Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 16:09:55 -0500 (EST)
From: ImageStream Support
Subject: (ANNC) Enterprise Linux 2.3.5 for ImageStream routers available
Version 2.3.5 of ImageStream's Enterprise Linux is now available as a
general release for all ImageStream router customers. Version 2.3.5 is a
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 note documents commands and features added between Version
2.3.4 and Version 2.3.5.
New Features in Version 2.3.5
SAND Version 3.31 Included
ImageStream's SAND Version 3.31 release is included in the Version
3.0 release. See the release notes for Version 3.31 for more
information about the SAND Version 3.31 software release. This SAND
release includes an updated version of stats, the real-time utility used
to monitor and report status and usage on LAN and WAN devices. The stats
program is configurable. A configuration file is located in
/etc/stats.conf. Configuration file options are:
name string to match against device name;
i.e. : Serial0 matches only Serial0
%s matches all interfaces.
eth%d matches all ethernet master devices
rename Renames the specified device(s) to
description Sets the default description on the device(s) to
bandwidth Sets the bandwidth on the specified device(s) in bytes/sec
encapsulation Sets the encapsulation field on the specified device(s)
[no] show Instructs stats to display (or to hide, in the negative case)
the specified device(s)
Bugs fixed in Version 2.3.5
Router No Longer Logs System Messages To Serial Port
Version 2.3.5 removes the serial port (/dev/ttyS0) from the list of devices
used by the system logger (syslogd). Logging to an unconnected serial
port can cause the system to hang waiting for the non-existent terminal
*** NOTE! If the upgrade fails, do NOT reboot! Contact ImageStream's
Technical Support without rebooting. ***
The upgrade process on an ImageStream router erases the operating system
software area from nonvolatile memory. Never interrupt the upgrade
process, or loss of software information can result.
The upgrade does not otherwise affect the stored configuration in the
ImageStream router. To back up the router's configuration prior to
upgrading, choose option 4 (Backup/Restore) from the router's main menu.
Choose the Backup methods option (Option 1) and select a method from the
choices listed. From the router's command line, use the "backup
" command. The backup utility takes four arguments: flash
(to back up configurations to the router's nonvolatile flash memory),
floppy (to back up to a floppy disk), scp (to back up via secure copy), or
file (to back up to a separate file on the router's nonvolatile flash
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Using the World Wide Web, see