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  •  05 Jan 2004 18:00
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    Release Notes: The license was changed. The server and client code and configuration were split. Checks were added for valid greetings in the basic network tests. The incoming and outgoing ports are now configurable. Compile-time options are now converted to runtime options. Bugfixes were made.

    •  07 May 2002 04:32
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      Release Notes: The bbrun script has been rewritten as a C program. Escalated and delayed recipients with large intervals are now notified properly. ACK IDs are reused when the pagetype is EVENT, and timestamp qualifiers (s/m/h/d) are now available in status messages.

      •  14 Mar 2002 05:13
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        Release Notes: Color and minutes are now configurable for server reboot check in this release. Generated HTML pages in pages/subpages can have their own header/footer and rep_header/rep_footer files, and there are some miscellaneous bugfixes.

        •  24 Dec 2001 19:42
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          Release Notes: Some issues with the new "subpage" directive have been fixed. There are minor configuration changes.

          •  29 Nov 2001 07:42
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            Release Notes: This release adds the "subpage" keyword in the configuration file to allow a 3rd level of generated HTML pages, and fixes for some outstanding bugs.

            •  17 Sep 2001 05:49
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              Release Notes: Summary directive now sends color of given URL so a subpage summary can be sent to a remote BBDISPLAY. Improved handling of large files in the log files check. Added script to archive BB data. Adding a network test has been simplified. Added numerous HTML anchors in generated Web pages. Minor changes to SUN, AIX, OSF, and Linux platforms. Minor fixes to some scripts.

              •  21 Jun 2001 06:58
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                Release Notes: This release includes a few fixes for combo messages, the message/syslog file checking expiry option, and message relaying.

                •  21 May 2001 08:09
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                  Release Notes: Network and local tests now use combo message to send status logs (multiple status messages are sent in a single message), BBRELAY host has been implemented (messages can be forwarded to another BBDISPLAY/BBPAGER), etc/bb-msgstab and etc/bb-bbexttab have been introduced (allows defining parameters for log file checking and external script execution in a single file for all hosts), and some minor display changes and bugfixes.

                  •  08 Apr 2001 22:18
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                    Release Notes: This release contains event acknowledgements over WAP devices, a bb-cputab configuration file, and misc bug fixes. Connectivity tests parameters are now user-definable.

                    •  15 Mar 2001 15:32
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                      Release Notes: Acknowledged events are now defined by a checkmark image on the display. The combo message type was introduced. Process test can now check for the number of instances running. Thresholds are now user-definable for SLA reporting. More network testing options can defined in the configuration file. Misc bug fixes were made for SMS message length, briefrcpt message, and WML generation. The comments on certain error messages were made more descriptive.

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