Release Notes: A new multithreading scheduler has been implemented (activated by "set multithreading 1"). The new directive "interface N threads" controls the number of threads per interface (if the multithreading scheduler is active). A new informational command "show threads" shows thread information (if multithreading is activated). A minor bug has been fixed, server "-1" is no longer reported when there's no 1:1 server/target relationship. A new module "crossover" allows the implementation of a virtual crossover cable (Linux only). The manual has been updated accordingly.
Release Notes: Specific LOG_INFO syslog messages have been introduced on bng start, stop, and reload. The host operating system architecture is logged on startup. Special Solaris DLPI timing issues have been resolved. The Solaris bnx0 interface is now recognized as "primary interface". A "bng reload" is now refused after a vrrp priority change.
Release Notes: An issue with "ICMP Fragmentation Needed" packet forwarding has been fixed. "bng stop" now uses SIGTERM, SIGHUP, and SIGKILL in that order. A new command "inject" allows packet injections from a PCAP file for debugging and QA purposes.
Release Notes: Outdated session table entries are now reclaimed very quickly on an idle BalanceNG system. The rate per second is controlled by the new parameter "sessiongclimit".
Release Notes: "ICMP Fragmentation Needed" packets are now forwarded to all associated targets of a virtual server (DSR mode only).
Release Notes: The command "rmt" now accepts a comma-separated list of targets. The server plugin implementation and protocol now support IPv6. A new parameter "vrrpstateplugin" has been introduced (if set to 1 (active), a VRRP state change is reported to all active server plugins). The default module chain is now "vrrp,arp,ping,hc,master,slb,tnat,nat,rt". To obtain BalanceNG V2 backwards-compatibility, the module chain "vrrp,classic" needs to be set explicitly. Running BNG V3 on TKLB legacy hardware now requires an additional action and a valid support contract (BNGSUP or BNGHPS).
Release Notes: A fourth CLI command frontend has been added (bng imsctl). The command "rms" has been implemented, allowing the removal of one specific session table entry performing one single session table lookup. The command "rmt" has been implemented, allowing the removal of all session table entries belonging to a specific target. The manual has been updated accordingly.
Release Notes: IPv6 Neighbor Solicitation messages are now properly sent to the solicited-node multicast address according to RFC-4861 and RFC-4291. Before, they were sent (wrongly) to the unicast IPv6 address, which made some devices not respond to those messages. Updating is recommended if BNG is deployed in IPv6 environments.
Release Notes: The pthread stacksize is now initialized to be 200KB for each helper thread. As a result, lowering the "ulimit -s" settings is no longer necessary on Linux.
Release Notes: An automatic session table resync has been implemented. If the parameters "sessionautoresync" and "sessionsyncack" are both set to 1 (active), then the current VRRP master resyncs the session table automatically to a freshly started or restarted VRRP backup node. The manual has been updated accordingly.