FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE now available

freebsd-logo-largeThe developers of FreeBSD have just made available the official 9.3 RELEASE.

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the
availability of FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release of the
stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE and introduces some new features.

Some of the highlights:

* The zfs(8) filesystem has been updated to support the bookmarks
feature.

* The uname(1) utility has been updated to include the -U and -K flags,
which print the __FreeBSD_version for the running userland and kernel,
respectively.

* The fetch(3) library has been updated to support SNI (Server Name
Identification), allowing to use virtual hosts on HTTPS.

* Several updates to gcc(1) have been imported from Google.

* The hastctl(8) utility has been updated to output the current queue
sizes.

* The protect(1) command has been added, which allows exempting
processes from being killed when swap is exhausted.

* The etcupdate(8) utility, a tool for managing updates to files in
/etc, has been merged from head/.

* A new shared library directory, /usr/lib/private, has been added for
internal-use shared libraries.

* OpenPAM has been updated to Nummularia (20130907).

* A new flag, “onifconsole” has been added to /etc/ttys. This allows the
system to provide a login prompt via serial console if the device is
an active kernel console, otherwise it is equivalent to off.

* Sendmail has been updated to version 8.14.9.

* BIND has been updated to version 9.9.5.

* The xz(1) utility has been updated to a post-5.0.5 snapshot.

* OpenSSH has been updated to version 6.6p1.

* OpenSSL has been updated to version 0.9.8za.

You can download the ISO/images here: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/9.3/

Check out the official announcement here: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2014-July/001575.html

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