Asianux Server 3 SP4 - Release notes

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Asianux Server 3 ServicePack 4 (Quartet)

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0. Contents
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The contents of this file is as follows:

1. Overview of Features
2. Components
3. General Notes
4. Restrictions/Known Bugs
5. Feedback
6. Copyright

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1. Overview of Features
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Asianux Server 3 ServicePack4 has the following features.

o Reliability and Scalability
- hugetlbpage
- Asynchronous I/O
- Improved I/O processing

o Manageability
- Red Flag Control Panel and Management Tools
- Remote system management tools by OpenDRIM project

o For Edge Server
- Mail: MTA changing system, SMTP Auth, SpamAssassin
- Web DB: php-oracle, php-mysql, php-pgsql
- Samba: Samba3.0 with internationalization function
- Installing only necessary components for business systems

o Language
- Supports Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and English,

o For Chinese
- Provides high quality Chinese fonts,
enhanced Chinese input method and enhanced printing in Chinese.

o For Japanese
- SJIS support for migrating from Unix
- User Defined Characters support in Japanese environment

o For Korean
- UTF-8 KR support.

o For Vietnamese
- UTF-8 support.

o For Network/Security
- Enhanced Networking: IPV6, NFS over TCP
- Enhanced Security: ACL

o For Oracle
- OraNavi: Oracle Install Navigator
easy installation without any patch or changes
- System parameters tuned for Oracle
- PHP-Oracle connectivity

o Standards
- LSB 3.0 (* to be updated)
- CGL 3.2 (* to be updated)

o Hardware Compatibility
- IA32 architecture:
- x86-64 architecture:

o Software Compatibility
- Hundreds of ISV partners, including mainstream DB,
Middleware, backup, and other enterprise server applications.
On-going Certification process.

o Compatibility with other Linux distributions
- Same run-time environment and kernel symbols as RHEL5.6,
binary drivers for RHEL5.6 can be loaded directly.

o CGL enhancement
- IPv6 Ready Logo Patch
- Monitoring Mazed Process
- WDT of grub
- OpenHPI improvement

o KVM will only be supported in x86_64 platform

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2. Components
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- kernel 2.6.18
- glibc 2.5
- gcc 4.1.2
- gcc44 4.4.4 (*)
- xorg 1.1.1
- rpm 4.4.2.3
- KDE 3.5.5
- openssh 4.3p2
- bind 9.3.6
- dhcp 3.0.5
- openldap 2.3.43
- postfix 2.3.3
- sendmail 8.13.8
- vsftpd 2.0.5
- squid 2.6.STABLE21
- apache 2.2.3
- PHP 5.1.6
- MySQL 5.0.77
- PostgreSQL 8.1.23 (*)
- Samba 3.0.33
- ntp 4.2.2p1
- net-snmp 5.3.2.2
- iptables 1.3.5
- Perl 5.8.8
- Ruby 1.8.5
- OraNavi 11.3.3

(*): Updated since AXS3SP3

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3. General Notes
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o SSH service is turned off by default on Asianux Server 3 Service Pack4,
turn it on by using the chkconfig command if necessary.
# chkconfig sshd on

o 'root' cannot login using ssh. To enable it, please follow the
instructions below:
- change the value 'PermitRootLogin' in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to
'yes'.

PermitRootLogin yes

- restart sshd:
# service sshd restart

o To enable the NFS server and NFS client, the portmap service must be stared first.
# service portmap start

o How to change Japanese characters encoding.
Create ~/.i18n file and set any of following values:

LANG=ja_JP.eucJP # for euc-jp environment
LANG=ja_JP.SJIS # for Shift JIS environment
LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 # for UTF-8 environment

o In order to receive e-mails sent to root, modify root's alias in
/etc/aliases.

o To change the default MTA to sendmail:
- Stop the postfix service.
# service postfix stop

- Use the `alternatives` command to choose the default MTA.
# alternatives --config mta

- Run the sendmail service.
# service sendmail start

o To enable enhanced CGL features in kernel
- KAHO(Live Patch)
# modprobe kaho_mod

- MAZE Monitoring
# modprobe maze

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4. Restrictions/Known Bugs
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- USB-FDD cannot be mounted in KDE environement.

- To use the Encrypt File System in a machine which has two or more hard disks
connected to different SCSI devices, you must create your Encrypt File System
for the / partition in the first hard disk (sda) or your system may experience
some problems.

- Kernel reports some warning message on console.
When a user tries to check /proc/sys/net/ipv6/neigh/eth0/base_reachable_time
or /proc/ide/hd?/settings, they will see some warning messages on the console
like:

process `sysctl' is using deprecated sysctl(syscall) \
net.ipv6.neigh.eth0.base_reachable_time; Use \
net.ipv6.neigh.eth0.base_reachable_time_ms instead.

This is for backward compatibility issue. They can be ignored.

- USB storage cannot be found by the system after a kernel dump has been
put into the USB storage by kdump. This can be fixed by the workaround
below:

append line "extra_modules uhci_hcd ohci_hcd ehci_hcd usb_storage" into
/etc/kdump.conf, then start the kernel dump.

- 64bits kernel cannot boot up in VMWare when the host os has loaded kmod-kvm.

- RAID feature in ICH10 BIOS is not supported.

- ipv6 support:
To enable ipv6 in AXS3SP4, comment out the 3 lines below in /etc/modprobe.conf
(add '#' at the beginning of the line)

#alias net-pf-10 off
#alias ipv6 off
#options ipv6 disable=1

The system needs to be restarted for changes to take effect.

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5. Feedback
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We are always trying to improve Asianux, and we would like to know what you think when using it.
If you have any comments or suggestions about Asianux,
please send them to the following e-mail address.

feedback@asianux.com

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6. Copyright
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Copyright 2011
MIRACLE LINUX CORPORATION,
Red Flag Software Co., Ltd.,
Hancom Inc,
All rights reserved.

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