4.1-RELEASE now available from ftp.freebsd.org

Jordan K. Hubbard jkh at zippy.osd.bsdi.com
Thu Jul 27 05:17:13 PDT 2000

I'm very pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 4.1-RELEASE,
the very latest in 4.x-STABLE branch technology.  Following the
release of FreeBSD 4.0 in March, 2000, many bugs were fixed, important
security issues dealt with, and quite a few new features added.
Please see the release notes for more information.

The 4.1-RELEASE is available for i386 and alpha in "FTP installable" form
right now (ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/${arch}/4.1-RELEASE)
and can be installed directly over the net using the boot floppies
or copied to a local NFS/ftp server.  ISO images will also be provided
later (see below).

ISO (CD) Images
ISO images of the installation CD will be made available by August 1st
2000, after the bits have undergone a bit more integration testing.
This additional delay is necessary given that the ISO images are so
large (~650MB each) and are not something which many people want to
transfer more than once.  A follow-up announcement will be sent once
the ISO images are in place, so please don't send me email asking
where they are or when they'll be ready.  When they're ready, they'll
be uploaded and an announcement will be sent out.

We also can't promise that all the mirror sites will carry these large
ISO images, but they will at least be available from:


Where ${arch} is currently "i386" or "alpha".  If you can't afford the
CDs, are impatient, or just want to use it for evangelism purposes,
then by all means download the ISOs, otherwise please do continue to
support the FreeBSD project by purchasing one of its official CD
releases from BSDi.  FreeBSD 4.1-RELEASE can be ordered as a 4 CD set
from The FreeBSD Mall from where it will soon be shipping.  Each CD
sets contains the FreeBSD installation and application package bits
for either the x86 or the alpha architecture (each architecture has
its own CD set).  For a set of distfiles used to build ports in the
ports collection, please see also the FreeBSD Toolkit, a 6 CD set
containing all such extra bits which we can no longer fit on the 4 CD
sets.  Please see http://www.freebsdmall.com or you can order by
phone, postal mail, FAX or email at:

  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: orders at wccdrom.com
  WWW: http://www.wccdrom.com/

FreeBSD is also 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, Elbonia, 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.  Now that FreeBSD has export permission for
crypto from the United States government, you can get it from
the following locations or from ftp.freebsd.org:

South Africa


- Jordan

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