information on
ordering a localized (or the english) version of the 3.1 product when
it becomes available.  Pacific HiTech is now an affiliate of Walnut
Creek CDROM for Japanese sales of FreeBSD.

Additionally, FreeBSD is available via anonymous FTP from mirror sites
in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria,
Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,
Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea,
Latvia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia,
Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the Ukraine
and the United Kingdom (and quite possibly several others which I've
never even heard of :).

Before trying the central FTP site, please check your regional
mirror(s) first by going to:


Any additional mirror sites will be labeled ftp2, ftp3 and so on. 

The latest versions of export-restricted code for FreeBSD (2.0C or
later) (eBones and secure) are also being made available at the
following locations. If you are outside the U.S. or Canada, please get
secure (DES) and eBones (Kerberos) from one of the following foreign
distribution sites:

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