FreeBSD 4.2-RELEASE is now available

Jordan Hubbard jkh at
Tue Nov 21 04:32:23 PST 2000

It is my almost excessive pleasure to announce the availability of
FreeBSD 4.2-RELEASE, the very latest in 4.x-STABLE branch technology.
Following the release of FreeBSD 4.1.1 in September, 2000, many bugs
were fixed, important security issues dealt with, and a conservative
number of new features added.  Please see the release notes for more

4.2-RELEASE is now available for i386 and alpha in "FTP installable"
form (${arch}/4.2-RELEASE)
and can be installed directly over the net using the boot floppies or
copied to a local NFS/ftp server.

ISO (CD) Images
We can't promise that all the mirror sites will carry the larger ISO
image distributions, but they are at least available from:${arch}/ISO-IMAGES/4.2-install.iso

Where ${arch} is currently "i386" or "alpha".  The i386 image is
available at the time of this writing, the alpha ISO will follow in a
day or so just as soon as all the packages are ready.  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 4.2-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 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

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.


- Jordan

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