FreeBSD 5.2.1 Released! (para los que no han leido...)

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Jue Feb 26 22:53:12 CLST 2004

Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 20:31:31 -0700 (MST)
From: Scott Long <scottl en>
To: freebsd-announce en
Subject: [FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 5.2.1 Released!

It is once again my great privilege and pleasure to announce the availability of FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE. This is a 'point release' and is intended to address several bugs and vulnerabilities discovered in the FreeBSD 5.2 release. These include:

  a.. Significantly improved ATA/IDE and SATA handling. Problems with timeouts, error recovery, and certain master/slave configurations have been largely addressed. 
  b.. The kdeadmin3 package has been updated to fix the password database corruption found with the KUser tool. 
  c.. Third-party NSS modules can now support groups with many users. 
  d.. Multicast and promiscuous modes have been fixed in the 'sk' Ethernet driver, allowing it to operate in a DHCP environment. 
  e.. Latest updates to the XFree86 4.3 server to protect against several published security vulnerabilities. 
FreeBSD 5.2.1 also contains a number of significant stability and performance improvements over FreeBSD 5.2. However, it is still considered a 'New Technology' release and might not be suitable for all users. Users with more conservative needs may prefer to continue using FreeBSD 4.X. Information on the various trade-offs involved, as well as some notes on future plans for both FreeBSD 4.X and 5.X, can be found in the Early Adopter's Guide, available here:

For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the release notes and errata list, available here:

For more information about FreeBSD release engineering activities, please see:


FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE supports the i386, pc98, alpha, sparc64, amd64, and ia64 architectures and can be installed directly over the net using the boot floppies or copied to a local NFS/FTP server. Distributions for all architectures are available now.

Please continue to support the FreeBSD Project by purchasing media from one of our supporting vendors. The following companies will be offering FreeBSD 5.2.1 based products:

      FreeBSD Mall, Inc. 
      Daemonnews, Inc. 

If you can't afford FreeBSD on media, are impatient, or just want to use it for evangelism purposes, then by all means download the ISO images. We can't promise that all the mirror sites will carry the larger ISO images, but they will at least be available from:

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