Original Publication Date: 10/06/2002
Use the following instructions to apply the PTF to the BIG-IP, version 4.2.
Important: If you are upgrading an IP Application Switch use the installation instructions here.
Apply the PTF to the BIG-IP, version 4.2 using the following process. The install script saves your current configuration.
When the im script is finished, the BIG-IP reboots automatically.
Note: This procedure provides over 90MB of temporary space on /mnt. The partition and the im package file are deleted upon rebooting.
SSL Proxy: Improved traffic throttling (CR20229)
The SSL Proxy is now much more efficient at handling the scenario when the bandwidth between the client and the proxy is significantly less than the bandwidth from the proxy to the server. This is done by limiting the server-to-proxy bandwidth to the bandwidth of the proxy-to-client.
Akamaizer Proxy: improvements to the akamaizer proxy (CR20167)
Added several improvements that streamline the performance of the akamaizer proxy.
BIG-IP now sends a TCP RST when no routes are available (CR20114)
BIG-IP now sends a reset (RST) when auto-lasthop is enabled and no route is available. This enhances the performance of clients that do not resend TCP packets.
SSL Proxy: 100% CPU utilization freezes existing connections (CR19966)
Improved the way the SSL proxy handles prematurely disconnected clients.
BIG-IP is not adversely affected by broadcast pings originating from itself (CR19901)
BIG-IP is not adversely affected by broadcast pings originating from itself.
There are no required configuration changes in this PTF.
The following items are known issues in the current release.
Update status in the LOAD-BAL-MIB.txt (CR17864)
The return status for virtual server status is reversed for ready and disabled.