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FreeBSD 1.0 Announcement

FreeBSD 2.1.5-RELEASE is now available on and various FTP mirror sites throughout the world. It can also be ordered on CD from Walnut Creek CDROM.

FreeBSD 2.1.5 represents the culmination of over a year’s worth of work on the 2.1-STABLE branch of FreeBSD since it began with FreeBSD 2.0.5. In the 7 months since 2.1 was released, many bug fixes, updates and careful enhancements have been made, the results of which you now see here.

The STABLE branch was conceived out of the need to allow FreeBSD to grow and support long-term development projects (like devfs, NFSv3, IPX, PCCARD, etc.) while at the same time not jeopardizing the stability of its existing user base. FreeBSD 2.1.5 marks the finishing point for that effort and, barring any small "slipstream" releases done to solve significant problems, no further releases along the 2.1-STABLE branch are anticipated. The concept of "stable" and "experimental" tracks is not being abandoned, we’ll simply be doing this somewhat differently in the future.

For more information on the 2.1.5 release itself, please consult the Release Notes.

The official sources for FreeBSD are available via anonymous FTP from:

Or via the WEB 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 the following mirror sites. If you choose to obtain FreeBSD via anonymous FTP, please try to use a site near you:







In case of problems, please contact the


In case of problems, please contact

The latest versions of export-restricted code for FreeBSD (2.0C or later) (eBones and secure) are 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:

Last modified on: February 21, 2021 by Danilo G. Baio