7.0-BETA1 Available, 6.3-BETA1 coming soon…

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU

We have entered the final phases of the FreeBSD-7.0 Release cycle which
also means the beginning of the FreeBSD-6.3 Release cycle.  Because the
people who support the ports for FreeBSD also need to go through a
freeze cycle as part of releases we had decided to combine the two
releases to try and minimize the impact on the ports maintainers.

The current plan is to interleave the BETAs/RCs of the 7.0 and 6.3
releases, trying to follow this for the dates when the builds will get
started (with them becoming available on the FTP mirrors a day or two
after the builds start):

            7.0     6.3
    BETA1   10/17   10/24
    BETA2   10/31   11/7
    RC1     11/14   11/21
    RC2     11/28   12/5
    REL     12/12   12/19

Tomorrow (10/23) the RELENG_6 branch will be marked "6.3-PRERELEASE" to
note that we have entered the 6.3 release cycle.

The schedule dates are, as usual, tentative.  At this point RELENG_6 is
pretty mature so that schedule should be fairly accurate.  Being a new
branch it is at least somewhat likely the dates for 7.0 will wind up

The 7.0-BETA1 builds have completed and are on many of the FreeBSD
mirror sites.  If you want to update an existing machine using cvsup use
RELENG_7 as the branch tag.  Instructions on using FreeBSD Update to
perform a binary upgrade from FreeBSD 6.x to 7.0-BETA1 will be provided
via the freebsd-stable list when available.

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Hammer Filesystem on DFlyBSD 2.0

Recent blogwalking to dragonflybsd related blog lead me to Hammer filesystem.

Another filesystem, thats my thought in first impression till I see more description about it . Dragonflybsd 2.0 will include this filesystem.

I still waiting for FreeBSD releng 7 for it’s ZFS. I’m quite happy for snapshot version ( September version ). Can’t wait for 7.0 🙂

Perhaps upgrading ftp server to 7.0 after released 😉

so far performance of gstripe still awesome for me.

Will prepare more room for hammer and zfs testing.

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GNS3 0.3 available

We are proud to announce the version 0.3 of GNS3, this version is considered as a beta.

A lot of new features and bug-fixes are available, the most important are:

– Support of Ethernet, ATM and Frame-Relay switches
– Included hub (Bridge of Dynamips) and cloud (external connections) devices
– Added the Dynagen console (nearly all commands supported)
– New GUI settings
– Improved node configurator
– Load and save in Dynagen INI-like configuration files
– Multi-language support (howto for translators soon)

A documentation has been written and is available in the documentation section on the website

Note: the official name of the project is now GNS3 (not gns-3 nor GNS-3)

Thank you for reporting bugs with details

GNS3 Staff

Great progress by GNS3 team.

Upgrade maia-mailguard to 1.02a

Using maia-mailguard reduce spam in my mail server with accuracy 96% – 99%.

Till I visit maia-mailguard site and find new version, 1.02a

my steps for upgrading in freebsd 6.2 stable :

1. wget http://www.maiamailguard.com/files/maia-1.0.2a.tar.gz

2. tar xvzf maia-1.0.2a.tar.gz

3. cd maia-1.0.2

4. kill all process related to amavis

  4.1 amavisd stop
  4.2 ps -ax | grep amavis && kill all related process

5. copy amavis file

   cd maia-1.0.2
   cp amavisd-maia /usr/local/sbin/
   chown root /usr/local/sbin/amavisd-maia
   chmod 755 /usr/local/sbin/amavisd-maia

6. make symbolic link

   ln -sf /usr/local/sbin/amavisd-maia /usr/local/sbin/amavisd

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Dynagen Version 0.10.1 released to fix NM-16ESW bug and Tutorial updates

From Greg blog :

Continuing my quest to avoid a 1.0 release at all costs, here is version 0.10.0. The most important things in this release are support for 1700 platform emulation and WIC modules Chris added in 0.8.0-RC1. The tutorial has gotten a general update, along with documentation for using the new WIC modules. It also now includes a section with an up-to-date hardware reference that details all the models emulated by Dynamips, which adapters are supported and in which slots. Questions regarding these issues are (understandably) common on the forums.

Version 0.10.0:
* Support for the 1700 platform new to Dynamips 0.8.0-RC1. See the tutorial for supported platforms and modules.
* Support for WIC-1T, WIC-2T, and WIC-1ENET. See the tutorial for supported router platforms and usage.
* Support for NM-CIDS and NM-NAM. Note these are just "stubs" (at least as of this version of Dynamips). You can connect to them using "IDS-Sensorx/0 = …" or "Analysis-Modulex/0 = …" but they don’t actually do anything. See the tutorial for platform support.
* FS#154 – added "confreg" command to set the configuration register of router(s) from Dynagen. e.g. "confreg r1 0x2142" followed by "reload r1". Note changes to the config register will not be displayed in a "show ver" until the router is reloaded.
* FS#182 – Second port of PA-C7200-IO-2FE was not usable
* FS#177 – crash on malformed interface entry in net file
* Dynagen now automatically picks a PA-2FE-TX rather than a PA-FE-TX when referencing a FastEthernet on ports 1-6 on a 7200. You can override this to mimic the old behavior with "slotx = PA-FE-TX".
* the vbs file that launches SecureCRT sessions was missing from the Windows installer package
* Changed the state shown with the "list" command for virtual switches from "n/a" to "always on" to avoid confusion.
* Added an up-to-date list of hardware emulated by Dynamips to the tutorial. Thanks to ggee for performing the initial documentation in this post: http://7200emu.hacki.at/viewtopic.php?t=1831

* Accidentally only gave the NM-16ESW 15 interfaces.

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