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conserver-8.1.19 is available
For everyone still on the mailing list - hello! No announcements for
almost 3 years here - that's either a sign of stability (things have
been fairly stable), or just my own laziness ("life" did take priority).

Regardless, there's a new release - and while there are tweaks and a
couple bug fixes, there's one big addition that's aimed at being a
"catch all" for folks who want to tie in power management or any other
scripted activity (like unwedging a terminal server port): server-side

As always, let me know (ideally on the mailing list, so others see it
too) any issues or ideas. Patches are always good too. ;-)


version 8.1.19 (Sep 26, 2013):
- prevent select/read loop when EOF on non-pty input (console) -
reported by Chris Marget <>
- "!" syntax prefixing use of group names not honored - reported by
Zonker <>
- fixed memory leak using timestamps - patch by Karvendhan M.
- deprecated --with-cycladests (noop now) - cross-compilation should
work without it as autologin now expects setpgrp() to take two
arugments instead of testing for it
- no automatic checks for an empty password when using PAM
authentication - based on discussion with Ryan Kirkpatrick
- added 'sslcacertificatefile' and 'sslcacertificatepath' client
configuration options - based on patch by Aki Tuomi <>
- added 'sslcacertificatefile' and 'sslreqclientcert' server
configuration options
- added --with-req-server-cert to force clients to require a certificate
from the server when using SSL - based on emails with Thor Simon
- added server-side tasks (see man page) that are invoked
by the client (useful for things like IPMI-based power control of
servers, invoking resets of terminal server ports, or anything else
that requires scripting) - ideas from patch by Anton Lundin
<> and discussion on mailing list (2011)
- added 'confirm' option to break sequences
- added 'breaklist' option to limit exposure of break sequences to
- sending of break signals is now announced to all attached clients

Bryan Stansell
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