Chef Infra Client 16.3.45 released!

Hey folks,

We have a small hotfix release of Chef Infra Client 16.3 to fix an important regression communicating with the Chef Infra Server. While we were at we tossed in a few small improvements:

  • Resolved failures negotiating protocol versions with the Chef Infra Server.
  • Improved log output on Windows systems in the hostname resource.
  • Added support to the archive_file resource for pzstd compressed files.

Get the Build

As always, you can download binaries directly from or by using the mixlib-install command-line utility:

$ mixlib-install download chef -v 16.3.45

Alternatively, you can install Chef Infra Client using one of the following command options:

# In Shell
$ curl | sudo bash -s -- -P chef -v 16.3.45

# In Windows Powershell
. { iwr -useb } | iex; install -project chef -version 16.3.45

If you want to give this version a spin in Test Kitchen, create or add the following to your kitchen.yml file:

  product_name: chef
  product_version: 16.3.45


New 32-bit ARM builds are available here: