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DeleGate/6.0.0 -- alpha version
Sat, 30 Oct 1999     Yutaka Sato 佐藤豊

Dear progressive users,

I inform you of the release of DeleGate/6.0.0 (in alpha status)
available at:

  SITE: ftp://ftp.etl.go.jp/pub/DeleGate/alpha/
  FILE: delegate6.0.0.tar.gz
  DATE: Oct 30 21:47 JST 1999
  SIZE: 860665 bytes
  MD5:  34d345a05e52dd49b2638eee7b0cefa4

See the README file in the distribution file summarizing significant
(incompatible) changes from older versions.

[NEW]
 * LIBPATH: introduced a search path for library files (params, cfi, ...)
 * HTTP: supported "chunked" transfer-encoding of HTTP/1.1
 * HTTP: supported implicit "keep-alive" of HTTP/1.1
 + HTTP: supported ".shtml"(SSI), ".dhtml", ".dgp"(user defined MOUNT)
 + HTTP: introduced HTTP interface "/-/" for arbitrary protocol-DeleGate
 + MOUNT: introduced dynamic MOUNT controlled by "/-/admin/mount/"
 + MOUNT: supported conditional MOUNT (by host= etc.) for FTP and POP
 + MOUNT: introduced BASEURL as root URL of generated pages (in-line IMG)
 + MOUNT: enabled MOUNT="/path/* *" (user can define original /-_-)
 + MOUNT: enabled MOUNT="/Host/* protocol://*" (mountable arbitrary Host)
 + MOUNT: introduced MountOption CACHE=NO and EXPIRE for HTTP and FTP
 + MOUNT: enabled "dst=" or "rhost=" MountOption for response MOUNT
 + POP/HTTP: asking user@host for POP server on MOUNT="/* pop://*"
 + NNTP/HTTP: copying charset of original NNTP message to NNTP/HTTP page
 + NNTP/HTTP: relaying NNTP server's AUTH requirement to HTTP client
 + HostList: introduced matching by time period (-T.h1-h2)
 + HostList: introduced AND(A,&,B), OR(A,|,B) NEGATE(A,!,B) notation
 + PORT: extended to accept "-Pxxx-yyy"
 + PORT: introduced port mapping by SERVER=proto://host:{-,+}N
 + PORT: introduced port mapping by MOUNT="/path/* proto://host:{-,+}N/*"
 + CCX: introduced UTF8 conversion: CHARCODE=utf8, built-in filter "-utf8"
 + CCX: introduced char. code conv. of request URL by FTOSV=-cc-{charcode}
 + FTP: introduced validation and reuse of cache using MDTM and SIZE
 + SMTP: aliasing by MOUNT="u1@h1 mailto:u2@h2" with SERVER=smtp://host
 + HTTP: setting resp. code by MountOption rcode={301,302,305,306,403,404}
 + HTTP: searching hidden welcome.cgi upward for CGI SCRIPT_NAME
 + POSIX: supported thread of POSIX (pthread)

[CHANGE]
 * DGROOT: defined default value of DGROOT on Unix
 * general: made directories/files be non-writable by others by default
 + general: introduced SHARE and UMASK
 * general: obsoleted MANAGER and substituted by ADMIN
 + general: let ADMIN be mandatory for any protocol
 * general: stopped default private-MASTER for SERVER=http
 + general: made MASTERP usable for any protocol-DeleGate
 + general: replaced "wall.etl.go.jp" with "www.delegate.org"
 + general: variable sized PERMIT,MASTER,etc tables
 * MIME: MIMECONV=thru by default (NNTP,SMTP,POP)
 + MOUNT: let URICONV="mount,normalize,partial" be the default
 + MOUNT: stopped applying "moved","useproxy" MOUNT to response rewriting
 + MOUNT: normalizing URL including ".." in url-path
 + HTTP: stopped setting "www.w3.org" as a "default server"
 + HTTP: redirected default "/" of DeleGate to /-/ or /-/...nonCERNproxy
 + SSLway: searching certificate/key file using LIBPATH
 + FTP: permit only anonymous access to local files of origin-FTP-DeleGate
 + SMTP: immediate response for large DATA (forwarding to slow server)
 + TUNNEL: let explicit SERVER=tunnel necessary to use as a TUNNEL server

[FIX]
 + general: corrected OWNER of files created in initial super-user phase
 + logfile: fixed [data+%w] to generate not 00-06 but 0-6
 + HTTP: fixed generating /robots.txt for MOUNT="/* nntp://server/*" etc.
 + HTTP: fixed env. var. for CGI which has both PATH_INFO and QUERY_STRING
 + HTTP: fixed HTTP/1.1->1.0 request rewriting when acting as a MASTER too
 + CFI: fixed blocking in FTOCL when used with FTOSV
 + FTP: fixed broken MOUNTed PWD when login directory in server is not "/"

--
Yutaka Sato http://www.etl.go.jp/~ysato/   @ @ 
Computer Science Division, Electrotechnical Laboratory      ( - )
1-1-4 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8568 Japan            _<   >_
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