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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                         ESB-2006.0339 -- [NetBSD]
                        End-of-life for NetBSD 1.6
                                18 May 2006


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           NetBSD 1.6
Publisher:         NetBSD
Impact:            Reduced Security

Original Bulletin: http://netbsd.org/Changes/#netbsd-1-6-eol

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In keeping with NetBSD's policy of maintaining only the current (3.x) and
most recent (2.x) release branches, the release of NetBSD 3.0 marks the
end-of-life for NetBSD 1.6. This means that the netbsd-1-6 branch will no
longer be actively maintained.

For example:

- - In contrast to earlier plans there will be no NetBSD 1.6.3 release.
  This plan was dropped due to incomplete cross build support in the
  "netbsd-1-6" branch and lack of man power.
- - There will be no more pullups to the branch (even for security issues)
- - There will be no security advisories made for 1.6
- - The current 1.6 releases on ftp.netbsd.org will be moved into

On behalf of the NetBSD Release Engineering team

	Matthias Scheler

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