The Titan FreeNAS storage appliance provides security, scalability, and flexibility at a low total cost of ownership. Attach the Titan FreeNAS to your database, e-mail or web server for immediate access to additional storage and never run out of storage space again.
Titan 2120 NAS Storage Appliance Features
- 2U form factor
- 12 hot swap drive bays
- Up to 12 terabytes of data storage capacity
- Browser-Based UI for simple management
- Advanced Journaling File System
- Integrated RAID Support
- Monitoring Utility
This will hopefully be the last release candidate before a stable release can be published. So please test this version and report any problems.
- upgrade to FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE;
- add system firewall, please note that this is only for the local system and not for the network (this will also never be implemented, use pfSense or m0n0wall instead);
- upgrade Transmission to 1.40;
- introduce new WebGUI look (also fixes some MSIE rendering bugs);
- add UPS service WebGUI option to define shut-down mode;
- add option ‘Use sendfile’ to ‘Services CIFS/SMB Settings’;
- check if configured port is already used (e.g. UPnP, BitTorrent, DAAP);
- fix web server security hole….
This book will show you how to work with FreeNAS and set it up for your needs. You will learn how to configure and administer a FreeNAS server in a variety of networking scenarios. You will also learn how to plan and implement RAID on the server as well as how to use Storage Area Network technologies like iSCSI. The standard FreeNAS documentation walks you through the basic configuration, but this book will tell you exactly what you should do to plan, work, and deploy FreeNAS. This book has a comprehensive troubleshooting section that will point you in the right direction whenever you need help.
For those interested in Asterisk on FreeBSD with a lot of preconfiguring already done and a lot of extras, try AskoziaPBX.
Askozia®PBX aims to make the power of Asterisk® available to the average user in a slimmed down, embedded PC friendly form. AskoziaPBX is more than another GUI for Asterisk. It is an embedded PBX solution which eases system upgrades, backups and provisioning.
The TrueBSD project have released RC2 of the upcoming 2.0 version.
TrueBSD is a LiveDVD operating system based on FreeBSD with many useful applications. All open programs will keep working even when you eject LiveDVD (using command cdcontrol eject) in order to get some data from your own CDs.
The following have been added/updated:
- Updated the system environment and the kernel to FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE;
- Fixed errors in system installer (/sysutils/trueinstall) which were caused by wrong detection storage drives;
- Created an official subversion repository (http://truebsd.org/wiki/doku.php?id=subversion);
- Created a non-official port of x11-wm/ion-3;
- Created an overlay of the ports tree;
- Changed a file system hierarchy;
- Created skel files which are used for each new user;
- Created a ports tree with patched versions of the software;
- Created a kernel module snd_hda_hack.ko for additional Intel audio cards support;
- Script /sysutils/apachemanager for managing the Apache web-server;
- Script /sysutils/hwdetect for new hardware automatic detection;
- Script /sysutils/snddetect for new audio cards detection
- Script /sysutils/ifdetect for net cards detection;
- Script /sysutils/flashpluginctl for switching on/off the Adobe (R) Macromedia (R) Flash technology;
- Script /sysutils/getoperalang for Opera translational files installation;
- Script /sysutils/kblayout for choosing keyboard layout and switching method;
- New Prompt for the zsh shell;
- Rewrote the prelogin system utility with using the cdialog. Added new items in menu;
- Rewrote newtconf script for net configuration with using the sysinstall functionality;
- Removed function for creating core files for programs which was stopped with segmentation fault;
- Removed createbzip, extractbzip, formatfloppy, termfont system utilities;
- Removed all net- and audio cards drivers from the kernel and putted to separate kernel modules;
- Created a nice highlighting for the system console and kernel messages;
- Updated all software;
m0n0wall is a specialized implementation of FreeBSD designed for routers and firewalls. It weighs in at well under 10 megabytes, but you still get a complete operating system, firewall, Web administration, traffic shaping, DNS server, DHCP server, SNMP, support for DynDNS updates and a whole lot more. m0n0wall offers a nice pointy-clicky interface for setting up a stout ipfilter firewall. For ultimate power, however, you really want to know how to write rules from scratch.
ipfilter rule syntax is not like iptables rules,…. more
Robert Watson announced the release of OpenBSM 1.1 alpha 2, a test snapshot of OpenBSM 1.1.
OpenBSM is a portable, open source implementation of Sun’s Basic Security Module (BSM) security audit API and file format. BSM, the de facto industry standard for audit, describes a set of system call and library interfaces for managing audit records, as well as a token stream file format that permits extensible and generalized audit trail processing. Records may describe both kernel events, such as system calls, as well as application events, such as login, password changes, etc. – source
The following are the change notes from the OpenBSM news file included with this release:
- Include files in OpenBSM are now broken out into two parts: library builds required solely for user space, and system includes, which may also be required for use in the kernels of systems integrating OpenBSM.
- Configure option –with-native-includes allows forcing the use of native include for system includes, rather than the versions bundled with OpenBSM. This is intended specifically for platforms that ship OpenBSM, have adapted versions of the system includes in a kernel source tree, and will use the OpenBSM build infrastructure with an unmodified OpenBSM distribution, allowing the customized system includes to be used with the OpenBSM build.
- Various strcpy()’s/strcat()’s have been changed to strlcpy()’s/strlcat()’s or asprintf(). Added compat/strlcpy.h for Linux.
- Remove compatibility defines for old Darwin token constant names; now only BSM token names are provided and used.
- Add support for extended header tokens, which contain space for information on the host generating the record.
- Add support for setting extended host information in the kernel, which is used for setting host information in extended header tokens. The audit_control file now supports a “host” parameter which can be used by auditd to set the information; if not present, the kernel parameters won’t be set and auditd uses unextended headers for records that it generates.
OpenBSM releases and snapshots can be downloaded from the OpenBSM project web page.
This test release is known to build and run (to varying degrees) on FreeBSD 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, Mac OS X Leopard, and OpenSuse Linux.
The FreeNAS Project announced the availability of the first release candidate for FreeNAS 0.69, a FreeBSD-based operating system which provides free Network-Attached Storage (NAS) services.
- 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.
After much hard work and testing the PC-BSD Team is happy to announce the availability of PC-BSD 7.0.1, (i.e. the first upgrade in the 7 series, with FreeBSD 7.0 under the hood)
Version 7.0.1 contains a number of bugfixes and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the changes are:
- KDE 4.1.2
- AMD64 version
- NTFS write support
- Adobe Flash 9 support (Linux -flashplugin9)
- Better WIFI support
- Updates to the System Updater
This version of PC-BSD can be downloaded and installed as a fresh install or, alternatively, can be updated to from PC-BSD 7.0 via the System Update tool.