|author||Jordan K. Hubbard <jkh@FreeBSD.org>||1994-11-10 03:51:18 +0000|
|committer||Jordan K. Hubbard <jkh@FreeBSD.org>||1994-11-10 03:51:18 +0000|
Add some more information on FreeBSD's default security.
Make this a little more readable and fix some typos.
Notes: svn path=/head/; revision=4337
1 files changed, 20 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/share/FAQ/RELNOTES.FreeBSD b/share/FAQ/RELNOTES.FreeBSD
index 9cbc47770d48..1f21d7beefba 100644
@@ -10,14 +10,15 @@ for Intel i386/i486/Pentium (or compatable) based PC's. It is based
primarily on software from U.C. Berkeley's CSRG group, with some
enhancements from NetBSD, 386BSD, and the Free Software Foundation.
-Since our first release of FreeBSD 1.0 almost 18 months ago, FreeBSD
+Since our first release of FreeBSD 1.0 some 18 months ago, FreeBSD
has changed almost entirely. A new port from the Berkeley 4.4 code
-base was done and brought the legal status of the system out of the
-shadows with the blessings of Novell (new owners of USL and UNIX). The
+base was done, which brought the legal status of the system out of the
+shadows with the blessing of Novell (new owners of USL and UNIX). The
port to 4.4 has also brought in a host of new features, filesystems
-and driver support. With our new unencumbered code base, we have every
-reason to hope that we'll be able to release quality operating systems
-without further legal encumbrance for some time to come!
+and enhanced driver support. With our new unencumbered code base, we
+have every reason to hope that we'll be able to release quality
+operating systems without further legal encumbrance for some time to
FreeBSD 2.0 represents the culmination of almost 2 years of work and
many thousands of man hours put in by an international development team.
@@ -26,16 +27,16 @@ We hope you enjoy it!
Many packages have also been upgraded or added, such as XFree86 3.1,
xview 3.2, elm, nntp, mh, InterViews and dozens of other miscellaneous
utilities have been ported and are now available as add-ons. See the
-next section of this document for more details.
+ports collection (or the package collection) for a complete summary.
-For a list of contributors, please see the files "CONTRIB.FreeBSD" and
-"CONTRIB.386BSD", which should be bundled with your bindist distribution.
+For a list of contributors, please see the file "CONTRIB.FreeBSD",
+which should be bundled with your bindist distribution.
Also see the new "REGISTER.FreeBSD" file for information on registering
with the "Free BSD user counter". We've also provided a list of who's
responsible for what (so that you may query them directly) in the
"ROSTER.FreeBSD" file; use of this file is encouraged to ensure faster
-resolution of an problems you may have!
+resolution of any problems you may have!
The core of FreeBSD does not contain DES code which would inhibit its
being exported outside the United States. There is an add-on package
@@ -45,6 +46,14 @@ provided separately can be used by anyone. A freely (from outside the
U.S.) exportable European distribution of DES for our non U.S. users also
exists and is described in the FreeBSD FAQ.
+If password security for FreeBSD is all you need, and you have no requirement
+for copying encrypted passwords from different hosts (Suns, DEC machines, etc)
+into FreeBSD password entries, then FreeBSD's MD5 based security may be
+all you require! We feel that our default security model is more than
+a match for DES, and without any messy export issues to deal with. If you're
+outside (or even inside) the U.S., give it a try!
1.1 What's new in 2.0?
@@ -496,4 +505,4 @@ hope you enjoy this release of FreeBSD!
The FreeBSD Core Team
-$Id: RELNOTES.FreeBSD,v 1.5 1994/11/09 02:51:21 jkh Exp $
+$Id: RELNOTES.FreeBSD,v 1.6 1994/11/09 23:26:57 jkh Exp $