Trustix Secure Linux 1.5 - server distribution

Trustix Secure Linux 1.5 - server distribution

Post by Erlend Midttu » Sun, 26 Aug 2001 07:01:29



This is to announce the release of Trustix Secure Linux version 1.5,
nicknamed "MiddleWhere".

Trustix Secure Linux is Trustix' own open source Linux server distribution
with strong emphasis on security, performance and stability.

We release this version mainly to provide a number of features requested
by our users.

New features in TSL 1.5:

* SWUP.           Automatic updates, easy install of new software.
* PPP support.    Point to Point Netowrk Protocol.  Commonly used in dialup
                  networks.
* RP-PPPoe.       PPP over Ethernet.  Commonly used in xDSL enviromnents.
* Postfix-TLS.    Postfix with encryption.
* PHP4.           Dynamic web pages.  Now in version 4.
* MySQL.          Database engine.
* RPM 3.0.6.      The RPM Package Manager.  Now with support for v4 packages.
* Netatalk.       Appletalk support.  Support your Macintosh users.
* Kernel 2.2.19.  Better than ever.
* pump.           DHCP client. Especially useful for servers that obtain
                  their IP address dynamically, typically those that use
                  cable modem or xDSL.
* netcat.         TCP/IP swiss army knife tool.
* wget.           Utility to retrieve files from the WWW via HTTP and FTP.
* jwhois.         Whois client.
* libcap.         Allows easy access for applications to a better security
                  model (capabilities) available in the Linux kernel.
* bonnie.         Disk benchmarking.  Time those floppies.  Or something.
* rdate.          Simple way of setting the clock from a network host.
* Python-bindings for OpenSSL.
* mkisofs.        Program to create ISO images.

Package highlights:

Samba can now be a PDC even to Windows 2000 SP2.
Sysklogd now runs as a normal user.
Xntpd now uses capabilites and runs as a normal user.
Modutils now supports kernel 2.4.

You can find the full list of features on
<URL:http://www.trustix.net/products/trustix-1.5/>

Notes on upgrading:

There have been some quite major changes to the distribution from 1.2 to
1.5, and some of these will require manual attention when upgrading.
Please go to <URL:http://www.trustix.net/products/trustix-1.5/upgrade.html>
for more information on this.

So where on earth is this?
The full mirror list is available at
<URL:http://www.trustix.net/mirrors/>

Erlend
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Product Development Manager, Trustix Secure Linux
http://www.tihlde.org/~erlendbm/                         A Unix Admin
              Where do you want to fly today?  Linux.

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1. Linux NFS server version 1.5

A new version of the Linux NFS server is available from:

tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/BETA/NFS/nfs-server-1.5.tar.z

Please note that this is a gzipped file.

Changes from the last public release, nfs-server-1.2:

* the owner of a file can always read or write files regardless of permissions
  (this means that RCS now works over NFS)
* the server maintains serveral open files simultaneously
  (contributed by Orest Zborowski and Patrick Sweeney)
* exports file parsing bugs causing read-only access fixed
  (contributed by Fred van Kempen)
* syslog alternative to log files
  (contibuted by Fred van Kempen)
* requesting a symlink as a mount point works correctly
  (bug reported by Peter MacDonald)
* a new showmount command for querying remote mountd daemons

IMPORTANT: The most common problem reported with the Linux NFS server is
that the mount is successful and ls works but reading or writing a file
hangs the system.  When mounting from non-Linux NFS clients that have
a large default transfer size (e.g. 8k with SunOS) you must reduce both
the read and write transfer sizes to 1k.  This is because Linux IP does
not yet support fragmentation.  Each OS varies as to how this is done
but from SunOS or a BSD-derived system you can use mount options like.

$ mount -o rsize=1024,wsize=1024 linux-host:/remote-dir /local-dir

Bug reports, suggestions and feedback are always welcome.


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