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Press Release: OpenBSD 3.6 Released Print E-mail
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Source: OpenBSD.org - Posted by Vincenzo Ciaglia   
Vendors/Products We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 3.6. This is our 16th release on CD-ROM (and 17th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of eight years with only a single remote hole in the default install. As in our previous releases, 3.6 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system: . . . We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 3.6. This is our 16th release on CD-ROM (and 17th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of eight years with only a single remote hole in the default install. As in our previous releases, 3.6 provides significant improvements, including new features, in nearly all areas of the system:

- New platform:
o OpenBSD/luna88k

Expanding the mvme88k porting effort by supporting Omron's
line of 88100-based workstations.

- SMP support on OpenBSD/i386 and OpenBSD/amd64 platforms.

- New functionality:

o A cleaned up DHCP server and client implementation,

now featuring privilege separation and safe defaults.

o A new NTP daemon written from scratch, which ought to fit
the needs of most NTP users.

o pfctl(8) now provides a rules optimizer to help improve
filtering speed.

o The packet filter, pf(4), now supports nested anchors.

o tcpdrop(8), a command to drop TCP connections.

o The NMBCLUSTERS option has been eliminated, replaced by a
sysctl with higher default values on many platforms.

o Added support for cksum (three flavours), md4, sha256, sha384
and sha512 to the md5(1) command.

o Memory file systems created by the mount_mfs(8) command
now can be populated immediately after creation.

o New hotplugd(8) daemon and hotplug(4) device that
watch for newly attached devices.

o isakmpd(8) now supports NAT-traversal and Dead Peer Detection
(RFC 3706).

Read this full article at OpenBSD.org

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