[stunnel-users] Stunnel 4.06 released

Michal Trojnara Michal.Trojnara at mirt.net
Sun Dec 26 00:52:58 CET 2004

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Here is the ChangeLog entry:

Version 4.06, 2004.12.26, urgency: LOW:
* New feature sponsored by SURFnet http://www.surfnet.nl/
  - IPv6 support (to be enabled with ./configure --enable-ipv6).
* New features
  - poll() support - no more FD_SETSIZE limit!
  - Multiple connect=host:port options are allowed in a single service
    section.  Remote hosts are connected using round-robin algorithm.
    This feature is not compatible with delayed resolver.
  - New 'compression' option to enable compression.  To use zlib
    algorithm you have to enable it when building OpenSSL library.
  - New 'engine' option to select a hardware engine.
  - New 'TIMEOUTconnect' option with 10 seconds default added.
  - stunnel3 perl script to emulate version 3.x command line options.
  - French manual updated by Bernard Choppy <choppy AT free POINT fr>.
  - A watchdog to detect transfer() infinite loops added.
  - Configuration file comment character changed from '#' to ';'.
    '#' will still be recognized to keep compatibility.
  - MT-safe getaddrinfo() and getnameinfo() are used where available
    to get better performance on resolver calls.
  - Automake upgraded from 1.4-p4 to 1.7.9.
* Bugfixes
  - log() changed to s_log() to avoid conflicts on some systems.
  - Common CRIT_INET critical section introduced instead of separate
    CRIT_NTOA and CRIT_RESOLVER to avoid potential problems with
        libwrap (TCP Wrappers) library.
  - CreateThread() finally replaced with _beginthread() on Win32.
  - make install creates $(localstatedir)/stunnel.
    $(localstatedir)/stunnel/dev/zero is also created on Solaris.
  - Race condition with client session cache fixed.
  - Other minor bugfixes.
* Release notes
  - Win32 port requires Winsock2 to work.
    Some Win95 systems may need a free update from Microsoft.
  - Default is *not* to use IPv6 '::' for accept and '::1' for
    connect.  For example to accept pop3s on IPv6 you could use:
    'accept = :::995'.  I hope the new syntax is clear enough.

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