AppWatch: FreeBSD 4.1-RELEASE is out
Jul 27, 2000, 11:18 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to John D.
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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
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