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FreeBSD 2.2.5 Announcement

Date: 22 Oct 1997 14:09:08 -0500
From: "Jordan K. Hubbard" <>
Subject: 2.2.5 RELEASE now available from (and some mirrors)

It is my great pleasure, as always, to announce the release of FreeBSD 2.2.5, our next release on the 2.2-stable branch. Those folks who are still running 2.1.x and wish to upgrade to 2.2 technology are now encouraged to do so as 2.2.5 has reached an equivalent level of stability in all of our tests. A number of annoying problems with 2.2.2 have also been fixed (see the release notes for more information on this).

FreeBSD 2.2.5-RELEASE is available on and various FTP mirror sites throughout the world. It can also be ordered on CD from Walnut Creek CDROM, from where it will be shipping shortly as a new 4 CD set containing a lot of extra stuff of interest to programmers and general users alike.

The official FTP distribution site for FreeBSD is:

Or via the WEB page at:

And on CD-ROM from Walnut Creek CDROM:

Walnut Creek CDROM
4041 Pike Lane, #D
Concord CA, 94520 USA
Phone: +1 510 674-0783
Fax: +1 510 674-0821
Tech Support: +1 510 603-1234

Additionally, FreeBSD is available via anonymous FTP from mirror sites in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and the UK (among other countries :). Please check your regional mirrors first by going to:


since is itself rather overloaded at the present time (Id software and Slackware Linux chose the same time to release their latest products :).

The latest versions of export-restricted code for FreeBSD (2.0C or later) (eBones and secure) are also being made available at the following locations. If you are outside the U.S. or Canada, please get secure (DES) and eBones (Kerberos) from one of the following foreign distribution sites:

South Africa




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