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= Release Notes for ION 3.2.1 = July 2, 2014 %%%%%%%%%%% = GENERAL = %%%%%%%%%%% The ION (interplanetary overlay network) software is a suite of communication protocol implementations designed to support mission operation communications across an end-to-end interplanetary network, which might include on-board (flight) subnets, in-situ planetary or lunar networks, proximity links, deep space links, and terrestrial internets. Included in the ION software distribution are the following packages: - ici (interplanetary communication infrastructure), a set of libraries that provide flight-software-compatible support for functions on which the other packages rely, such as dynamic memory management, non-volatile storage management, and inter-task communication via shared memory. The ici libraries are designed to make the porting of IPN software to multiple operating systems - Linux, VxWorks, Solaris, etc. - as easy as possible. Ici now includes zco (zero-copy object), a library that minimizes the copying of application data as it is encapsulated in multiple layers of protocol structure while traversing the protocol stack. - bp (bundle protocol), an implementation of the Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) architecture's Bundle Protocol. - ltp (licklider transmission protocol), a DTN convergence layer protocol for reliable transmission over links characterized by long or highly variable delay. - dgr (datagram retransmission), an alternative implementation of ltp that is designed for use over the Internet protocol stack. dgr implements congestion control and is designed for relatively high performance. - bssp (bundle streaming service protocol), a DTN convergence layer protocol for reliable transmission of streaming data. - ams - an implementation of the CCSDS Asynchronous Message Service. - cfdp - a class-1 (Unacknowledged) implementation of the CCSDS File Delivery Protocol. - bss - a Bundle Streaming Service (BSS) for disruption-tolerant reliable data streaming. BSS supports real-time streaming applications by passing the bundle payloads to the associated application for immediate display of the most recent data while storing all bundle payloads received into a database for user-directed playback. - dtpc (delay-tolerant payload conditioning), an application framework providing TCP-like support for end-to-end retransmission and data delivery in transmission order without duplication or omission. Features included: - cgr - Contract graph routing: a method of dynamic routing designed for space based applications of ION, but still usable for terrestrial applications. It computes routes using scheduled communication and deals with time-varying network topology. - brs - Bundle relay service: provides interconnectivity between networks that do not allow servers (those behind NAT for example). For more information, check man brsscla and man brsccla. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 3.2.1 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Feature Request #8: Improvements have been made in how ION infers the node number of the sending node. ION now implements the Previous Hop Insertion Block (here called Previous Hop Node, phn) extension block, which contains the identifying singleton endpoint of the sending node. Previously, ION utilized mechanisms for inferring the node number from convergence-layer EIDs, which could generate false information, especially when multiple nodes were resident on the same machine. - Feature Request #14: The stream of "watch" characters that ION generates when significant bundle events occur can now be redirected in a manner similar to the way log messages may be redirected. - Feature Request #15: Per specification, ION's LTP implementation now supports LTP Authentication as described in RFC 5327. - Feature Request #16: In preparation for the deployment of delay-tolerant security key administration (DTKA), ION now includes several new features dealing with public/private key management in the ION security database. DTKA itself has been prototyped but is still pending approval for open source release. - Feature Request #17: A significant overhaul of the Bundle Streaming Service (BSS) has been implemented to resolve a fundamental incompatibility with implementing BSS with multicast. The new BSS forwarding implementation (BSSP) resides at the convergence layer directly under BP so BSS channel acknowledgments can be disambiguated. Previously, the BSS forwarder design relied on BP custody transfer to control BSS data forwarding over reliable and unreliable channels, which was incompatible with multicast because custody transfer can't distinguish among the multiple identical copies of a bundle that are forwarded at a multicast branch point. - Bug #21: The interface for the internal smlist "deletion" callback has been modified to be more consistent with the interfaces for the "lyst" and "sdrlist" modules. The API now accepts the address of the element to delete rather than its content. - Bug #24: Fixed an error in the implementation of previously-released bugfix where source or destination CFDP entity IDs could become malformed when their entityNbrLengths differ. - Bug #30: Applied various updates to LTP notices to be more compliant with the RFC 5326 specification. - LtpExportSessionStart notice is now delivered properly. - Reception claims in on-the-wire segments now have offsets that are relative to the report segment lower bound rather than relative to the start of the block. - Bug #33: LTP Green segment traffic is no longer terminated prematurely when a partly-red partly-green block is sent. - As a Receiver: Previously, closure of an import session (on reception of report-ACK) could incorrectly suppress the processing of subsequently received Green segments for the same session. - As a Sender: Previously, processing of an "all-received" Report segment could incorrectly closes the export session, which should not occur until the EOB has also been sent. - Bug #34: The Service Data Aggregation (SDA) in LTP has been updated to be compliant with the latest specifications. The SDA now properly passes the client ID to the client data unit length determination callback. - Bug #36: Fixed specific compilation problems with dtnperf under the Scientific Linux 5.5 (gcc 4.1.2) operating system. - Bug #39: Per specification, ION's LTP implementation now rejects LTP segments that do not contain the proper version number identifier (0b0000). Previously, ION would process segments regardless of version number. - Bug #40: Per specification, ION's LTP implementation now rejects LTP blocks with a session number of 0, as the specifications requires session numbers chosen by LTP senders to be in the range [1, 2^32-1]. Previously, ION would process such blocks with a cancel segment code 3. - Bug #41: Added checks in the AMS TCP connection pool implementation to help detect and guard against data corruption. - Bug #42: Improvements have been made to the rate control implementation of BP to better handle cases where the available residual capacity on the channel to a neighboring node is overstated. - Bug #43: Per specification, ION's LTP implementation now marks bundles as "malformed" when there are gaps in the sequence of green data segments. Previously, ION inserted fill data to saturate the gaps, which could result in the delivery of a damaged bundle. - Bug #44: Various man pages have been updated to be more compliant with the man page specification. - Bug #45: Added/updated man pages for various parts of the AMS subsystem. - Bug #46: Fixed bug in ionscript where a bss/ipn mutual exclusion error was presented when creating a monolithic configuration file and not specifying existing bss and ipn configuration files as input. Ionscript now properly outputs a monolithic configuration file that contains neither a BSS nor an IPN subsection. - Bug #48: Fixed a contact graph routing bug when recomputing routes wherein ION could exclude the potentially-optimal route from consideration if it is the initial contact on any remaining route. Due to the recent inclusion of CGR Payload Classes, it is no longer correct to exclude such routes from consideration. - Patch #5: The Delay Tolerant Network Management Protocol (DTNMP) reference implementation has been updated to the version that was used for testing and demonstration earlier in the year. - ION no longer requires libexpat by default in order to build. Expat is still required in order to use XML configuration files for AMS. To build against libexpat, use "./configure --with-expat". %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 3.2.0 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Issue #364: Added support for Delay Tolerant Payload Conditioning (DTPC). - DTPC adds (optional) end-to-end functionality similar to terrestrial transport-layer protocols on top of the Bundle Protocol. - DTPC offers the following additional enhancements: - Application data record aggregation into large ADUs. This reduces the BP overhead by preventing the proliferation of large numbers of small bundles. - Elision of redundant application data records. This optimizes the utilization of low-capacity communication links. - Feature Request #5: Several bugfixes and performance enhancements have been applied to the DCCP convergence layer. - Proper handling for the SIGPIPE signal. - Usage of keepalives (rather than terminating idle connections) and improved retry capability with an exponential backoff. - CCID and Transmission Queue Length are now configurable within ION. - Support added for the 0.0.0.0 (any) IP address. - Various other refinements to standardize the DCCP CL with the other ION convergence layers. - Feature Request #9: Added support for the DTN Network Monitoring reference implementation (DTNMP). DTNMP is an API added to ION that is used to produce and monitor BP, LTP, and ICI instrumentation data. - Feature Request #11: ION now provides the TTL of each received bundle in order to accomodate a CCSDS Blue Book service requirement. - Feature Request #12: Added support for DTNperf. DTNperf is a utility provided in ION's "contrib" directory that can be used to invoke performance testing between BP nodes. - Bug #22: Improved support for the Extended Class Of Service block (ECOS). ION now uses the "best effort" / "streaming" flag in ECOS to decide between UDP and TCP transmission. - Bug #24: Fixed a bug in CFDP where the destination entity ID could become malformed when the length of the compressed destination entity ID was smaller than the length of the compressed source entity ID. - Bug #25: Updated ION to be conformant with several new build warnings introduced in GCC 4.8. - Bug #26: Increased the default stack size for the tcpcli and tcpclo processes to prevent crashes under RTEMS and VxWorks. - Bug #27: Fixed a memory leak that could arise when sending anonymous bundles (bundles with a source EID of "dtn:none") while BSP was enabled. - Bug #28: Fixed bug where reforwarded bundles were sometimes not being properly purged from the forwarding queue. - Bug #29: Fixed bug where the ltp_get_notice() operation could return a bad value in its "data" value if the operation was interrupted. ltp_get_notice() now properly sets the "data" to zero if interrupted. - Bug #29: Errors in production of notices in LTP have been corrected. - An option to limit the length of checkpoint and report serial numbers in LTP has been added. The default limit is 2 bytes. - Added generalized service data aggregation to LTP. - Added controls to help understand and debug CGR routing decisions. - The CGR routing engine can now dynamically log diagnostic trace messages by enabling its "trace" flag. - A new "cgrfetch" utility can used to invoke the creation of JSON input files that describe the CGR routes that were considered. These JSON input files can be used in conjunction with the CGR Viewer web application to produced PDF files that provides illustrated graphs for all considered routes. See /contrib/cgr-viewer/Readme.md for more information. - Added man pages for the Asynchronous Message Service (AMS) subsystem. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 3.1.3 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Feature Request #6: LTP screening is now disabled (rather than enabled) by default. This should eliminate one often mystifying source of apparent connectivity loss. - Bug #23: Updated build configuration to fix build problems due to problems linking various pthread libraries when using bleeding-edge automake tools. - Bug #20: Child process of fork() was unable to write to log file if exec() failed. - Bug #19: Lifetime expiration of fragmentary bundles could cause a crash. - Bug #18: A cosmetic fix -- an informative log message has been added to explain an alarming message issued by the ACS system. - Bug #17: Various "admin" utility program function were broken when the new restart capability was added. - Bug #16: Errors in the generation of LTP checkpoint serial numbers have been fixed. In particular, no more duplicate checkpoint serial numbers. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 3.1.2 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Bug #13: Migrated admission control facilities into the ZCO subsystem so that they can be used outside of the BP subsystem. - Bug #14: Fixed bug where CFDP headers could be stripped by the ZCO subsystem. - Bug #15: Fixed various bugs that could affect ION's stability. - Fixed possible deadlock if the bpcp/bpcpd were terminated via a signal while in the middle of an SDR transaction. - Fixed bug in the outducts of several convergence layers and forwarder daemons that could cause them to not shut down properly due to an unintended interaction between the erasure of a taskVar semaphore with their internal looping constructs. - Feature Request #1: Implemented "payload classes" to enable more sophisticated contact graph routing functionality. Extended CGR to compute routes on a per-payload-class basis that respects the maximum bundle size that can be sent along each route. The current payload classes are as follows: - Payloads up to 1024 bytes (1 KB) - Payloads between 1024 bytes (1 KB) and 1048576 bytes (1 MB) - Payloads between 1048576 bytes (1 MB) and 1073741824 bytes (1 GB) - Payloads larger than 1073741824 bytes (1 GB) - Feature Request #4: Updated SDNV decoder and corresponding APIs to support up to 64-bit SDNV's on 32-bit systems, allowing for a wider space of possible IPN values. - Added uClibc support for ION. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 3.1.1 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Bug #9: Fixed several bugs in the TCP convergence layer. - TCPCLO would not reconnect to its neighbor if the neighbor was unreachable on startup. Fixed by instituting a default keepalive (currently 15 seconds). - Fixed a TCPCL interoperability bug when an external implementation uses full-duplex TCP connections where the tcpclo would fail to receive bundles from this implementation if the TCP connection had ever been previously lost. - Capped the maximum TCP reconnection timeout to 1 hour down from 24 hours. - Bug #11: Fixed bug with transaction reversibility enabled where unpredictable behavior could occur when a transaction reversal was forced and the state of the SDR and working memory were out of sync. ION now reinitializes working memory from the SDR to ensure data consistency. - Bug #12: Fixed a bug in the red-black tree data structure used in LTP by which sm_rbt_destroy() didn't release the tree's mutex to the OS which could ultimately lead to consumption of all semaphores on the system and crash the node. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 3.1.0 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Began transitioning to the SourceForge issue tracker for code management. SourceForge-originated issues are designated as "Bugs" or "Feature Requests". - Bug #1: Fixed bug where the contact graph routing engine would prefer a multi-hop route to the source over the "no-hop" loopback connection. - Bug #2: Fixed bug in contact graph routing engine where erroneous routes could be selected if route caching was enabled and any "downstream" contact on a route had an end time earlier than the end time of the first contact on the route. - Bug #3: Updated code and configurations to always use the dotted-string representation of the sender's IP address rather than hostname. This was done to mitigate problems that can arise due to aliasing and multihoming. - Bug #7: Fixed bug where ionadmin would duplicate all currently-added contacts and ranges that were added in the ION configuration files before starting ION with the 's' command. - Bug #8: Fixed bug where bundles that expired while in the limbo queue were not properly deallocated. - Bug #10: Updated the ionstart/ionscript/killm scripts with support for the following ION administrative modules: - Bundle streaming service (BSS) - Interplanetary multicast (IMC) - Aggregate custody signals (ACS) - Feature Request #2: Added support for bundle age extension blocks to help accomodate platforms that may not be able to provide a stable clock. For more information on the bundle age extension, refer to internet draft draft-irtf-dtnrg-bundle-age-block-01 - Feature Request #3: Added support for bundle multicast. - Issue #195: Finished replacement of pthreads-based semaphore "unwedge" function with simpler platform-specific equivalents, begun in ION 2.4.0. - Issue #306: Implemented several improvements to congestion forecasting. - Improved the accuracy of the forecast of maximum storage occupancy by incorporating estimations based on the rate of data being transmitted in and out of the internal data heaps. - ION now raises an alarm if expected peak volume of data is larger than ION's allocated file storage size. - Added new utility called "ionwarn" that is used for computing congestion forecast at an ION node based on contact plan. - Issue #311: Added a Bundle Streaming Service (BSS) regression test that does not require the use of "xterm". - Issue #339: Fixed bug in aggregate custody signals implementation that prevented successful completion of regression tests on some platforms. - Issue #349: Optimized the LTP engine to achieve faster data rates by by substituting red-black trees and hash tables for linked lists where appropriate. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 3.0.2 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Issue #280: Fixed a deadlock scenario when using "ionstart" to start two nodes nodes in parallel. - Issue #349: Applied some optimizations to the LTP engine to help it operate at data rates that can exceed 80Mbps. - Issue #357: Fixed compilation issues that prevented ION from building properly on some kfreebsd systems. - Issue #358: Fixed a bug in computing the CFDP inactivity deadline. Updated the "cfdprc" man page to expose the parameters for configuring the CFDP inactivity timeout interval. - Issue #360: Updated the MinGW port of ION to supply definitions for various required macros that are no longer supplied by newer versions of MinGW. - Issue #361: Fixed compilation issues that prevented ION from building properly on some debian-unstable systems. - Issue #362: Fixed a bug where transplantation of man pages into ION.pdf could fail if an obsolete version of man was used, causing compilation to fail. ION now detects if the required "-l" option for man is supported, and does not attempt to transplant the man pages if the option is not found. - Issue #363: Fixed several memory leaks where SDR heap space was allocated but not freed. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 3.0.1 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - *Issue #347: Included a test exercizing the fix for the TCPCL reconnection bug that was made available in ion-open-source v3.0.0. - Issue #348: Refreshed the MinGW and RTEMS ports of ION to build properly. - Issue #352: BPCP, an rcp-like remote copy utility that transfers files via CFDP, is a new utility now included with ION. It is built and installed by default and has an interface similar to rcp, with support for local to remote, remote to local, and remote to remote transfers in recursive and non-recursive modes. - Issue #353: Scrubbed various test configurations in the test suite that produced superfluous messages regarding the bundle security database not being initialized properly. - Issue #354: Slightly changed the behavior of "make retest", a directive that reruns tests that failed on the previous test run. Previously "make retest" would re-run the entire test suite if issued immediately following a completely sucessful test run. "make retest" now returns SUCCESS immediately if issued following a completely successful test run, a behavior more amenable to automated testing. - Issue #355: Updated the ION build process to be compatible with the latest versions of autotools, particularly automake v1.12. - Issue #356: Enhanced the bptrace application with file-sending capabilities. - ION has now been ported to the "bionic" libc implementation, the first step toward porting ION to the Android operating system. - Starting from this release the ION manual "ION.pdf" will be distributed with an appendix containing up-to-date man pages for all ION applications. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 3.0.0 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Issue #242: Removed unnecessary recursion from the CGR implementation to help protect against overflows from incorrect configurations. - Issue #262: ION is now wired with a rudimentary instrumentation framework for insight into run-time status, including bundle processing statistics and node state metrics. This is in preparation for standardized network management. - Issue #302: Implemented red-black trees as an alternative data structure to linked lists for some performance-sensitive applications. Migrated the BP timeline to use red-black trees. - Issue #304: Optimized CGR route computation by developing a new algorithm that employs Dijkstra's Algorithm. - Issue #308: Several updates to ION's Payload Integrity Blocks (PIB) and Payload Confidentiality Blocks (PCB): - Bundle Security Protocol (BSP) utilities now support PIB and PCB. - PIB and PCB extension block code has been added. - Roughly 40 new test cases for PIB, PCB, and BAB combinations have been introduced. - Issue #311: Bundle Streaming Service (BSS) support has been added to ION. BSS passes "real-time" bundle payloads to an application callback while also storing the bundle payloads to a database for user-directed playback. - Issue #314: Standardized spelling of the word "semaphore" throughout the ION codebase. - Issue #322: Improved reliability for custodial retransmissions when the next custodian is a neighbor by making the following tweaks in libbpP.c: - Changed the bpDequeue "stewardship accepted" flag to a custodial timeout interval value (in seconds) that is computed by the CL output daemon, based on CL-specific knowledge, in the event that the CL protocol is not reliable and therefore can't accept stewardship of the bundle. - Added the same custodial timeout interval value to bpHandleXmitSuccess, to trigger reforwarding of the bundle even when stewardship has been taken and CL transmission has been nominally successful and reliable, in the event that the CL transmission ultimately (unexpectedly) does not succeed. - Issue #325: Fixed a bug that could cause ION to crash when sending bundles for which the destination endpoint is not a singleton. - Issue #329: ION now supports sending (rather than just receiving) fragmented bundles. (NOTE: this entailed several changes to the ZCO API.) - Issue #339: Aggregate Custody Signals (ACS) have been added to ION. - ACS is a technology that combines information from various separate custody signals into a single bundle, which has the potential to save "ack channel" bandwidth. - For more information on ACS, see the following document: <http://bioserve.colorado.edu/bp-acs/draft-kuzminsky-aggregate-custody-signals-02.txt> - Issue #342: Changed several invocations of lyst_create() to lyst_create_using(), to ensure that ION's private memory management is always used. - Issue #343: Fixed bugs in LTP that could cause crashes at high data loss rates - Fixed mechanisms for preventing resurrection of closed Import sessions. - Fixed issue where the same report number could become assigned to two different reports, resulting in link service daemons crashing. - Issue #344: Added a "-t <ttl>" command line parameter to set the time-to-live for bundles sent from the bpsource application. Previously bundles were hard-coded with lifetimes of 300 seconds, which is now the default if the TTL is not explicitly specified. - Issue #345: The ION Deployment Guide is now bundled with ION. It provides FAQ-style documentation for helping new users familiarize themselves with ION. - Issue #347: Fixed bug in re-establishing connectivity via TCPCL when a node shuts down and then restarts. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.5.3 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Issue #271: Various autotools changes to update how CFDP is built. - Issue #288: Fixed bug in CFDP implementation where performing a proxy "puts" operation without supplying a flow label would trigger an assertion failure. - Issue #290: Fixed bug in CFDP implementation where an internal SDR list was improperly referenced. - Issue #316: Fixed several unresolved symbolic links in the "limbo" subsection of the test suite. - Issue #318: Fixed bug in CFDP implementation where an assertion was triggered when a remote directory listing was performed for a directory that did not exist. - Issue #323: Fixed bug in BP implementation where an integer overflow in the congestion forecasting code would cause BP to refuse bundles from local user applications on 32-bit machines with long, busy contacts. - Issue #328: Fixed bug in CFDP implementation where internal calculations for its CFDP Directory Listing Response user messages were one character shorter than they should be. - Issue #330: Fixed bug in CFDP implementation where cfdpclock would remove unsent FDUs that did not contain any actual file data. - Issue #331: Fixed bug in CFDP implementation where user messages were not restricted to a maximum of 255 characters in length, as per the CFDP specification. - Issue #333: Fixed bug in CFDP implementation where originating transaction ID messages were not wrapped as CFDP user messages as per the CFDP specification, resulting in messages that contained the wrong type codes. - Issue #334: Fixed bug in CFDP implementation where the cfdp_put() and cfdp_get() operations returned "0" as transactionId rather than the actual CFDP transaction number. - Issue #338: Modified test suite to use relative times instead of absolute times wherever possible. This fixes several tests with configurations that became obsolete after the start of 2012 and ensures better resilience of the test suite to any kind of absolute time boundaries. - Issue #340: Several minor updates have been applied to the DCCP implementation to detect and build DCCP for linux kernels that meet or exceed version 3.2.0, which puts several key DCCP fixes into the kernel baseline. - Status reporting support has been added to cfdptest. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.5.2 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Issue #297: The ION design guide "ION.pdf" now dynamically incorporates the ION manpages. This feature requires ghostscript, psutils, groff, and groff-base. If not all are present, ION will build but ION.pdf will not have the latest manpages appended. ION.pdf is built automatically via the "make" command. To explicitly build the ION design guide document, use the following command: make ION.pdf - Issue #298+: Fixed build incompatibility between gcc v4.6.1 and later with valgrind v3.6.1 and earlier. If needed to compile with Valgrind support, ION will add -Wno-unused-but-set-variable to AM_CFLAGS. Valgrind inclusion can also be explicitly controlled via the following flags: ./configure --enable-valgrind: Build with Valgrind support ./configure --disable-valgrind: Build without Valgrind support - Issue #299: ION now prints a warning when given any BAB rule that is not for a wild-carded EID signifying "all endpoints at the indicated node". - Issue #300: Fixed several bugs in ipnfw: - lookupRule() function of libipnfw.c incorrectly used srcServiceNbr instead of srcNodeNbr. - Several IPN function calls in ipnadmin.c have been wrapped in sdr_begin_xn/sdr_exit_xn blocks to protect against assertion failures. - Before putting a bundle into the Limbo list, ipnfw now searches for blocked outducts and discards the bundle if none are found. - Issue #301: Fixed issue where Ctl+C no longer terminated the bpsink and bprecvfile utilities. - Issue #303: Fixed issue where new all-green transmission sessions could be inhibited by the LTP limit on the total number of export sessions. Since LTP green is unreliable, LTP green sessions don't need to occupy resources at the sender for retransmissions, so the sessions need not be restricted. - Issue #307: Fixed overflow bugs in the increaseScalar() and reduceScalar() functions. Added Scalar to SDNV conversion functions. - Issue #313: Fixed issue with overlapping bundle source/destination memory addresses that could cause bundle corruption on 64-bit systems. - Issue #319: Fixed issue with AMS where the parseSocketSpec() function could return INADDR_ANY, which isn't an acceptable IP address within AMS. Now possible to enable AMS debug output via the following configure flag: ./configure --enable-ams-debug: Build with AMS debugging output - Issue #324: Fixed issue where LTP could accumulate block acquisision files after the block acquisition had already been completed. This was generally due to unnecessary retransmitted segments that arrived late. Since the blocks had already been delivered, the ensuing files were never destroyed. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.5.1 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Issue #185: ION now supports binding to INADDR_ANY in UDP/TCP ports and link service adapters. - Issue #298: Code scrub to remove unused variable warnings that prevent compilation of ION under the default settings of gcc 4.6.1. - Issue #310: Fixed broken Windows support. Fixed several minor issues. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.5.0 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Issue #189/#250/#252: ION shutdown utility added. - Issue #196: The congestion checking subroutines have been implemented more efficiently. - Issue #265: The "bpdriver" application now allows users to set the TTL value dynamically via a the "t<ttl>" command line parameter. - Issue #276: Loopback range can now be set to a non-zero value. - Issue #279: Fixed issue where calling bpMemo twice created timeline events that could not be removed. - Issue #286: Fixed issue where erroneous input to several administrative applications could cause them to crash. - Issue #292: Fixed issue where pid-checking routines can give false-negatives for vxworks processes. - Issue #296: Corrected usage of internal _xxxConstants() functions to ensure they are only used with invariant values. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.4.2 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Issue #264: Removed checks for maximum block size in LTP, simplifying LTP configuration and fixing a bug. Related to the fix for issue #293, upgrading the LTP configuration worksheet. - Issue #269: Clean up platform (portability) files, making it easier to add new ports. Removed support for some obsolete platforms (e.g., HP-UX). - Issue #270: Fixed issue in cfdptest that prevented the "Custody Requested" switch from being set. - Issue #275: ION now has support for code coverage analysis via lcov/gcov. To enable this feature, use "./configure --with-gcov". Building with code coverage support enables the following new directives: make cov: creates a "coverage" subfolder from the top of the ION directory where HTML coverage results are stored make cov clean: removes the trace files and the "coverage" subdirectory - Issue #281: Fixed issue that terminated bputa when it was directed to write to a file without sufficient write permissions. - Issue #282: Fixed issue where LTP segments received outside of a contact were mishandled. - Issue #283: Fixed issue where the CFDP FDU didn't load the database before using it, resulting in erroneous data being fed into the CFDP event queue. - Issue #284: Fixed issue where CFDP mishandled extent merges, resulting in checksum failures. - Issue #285: Fixed issue in cfdpadmin where malformed commands could cause the application to crash. - Issue #287: Fixed issue that prevented the reporting of user messages and filestore responses in cfdptest. - Issue #293: Fixed issue in the ION LTP Worksheet where the spreadsheet doesn't account for a small aggregation size limit when calculating export blocks - Issue #295: ION's internal contact graph routing routines have been parameterized to enable better support for deployment-specific variations of the algorithm. - ION now has native Windows support via MingW. Support for Cygwin and Interix has been removed. - Added support for inactivity timer in CFDP. - Fixed race conditions in support for multithreaded AMS. - Fixed memory leaks in AMS shutdown. - Added ability to update AMS modules' management information bases while the modules are running, by using the new amsmib utility. Modified amsstop to use a similar mechanism. - Added AMS Programmer's Guide to distribution. - Various minor bug fixes. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.4.1 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - *Issue #240: Added DCCP link service adapters to ION for the purpose of providing congestion control without reliability guarantees, which is beneficial for LTP deployments over IP networks, particularly when traversing the Internet. The sender program is called "dccplso" and the receiver program is called "dccplsi". - *Issue #241: Added DCCP convergence layer for BP. The sender program is called "dccpclo" and the receiver program is called "dccpcli". - Issue #245: Added support for using the character "*" as a wildcard to remove multiple contacts and ranges at once. - Issue #257: Fixed issue where bundles would remain in the limbo queue after an outduct was blocked rather than be reforwarded. - Issue #263: Fixed issue with pthread_t. pthread_t is now treated as an opaque type for the purpose of improving code correctness and portability. - Issue #273: Added a ".hgignore" file that can be populated with regular expressions of files to suppress when the "hg status" command is run. - Issue #277: Fixed 3-node-stcp-ltp configuration to remove an unintentional connection between nodes 1 and 3. - Issue #278: Updated various test configuration files to have more recent contact times. - Tests have been scrubbed to adopt the new security syntax enhancements introduced in Issue #247. * Note: Due to an immature DCCP implementation in most native OS kernels at the time of release, formal DCCP testing on 64-bit systems has yet to be conducted. Currently an experimental kernel containing several DCCP fixes must be built to achieve acceptable performance. These fixes are expected to become standard in the native linux 3.1 kernel. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.4.0 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Issue 105: Add correlation blocks to the bundle protocol block extension interface. - Issue 106: Extract bundle block-related functionality into separate source .c and .h files to allow for future modular development of block extensions. - Issue 161: Corrected some redundant and/or circular library linking when using autotools. - Issue 176: Upgrade ltp-cla to better conform to current ltpcla draft in the DTNRG. Particularly the new "green" service handling. - Issue 195: sm_SemUnwedge() in platform_sm.c uses a pthread to ensure a semaphore is not already taken. Some platforms do not include pthreads and the function can be implemented using semaphore trywait semantics(). - Issue 233: Some additional LTP debugging hooks added. - Issue 238: Fixed possible leak of custodianEid in sendCtSignal. - Issue 247: Updating the syntax of ionsecadmin for flexibility and readability. - Issue 248: Fixed a timeline ordering bug in LTP. - Issue 249: Added support to ION's LTP for section 6.21 of RFC 5326, the LTP specification. Specifically detecting "red" and "green" segments that overlap: an error-state. - Issue 253: Fixed a tcpcl bug: When connection is lost to a node, a keepalive needs to be at the end of the backoff period. TCPCL waits backoff period + keepalive period to send the keepalive. - Issue 254: Fixed LTP report serial number bug. - Issue 255: Fixed bug where pseudoshell can cause duplicate parent processes. - Issue 256: Fixed uninitialized memory read in reverseEnqueue(). - Issue 258: ZCO referenced file progress. - Issue 260: Teach memcheck about MTAKE/MRELEASE for improved testing using valgrind. - Various bugfixes and features for AMS package. - Various bugfixes and features for CFDP package. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.3.0 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Modified administrative startup commands to block until startup is complete, rather than return immediately even if the node hasn't been fully initialized. - Fixed a bug which truncated dtn-scheme bundle source EIDs. - Modified some tests (1000.loopback) to run compiled objects instead of shell scripts. This eliminates the need for shell scripting and allows automated tests to function on platforms without shell access. - Combined similar test configurations to use the shared /configs directory. This will provide a standard set of updated configurations. - Test suite has been modified to support multiple test sets. Creating a text file in the tests directory containing a list of tests is all that is needed to create a test set. Examples: make test-all ; make test-branch ; make test-<anything> - Added "limbo" queue to support suspension and resumption. This allows the node to handle unexpected convergence layer failure as opposed to scheduled or static contact termination. - Code scrub of DGR. - Added bping, bpchat, and bpstats2 utilities. - Custody transfer is now optional in both bptrace and bpsend. - Added feature for "convergence-layer stewardship"; CL's can initiate reforwarding of bundles on transmission failure without explicit bundle-layer custodianship. - Enhanced LTP's udplso with a transmission rate limiter. - Added new AOS CLA for LTP. - Bug fixes to: LTP, CGR, SDR mutex, bpcounter, ionscript, tcpcl, stcp, PSM mutex, SDR, bpsink, and others. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.2.1 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Corrected bug in LTP's data acquisition into file-system storage. Didn't handle data loss and retransmission properly. - Fixed bugs in LTP session cancellation that caused slow storage leaks. - Upgraded the LTP configuration spreadsheet and its documentation, to provide better guidance when most data are sent from or acquired into file system storage. - Updated the Design and Operations Guide to document new features and API changes. - Various other bug fixes and tweaks. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.2.0 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Store bundles in ZCO. - Added feature to store bundles directly to file-system memory, allowing much larger bundles to be handled by the node. - Added feature to allow all stdout output to be redirected to log files. Feature is enabled by #defining FSWLOGGER. - Code scrub BP, CFDP, ICI, LTP. - Add support for asymmetric link-delay (range) in contacts. - Add option to configure LTP spans for "purge" behavior on contact termination. - Fixed handling of dtn:none eids. - Optimize contact graph routing. - Various bug fixes and tweaks. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.1.0 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Port to FreeBSD and RTEMS (via manual makefiles). - Various fixes and tweaks. - Added comprehensive automated testing suite. - Fixed various compiler bugs - Modified custodian EID generated from dtn://hostname to dtn://hostname.dtn - Modified the loopback and ion-dtn2 configuration files for the new command syntax. - Added BSP implementation using "stub" versions of hmac and sha1 for public release. - Added CFDP implementation. - Bug fixes in LTP, BRS, and some BP applications. - Tweaks related to running on VxWorks. - Added assertions. - Bug fixes in the TCP convergence layer, particularly in the interest of interoperability with dtn2. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 2.0.0 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Based on JPL revision 255:6443ed8258e1 - Converted underlying version control system to Mercurial from Subversion. - Add ionsecadmin for managing the security policy database. - Added better support for cross-scheme routing. - Add support for the previous-hop-node extension. - Update route computation to current CBHE draft standard. - Addresses memory leak problem identified by U. of Colorado in long-duration tests. - LTP heavily modified to become more flexible and powerful. - dtnadmin and associated utilities renamed to dtn2admin. - Configuration file syntax changes slightly in ionadmin, bpadmin, ipnadmin, dtn2admin; heavily changes syntax of ltpadmin. Included ION-LTP-Configuration document and spreadsheet to explain new syntax and calculate values. - Bug fixes. - Documentation updates. - Various testing applications in earlier releases are split from the ion release. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 1.1.0 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Based on JPL revision 226. - Experimental new tcp convergence layer compatible with the standard defined by draft-irtf-dtnrg-tcp-clayer-02. This convergence layer is titled tcp, with other programs tcpcli tcpclo, and is suitable for connectivity with the DTN2 reference implementation. Currently only unidirectional, unacknowledged communication is supported. Some bugs still present. - ION-specific tcp-based convergence layer is renamed stcp (stcpcli stcpclo) and still functions as expected. - Adds user-contributed applications bping bping bpmon bpalive. - some LTP related bugs are not yet squashed. - Updates to various user-contrib programs; added a bpmon_query program to work with SNMP. - Revise LTP to use randomly selected session numbers rather than recycling small session numbers - prevent data loss and corruption due to application of late-arriving segments to sessions that are re-using the session numbers of earlier sessions. - added the bplive program. - Updated for sbp_api.h and abp_api.c - brought over basic working draft-tcpcl standards-compliant code with help of patch submitted by Andrew.Jenkins@colorado.edu - manually applied patches from seb@highlab.com, adding sanity-checks and more consistent comment-line detection to the admin programs - Add fixes to eliminate compiler warnings, per Ohio U. Remove all ppc-vxworks makefile directories, replacing them with arch-vxworks5 directories because the VxWorks build varies with VxWorks version number and not with the hardware platform that you build for. Add "expat", which is needed by AMS and is not provided with VxWorks. Fix segfault bug in dtnfw reported by U. of Colorado. Fix bug in support for trackingElts list. - applied the patch from Andrew.Jenkins@colorado.edu about dtnfw's rule/plan but - added new ION.pdf to the in-development release - overhauled ionstart, ionscript, ionstart.awk to account for the dtnadmin need for a node name as well as the bpadmin/dtnadmin/ipnadmin startup order bug found by Andrew.Jenkins@colorado.edu - Revise routing to match applicable backlog (based on bundle's priority; not necessarily total backlog) against aggregate capacity when determining route viability. (Per JIRA item DINET-107) Add implementation of extension block for extended class of service, which includes an additional 256 "ordinal" priority sub-levels within priority 2. - Upgrade AMS implementation to Red Book 2. - Add interface for inserting BP extensions. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 1.0_r203 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Based on jpl r203. - Adds LTP package. - Supports contact graph routing. - Compilation changed to autoconf and automake; compilation tested on: Ubuntu 7.04, 7.10, 8.04, Gentoo, Fedora 3, Fedora 7, OSX 10.5, and Solaris 10. - Killm updated to work on OSX 10.4, due to an ipcs incompatibility; also updated to make sure all processes are killed. - Removed multiple compiler warnings. - Includes bundle relay programs brsscla and brsccla; brsscla acts as the server, brsccla acts as the client. - Zco package rolled into ici. - Ionscript added for configuration file management; ionstart and ionstop rewritten. - Various bug fixes. - 2008-11-11 Added the ION Design and Operation manual v1.6. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 0.3 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Based on jpl r105. - Simplified and cleaned up SDR implementation in the ici package. - ion package and utilities renamed to "bp" for "bundle protocol." - Restructured congestion control to be based on rate control. - Implements BP version 6. - Revised the zco package. - Added capability for dynamic routing based on network topology that changes with the passage of time. - Fixed various bugs. - All administrative and application errors are reported to ion.log - Added ionstart and ionstop scripts. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 0.2 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - The ion package, which implements the DTN Bundle Protocol (BP), has been upgraded to conform to BP version 5, submitted to IETF in December 2006. The changes are almost exclusively internal to the software and protocol: the format of bundles exchanged through the delay-tolerant network is altered, but the API for ION is mostly unchanged. Note that this release of ION is not interoperable with implementations of BP version 4. - The Remote AMS functionality of AMS has been upgraded to conform to the specification most recently posted to the public documents list of the CCSDS CWE site for AMS. The API for AMS is unchanged. - A variety of miscellaneous bugs have been fixed. %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% = NOTES ON RELEASE 0.1 = %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% - Initial code released for review.
Source: README.txt, updated 2014-07-08