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OpenBGPD 6.5p1 released.

Contributed by Janne Johansson on from the patching up the intarwebs, one route at a time dept.

Claudio Jeker (claudio@) has announced the release of a new version of OpenBGPD:

We have released OpenBGPD 6.5p1, which will be arriving in the
OpenBGPD directory of your local OpenBSD mirror soon.  This is
the first stable update for the 6.5 version.
It includes the following changes:

 * Include OpenBSD 6.5 errata 004:
   Several issues were corrected in bgpd: "network" statements
   with no fixed prefix were incorrectly removed when configuration
   was reloaded, "export default-route" did not work, and "network
   0.0.0.0/0" could not be used in some cases.

 * Fixed issue with nexthop verification preventing a nexthop to be
   changed for ebgp sessions.  This uses getifaddrs(3) to figure
   out if a nexthop is directly connected or not.  This is still a
   workaround until platform specific FIB support is implemented.

 * Explicitly test for broken strnvis. NetBSD added a strnvis and
   unfortunately made it incompatible with the existing one in
   OpenBSD and Linux's libbsd (the former having existed for over
   ten years).  Even more unfortunately FreeBSD picked up this
   incompatible implementation.

OpenBGPD-portable is known to compile and run on FreeBSD 12.x, and
the Linux distributions Debian 9, and Ubuntu 14.04. It is our hope
that packagers take interest and help adapt OpenBGPD-portable to
more distributions.

We welcome feedback and improvements from the broader community.
Thanks to all of the contributors who helped make this release
possible.

Congratulations to all concerned!

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