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HylaFAX 4.2.5 release

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The HylaFAX development team is pleased to announce our 4.2.5
patch level release!  This fixes the problems users have been
reporting in 4.2.4, which will be removed from the FTP and web
sites. As always, our sincerest thanks go to all who
participate and provide feedback.

The source code for the 4.2.5 release can be downloaded from:
      (md5: 5989c2638f79b178cbe935882cd58f3e 1,450,958 bytes)

The README from this release follows. Please read it carefully.

                               *   *   *

This document is intended to describe the significant differences
between hylafax-4.2.5 and older releases, point out any known
incompatibilites and issues, and provide the reader with directions to
further resources regarding HylaFAX.

                          *   NEW FEATURES   *

* Security fix - hfaxd vulnerability CVE-2005-3538
* Security fix - script vulnerability CVE-2005-3539
* PAM support on Solaris
* Local/GMT timezone support in JOBFMT/RECVFMT formatters
* numerous other enhancements and bugfixes (see CHANGES)

                         *   KNOWN ISSUES   *

** Please refer to HylaFAX Bugzilla for a detailed list of issues.

                       *   INCOMPATIBILITIES   *

* Some modem config files generated from earlier versions' config file
  prototypes may contain Class1TCFRecvHack.  This is no longer desireable
  for production use, and this feature should now only be used for
  debugging purposes.
* The time value of %Z in jobfmt/recvfmt is now returned in GMT time
  when GMT is requested, and in local time when local time is
  requested. Previously, %Z was always returned in local time, even
  if GMT had been requested.
* If upgrading from any release older than 4.2.2, be advised
  that CIDName/CIDNumber are now part of a larger CallID framework. 
* libtiff-3.6.1 is fatally flawed when dealing with Group 3 images.  
  Don't use it as-is.  

                      *   WHO SHOULD UPGRADE?   *

* For security reasons, everyone should consider upgrading to this 4.2.5
  release as soon as possible. Anyone who upgraded to 4.2.4 during its
  short lifetime should also upgrade, otherwise faxrcvd and notify may
  not function as expected.

                     *   HYLAFAX BINARY PACKAGES   *

Binary packages for some operating systems and platforms are available.  
Please see:

If you are able and  willing to produce a binary package of HylaFAX for
general distribution, and one is not already available for your platform/OS,
then you are invited to add it to the Binary_Packages wiki page at

                       *   SUPPORT   *

HylaFAX has numerous public support resources available.  The user is
encouraged to utilize the manpage documentation before turning to
other support arenas.  However, if other support is desired, or if you
would like to actively take part in the HylaFAX community, you are
invited to:

  * join and participate in a HylaFAX mailing list

    When corresponding about this software, please always specify:
    - what version of HylaFAX you have,
    - what system you're running on (if it is Linux please name the
    - if the problem is modem-related, identify it and the firmware rev
    For example: "HylaFAX v4.0pl2 under RedHat Linux 4.2 with gcc 2.7.2;
    ZyXEL 1496E with 6.11a firmware."

  * read the on-line documentation and resources

  * review HylaFAX CVS

  * report confirmed bugs, feature requests, and submit patches


  The HylaFAX development team

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