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  •  21 Nov 2011 13:56
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    Release Notes: 1.7.2 is the recommended release of OpenAFS for Microsoft Windows users. Improvements include: speed (up to 800MB/second read throughput from SSD cache), a Loopback Adapter no longer needed, support for kernel-enforced Process and Thread Authentication Groups, new Explorer Shell integration, and AFS Mount Points and Symlinks which are filesystem Reparse Points. Some kernel panics have been fixed. For Unix, Linux, and MacOS X, the recommended production-ready release of OpenAFS is 1.6.0.

    •  19 Sep 2010 13:53
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      Release Notes: For all systems, minor bugs were fixed, including Rx fixes and vos dryrun improvements. RXAFS_GetStatistics64 now returns statistics properly. For all Unix platforms, the cacheout program is now built, and a potential panic in bulkstatus is avoided. On FreeBSD, shutdown of the Rx kernel listener was fixed to avoid a potential dereference after it's gone. On Linux, the packaging was updated for the current configure options and built files. On MacOS, the DNS resolver is reinitialized on IP address change. On Windows, the software properly fails over to other replicas on bulkstat IO errors, and directory entry buffers are validated to avoid crashing the service.

      •  26 May 2010 23:49
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        Release Notes: This release has Linux 2.6.34 support. There are Mac OS token interface fixes for 64-bit kernels on 32-bit hardware. A panic trying to get a slot for Volume information is avoided. Updated Mac OS binaries are available. If 1.4.12 works for you, there is no need to upgrade. RPMs requiring these updates will include them.

        •  23 Apr 2010 00:00
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          Release Notes: This version is the recommended release for Microsoft Windows users. Non-Windows users should use 1.4.12. On Microsoft Windows, a race when updating cell vldb server lists that can result in a crash is now avoided. Integrated logon was enabled to work with Windows 7/2008 with a non-Domain Kerberos principal. For all platforms, the "vos setaddrs" command was added. The -expandgroups and -supergroups options were added to pts mem. On all server platforms, volume lock contention is avoided during DAFS startup. For all Unix client platforms, a FUSE afs client is provided. Updates were made for the FreeBSD 8.0 release. On MacOS, a Finder "Duplicate" failure is worked around.

          •  26 Mar 2010 23:59
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            Release Notes: The Explorer Shell extension no longer crashes if symlink creation fails. krb5 error message translation was added. An SMB request trace facility is provided for debugging. Numerous DAFS fixes were made on all server platforms. There were also AIX fixes. On Linux, several changes were made for older kernels. Keyring destruction now cleans up all tokens. Keyring quotas are not enforced against root. On Mac OS X, a Growl client was provided for user monitoring of AFS events. Insert-only dropboxes are properly supported. Support for moving in Finder across mount points was added. The Preferences Pane now includes support for Kerberos 5 ticket renewal.

            •  13 Mar 2010 22:21
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              Release Notes: On Linux, support was added for kernels through 2.6.33, and discovery of PAG number from userspace is allowed. Locking was fixed to avoid several oopses. On MacOS, a preferences pane is included and performance in dynroot mode was improved. ZFS caches are handled usefully on Solaris. On all platforms, fixes were made to rx. On fileservers, numerous fixes were made to host tracking, and salvage is not done on a clean shutdown. On all client platforms, support was added for MIT krb5 1.8 via weak crypto API calls and other fixes were made.

              •  16 Feb 2010 01:21
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                Release Notes: The use of DNS AFSDB and SRV records by kaserver clients on Windows was restored. On all server platforms, a backwards compatible "-f" flag was added to salvager for force mode. On all Unix client platforms, client cache file truncation when truncating a large file was fixed. More documentation was provided for "fs getcacheparms". The Mac OS X installer now allows installation of an older version. ._ files are now correctly not looked up as cellnames. On Linux, SELinux file labelling is dealt with by trying cache accesses with current credentials in the event of failure. This release was updated for OpenBSD 4.6.

                •  20 Jan 2010 01:20
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                  Release Notes: On Microsoft Windows, corruption is prevented when writing to smb buffers, and MTU settings in the registry are allowed to be used. On Mac OS, a kernel panic processing tool is installed in /Library/OpenAFS/Tools, and debugging symbols are included for the kernel extension in an additional package. On Linux, numerous performance improvements and optimizations were made. An update was done for the current FreeBSD 8. On all Unix client platforms, a double-free in the client is avoided, AFSDB is compiled by default, and AFSDB lookups were fixed. On all platforms, no weekly restarts of bosserver are done, BOS is in restricted mode by default, the "vos endtrans" command was added, and Rx performance was improved.

                  •  09 Dec 2009 02:01
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                    Release Notes: This version is recommended for Microsoft Windows users. All non-Windows platforms should use 1.4.11. On Windows, port numbers for AFSDB DNS lookups now use network byte order, and dynamic server ranking was added based on RPC round trip time measurements. On all server platforms, midnight is computed for volume statistics calculation from local time, and more than 128 threads are allowed in the fileserver. On all Unix platforms, logging was improved, and bugs were fixed to SRV record support. On Linux, only keyring-based PAGs are used when available. On all platforms, better error messages are produced for aklog.

                    •  26 Oct 2009 22:34
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                      Release Notes: This is the recommended production-ready release for Microsoft Windows users. Other platforms should use 1.4.11. This release has official support for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. It prevents a file server bug from causing an "unexpected network error" when writing to files. It promotes DNS SRV records as superior to DNS AFSDB records. It fixes the SMB redirector disconnecting sometimes. All UNIX clients support SRV records for discovering AFS servers. A race/crash in volserver has been fixed. Mac OS X has Preferences Pane improvements. Core file handling works correctly on HP-UX.

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