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Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 16:29:38 -0500 (EST)
From: ImageStream Support 
To: isis-support@imagestream.com
Subject: (ANNC) SAND Version 3.30 available, 2.4 kernel support available

Version 3.30 of ImageStream's Standard Architecture for Network Drivers
(SAND) is now available as a general release for all ImageStream

This software release is provided at no charge to all ImageStream
customers, and is recommended for all customers who wish to upgrade to the
latest available software release.  This release supports kernel versions
through 2.2.19 and beta support for 2.4.8 and later kernels.

This release note documents commands and features added between Version
3.26 and Version 3.30


New Features in Version 3.30

Open Beta Support For Linux 2.4.8 Series Kernels

The SAND architecture now supports the Linux 2.4.x series kernels. 
Support for Linux 2.4.x series kernels is now available for OPEN BETA
ONLY.  This open beta release has been tested with Linux 2.4.8 kernels. 
This open beta release is recommended for any customer using Linux 2.4.x
series kernels, and especially for customers who wish to test the new
functionality before the general availability release of 2.4.x series

General Release of Multiplexing Support

SAND Version 3.30 includes the general release for multiplexing of T1 and
E1 interfaces on the 654 and 658 series cards.  Up to 127 total hardware
subinterfaces can be created per card in the system.  Support for this
feature was introduced in Version 3.26.  All known bugs have been fixed as
of Version 3.30. 

Support For WANic/Aries 700 Series Cards         
Version 3.30 of SAND supports the 1- and 2-port HSSI and integrated
CSU/DSU cards based on the 700 series chipset.


Bugs fixed in Version 3.30

The following bugs have been fixed in SAND Version 3.30: 

Low Traffic Volume Latency Problem With 1000 Series DS-3 Cards Corrected

Under low traffic loads, timer code in the WANic/Aries 1000 series
hardware driver increased packet latency to 10 ms under Linux 2.2.x
kernels.  Version 3.30 correctly handles packet processing to eliminate
the added latency.  Linux 2.4.x users were unaffected by this bug.


Copyright and Trademarks

Copyright 2001 ImageStream Internet Solutions. All rights reserved. 

ImageStream is a trademarks of ImageStream Internet Solutions, Inc.  All
other marks are the property of their respective owners. 


ImageStream makes no representations or warranties with respect to the
contents or use of this document, and specifically disclaims any express
or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular
purpose. Further, ImageStream reserves the right to revise this
publication and to make changes to its content, any time, without
obligation to notify any person or entity of such revisions or changes. 

Contacting ImageStream Technical Support 

Every ImageStream product comes with a one year hardware and software
warranty. ImageStream provides technical support via voice, FAX,
electronic mail, and the web. Technical support is available 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week.

To contact ImageStream technical support by voice, dial +1 (574) 935-8484
worldwide. By FAX, dial +1 (574) 935-8488. By electronic mail, send mail
to support@imagestream.com. Using the World Wide Web, see