FreeBSD 11.3-BETA3 Release

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declared the accessibility of the third, and last, beta form of FreeBSD 11.3: "The third BETA form of the 11.3-RELEASE discharge cycle is currently accessible. A rundown of changes since 11.3-BETA2 incorporates: support for the IPV6_NEXTHOP alternative has been reestablished; alerts for IPsec calculations belittled in RFC 8221 have been included; a fix for FC-Tape bugs; a fix in jail_getid(3) for jail(8) ID 0; admonitions for more fragile geli(4) calculations have been included; different updates and fixes in libarchive(3); a fix in cxgbe(4) to address an association hang when running iozone over a NFS-mounted offer; a fix to the zfs(8) 'userspace' subcommand where all uncertain UIDs after the first were disregarded; an apm(8) fix to address battery life figuring; the default size of Vagrant pictures has been expanded;

FreeBSD 11.3-BETA3 covering censured highlights for all major FreeBSD forms has been consolidated.

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Installation images are available for:

o 11.3-BETA3 amd64 GENERIC
o 11.3-BETA3 i386 GENERIC
o 11.3-BETA3 powerpc GENERIC
o 11.3-BETA3 powerpc64 GENERIC64
o 11.3-BETA3 sparc64 GENERIC
o 11.3-BETA3 armv6 BANANAPI
o 11.3-BETA3 armv6 BEAGLEBONE
o 11.3-BETA3 armv6 CUBIEBOARD
o 11.3-BETA3 armv6 CUBIEBOARD2
o 11.3-BETA3 armv6 RPI-B
o 11.3-BETA3 armv6 RPI2
o 11.3-BETA3 armv6 PANDABOARD
o 11.3-BETA3 armv6 WANDBOARD
o 11.3-BETA3 aarch64 GENERIC

Note regarding arm SD card images: For convenience for those without
console access to the system, a freebsd user with a password of
freebsd is available by default for ssh(1) access. Additionally,
the root user password is set to root. It is strongly recommended
to change the password for both users after gaining access to the

declared the accessibility of the third, and last, beta form of FreeBSD 11.3: "The third BETA form of the 11.3-RELEASE discharge cycle

Installer images and memory stick images are available here:

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If you notice problems you can report them through the Bugzilla PR
system or on the -stable mailing list.

If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing
system, use the "stable/11" branch.

A summary of changes since 11.3-BETA2 includes:

o Support for the IPV6_NEXTHOP option has been restored.

o Warnings for IPsec algorithms deprecated in RFC 8221 have been added.

o Fix for FC-Tape bugs.

o A fix in jail_getid(3) for jail(8) ID 0.

o Warnings for weaker geli(4) algorithms have been added.

o Various updates and fixes in libarchive(3).

o A fix in cxgbe(4) to address a connection hang when running iozone
over an NFS-mounted share.

o A fix to the zfs(8) 'userspace' subcommand where all unresolved UIDs
after the first were ignored.

o An apm(8) fix to correct battery life calculation.

o The default size of Vagrant images has been increased.

o Reporting on deprecated features for all major FreeBSD versions has
been merged.

A list of changes since 11.2-RELEASE is available in the stable/11
release notes:

Please note, the release notes page is not yet complete, and will be
updated on an ongoing basis as the 11.3-RELEASE cycle progresses.

=== Virtual Machine Disk Images ===

VM disk images are available for the amd64, i386, and aarch64
architectures. Disk images may be downloaded from the following URL
(or any of the FreeBSD FTP mirrors):

The partition layout is:

~ 16 kB - freebsd-boot GPT partition type (bootfs GPT label)
~ 1 GB  - freebsd-swap GPT partition type (swapfs GPT label)
~ 20 GB - freebsd-ufs GPT partition type (rootfs GPT label)

The disk images are available in QCOW2, VHD, VMDK, and raw disk image
formats. The image download size is approximately 135 MB and 165 MB
respectively (amd64/i386), decompressing to a 21 GB sparse image.

Note regarding arm64/aarch64 virtual machine images: a modified QEMU EFI
loader file is needed for qemu-system-aarch64 to be able to boot the
virtual machine images. See this page for more information:

To boot the VM image, run:

% qemu-system-aarch64 -m 4096M -cpu cortex-a57 -M virt  \
-bios QEMU_EFI.fd -serial telnet::4444,server -nographic \
-drive if=none,file=VMDISK,id=hd0 \
-device virtio-blk-device,drive=hd0 \
-device virtio-net-device,netdev=net0 \
-netdev  user,id,=net0

Be sure to replace "VMDISK" with the path to the virtual machine image.  DownloadFreeBSD-11.3-BETA3-amd64-disc1.iso


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