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AppWatch: FreeBSD 4.1-RELEASE is out

Jul 27, 2000, 11:18 (0 Talkback[s])

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This is the first release of FreeBSD that can operate with IPV6 exclusively (not using IPV4). Kernel related improvements include support for "racoon", the KAME IKE daemon, a new event notification facility called kqueue (can replace poll/select, offering improved performance), and support for Intel's Wired for Management 2.0 (PXE) in the boot loader (allows network booting using DHCP). Userland changes include support for the SSH2 protocol, booting beyond the 1023rd cylinder, and several IPV6 related updates.

"FreeBSD is an advanced BSD UNIX operating system for "PC-compatible" computers, developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. FreeBSD offers advanced networking, performance, security and compatibility features today which are still missing in other operating systems, even some of the best commercial ones. FreeBSD makes an ideal Internet or Intranet server. It provides robust network services, even under the heaviest of loads, and uses memory efficiently to maintain good response times for hundreds, or even thousands, of simultaneous user processes. The quality of FreeBSD combined with today's low-cost, high-speed PC hardware makes FreeBSD a very economical alternative to commercial UNIX workstations. It is well-suited for a great number of both desktop and server applications. FreeBSD can be installed from a variety of media including CD-ROM, floppy disk, magnetic tape, an MS-DOS partition, or if you have a network connection, you can install it directly over anonymous FTP or NFS. All you need is a pair of blank 1.44MB floppies."

Related links and the full changes history are available at AppWatch.com.