In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Nigel Williams regarding Multipath TCP. They discuss what it does and its future with the FreeBSD operating system. Click play below to tune in:
The developers of FreeNAS have made available version 9.3.1. You can update it from within the GUI itself, or download the ISO here. Below are the release notes:
Release Notes for FreeNAS 9.3.1-RELEASE There are so many new features and enhancements in FreeNAS 9.3 that these release notes will break them into categories. In no particular order, FreeNAS 9.3.1-RELEASE (including this Software Update) offers the following improvements: [ Installation / Booting ] * FreeNAS now uses ZFS for the boot device(s), also supporting selection and mirroring of one or more boot devices for greater reliabilty. The features of ZFS are also utilized to provide cloned "boot environments" which allow the system to be rolled back (or even forked) to different OS versions. * A boot-time menu is provided for selecting and booting from a specific boot environment, a new system->boot UI allowing the user to create, rename, delete and select boot environments as well as running diagnostics on the boot pool and adding/replacing drives for it. * Both the installer and the installed system use the grub2 boot loader to provide boot menus and boot-time UI. * An install-time "Setup Wizard" is now provided to lead users who may be new to FreeNAS through the installation and setup process. Everything from the user's language, pool, shares, directory services, and initial settings can be set up through the Wizard. The Wizard is also careful to make no actual changes to the system until a final confirmation step, making it harmless to enter/exit the wizard at any time and simply explore its capabilities. * The ISO installation image can now be used both for USB booting or CD booting (the boot blocks allow for both usage scenarios), making a separate USB image unnecessary.
This tutorial by usershows us how to get FreeBSD 10.2 set up with the MATE desktop environment.
FreeBSD/free Unix-like operating system is advanced computer operating system used for modern computer, desktop and embedded platform. FreeBSD available for all platform include PowerPC and ARM. It is advanced operating system for networking, security and storage, with these advantages make a FreeBSD the platform of choice for many big company, including Apache, Apple, Cisco, Citrix etc.
FreeBSD is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed by Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) and released under BSD License. You can install it for your server, and you can use it too for your primary computer desktop with many Desktop Environment such as Gnome, XFCE, KDE and Mate etc.
in this article will be taught step by step to install FreeBSD on a desktop computer, I use FreeBSD 64 bits with the following specifications :
- Memory 1 GB
- Disk 25 GB
and also continued with a guide to install a desktop environment “Mate” on FreeBSD, so you can use it for your daily activity.
Installing FreeBSD 10.2
1. Download FreeBSD from https://www.freebsd.org/where.html and make a bootable from it. You can use file “.iso” if you want to burn to the CD/DVD, and if you want to make a USB Bootable, you must download “.img” file. If you use ubuntu/other linux distribution, you can use “dd” command to make a FreeBSD usb bootable. I’m here use a USB for media installation, so you can make a bootable by this command :
dd bs=4M if=/file/img/FreeBSD.img of=/dev/sdX && sync
2. When a USB bootable been made, please setting your BIOS to make it boot from a USB flashdisk and then reboot your system, and after that you will see a FreeBSD menu, you can choose number “1″ or just press “Enter“.
The August edition of BSD Magazine features FreeBSD 10.2, Raspberry Pi, FreeNAS, and more. Follow the link to download the PDF/ePub file.
We would like to introduce a new issue made by the BSD Team. This time you will deal with Unix and FreeBSD topics. You will learn more about the basic semantics of Unix United and you will learn how to start terminal in Unix. Most of you know the FreeNAS very well so I would like to invite you to read the Expert says column and check “What’s the Difference Between TrueNAS and FreeNAS? Is TrueNAS Just FreeNAS Installed on a Server?” All your questions will be covered in this article written by Brett Davis. In this issue, we also continue to write about RaspberryPi and I hope you will find the article by Jerry Craft very useful and interesting for those of you who need and want to expand their knowledge on this topic. As always, I would like to thank you all for really great articles and your willingness to help me create this issue of BSD magazine.
Ewa and BSD Team
This tutorial by usershows us how to install FreeNAS 9.3 on a supported device.
FreeNAS is a Network Attached Storage operating system. It is freeBSD based and support CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, FTP, RSYN along with RAID support. It is a web based, open source and one of the well known central data storage management tool.
It supports ZFS File systems. ZFS snapshots can be used to create remote backup, or additional snapshot of the same file system can be created incremental. In case of any local disk failure any ZFS snapshot can be sent to the new ZFS file system to recover data.
RAID-Z is a part of RAID in ZFS file system. ZFS file system make sure data integrity throughout. Every file system is verified with checksums from top to bottom.
FreeNAS has a unique feature of data encryption with ZFS file system, which is not available with another Ope Source NAS projects, even a full-volume data encryption is also available. Encrypted volume is readable to FreeNAS only which possess the master key for that particular volume. Optionally pass-phrase can also be used by the user to put an extra layer of security.
You can share data with FreeNAS like a pro. It supports every major operating system with SMB, CIFS (MS Windows), NFS (Unix/Linux), AFP (Apple) along with FTP or iSCSI data sharing methods. Additionally it also supports VMware VAAI, MS ODX, MS Server 2008 and 2012 R2 based Clustering.
Web based Management
Every aspect of FreeNAS can be managed with available Web Based Management system. Everything can be managed with web admin panel including volume creation, user based permission setting or updating software. ssh is also available with FreeNAS.
A lots of third party plugins are also available with FreeNAS to enhance utility of FreeNAS, user can use various applications as per their need.
Some of the available plugins are:
- Bacula – for Network based backup.
- Couchpotato – automatic torrent downloader.
- Crashplan – Backup data to remote server or computers.
- Owncloud – Manage your personal cloud.
A reminder that vBSDcon 2015, hosted by Verisign, is happening on September 11-13 in Reston, Virginia.
Please join us September 11-13, 2015 at the Sheraton in Reston, Virginia for the second biennial vBSDCon event. This exciting weekend will bring together members of the BSD community for a series of roundtable discussions, educational sessions, best practice conversations, and exclusive networking opportunities.
Who Should Attend?
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Kris Moore and Allan Jude interview Scott Courtney, VP of Infrastructure at Verisign, regarding the upcoming vBSDCon 2015. Happy 2 year anniversary BSD Now!
Release highlights since 346.87:
- Added support for the following GPU:
- Tesla K80
- Fixed a bug that caused the X server to crash if an OpenGL application tried to allocate a drawable when GPU-accessible memory is exhausted.
NVIDIA Linux Graphics
Kip Macy issued a statement clarifying the NextBSD project’s current functions and goals they hope to reach.
A dissatisfied discussion of the NextBSD talk being “just marketing” was brought to my attention recently. The gist of it is that the premature publicity resulting from Jordan’s recent BAFUG talk has inadverently created expectations that we’re not delivering on.
What works (and does not) now:
- The basic ecosystem of launchd, notifyd, asld, and libdispatch work.
- These can be installed by cloning the NextBSD repo from github, building GENERIC or MACHTEST kernels, installing a new world on an existing 10.x or CURRENT system, and then following the instructions in the README.
- Launchd will start the initial jobs that are part of the repo now.
- At this moment the release ISO installer does not work due to an interaction between launchd and the environment created by make release for the installer.
What will work in the very near future:
- Somewhere between this weekend and mid-September we will have the installer working. This means that an existing FreeBSD install won’t be necessary to try out NextBSD. This is obviously pretty rudimentary and even before the unanticipated wave of interest a source of displeasure for me. Under ‘Milestones’ I refer to this as Milestone 0.
- The remaining issues currently fall in to Milestone 1 and I expect to have them addressed by the end of September. At that time the system should, in some sense, be complete with future work being to convert rc and to tie notifyd in to potential consumers.
To potential users I apologize for the misunderstanding and I sincerely hope that you will stay tuned in.
In this bsdtalk255, Mr. Backman discusses pfSense and NeXTBSD.
My apologies for not having any recent interviews. More to come when I attend vBSDCon. School firewalls switched over to PFSense. Urging calm discussions around NextBSD.File Info: 6Min, 3MB.