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GNU Anubis NEWS -- history of user-visible changes.  2004-12-18
Copyright (C) 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 The Anubis Team.

See the end of file for copying conditions.
Please send your bug reports to <bug-anubis@gnu.org>.


 *******************
  4.0 (18 Dec 2004)
 *******************

GNU Anubis 4.0 has been rewritten from scratch. The message processing
algorithm has been changed. Apart from that, this release includes
a lot of other improvements and bugfixes.

** New features:

* The new authentication and authorization mode has been introduced.
  In contrast to the method used previously, the new mode does not require
  client machines to run AUTH server (identd). It uses standard
  SMTP AUTH capability and can therefore be used with most contemporary
  MUAs.

* User's database can be kept on the server machine in any of the following
  formats:

  - Plain text
  - GDBM
  - MySQL
  - PostgreSQL

* GNU Anubis is extensible via Guile (requires Guile 1.6 or newer).
  Several Guile extension modules are shipped with the package,
  among them a module for signing 

* Added test suite (make check).

** Configuration file grammar is rewritten. It features several
   new syntactical entities, allows nesting of conditional statements
   to arbitrary depth, and is easily extended using Guile. Refer to
   the documentation for the detailed information.

** Run Control File News:

* Added new security option `drop-unknown-user'.
* New option 'gpg-sign-encrypt' allows to encrypt and sign messages
  simultaneously.
* The RULE section is allowed both in system-wide and in user
  configuration files. The statement `rule-priority' in the
  system CONTROL section defines the order of execution of
  the two sections.
* User-defined sections are allowed in either configuration file.
  Such sections may be invoked from RULE section or from another
  user-defined section using `call' statement.
* The order of processing user CONTROL sections may be altered by
  setting `control-priority' in the system-wide CONTROL section.
* Execution of the configuration files can be traced using the
  `tracefile' statement in CONTROL section of the configuration
  file.

** Other changes:

* Remailers and Rot-13 support has been removed from the main engine
  and rewritten as the loadable extension modules.
* New file `anubis-mode.el' provides an Emacs major mode for editing
  Anubis configuration files.
* New Dutch, Malay, Polish, Romanian, Russian, and Ukrainian message
  translations.

 *******************
 3.6.2 (15 Dec 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: HIGH. Some serious bugs have been fixed (since 3.6.1).
* Default daemon's port number is now 24 (private mail system).
* The MODIFY keyword has been hugely improved. Its syntax has been
  changed, so please read the GNU Anubis Manual before using it.
* The DEBUG mode has been improved (now it's also built-in by default).
* The boundary-search code has been fixed (for e.g. MS Outlook).
  Reported by David Roberts <dtrobert@pacbell.net>.
* Some minor changes and fixes in the documentation have been made.
  The `anubis.1' man page will not be maintained anymore. The full
  documentation is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
* The Free Documentation License has been upgraded from 1.1 to 1.2.
* The `msg2smtp.pl' Perl script (revision 1.5) has been fixed.
* Switched to GNU Autoconf 2.57 and GNU Automake 1.7.2.


 *******************
 3.6.1 (16 Nov 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: MEDIUM. A serious code optimization, changes, and bug fixes
  have been made, but most not visible to end-users.
* GNU Anubis requires now GPGME 0.3.12 or later (and at least GnuPG 1.2.0).
* The Turkish NLS has been added.


 *******************
 3.6.0 (02 Nov 2002)
 *******************

* Now this program is part of GNU! We celebrate with a new name "GNU Anubis".
  We have moved the home page to http://www.gnu.org/software/anubis/.
* The GnuTLS is now supported by default. To enable OpenSSL (and disable
  GnuTLS), please compile GNU Anubis with `./configure --with-openssl; make'.
* The ESMTP CRAM-MD5 authentication method is now supported by libgcrypt
  if compiling with GnuTLS, or `openssl/md5.h' if compiling with OpenSSL.


 *******************
 3.5.2 (21 Oct 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: MEDIUM. The GnuTLS support has been added. To enable it, please
  compile Anubis with `./configure --with-gnutls; make' (this will disable
  OpenSSL). There is also a new keyword CAFILE to specify a CA certificate.
* Some build fixes have been made. Thanks to Olaf Püschel and Ayamura KIKUCHI.
  The setenv function should now works properly under Solaris and IRIX.
  The ESMTP CRAM-MD5 authentication method is now disabled, when compiling
  without the OpenSSL support (CRAM-MD5 requires MD5 via `openssl/md5.h').
* The '--stdio' command line option has been fixed.


 *******************
 3.5.1 (16 Oct 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: LOW. A WinGate proxy support has been removed.
* The SOCKS-USERNAME and SOCKS-PASSWORD keywords have been
  replaced with the SOCKS-AUTH keyword ("socks-auth = USERNAME:PASSWORD").


 *******************
 3.5.0 (14 Oct 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: MEDIUM. Support for the ESMTP authentication (CRAM-MD5
  and LOGIN) has been added. This feature has been designed for MUAs,
  which cannot speak the ESMTP AUTH command.
* The "EXTERNAL" section has been replaced with a translation map
  for remote or local users (The "TRANSLATION" section).
  A new syntax is: "translate = [USER@]ADDRESS into = USERNAME".
* The `msg2smtp.pl' Perl code has been added to the `contrib' directory.
  This is a very useful script for all Mutt users, who would like
  to use Anubis. Thanks to Michael de Beer <madebeer@apc.org>.
* The OUTPUT keyword (a temporary alias since 3.4.7) has been removed.
* The French NLS has been added.


 *******************
 3.4.9 (22 Sep 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: LOW. An experimental NLS (Native Language Support)
  has been added (no `po' files yet).
* The specgen.sh file has been updated.
* Some minor changes and bug fixes have been made.


 *******************
 3.4.8 (20 Sep 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: MEDIUM. Support for substitutions
  (RE back-references to subexpressions) has been added.
* Anubis now recogizes a client if IDENTD server returns
  only UID number.


 *******************
 3.4.7 (17 Sep 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: HIGH. The Rule System now supports an extra regexp options,
  and in addition you can use the following regular expression syntaxes in
  a run time: "POSIX Basic", "POSIX Extended", "Perl regular expression".
* The "REGEX" section has been renamed to the "RULE" section.
  (---BEGIN RULE---). Please update your configuration files.
* The Trigger mechanism has replaced the DCM system (a new syntax).
* Some keywords have been renamed (again):
  > SIGNATURE-FILE-APPEND instead of SIGNATURE-FILE-ATTACH
  > BODY-APPEND instead of BODY-ATTACH
  > BODY-CLEAR-APPEND instead of BODY-CLEAR-ATTACH.
  > TERMLEVEL instead of OUTPUT (OUTPUT is now a temporary alias).
* The documentation has been improved.


 *******************
 3.4.6 (08 Sep 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: HIGH. The "TUNNEL" section has been renamed to the "CONTROL"
  section (---BEGIN CONTROL---). Please update your configuration files.
* An optional support for Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
  has been added. To add this feature, compile with './configure --with-pam'.
* The AUTH-LOCAL keyword has been removed.
  Now, local processing is a default mode.
* Anubis doesn't set a client's EGID and EUID anymore.
  For security reasons, the RGID and RUID are set instead.
* A major documentation changes and improvements have been made.


 *******************
 3.4.5 (02 Sep 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: HIGH. An optional support for libwrap (TCP wrappers)
  has been added (recommended when using the "EXTERNAL" section).
  To add this feature, compile with './configure --with-tcp-wrappers'.
* A serious bug in the main engine has been fixed, now it is possible
  to make a transparent authentication with an SMTP server (ESMTP AUTH).
* A new GPG-PASSPHRASE keyword has been added (USER MODE).
* The REMOTE-MTA is now a default keyword for a remote mail transport
  agent. The SERVER keyword, since now, is only an alias.
* The SIGNATURE keyword has been renamed to SIGNATURE-FILE-ATTACH
  to prevent any likeness with GnuPG/PGP signatures.
* The "-h,--host" command line options have been renamed to "-r,--remote-mta".
* A big docs improvements have been made. The TUTORIAL file has been removed.
  Read the documentation in Texinfo (anubis.info) format instead.
* Some additional changes and security fixes have been made.


 *******************
 3.4.2 (22 Aug 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: LOW. A new documentation in Texinfo format has been added.
  Some additional documentation changes have been made.
* The TUTORIAL and anubis.1 files have been moved to the 'doc' directory.
* The specgen.sh file has been updated.


 *******************
 3.4.1 (18 Aug 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: MEDIUM. For security reasons, a new keyword
  USER-NOTPRIVILEGED has been added. It specifies a user which
  the server runs as most of the time, when doing unprivileged operations.
* Some additional changes and fixes have been made.
* The Tips & Hints section has been added to the documentation.
* The THANKS file has been added.


 *******************
 3.4.0 (01 Aug 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: MEDIUM. A new support for an external clients has been
  added. Now it is possible to allow an extenal user to use the local
  configuration file, and process outgoing mail. There is a new
  ALLOW-EXTERNAL-PROCESSING keyword and the "remapping table" with
  the following syntax: "external = [user@]address local = username".
  This idea has been suggested by Mikael Ringeval.
* Some minor changes have been made.


 *******************
 3.3.0 (23 Jul 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: HIGH. A new rule system style has been introduced.
  It has been also slightly extended by adding the '!=' (FALSE)
  control operator. Read the TUTORIAL file for more information.
* An external message body processor support has been added
  (there is a new EXTERNAL-BODY-PROCESSOR keyword).
* The BODY-FILE keyword has been renamed to BODY-ATTACH.
* A new BODY-CLEAR-ATTACH function has been added.
* The code has been optimized a bit. Some bugs have been fixed.
* The specgen.sh file has been updated.


 *******************
 3.2.3 (06 Jul 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: LOW. The specgen.sh file has been improved.
* The compilation with a custom CFLAGS environment variable
  has been fixed.


 *******************
 3.2.2 (01 Jul 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: LOW. The configure scripts have been modified
  to be compatible with GNU Autoconf 2.53 or later.
* Another build fixes (configure.ac) by Ayamura KIKUCHI.


 *******************
 3.2.1 (26 Jun 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: LOW. Some minor bugs have been fixed.
* A small OpenSSL build fix has been made.
  Thanks to Ayamura KIKUCHI <ayamura@ayamura.org>.
* The default install path has been changed from /usr/sbin/
  to /usr/local/sbin/.


 *******************
 3.2.0 (23 Jun 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: MEDIUM. A new Dynamic Commands Manipulation system (aka DCM)
  has been added. Read the TUTORIAL file for more information.
* A useful personal logger (per-user logging) has been added.
  There are new USER MODE keywords (LOGFILE and LOGLEVEL).
* The ROT13SUBJECT and ROT13BODY keywords have been renamed to
  ROT13-SUBJECT and ROT13-BODY.
* A small fix for systems without setegid(2) and seteuid(2)
  has been made.


 *******************
 3.1.1 (20 Jun 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: LOW. The MTA-ARGS keyword has been removed.
  The LOCAL-MTA parser has been rewritten.
* An additional check for seteuid(2) and setegid(2)
  has been added in the configure script.
* The specgen.sh file has been improved.
* A small code cleanup has been done.


 *******************
 3.1.0 (14 Jun 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: HIGH. A major security fixes have been made.
  The SETREMOTEUSER keyword has been removed.
  Now Anubis is always changing its privileges to a client's
  EGID, EUID, and HOME directory. Moreover a new keyword
  for a supervisor has been added: ALLOW-LOCAL-MTA, which
  slightly increases a security level.
* The IDENT-ONLY keyword has been removed, now the only way
  to authenticate a user is the TCP/IP IDENT protocol server.
* The NOFORK macro has been removed, this means that Anubis
  will not support systems without the fork(2) function anymore.
* The ONEWAY-SSL keyword has been added. It can be used when your
  MUA doesn't support the TLS/SSL encryption, but your MTA does.
* The code has been optimized a bit.


 *******************
 3.0.2 (10 Jun 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: HIGH. A serious bug has been fixed:
  While sending more than one email in a one connection,
  the OMP had processed every message in the same way,
  but now this has been successfully fixed.
* Some additional security fixes have been made.


 *******************
 3.0.1 (08 Jun 2002)
 *******************

* URGENCY: LOW. Some minor changes have been made.
* Some bugs have been fixed.
* The documentation has been improved.
* The portability has been slightly improved,
  especially under Darwin.


 *******************
 3.0.0 (01 Jun 2002)
 *******************

* The Anubis has become only an outgoing mail processor
  and the SMTP tunnel between the MUA and the MTA.
  Any other functions/features have been removed.


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 Copyright information:

 Copyright (C) 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 The Anubis Team.

 Permission is granted to anyone to make or distribute verbatim copies
 of this document as received, in any medium, provided that the
 copyright notice and this permission notice are preserved,
 thus giving the recipient permission to redistribute in turn.

 Permission is granted to distribute modified versions
 of this document, or of portions of it,
 under the above conditions, provided also that they
 carry prominent notices stating who last changed them.


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