FreeBSD 11.0-RC1 released

Mr Glen Barber of FreeBSD foundation has announced availability of FreeBSD 11.0-RC1, first release candidate in FreeBSD 11.0 series. As usual this release is also available for a wide range of architectures including powerpc, intel, arm, and amd systems.

FreeBSD is an independently evolved Unix like operating system, developed in University of Berkeley. It powers a wide range of platforms across the globe including high performance servers, desktop computers, laptops and embedded systems.


The FreeBSD 11.0-RC1, first release candidate in FreeBSD 11.0 series is coming after 4 beta releases and has got fixes for several bugs reported in previous releases. Following are some notable highlights of FreeBSD 11.0-RC1 comparing to previous development release, ie FreeBSD 11.0-Beta4:
  • A NULL pointer dereference in IPSEC has been fixed.
  • Support for SSH Protocol 1 has been removed.
  • OpenSSH DSA keys have been disabled by default.  Users upgrading from prior FreeBSD versions are urged to update their SSH keys to DSA or ECDSA keys before upgrading to 11.0-RC1.
  • PCI-e hotplug on bridges with power controllers has been disabled.
  • A loader tunable (hw.pci.enable_pcie_hp) to disable PCI-e HotPlug has been added.
  • A VESA panic on suspend has been fixed.
  • Google Compute Engine image publication has been fixed.
  • An AES-ICM heap corruption typo bug has been fixed.
  • A regression in pf.conf while parsing the 'interval' keyword has been fixed.
  • A ZFS/VFS deadlock has been fixed.
You may find more details on this release, in release announcement shared through FreeBSD stable mailing list.

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