Release Notes: The ftp program accepts the --active and --passive options now. The -p option (which was --prompt) now triggers passive transfers. The --address option for ifconfig is now abbreviated to -A, while -a is short for --all. The --format option of ifconfig reads definitions from a file. Man pages for the daemons are now in section 8.
Release Notes: The --environment and --resolve options were added. Numeric port names are now allowed as service names. inetd now creates a PID file. rcp supports the -V option. rshd and rexecd switch to the user's home directory after authenticating. rlogin supports XON/XOFF without needing -8. syslogd now can disable forwarding. talk allows 8-bit ASCII. telnet is not subject to certain DNS spoofing to foil Kerberos authentication.
Release Notes: Kerberos 5 support was added to telnet(d), rsh(d), and rlogin(d) using GNU Shishi. TLS support was added to ftp using GNUTLS.
Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in the telnet client, that prevented DES-CBC-MD5 keys from working.
Release Notes: This release reduces the number of places the code assumes DES is used, to simplify for future non-DES encryption algorithms.
Release Notes: A fix was made for a build problem on Solaris. rsh now honours -V as well as --version. A fix was made for a security problem with rshd where new files were being created as uid 0 (root). Improper ping initialization was fixed, syslog.conf syntax was extended, and there is a new wildcard facility specification where ** catches all messages with a facility not explicitly specified in the configuration file.
Release Notes: With this release, inetutils can compile individual utilities using arguments to configure. The GNU networking utilities manual has been started, the FTP client supports GNU readline, there is a new whois client, and several security and bugfixes. The inetd server can now read configuration file snippets from /etc/inetd.d/, talkd and telnetd have been rewritten, a ping program was added, and syslogd supports new features like no-fsync, message piping into programs, and new options in the command line. Compilation on some more platforms is now supported.