FreeBSD 3.4-RELEASE is now available

Jordan K. Hubbard jkh at
Mon Dec 20 10:45:39 PST 1999

Just in under the wire for the current millenium, I'm happy to announce
the availability of FreeBSD 3.4-RELEASE, the very latest in 3.x-STABLE
branch technology.  Following the release of FreeBSD 3.3 in Sept, 1999,
a lot of new features have been added, many bugs were fixed and even
more important security issues were dealt with.  Please see the release
notes for more information.

FreeBSD 3.4-RELEASE is available at 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
(3.4-RELEASE for the Alpha architecture is available from the FTP site
and will also be available on CDROM several weeks after the x86 product
is released).

NOTE: All of the profits from the sales of this CD set go to support
the FreeBSD Project!  We are also continuing our new tradition
(started with 3.3-RELEASE) of 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.  This is a fully-bootable ISO 9660 (with
RockRidge extentions) image and can be written as a raw ISO image
by most CD creator software.

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 3.4-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
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: info at
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 on.

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

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