DRAFT: [ANNOUNCE] INN 2.2.3 available

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Wed Jul 12 00:00:37 UTC 2000

[ This is a draft of the actual release announcement.  The contents of
  the release will be exactly the current STABLE branch but with the
  version number changed to 2.2.3 from 2.2.3pre.  Please let me know if
  2.2.3 needs anything else very soon, as I plan to release it this
  week. ]

I'm pleased to announce that a new bug-fix release of INN is available at


The MD5 checksum of this release is:

    <to be filled in>

A PGP signature will soon be available in the same directory.  There is a
patch from 2.2.1 to 2.2.2 available there as well.

This is primarily a security and bug-fix release over 2.2.2.  Changes from
2.2.2 are:

   - INN no longer installs inews setgid news or rnews setuid root by
     default.  If you need the old behavior, --enable-uucp-rnews or
     --enable-setgid-inews must be given to configure.  See INSTALL
     for more information.

   - A security hole when verifycancels is turned on in inn.conf (not
     the default) was fixed.

   - Message IDs are now limited to 250 octets to prevent
     interoperability problems with other servers.

   - Various other security paranoia fixes have been made.

   - Embedded Perl filters fixed to work with Perl 5.6.0.

   - Lots of bug fixes.

This will be the final release of the INN 2.2.x series, barring major
security holes.  INN 2.3.0 will be released shortly, and features a
significantly different internal architecture.  Development has already
begun on the INN 2.4.x series.

Please submit all bug reports to inn-bugs at isc.org.  Please send all
patches to inn-patches at isc.org.

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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