EZproxy 5.6.3 now available

Many of you system administrators/developers also are in charge of maintaining the library's EZproxy servers. So we always like to cross-post EZproxy announcements when there's a new release. And one went out today, in fact!

A new incremental release, EZproxy 5.6.3 resolves several issues identified in EZproxy 5.6 related to the Linux build and Shibboleth running on the Windows platform. Bug fixes for 5.6.3 include the following:

  • An incompatibility with recent 64-bit Linux kernels caused EZproxy to fail on those systems. Error messages similar to the ones below would appear in the messages.txt file. V5.6.3 resolves this problem.

    2012-05-01 11:37:18 Unrecognized config.txt(31): OPTON ProxyByHoostname

    2012-05-01 11:37:18 Unrecognized config.txt(35): LOGINORRT 80

    2012-05-01 11:37:18 Unrecognized config.txt(43): OPTON AllowHTTPPLogin

    2012-05-01 11:37:18 Unrecognized config.txt(44): OPTON ForceHTTPPSLogin

  • On the Windows platform, EZproxy V5.6.1 would sometimes crash and restart when receiving a Shibboleth assertion, without sending a message to describe why the crash was occurring. V5.6.3 resolves the underlying problem.

See more details and a full list of changes

Note they're looking for beta testers of the next version, EZproxy v6.0, for each supported platform—Windows, Linux and Solaris. E-mail ezproxy@oclc.org to participate.

Remember if you're coaxing along an ancient server, a hosted version of EZproxy is available. Automatic upgrades. 24 x 7 x 365 support, no more worries about security certificates, back-up regression testing--you can focus on higher priority projects.

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