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OpenBSD 4.3-RELEASE, release ini pas banget dengan Hari Buruh Dunia[MAYDAY]. Tidak ada relasi antara OpenBSD-4.3 release dengan mayday hanya kebetulan bertepatan saja.

Apa saja yang baru di OpenBSD 4.3 Release?
  • New/extended platforms:
    • OpenBSD/sparc64.

      SMP support. This should work on all supported systems, with
      the exception of the Sun Enterprise 10000. (Wah sekarang sudah ada gunakan Sun Enterprise 10000)
    • OpenBSD/hppa.

      K-class servers like the K200 and K410 are supported now.
    • OpenBSD/mvme88k

      SMP support on MVME188 and MVME188A systems.
      88110 processor, and thus MVME197LE/SP/DP boards, are supported now.
    • OpenBSD/sgi.

      Contains many new drivers, however the kernel requires an important
      errata fix.

  • Improved hardware support, including:
    • The bge(4) driver now supports BCM5906/BCM5906M 10/100 and BCM5755
      10/100/Gigabit Ethernet devices.
    • The cas(4) driver now supports Cassini+ 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet devices.
    • The em(4) driver now supports ICH9 10/100 and 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet
    • The gem(4) driver now supports the onboard 1000base-SX interface on
      the Sun Fire V880 server.
    • The ixgb(4) driver now supports the Sun 10Gb PCI-X Ethernet devices.
    • The msk(4) driver now supports Yukon FE+ 10/100 and Yukon Supreme
      10/100/Gigabit Ethernet devices.
    • The nfe(4) driver now supports MCP73, MCP77 and MCP79 10/100/Gigabit
      Ethernet devices.
    • The ral(4) driver now supports RT2800 based wireless network devices.
    • The cmpci(4) driver now supports CMI8768 based audio adapters.
    • The it(4) driver now supports ITE IT8705F/8712F/8716F/8718F/8726F and
      SiS SiS950 ICs. Watchdog timer functionality added.
    • The mfi(4) driver now supports Dell CERC6/PERC6 and LSI SAS1078 RAID
    • The viapm(4) driver now supports the VIA VT8237S south bridges SMBus
    • Support for hotplugging ExpressCard devices has been added.
    • New amdpcib(4) driver for the AMD-8111 series LPC bridge and
      timecounter on amd64.
    • New pctr(4) driver for the CPU performance counters on amd64.
    • New bwi(4) driver for the Broadcom AirForce IEEE 802.11b/g wireless
      network device.
    • New envy(4) driver for the VIA Envy24 audio device.
    • New et(4) driver for the Agere/LSI ET1310 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet
    • New etphy(4) driver for the Agere/LSI ET1011 TruePHY Gigabit
      Ethernet PHY.
    • New amdpcib(4) driver for the AMD-8111 series LPC bridge and
      timecounter on i386.
    • New glxpcib(4) driver for the AMD CS5536 PCI-ISA bridge with timecounter,
      watchdog timer, and GPIO on i386.
    • New iwn(4) driver for the Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN IEEE
      802.11a/b/g/Draft-N wireless network device.
    • New msts(4) line discipline to interface Meinberg Standard Time String
      devices and to provide a timedelta sensor.
    • New gbe(4) driver for the SGI Graphics Back End (GBE) Frame Buffer on sgi.
    • New mkbc(4) driver for the Moosehead PS/2 Controller on sgi.
    • New power(4) driver for the power button on sgi.
    • New ecadc(4) driver for the Environmental Monitoring Subsystem
      temperature sensor on sparc64.
    • New tda(4) driver for the fan controller on the Sun Blade 1000/2000,
      making these machines much less noisy.
    • New spdmem(4) driver retrieves information about memory modules.
    • New thmc(4) driver for the TI THMC50, Analog ADM1022/1028
      temperature sensor.
    • New uchcom(4) driver for the WinChipHead CH341/340 based USB serial
    • New umbg(4) driver for the Meinberg Funkuhren USB5131 radio clock to
      provide a timedelta sensor.
    • New upgt(4) driver for the Conexant/Intersil PrismGT SoftMAC USB IEEE
      802.11b/g wireless network device.
    • New wbng(4)
      driver for the Winbond W83793G temperature, voltage, and, fan sensor.
    • New wbsio(4)
      driver for the Winbond LPC Super I/O ICs.
    • New adl(4)
      driver for the Andigilog aSC7621 temperature, voltage, and fan sensor.
    • The siop(4)
      driver now supports the (non-PCI) NCR 53c720/770 in big-endian mode.
    • New lmn(4)
      driver for the National Semiconductor LM93 sensor.

  • New tools:
    • snmpd(8), implementing the Simple Network Management Protocol.
    • The snmpctl(8) program controls the SNMP daemon.
    • The pcidump(8) utility displays the device address, vendor, and product name of PCI devices.
    • ldattach(8)
      ldattach(8) is used to attach a line discipline to a serial line to
      allow for in-kernel processing of the received and/or sent data.

  • New functionality:
    • eeprom(8) is now able to display the OpenPROM device tree on systems that have it.(Wah seperti di Solaris saja nih)
    • Support for X11 on sgi has been added.
    • The periodic security(8) reports now include package changes.
    • The cmpci(4) driver now supports multichannel audio playback if the hardware supports it.
    • The auvia(4) driver now supports multichannel audio playback if the hardware supports it.
    • The auich(4) driver now supports recording from the microphone as well as full-duplex mode.
    • The eso(4) driver now supports recording as well as full-duplex mode.
    • The
      ffs layer is now 64-bit disk block address clean. This means that
      disks, partitions and filesystems larger than 2TB are now supported,
      with the exception of statfs(2) and quotas. (Suatu saat NAS running di OpenBSD)
    • DMA is now enabled for 1-sector devices such as flash drives, providing significant speed improvement.
    • Sparc and Sparc64 disklabels now provide automatic recognition of ext2fs partitions.
    • Filesystems on USB devices are automatically dismounted if the device is disconnected.
    • The configuration of carp(4) load balancing has been vastly simplified.
    • fstab(5) entries referring to non-existent mount points are now ignored, allowing subsequent entries to be processed.
    • Additional configuration files can now be included in pf.conf(5).
    • sppp(4) now has IPv6 support.
    • ipsec.conf(5) now supports defining 192 and 256 bit keysizes for AES.
  • Assorted improvements and code cleanup:
    • Improved support for an lkm(4) subsystem on amd64.
    • ossaudio(3) received several bug fixes and enhancements including but not limited to improved recording and full-duplex support.
    • audio(4) received several bug fixes and enhancements including but not limited to improved recording and full-duplex support.
    • make(1)
      was heavily modified, mostly to improve support for parallel build.
      Parallel builds now run commands in the same way the sequential builds
      do, and the output from commands is more readable. A large part of the
      source tree, xenocara, and quite a few ports now build correctly with
      make -j. (Making X11 With XENOCARA is nice)
    • rcs tools improvements and bug fixes.
      was increased so that all routing messages could be modified to include
      additional fields for upcoming networking features.
    • sendbug(1) has stricter comment parsing, to avoid mangling diffs.
    • umass(4) devices no longer detect bogus LUNs.
    • USB st(4) devices can now successfully disconnect.
    • More deviant umass devices accommodated.
    • svnd(4) devices now work on block devices.
    • disklabel(8) is now aware of NTFS partitions.
    • raidctl(8) now correctly handles trailing whitespace in configuration files.
    • mt(4) no longer triggers panics when processing the 'rewoffl' command.
    • raid(4) devices no longer hang when searching for components during boot.
    • sd(4) devices no longer receive spurious SYNCHRONIZE CACHE commands that confuse some hardware.
    • sd(4)
      no longer claim that SYNCHRONIZE CACHE commands are 16 bytes long when
      they are actually 10 bytes. Some devices took this too literally.
    • dhcpd(8) now always issues packets equal or larger than the minimum IP MTU.
    • disklabel(8) -E mode does not allow manual editing of the 'c' partition, which is always set to cover the entire disk.
    • disklabel(8) -E mode does not allow changing the cpg value of a partition.
    • disklabel(8) -E mode no longer permits assigning arbitrary sizes to FS_BOOT and FS_UNUSED partitions.
    • The bge(4) driver problems receiving jumbo frames have been resolved.
    • Many dangerous unsigned comparisons with -1 when checking the results of read and write calls have been eliminated.
    • The new M_ZERO flag for malloc(9) replaces many
      malloc+bzero/memset combinations, fixing a number of bugs in memory
      initialization and shrinking the kernel.
    • dhcpd(8) now correctly constructs response packets that use the overflow buffers to store options.
    • SCSI drivers are more reliable in MP machines due to better locking around command completion.
    • TCP responses to highly fragmented packets are now constructed without risking corruption of kernel memory.
    • Sockets now allow 4095 multicast group memberships.
  • Install/Upgrade process changes:
    • All platforms now have serial console support when installing.
    • Serial console speed is detected and appropriate /etc/ttys entries automatically created.
    • OpenBSD/vax now also has both kinds of install ISO CD images.
    • DNS server addresses are remembered if an install is restarted.
    • OpenBSD/sgi can now be installed using the glass console.

  • OpenBGPD 4.3:
    • Correctly handle prefixes which would cause a routing loop.
    • bgpctl's detailed RIB output shows additional attributes like extended communities or the cluster id list.
  • OpenNTPD 4.3: (Very Simple And Secure Implementation of NTP protocol)
    • Handle IP changes of clients more gracefully.
    • Log peer and sensor status to syslog if the majority of either is bad, or if a SIGINFO signal is received.
    • Allow offsetting of time sensors that have a systematic error.

  • OpenOSPFD 4.3:
    • Equal cost multipath support -- don't forget to set the right sysctls.
    • Parser and commandline options are now in sync with bgpd.

  • relayd 4.3: (Move spam to /dev/null)
    • hoststated(8)/hoststatectl(8) were renamed to relayd(8)/relayctl(8).
    • Improved configuration grammar for relayd.conf(5).
    • Allow to send SNMP traps via snmpd(8) when host states change.
    • Improved support for URL filtering and protocol actions.
    • Added support for UDP-based DNS relaying with request ID randomisation.
    • Various bug fixes, optimisations, and cleanups.
    • Improved reload support.

  • OpenSSH 4.8:
    • Added chroot(2) support for sshd(8),
      controlled by a new option "ChrootDirectory". Please refer to
      sshd_config(5) for details, and please use this feature carefully.
    • Linked sftp-server(8) into sshd(8).
      The internal sftp server is used when the command "internal-sftp" is
      specified in a Subsystem or ForceCommand declaration. When used with
      ChrootDirectory, the internal sftp server requires no special
      configuration of files inside the chroot environment. Please refer to sshd_config(5) for more information.
    • Added a protocol extension method "" for sftp-server(8) to perform POSIX atomic rename() operations.
    • Removed the fixed limit of 100 file handles in sftp-server(8). The server will now dynamically allocate handles up to the number of available file descriptors.
    • ssh(1)
      will now skip generation of SSH protocol 1 ephemeral server keys when
      in inetd mode and protocol 2 connections are negotiated. This speeds up
      protocol 2 connections to inetd-mode servers that also allow Protocol
    • Accept the PermitRootLogin directive in a sshd_config(5) Match block. Allows for, e.g. permitting root only from the local network.
    • Reworked sftp(1) argument splitting and escaping to be more internally consistent (i.e. between sftp commands) and more consistent with sh(1).
      Please note that this will change the interpretation of some quoted
      strings, especially those with embedded backslash escape sequences.
    • Support "Banner=none" in sshd_config(5) to disable sending of a pre-login banner (e.g. in a Match block).
    • ssh(1) ProxyCommands are now executed with $SHELL rather than /bin/sh.
    • ssh(1)'s
      ConnectTimeout option is now applied to both the TCP connection and the
      SSH banner exchange (previously it just covered the TCP connection).
      This allows callers of ssh(1) to better detect and deal with stuck
      servers that accept a TCP connection but don't progress the protocol,
      and also makes ConnectTimeout useful for connections via a
    • Many new regression tests, including interop tests against PuTTY's plink.
    • SSH2_MSG_UNIMPLEMENTED packets did not correctly reset the
      client keepalive logic, causing disconnections on servers that did not
      explicitly implement "".
    • ssh(1) used the obsolete SIG DNS RRtype for host keys in DNS, instead of the current standard RRSIG.
    • Correctly drain ACKs when a sftp(1) upload write fails midway, avoids a fatal(1) exit from what should be a recoverable condition.
    • Fixed packet size advertisements. Previously TCP and agent
      forwarding incorrectly advertised the channel window size as the packet
      size, causing fatal errors under some conditions.
    • Many more bugfixes. Please refer to the Release Notes.

  • Over 4,500 ports, minor robustness improvements in package tools:
    • i386: 4782 sparc64: 4613 alpha: 4233 sh: 2046
    • amd64: 4708 powerpc: 4634 sparc: 3159 m68k: 830
    • arm: 3377 hppa: 3971 m88k: 27 mips64: 1897
    • vax: 296
    • Highlights include:
      • Gnome 2.18.
      • GNUstep 1.14.
      • KDE 3.5.7 and koffice 1.6.3.
      • Xfce 4.4.1.
      • OpenMotif 2.3.0.
      • 2.2.1.
      • Mozilla Firefox
      • PostgreSQL 8.2.6.
      • GHC 6.6.1 (amd64 and i386 only)
  • As usual, steady improvements in manual pages and other documentation.
  • The system includes the following major components from outside suppliers:
    • Xenocara (based on X.Org 7.2 + patches, freetype 2.2.1, fontconfig 2.4.2, expat 2.0.0, Mesa 6.5.2, xterm 225 and more)
    • Gcc 2.95.3 (+ patches) and 3.3.5 (+ patches)
    • Perl 5.8.8 (+ patches)
    • Our improved and secured version of Apache 1.3, with SSL/TLS and DSO support
    • OpenSSL 0.9.7j (+ patches)
    • Groff 1.15
    • Sendmail 8.14.1, with libmilter
    • Bind 9.3.4 (+ patches)
    • Lynx 2.8.5rel.4 with HTTPS and IPv6 support (+ patches)
    • Sudo 1.6.9p4
    • Ncurses 5.2
    • Latest KAME IPv6
    • Heimdal 0.7.2 (+ patches)
    • Arla 0.35.7
    • Binutils 2.15 (+ patches)
    • Gdb 6.3 (+ patches)
Untuk lengkapnya silahkan buka Link Berikut. Siap-siap untuk upgrade server nih.. OpenBSD yang saya gunakan saat ini ada 3.9, 4.0 dan 4.2 mungkin akan diupgrade ke 4.3 stable. Ngoprek OpenOSPFD juga sudah menunggu penggabungan dengan Cisco Switch nih.

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