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FreeNAS 8.3.0

FreeNAS is a free NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server, supporting: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, iSCSI protocols, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication, Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB configuration interface. FreeNAS takes less than 32MB once installed on Compact Flash, hard drive or USB key.
The minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts and documentation are based on M0n0wall.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

8.3.0 [10-27-12]

  • The GUI upgrade format changed in 8.2.0-BETA3 from xz to txz. What this means is that if you are attempting to do a GUI upgrade to 8.2.0-BETA4 from 8.2.0-BETA3 use the .txz version of the GUI_Upgrade file. If you are upgrading from any previous version use the .xz file.
  • The image size increased in 8.0.1-BETA3. The new size requires a 2 GB storage device. The GUI upgrade can be used to upgrade a system from BETA3, BETA4, or RC1 but upgrades from earlier releases can only be done from the CD. The other option is to save the config, reinstall the new version, then restore the config.
  • FreeBSD can be really touchy with hardware. Please be sure to update your BIOS/BMC firmware when upgrading / installing FreeNAS if you run into OS hang issues. There have been cases identified where a BIOS upgrade has fixed driver hangs, and/or other issues with FreeNAS; one such example was with an Intel 82578DC motherboard, as noted in the FreeNAS 8 forum thread titled "8.0.3-RELEASE coming soon..": http://bit.ly/rq78Q3 , post # 70-88. Again, please only do this if you experience booting / runtime issues, as some vendors don't test FreeBSD interoperability as much as others between major firmware releases.
  • Previous builds were branded as i386/amd64 (32-bit and 64-bit respectively). 8.0.3-RC1+ rebranded the architectures as x86 and x64, respectively.
  • 8.0.1 and 8.0.2 images advertised CIFS shares to Macs by default but 8.0.3 and later images don't advertise CIFS shares by default. If you want to advertise CIFS shares in 8.0.3 and later, be sure to turn on "Zeroconf" support in the CIFS global settings.
  • Builds prior to 8.0.3-RELEASE with 'CIFS' didn't actually have AIO (asynchronous I/O) enabled. So, if you experience performance degradation after upgrading from prior versions of FreeNAS to 8.0.3-RELEASE or newer, turn off AIO or tune the AIO size from '1' to something more reasonable (the new default in 8.0.3-RELEASE-p1 is 4096 or 4kB).

Other versions : 8.2.0 0.7.1 0.7 0.7RC1

v8.2.0 [09-19-12]

  • The GUI upgrade format changed in 8.2.0-BETA3 from xz to txz. What this means is that if you are attempting to do a GUI upgrade to 8.2.0-BETA4 from 8.2.0-BETA3 use the .txz version of the GUI_Upgrade file. If you are upgrading from any previous version use the .xz file.
  • The image size increased in 8.0.1-BETA3. The new size requires a 2 GB storage device. The GUI upgrade can be used to upgrade a system from BETA3, BETA4, or RC1 but upgrades from earlier releases can only be done from the CD. The other option is to save the config, reinstall the new version, then restore the config.
  • FreeBSD can be really touchy with hardware. Please be sure to update your BIOS/BMC firmware when upgrading / installing FreeNAS if you run into OS hang issues. There have been cases identified where a BIOS upgrade has fixed driver hangs, and/or other issues with FreeNAS; one such example was with an Intel 82578DC motherboard, as noted in the FreeNAS 8 forum thread titled "8.0.3-RELEASE coming soon..": http://bit.ly/rq78Q3 , post # 70-88. Again, please only do this if you experience booting / runtime issues, as some vendors don't test FreeBSD interoperability as much as others between major firmware releases.
  • Previous builds were branded as i386/amd64 (32-bit and 64-bit respectively). 8.0.3-RC1+ rebranded the architectures as x86 and x64, respectively.
  • 8.0.1 and 8.0.2 images advertised CIFS shares to Macs by default but 8.0.3 and later images don't advertise CIFS shares by default. If you want to advertise CIFS shares in 8.0.3 and later, be sure to turn on "Zeroconf" support in the CIFS global settings.
  • Builds prior to 8.0.3-RELEASE with 'CIFS' didn't actually have AIO (asynchronous I/O) enabled. So, if you experience performance degradation after upgrading from prior versions of FreeNAS to 8.0.3-RELEASE or newer, turn off AIO or tune the AIO size from '1' to something more reasonable (the new default in 8.0.3-RELEASE-p1 is 4096 or 4kB).

v0.7.1 [04-11-10]

Sunday, 11 April 2010 Majors changes:

  • Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.41.9.
  • Upgrade istgt to version 20100407.
  • Upgrade msmtp to 1.4.19.
  • Upgrade transmission to 1.92.
  • Upgrade PHP to 5.2.12 (Thanks to Xin LI).
  • Upgrade fuppes to 0.660.
  • Upgrade rsync to 3.0.7.
  • Upgrade inadyn-mt to 02.18.14.
  • Upgrade netatalk to 2.0.5.
  • Upgrade bash to 4.0.35.
  • Upgrade lighttpd to 1.4.26.
  • Upgrade proftpd to 1.3.2e.
  • Upgrade iSCSI initiator to 2.2.4.
  • Upgrade sipcalc to 1.1.5.
  • Upgrade nano to 2.2.3.
Minors changes:
  • Add iSCSI target removable media control.
  • Modify Samba default buffer size.
  • Modify Tuning values.
  • Add new MIB in System|Advanced|sysctl.conf.
  • Add English, Italian and Polish UTF-8 with English menu in File Manager (quixp lorer) and set European language files to UTF-8.
  • Set all European WebGUI languages to UTF-8.
  • Restrict NFS sharing directory with alldirs.
  • Add serial console support.
  • Add aio(asynchronous I/O) support but default is disabled.
  • Modify /mnt and /tmp permission.
  • Add custom script in email report (FR 2964946).
  • Add Japanese in File Manager (quixplorer).
  • Add incomplete directory in Services|BitTorrent.
Bug fixes:
  • Fix bug in istgt script.
  • Fix Samba 'Unknown socket option IPTOS_LOWDELAY' messages. Thanks to Daisuke Aoyama. (BR 2894782|2858262).
  • Fix mt-daapd/firefly error 'Undefined symbol “avcodec_decode_audio”' (BR 2895960).
  • Fix bug in iSCSI initiator script (BR 2916334). Thanks to Daisuke Aoyama.
  • Set home dir for Quixplorer users. Thanks to Daisuke Aoyama.
  • Remove useless character in email (BR 2928068).
  • Every reboot increases the number of 'proc' entries in fstab on 'full' installations (BR 2929029).
  • Fix message in console menu 'Reset WebGUI password' (BR 2929338).
  • Fix initial resolv issue.
  • Fix full install upgrade error.
  • Fix nsswitch error when ldap is enabled (BR 2936505).
  • Fix transmission umask does not work (BR 2945242).
  • Fix WebGUI allows usernames longer than 16 characters (BR 2934168).
  • Fix cannot check WebGUI default port.
  • Fix fail to apply if webserver authentication is enabled and documentroot is missing.
  • Fix scheduled self-test does not work when one digit is contained in config.
  • Fix transmission script does not support spaces (BR 2872949).
  • Fix default configdir is wrong (BR 2896621).
  • Fix no tm option on AFP share (BR 2950743).
  • Fix SMART error on SMART disabled devices.
  • Fix the partition problem when installation on the disk > 1TB.
  • Fix union /var is useless (BR 2964649).
  • Fix warning in quixploler when using Russian.
  • Fix transmission_user = root does not work.
  • Fix spaces in password does not work for su, etc.

v0.7 [11-14-09]

Majors changes:

  • Add ability to configure the login shell for a user.
  • Upgrade Samba to 3.0.37.
  • Upgrade transmission to 1.72.
  • Local users must join the group 'ftp' to be able to login via FTP if 'Local users only' in 'Services|FTP' is enabled.
  • Upgrade lighttpd to 1.4.23.
  • Add a user portal. This allows a local user to login and change it's password. The user must have access permissions to login to the user portal. This can be configured in the user configuration WebGUI. Please note that the administrator needs to apply changes done by the local users because there have to be restarted several services (which is not allowed to be done by a user).
  • Upgrade ProFTPD to 1.3.2a.
  • Upgrade iSCSI initiator to 2.2.3.
  • Upgrade fusefs-ntfs/ntfs-3g to 2009.4.4.
  • Announce AFP shares using Bonjour/ZeroConf (FR 2839592). Thanks to Morton Jonuschat.
  • Add AFP FP_SYNCFORK command support (FR 2836955). Thanks to Morton Jonuschat for the patch.
  • Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.41.8.
  • Add Adaptec AACRAID 32/64-bit driver to v5.2.0 Build 17517.
  • Upgrade inadyn-mt to 02.14.10.
  • Upgrade fuppes to SVN-0.640.

Minors changes:
  • Set transmission umask to 0002 per default. This can be customize via the 'Services|BitTorrent' WebGUI or the rc.conf variable 'transmission_umask' (FR 2813791).
  • Add ixgbe driver to i386 kernel.
  • Add ixgb driver to AMD64 kernel (BR 2813759).
  • Add support for Blowfish 448 bits encryption (FR 2816028).
  • Add configuration option in 'Services|BitTorrent' to enable/disable usage of distributed hash table (DHT).
  • Add /usr/bin/getopt command (FR 2824548).
  • Add extra options for S.M.A.R.T. in 'Disks|Management|Disk|Edit' (FR 2824730).
  • Add RAID1 balance algorithm 'prefer' (FR 2833989).
  • Add latvian language support. Thanks to the translators.
  • Update Quixplorer russian translation (BR 2841900). Thanks to Alexey Sannikov.
  • Add 'Max. login attempts' to 'Services|FTP' (FR 2844193).
  • Get AFP dbd cnid scheme working (BR 2844900).
  • Set 'dir-listing.encoding = "utf-8"' for the webserver directory listing (FR 2872624).
  • Display volume serial number in 'Disks|Management' (FR 2881880).
  • Now it is possible to configure iSCSI-Targets for export: removable media (static & dynamic size), pass-through devices. Thanks to Vasily Chalykh.

Bug fixes:
  • Prohibit user 'transmission' to login via FTP.
  • ZPool disk space usage isn't displayed correctly (BR 2810584).
  • Improved Unison WebGUI to be able to configure ZFS shares as working directory (BR 2795084).
  • Synchronizing ZFS configuration fails (BR 2814324).
  • Restrict bittorrent administrative WebGUI port to [1024,65535] (BR 2835342).
  • The 'Unmount disk/partition' checkbox on 'Disks|Mount Point|Fsck' was ignored (BR 2860297).

v0.7RC1 [08-06-09]

Majors changes:
Upgrade to FreeBSD 7.2. Include ZFS support. Thanks to Nelson Silva for doing core coding and Falk Menzel for testing and giving some tipps and ideas. Upgrade iSCSI initiator to 2.1.1. Replace iSCSI target by istgt. Thanks to Daisuke Aoyama for the WebGUI adaption. Please note, if you have used devices with the previous iSCSI target software you have to recreate your target. Add WOL patch for nVidia(nfe(4)) and 3Com(xl(4)). Thanks to Tobias Reber. Upgrade mt-daapd/firefly to svn-1696. Refactor 'Diagnostics|Log' WebGUI. Add kernel patches to get ARTiGO A2000 hardware working. Thanks to David Davis for the patches. Respect the modified log file location (via rc.conf for syslog, fuppes, mt-daapd, ...) in the WebGUI (FR 2778803/2791772). Upgrade transmission to 1.61. Add 'Watch directory' and 'Extra options' fields to 'Services|BitTorrent' WebGUI. Add entry 'FTP - Ban module' to the list of log files in 'Diagnostics|Log' if the module is enabled (FR 2797652). Add 'iperf', a tool to measure maximum TCP and UDP bandwidth (FR 2785038). Add 'bsnmp-ucd' module that implements parts of UCD-SNMP-MIB. Add SNMP client tools: bsnmpget, bsnmpset and bsnmpwalk Add 'Auxiliary parameters' to 'Services|SNMP' that will be added to the end of the snmpd.config file. Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.41.5. Upgrade rsync to 3.0.6. Upgrade tftp-hpa to 0.49.
Bug fixes:
Hardening WebGUI to prevent cross-site request forgery attacks (JPCERT/CC JVN#15267895).

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