FreeNAS: 0.69b1 (Fedaykin) released

FreeNAS 0.69b1 (Fedaykin):

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 (
- 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.




Posted by Volker 2008-06-17

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