FreeBSD 3.3 Released

[ From Jordan K. Hubbard, via the freebsd-announce mailing
list ]

Yes, it’s that time again! I’m very happy to announce the
availability of FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE, the latest in our line of
releases from the 3.x-STABLE branch. The follow-on to FreeBSD 3.2
(released in May, 1999), a lot of new drivers have been added, many
bugs were fixed and several important security issues where dealt
with. Please see the release notes for more information.

FreeBSD 3.3-RELEASE is available at ftp.freebsd.org and various
FTP mirror sites throughout the world. It can also be ordered on CD
from The FreeBSD Mall, from where it will be shipping soon on a 4
CD set containing installation bits for x86 architecture, as well a
lot of other material of general interest to programmers and
end-users alike (3.3-RELEASE for the Alpha architecture is
available from the FTP site).

NOTE: All of the profits from the sales of this CD set go to
support the FreeBSD Project! We are also trying something new with
3.3-RELEASE in making disc #1 from Walnut Creek CDROM’s official
distribution available via anonymous FTP. This is the most
important CD of their 4 set, one which will allow users to install
the base system and all of its most important add-ons from a single
ISO 9660 image. We are doing this because the ISO image is rapidly
becoming the preferred format for distributing operating system
releases and we’re certainly not going to go out of our way to make
FreeBSD harder to “test drive” if providing the standard NFS/FTP
network installation methods is no longer enough. We can’t promise
that all the mirror sites will carry the rather large installation
(660MB) image, but it will at least be available from:


along with the more traditional 3.3-RELEASE bits. If you can’t
afford the CDs, are impatient, or just want to use it for
evangelism purposes, then by all means download the ISO, otherwise
please do continue to support the FreeBSD project by purchasing one
of its official CD releases from Walnut Creek CDROM.

The official FTP distribution site for FreeBSD is:


Or via the WEB pages at:


And directly 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: [email protected]
WWW: http://www.cdrom.com/

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,
Rumania, 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

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:

South Africa




– Jordan