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Applies to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4

B Documentation Updates Edit source

This chapter lists content changes for this document.

This manual was updated on the following dates:

B.1 October 2018 (Maintenance Release for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3) Edit source

General Changes to the Documentation
  • Improved consistency of Docker terminology throughout the documentation. This includes renaming a guide to Docker Open Source Engine Guide.

Chapter 2, Authentication with PAM
Chapter 15, Masquerading and Firewalls
Part IV, “Confining Privileges with AppArmor
Appendix A, Achieving PCI DSS Compliance
  • Added new PCI DSS appendix (Fate #314831).

Bugfixes

B.2 September 2017 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3) Edit source

General
Part I, “Authentication”
Chapter 14, SSH: Secure Network Operations
Chapter 15, Masquerading and Firewalls

B.3 November 2016 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2) Edit source

General
  • The e-mail address for documentation feedback has changed to doc-team@suse.com.

  • The documentation for Docker Open Source Engine has been enhanced and renamed to Docker Guide.

B.4 March 2016 (Documentation Maintenance Update for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1) Edit source

B.5 December 2015 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1) Edit source

General
  • SMT Guide is now part of the documentation for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

  • Add-ons provided by SUSE have been renamed as modules and extensions. The manuals have been updated to reflect this change.

  • Numerous small fixes and additions to the documentation, based on technical feedback.

  • The registration service has been changed from Novell Customer Center to SUSE Customer Center.

  • In YaST, you will now reach Network Settings via the System group. Network Devices is gone (https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=867809).

Chapter 4, Setting Up Authentication Servers and Clients Using YaST

Updated the chapter to reflect new GUI improvements for Kerberos/LDAP client (Fate #316349).

Chapter 8, Configuring Security Settings with YaST

Updated chapter because of systemd-related changes (Fate #318425).

Chapter 15, Masquerading and Firewalls
Chapter 30, Configuring SELinux
Bugfixes

B.7 October 2014 (Initial Release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12) Edit source

General
  • Removed all KDE documentation and references because KDE is no longer shipped.

  • Removed all references to SuSEconfig, which is no longer supported (Fate #100011).

  • Move from System V init to systemd (Fate #310421). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • YaST Runlevel Editor has changed to Services Manager (Fate #312568). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • Removed all references to ISDN support, as ISDN support has been removed (Fate #314594).

  • Removed all references to the YaST DSL module as it is no longer shipped (Fate #316264).

  • Removed all references to the YaST Modem module as it is no longer shipped (Fate #316264).

  • Btrfs has become the default file system for the root partition (Fate #315901). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • The dmesg now provides human-readable time stamps in ctime()-like format (Fate #316056). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • syslog and syslog-ng have been replaced by rsyslog (Fate #316175). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • MariaDB is now shipped as the relational database instead of MySQL (Fate #313595). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • SUSE-related products are no longer available from http://download.novell.com but from http://download.suse.com. Adjusted links accordingly.

  • Novell Customer Center has been replaced with SUSE Customer Center. Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • /var/run is mounted as tmpfs (Fate #303793). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • The following architectures are no longer supported: IA64 and x86. Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • The traditional method for setting up the network with ifconfig has been replaced by wicked. Updated affected parts of the documentation.

  • A lot of networking commands are deprecated and have been replaced by newer commands (usually ip). Updated affected parts of the documentation.

    arp: ip neighbor
    ifconfig: ip addr, ip link
    iptunnel: ip tunnel
    iwconfig: iw
    nameif: ip link, ifrename
    netstat: ss, ip route, ip -s link, ip maddr
    route: ip route
  • Numerous small fixes and additions to the documentation, based on technical feedback.

Chapter 2, Authentication with PAM

The pam_pwcheck module has been replaced with pam_cracklib and pam_pwhistory. Updated chapter to reflect this change.

Chapter 4, Setting Up Authentication Servers and Clients Using YaST

Added a chapter about the new YaST authentication module for Kerberos and LDAP (Fate #316349). The chapter consists of two parts: Section 4.2, “Configuring an Authentication Client with YaST” and Section 4.2, “Configuring an Authentication Client with YaST” (Fate #308902).

Chapter 5, LDAP—A Directory Service

Updated chapter to reflect the changes in YaST regarding authentication setup (Fate #316349).

Chapter 6, Network Authentication with Kerberos

Updated chapter to reflect the changes in YaST regarding authentication setup (Fate #316349).

Chapter 9, Authorization with PolKit

Updated chapter to reflect major software updates.

Chapter 14, SSH: Secure Network Operations
Chapter 17, Managing X.509 Certification

The YaST CA module now allows to export key and certificate into different files. See Section 17.2.5, “Changing Default Values” (Fate #305490).

Part IV, “Confining Privileges with AppArmor
Part VI, “The Linux Audit Framework

Numerous small fixes and additions, based on technical feedback.

Obsolete Content
Bugfixes
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