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Linux Distribution: FreeNAS
Url: http://www.freenas.org/

 
Upgraded to FreeBSD 6.1 RC #12; added Broadcom NetXtreme II PCI/PCIe Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver; added FreeBSD version on the main page; added iSCSI diagnostic page (usefull for display the list of target name); permit to mount more than 1 partition

About FreeNAS
FreeNAS is a free NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server, supporting: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, RSYNC protocols, local user authentication, Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB configuration interface. FreeNAS takes less than 16MB once installed on Compact Flash, hard drive or USB key. The minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts and documentation are based on M0n0wall.

Releases:
2009-01-21 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.69 has been released    View
Majors changes: 
  • Add TFTP service. It is accessible via 'Services|TFTP' in the WebGUI. 
  • Add Samba patch CVE-2008-4314. 
  • Upgrade nano to 2.0.9. 
  • Upgrade PHP to 5.2.8. 
  • Add WOL support for misc NIC's. Thanks to Tobias Reber for porting WOL patch to FreeBSD 6.4. 
  • Upgrade nfe driver. Thanks to Tobias Reber for backporting FreeBSD 7.0 driver and adding WOL support. 
  • Finally fixed Samba lock file problem (they are located in /var/db/samba now). You can increase the memory filesystem size for /var for LiveCD and 'embedded' installations by modifying the rc.conf variable named 'varsize'. This is necessary if you are running out of file space for *.tdb files (this normally happens on heavy Samba share usage with many users). The default size is 32MB. 
  • Replace FTP server pure-ftpd 1.0.21 with proftpd 1.3.2rc3. Please note that there can be set additional options via rc.conf variables which are not displayed in the service WebGUI. Please have a look into /etc/rc.d/proftpd script for a detailed list of options. 
  • Add TCP Wrappers. All applications linked against libwrap support this feature, for example services like FTP, TFTP, SSH, NFS... The rules can be configured via WebGUI 'Network|Hosts'. 
  • Upgrade ATAidle to 2.4. 
  • Upgrade transmission to 1.42. 
  • Upgrade rsync to 3.0.5. 
  • Upgrade cdialog to 1.1.20080316. 
  • Upgrade msmtp to 1.4.17. 
  • Add ability to create a SWAP partition during installation. 
  • Enhance the 'System|Advanced|Swap' page to select a file or disk device as swap space. 
2008-12-01 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.69 RC2 has been released    View
This will be hopefully the last release candidate before the stable release can be published. So please test this version and report any problems.
2008-11-13 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.69 RC1 has been released    View
Changes: Majors changes:
  • Modify password handling for user 'admin'. Because of that the password will be set back to the default which is 'freenas'.
  • Add quixplorer 2.3.1 to administrate file system via web browser. It is accessible via http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/quixplorer or WebGUI 'Advanced|File Manager'. Administrator can login via user 'admin' and the WebGUI password. Local system users have access to /mnt only.
  • Replace PHPMailer with msmtp SMTP mail client.
  • Add UPS email notification.
  • Upgrade lighttpd to 1.4.20.
  • Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.41.3.
  • Upgrade Adaptec AACRAID 32/64-bit driver to v5.2.0 Build 15753.
  • Upgrade arcconf to 5.30.17509.
  • Upgrade scponly to 4.8.
Minors changes:
  • Add misc NOTIFYFLAG options to upsmon configuration to make logging more communicative.
  • Add 'Auxiliary parameters' option to DynamicDNS WebGUI page to allow adding additional parameters to the configuration file for customization (FR 2149626).
  • Add 'MOTD' option to 'System|Advanced' to set the system message of the day. This is displayed when login in via SSH for example.
  • Add /sbin/clri command to clear an inode by hand if fsck fails (FR 2177277).
  • Run transmission daemon as user 'transmission' (FR 2129517).
  • Add combobox to select email authentication method on 'System|Advanced|Email'.
  • Add combobox to set cnidscheme for AFP shares (FR 2212374).
  • Create user home directory if an alternative one is set (FR 2214123).
  • Add 'Download' button on 'Diagnostics|Logs' pages to download log files (FR 2221603).
  • Refactor /etc/rc.d/routing script.
  • Traffic graph color change for viewability (BR 2223207).
Bug fixes:
  • Check entered path for iSCSI target extents before storing configuration (BR 2144966).
  • Allow line breaks in RSYNC message of the day. Due this fix you have to update your MOTD.
  • Fixed bug in S.M.A.R.T WebGUI. The 'Test email' checkbox was not enabled/disabled correct.
  • Fix bug in NetBIOS name validation code (BR 2163358).
Permanent restrictions:
  • It is not possible to format a SoftRAID disk with MSDOS FAT16/32.
  • It is not possible to encrypt a disk partition, only complete disks are supported.
  • It is not possible to get seperate CPU stats per processor on SMP machines because FreeBSD does not support that feature.
  • Enable 'polling' on interfaces used by a LAGG interface will make it inoperable.
Known bugs:
  • If DHCP for IPv4 is used, the IPv6 statically configured DNS server will be overriden by the IPv4 DNS server.
2008-10-01 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.69 Beta 4 has been released    View
Changes: Majors changes:
  • Upgrade to FreeBSD 6.4.
  • Upgrade rsync to 3.0.4.
  • Upgrade PHPMailer to 2.2.1.
  • Upgrade Transmission to 1.34.
2008-09-15 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.69 Beta 3 has been released    View
Majors changes:
  • Add nullfs.ko and unionfs.ko kernel modules.
  • Display warning message when user is going to delete an software RAID or encrypted volume.
  • Add 'Recursive', 'Times', 'Compress' and 'Archive' checkbox to RSYNC client/local WebGUI.
  • ~ Also add 'Delete algorithm' option in RSYNC client/local WebGUI to specify deletion
    ~ algorithm when 'Delete' option has been choosen.
  • Add 'Execute now' button in RSYNC client/local WebGUI. This button is only visible
  • ~ if you edit existing RSYNC jobs (because of implementation reasons).
  • Add nVidia nForce MCP on-board ethernet support.
  • Add audio transcoding support to mt-daapd/firefly.
  • Add audio/video transcoding support to fuppes.
  • ~ Thanks to Thomas Gronsten for fine tuning the PS3 settings.
  • Increase mfs_root size to 74MB (32bit) and 80MB (64bit).
  • CTorrent BitTorrent client has been replaced by Transmission which includes a WebGUI.
  • Upgrade inadyn-mt to 02.12.24.
  • Add Network UPS tools 2.2.2 and WebGUI in 'Services|UPS'.
  • Add bash to support better scripting capabilities for experts.
  • Add 'Run now' button for CRON jobs (FR 2062970).
  • Upgrade Samba to 3.0.32.
  • Upgrade nano to 2.0.8.
  • Add AFP3.2 (FPSyncDir) support to netatalk.
  • Add patch (increase number of kernel page tables) to fix booting problem on
  • ~ systems > 2GB RAM.
2008-08-08 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.69 Beta 2 has been released    View
Upgraded e2fsprogs to 1.41.0, NTFS-3G to 1.2531, Samba to 3.0.30, rsync to 3.0.3; added 'perms' and 'xattrs' parameter to rsync client/local shares; allow user to add additional parameters to rsync client/local shares; modified WebGUI look and feel; added CTorrent client (no WebGUI, only console support); disabled splash screen because it causes reboots on some systems; keep time zone information up to date; enabled WLAN interface setup via console; add 'Loewe Connect' UPnP support; modified iSCSI-Target WebGUI; disallow adding duplicate named CIFS/SMB and AFP shares....
2008-06-24 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.69 Beta 1 has been released    View
Majors changes:
  • Upgrade to FreeBSD 6.3. Because of this there are some changes:
    • WOL kernel patch has to be removed because there is currently no patch available for this version.
    • Add msk (Marvell/SysKonnect Yukon II Gigabit Ethernet) network driver.
    • Add pcn (AMD Am79C97x PCI 10/100 (with precedence over 'lnc')) network driver.
  • Remove 'kern.hz="500"' from /boot/loader.conf. With FreeBSD 6.3 it is set to 100 by default.
  • Add 'lagg' link aggregation and link failover interface support (kernel).
  • Switch back to SCHED_4BSD scheduler.
  • Add generic webserver service.
  • Complete review and typo fixes in sourcecode. Thanks to Jerome Warnier.
  • Upgrade rsync to 3.0.2.
  • Upgrade smartmontools to 5.38.
  • Upgrade lighttpd to 1.4.19.
  • Upgrade unison to 2.27.57.
  • Upgrade fusefs-ntfs/ntfs-3g to 1.2506.
  • Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.40.10.
  • Upgrade PHP to 5.2.6.
  • Upgrade inadyn-mt to 02.12.04.
  • Upgrade nano to 2.0.7.
  • Use SAJAX to update misc WebGUI pages every 5 seconds to display current states (e.g. 'Status/System', 'Status/Processes' or 'Disks/Format').
  • Refactor complete S.M.A.R.T. WebGUI + services. It is possible to receive warning emails on failure.
  • Refactor diagnostics WebGUI.
  • Refactor ActiveDirectory WebGUI + services.
  • Add ability to Webserver WebGUI to configure URL's requiring authentication.
  • Replace Adaptec SCSI RAID administration tool aaccli with arcconf.
  • Upgrade Adaptec AACRAID 32- and 64-bit driver to Ver. 5.2.0 Build 15727.
  • Enhance 'Disks/Encryption/Tools' WebGUI to backup/restore metadata of encrypted disks.
  • Replace UPnP media player MediaTomb with Fuppes.
  • Add 'System: Advanced: rc.conf' WebGUI to add additional options to /etc/rc.conf. This is useful to overwrite options used by various generic startup scripts.
  • Added 'System: Advanced: sysctl.conf' WebGUI to add additional MIB's to /etc/sysctl.conf. Thanks to Nelson Silva (nsilva@hotlap.org).
  • Added DAAP server to support iTunes.
  • Update GEOM raid5. Thanks to Arne Wörner.
  • Refactor whole interface management code. Replace PHP code with FreeBSD rc scripts.
  • Add VLAN and LAGG support.
  • Use a memory filesystem for /var on LiveCD and 'embedded' installations. Default size is 32MB. You can modify it through the rc.conf variable 'varsize'.
  • Add WEP/WPA support to WLAN interfaces.
  • Add user acces restrictions to mount points.
Minors changes:
  • Add ability to enable/disable 'Hide dot files' for SMB/CIFS shares.
  • Add WebGUI page 'Diagnostics: Information: CIFS/SMB' to list misc. informations about Samba (e.g. open files).
  • Add 'Quiet' parameter to RSYNC client/local shares to suppress non-error messages (FR 1936192).
  • Add ssl-keygen (FR 1963342).
  • Allow adding a description in 'Disks: Management' (FR 1918964).
Bug fixes:
  • Add new parameter to AFP share WebGUI to define path where to store .AppleDB files for AFP shares (BR 1932519). Thanks to Djuri Baars.
  • ARP table hangs on resolve IP (BR 1940373). Thanks to Azguy987.
  • Permanent restrictions:
    • It is not possible to format a SoftRAID disk with MSDOS FAT16/32.
    • It is not possible to encrypt a disk partition, only complete disks are supported.
    • It is not possible to get seperate CPU stats per processor on SMP machines.
    Known bugs: If DHCP for IPv4 is used, the IPv6 statically configured DNS server will be overriden by the IPv4 DNS server.
2008-05-24 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.686.4 Beta and 0.69 Beta has been released    View
Majors changes:
  • Upgrade to FreeBSD 6.3. Because of this there are some changes:
  • WOL kernel patch has to be removed because there is currently no patch available for this version.
  • Add msk (Marvell/SysKonnect Yukon II Gigabit Ethernet) network driver.
  • Add pcn (AMD Am79C97x PCI 10/100 (with precedence over 'lnc')) network driver.
  • Remove 'kern.hz="500"' from /boot/loader.conf. With FreeBSD 6.3 it is set to 100 by default.
  • Add 'lagg' link aggregation and link failover interface support (kernel).
  • Switch back to SCHED_4BSD scheduler.
  • Add generic webserver service.
  • Complete review and typo fixes in sourcecode. Thanks to Jerome Warnier.
  • Upgrade rsync to 3.0.2.
  • Upgrade smartmontools to 5.38.
  • Upgrade lighttpd to 1.4.19.
  • Upgrade unison to 2.27.57.
  • Upgrade fusefs-ntfs/ntfs-3g to 1.2412.
  • Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.40.9.
  • Upgrade PHP to 5.2.6.
  • Use SAJAX to update misc WebGUI pages every 5 seconds to display current states (e.g. 'Status/System', 'Status/Processes' or 'Disks/Format').
  • Refactor complete S.M.A.R.T. WebGUI + services.
  • Refactor diagnostics WebGUI.
  • Refactor ActiveDirectory WebGUI + services.
  • Add ability to Webserver WebGUI to configure URL's requiring authentication.
  • Replace Adaptec SCSI RAID administration tool aaccli with arcconf.
  • Upgrade Adaptec AACRAID 32- and 64-bit driver to Ver. 5.2.0 Build 15727.
  • Enhance 'Disks/Encryption/Tools' WebGUI to backup/restore metadata of encrypted disks.
  • Replace UPnP media player MediaTomb with Fuppes.
  • Add 'System: Advanced: rc.conf' WebGUI to add additional options to /etc/rc.conf. This is useful to overwrite options used by various generic startup scripts.
  • Added 'System: Advanced: sysctl.conf' WebGUI to add additional MIB's to /etc/sysctl.conf. Thanks to Nelson Silva (nsilva@ho... ).
  • Added DAAP server to support iTunes.
  • Update GEOM raid5. Thanks to Arne Wörner.
2008-05-24 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.686.4 has been released    View
Minors changes:
  • Set subnet mask to 24 per default if DHCP is activated, otherwise WebGUI is not accessible in ~ most networks when changing from DHCP to static.
  • Do not validate sync time values when pressing 'Now' on status report page.
  • Add ability to add multiple destination email addresses on status report page (e.g. test@test,com;test2@te...).
  • Display interfaces with status 'associated' in UPnP services WebGUI, too. Thanks to sea_sbs.
  • Add ability to configure multiple host names for Dynamic DNS service (FR 1952020).
  • Add patch to do a file system check on root if necessary. Thanks to Nelson Silva and Lars Köller.
2008-02-25 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.686.1 has been released    View
Upgrade Samba to 3.0.28; add attributes 'Guest account' and 'Null passwords' to 'Samba: Settings' advanced section in WebGUI; enhance WebGUI + rc-script to define additional group memberships for user accounts; replace uShare UPnP Mediaserver with MediaTomb 0.10.0; increase mfsroot size to 54MB for embedded version; add kernel patch to support ATI IXP600/700 PATA/SATA; switch back to SCHED_ULE scheduler; upgrade 3ware serial ATA RAID controller driver to 9.4.2; allow creation of users with empty passwords; upgrade ATAidle to 2.3; add SSL/TLS support to FTP service; use inadyn-mt instead of inadyn dynamic DNS client....
2007-12-27 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.686 has been released    View
FreeNAS 0.686 stable out. Changes and bug fixes: Refactor port makefiles; upgrade netbsd-iscsi (iscsi-target) to 20071221, fusefs-ntfs to 1.1120; disable firmware upgrade via WebGUI for 'full' installations, use the 'full' upgrade mode from live CD instead; changed boot splash screen and WebGUI logo images; try to fix AFP Time Machine problem; fix bug in 'full' upgrade / install routine (live CD); do not delete log files during boot process on 'full' installations; it is not possible to format a SoftRAID disk with MSDOS FAT16/32; it is not possible to encrypt a disk partition, only complete disks are supported.
2007-12-20 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.686 Beta 3 is available    View
FreeNAS 0.686b3 has been released. This will hopefully be the last beta before it becomes stable. Major changes: add file system check support during boot process; add attribute 'Store DOS attributes' to Samba and CIFS WebGUI; modify idmap syntax in smb.conf; upgrade Adaptec AACRAID driver to v5.2.0 Build 15317; upgrade WOL patch to version from 25.11.2007; add AFP share support; upgrade netbsd-iscsi (iscsi-target) to 20071130; upgrade PHPMailer to 2.0.0; modify rsync client and local WebGUI to define individual source and destination paths; modify rsync server WebGUI and rc-script, now it is possible to manage rsync shares....
2007-11-02 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.686 Beta 1 has been released    View
Today FreeNAS 0.686b1 has been released. We skipped 0.685RC2 because all its improvements and fixes are also included in 0.686b1. Majors changes: upgrade fusefs-ntfs to 1.1004; upgrade lighttpd to 1.4.18; upgrade netbsd-iscsi to 20070925; refactor GEOM-Eli implementation + WebGUI, now it is possible to add existing encrypted disks and change passwords for a encrypted disk; improve device detection for configuration storage when booting from live CD; update zoneinfo files; add 'System/Packages' WebGUI page to administrate packages (only available in 'full' install mode); add LDAP authentication; add email status report....
2007-07-16 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.685b has been released    View
Lot's of things has been changed in this release. The proprietary boot sequence has been replaced by the FreeBSD used sys5init system. Due this it is possible to start/stop and restart all services using the console (e.g. /etc/rc.d/lighttpd stop or /etc/rc.d/samba restart). Another change is that Samba shares has to be defined by the user...
2006-11-20 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.68 is available    View
Added new geom RAID5 module; fixed su permission; fixed FTP anonymous login; fixed the e2fsck bug, now EXT2 file system should be correctly repaired when errors are detected; added DHCP client option for LAN interface; changed default Samba buffer size to 16384; added option for not erasing the MBR when initializing disk - some RAID controllers store important data in the MBR; replace PHP 4 by PHP 5; replaced mini_httpd by lighttpd; replace sh shell with tcsh; upgraded Samba to 3.0.23a....
2006-04-19 00:00:00.0 FreeNAS 0.66 has been released    View

FreeNAS 0.66 has been released, for more information visithere.

 
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