FreeNAS 0.686.1 (stable) released

FreeNAS LogoVolker Teile from the FreeNAS team has announced today that FreeNAS 0.686.1 stable has been released. The following changes and additions have been made:

Majors changes:

  • 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. This has been done because ushare’s latest version fails to build on FreeBSD, also new version requires external libs for DLNA support which is not ported to FreeBSD right at the moment. You have to reconfigure the UPnP service to get working properly. XBox 360 is not supported.
  • Increase mfsroot size to 54mb for embedded version. So hopefully the OS has enough memory for logfiles,… Especially with Samba tbd files, which increases rapidely with a huge number of users accessing the system.
  • 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.
  • Set ‘kern.hz=”500″‘ in /boot/loader.conf for better system and media streaming performance.
  • VMWare users which require this setting have to install in ‘full’ mode and edit loader.conf by hand.
  • Add SSL/TLS support to FTP service.
  • Use inadyn-mt instead of inadyn dynamic DNS client.
  • Add and support to ‘Dynamic DNS’ service.
  • Upgrade dp.SyntaxHighlighter to 1.5.1.
  • Fix install problem “Error: Failed to set partitions on the disk ‘xxx'”.
  • Refactor OS install/upgrade.
  • Add NFS share configuration support. Allow configuration of NFS server processes.
  • Upgrade netbsd-iscsi (iscsi-target) to 20080207.
  • Upgrade fusefs-ntfs to 1.2216.
  • Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.40.6.
  • Upgrade inadyn-mt to 02.11.88.

Minors changes:

  • Remove readonly flag for iSCSI extent/device/target ‘Name’ field during creation. It will be readonly after creation.
  • Add checkbox in ‘Mount Point’ WebGUI to enable/disable foreground/background file system consistency check during boot process.
  • Remove ‘Read only’ checkbox from rsyncd settings page (WebGUI).
  • Access mode can be defined per share.
  • Autoselect ‘Selected’ checkbox in time selection control (minutes/hours/days/months/weekdays) e.g. when configuring scheduled reboot.
  • Add ability to select PIO modes for IDE/ATA disks on ‘Disks:
  • Management: Disk: Edit’ WebGUI page.
  • Enable logging for local/client rsync jobs (to /var/log/rsync_xxx.log). It is possible to access log files via
  • WebGUI/Advanced/Edit File page.
  • Add ‘User ID’ and ‘Group ID’ option to RSYNC module configurations.
  • Improved software RAID creation/administration via WebGUI.
  • Add additional options (e.g. cachecnid, upriv, …) for AFPd shares.
  • Add if_tap.ko and if_tun.ko kernel modules for tun/tap pseudo device support (required by OpenVPN).
  • Enable to set host name or IP address in ‘Passive IP address’ edit field on FTP service WebGUI page.
  • Enable user to modify user/group ID when creating a new user/group.
  • Add /usr/bin/getent.
  • Remove /usr/bin/dirname link to basename and add original application.
  • Only create SMB/CIFS users with uid >= 1001

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