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inetutils-1.4.0 released

Item posted by Marcus Brinkmann <marcus> on Thu 01 Aug 2002 03:42:41 AM UTC.

We are pleased to announce the release of GNU Internet Utilities 1.4.0.

This release has been 5 years in the making, has seen 4 different
maintainers (Miles Bader, Joel N Weber II, Jeff Bailey, and
currently Alain Magloire), and has lived in CVS on 3 different

GNU Inetutils was originally derived from BSD Sources.  Some of that
code still exists, but much of the code had been rewritten for clarity
and security.

This code has not been audited in any way.  However, we will respond
to security fixes as fast as we are able.  This release is known to
work on GNU/Hurd, GNU/Linux, and Sun Solaris.  Previous versions have
been ported to Microsoft Windows using Redhat's Cygwin package.

Particular thanks needs to go out to Marcus Brinkmann, Sergey
Poznyakoff, and Alfred M. Szmidt for contributions that allowed this
release to go forward.

The release can be found on, or (prefered) your favourite
For security purposes, please verify the md5sum of the file you
download (please see the original announcement in the mailing
list archive for a signature by Jeff Bailey for this md5sum):

e3ac0b9dab016eea7fbd2c49d5b7f604  inetutils-1.4.0.tar.gz

Please see the file 'ROADMAP' in CVS for details on the plans for the
next few versions.

As always, please we appreciate bugs reported to:

Version 1.4.0:

  • It is now possible to specify whether to compile individual

  utilities using arguments to configure.

  • The GNU networking utilities manual has been started.
  • If you have the GNU readline library installed, it will now be used

  by the ftp client.

  • There is now a whois client.
  • Several security fixes and other bug fixes have been applied.
  • The inetd server can read configuration file snippets from


  • The talkd and telnetd servers have been essentially rewritten.
  • The ping program was added.
  • The syslogd server supports several new features in the

  configuration file, like omitting file sync, piping messages into
  programs etc.  It also supports several new options on the command

  • Inetutils should generally compile on most platforms now.

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