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[FYI] (Fwd) OpenSSL version 0.9.5 released

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Date sent:      	Mon, 28 Feb 2000 17:56:16 +0100
From:           	Bodo Moeller <bodo@openssl.org>
To:             	openssl-announce@openssl.org, openssl-users@openssl.org,
       	openssl-dev@openssl.org, coderpunks@toad.com, cypherpunks@openpgp.net,
Subject:        	OpenSSL version 0.9.5 released
Send reply to:  	bodo@openssl.org
Organization:   	OpenSSL Project

  OpenSSL version 0.9.5 released

  OpenSSL - The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS

  The OpenSSL project team is pleased to announce the release of
  version 0.9.5 of our open source toolkit for SSL/TLS.  This new
  OpenSSL version incorporates over 150 changes and bugfixes to the
  toolkit (for a complete list see

  The most significant changes are:

     o S/MIME support in new 'smime' command
     o Documentation for the OpenSSL command line application
     o Automation of 'req' application
     o Fixes to make s_client, s_server work under Windows
     o Support for multiple fieldnames in SPKACs
     o New SPKAC command line utilty and associated library functions
     o Options to allow passwords to be obtained from various sources
     o New public key PEM format and options to handle it o Many other
     fixes and enhancements to command line utilities o Usable
     certificate chain verification o Certificate purpose checking o
     Certificate trust settings o Support of authority information
     access extension o Extensions in certificate requests o
     Simplified X509 name and attribute routines o Initial
     (incomplete) support for international character sets o New
     DH_METHOD, DSA_METHOD and enhanced RSA_METHOD o Read only memory
     BIOs and simplified creation function o TLS/SSL protocol
     bugfixes: Accept TLS 'client hello' in SSL 3.0
       record; allow fragmentation and interleaving of handshake and
       other data
     o TLS/SSL code now "tolerates" MS SGC
     o Work around for Netscape client certificate hang bug
     o RSA_NULL option that removes RSA patent code but keeps other
       RSA functionality
     o Memory leak detection now allows applications to add extra
       via a per-thread stack
     o PRNG robustness improved
     o EGD support
     o BIGNUM library bug fixes
     o Faster DSA parameter generation
     o Enhanced support for Alpha Linux
     o Experimental MacOS support

  We consider OpenSSL 0.9.5 to be the best version of OpenSSL
  available and we strongly recommend that users of older versions,
  especially of old SSLeay versions, upgrade as soon as possible. 
  OpenSSL 0.9.5 is available for download via HTTP and FTP from the
  following master locations (the various FTP mirrors you can find
  under http://www.openssl.org/source/mirror.html):

    o http://www.openssl.org/source/
    o ftp://ftp.openssl.org/source/

  The OpenSSL Project Team...  

    Mark J. Cox             Richard Levitte    Holger Reif
    Ralf S. Engelschall     Bodo Moeller       Paul C. Sutton
    Dr. Stephen Henson      Ulf Moeller        Geoff Thorpe
    Ben Laurie              Andy Polyakov

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