FreeNAS 0.69.1 (Omnius) released

This release brings you some new features and improvements, please see a detailed list of changes below.

Volker Theile



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FreeNAS 0.69.1 (Omnius):

Majors changes:
- Upgrade Samba to 3.0.34.
- Upgrade ProFTPD to 1.3.2.
- Upgrade mDNSResponder to 1.08.6.
- Upgrade lighttpd to 1.4.22.
- Upgrade cdialog to 1.1.20080819.
- Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.41.4.
- Upgrade nut to 2.4.1. Thanks to Joerg Pulz for the core dump patch. This
version uses TCP wrappers instead of the internal ACL mechanism. Because of
that all client can listen the UPS. If you want to prevent this you have to
use the FreeNAS client firewall to block specific IP ranges. See
for a detailed explanation.
- Upgrade transmission to 1.51.
- Upgrade fusefs-ntfs/ntfs-3g to 2009.2.1.
- Upgrade 3Ware serial ATA RAID controller driver to 9.5.1.
- Upgrade bash to 4.0.10.

Minors changes:
- Add 'SSL/TLS only' on 'Services|FTP' page to allow TLS/SSL connections only.
- Add 'Reverse DNS lookup' on 'Services|FTP' page. This and the 'Ident protocol'
option are disabled per default because they may slow down or break the user
login to the FTP server in some situations.
- Add 'Authentication' checkbox on 'Services|BitTorrent' page to enable/disable
authentication for TransmissionBT WebGUI.
- Add checkbox to enable WOL on 'Network|Interfaces|LAN' and 'Interfaces|Optionalx'
pages. Please note that WOL only works for nfe, nve, sis, vr, xl. Thanks to
Tobias Reber for the patch.
- Add traceroute6 command (FR 2531610).
- Add *.iso support to Fuppes UPnP (FR 2521047).
- Move 'm2ts' video file extension to 'default' section (BR 2643180).
- Add 'Remote monitoring' to 'Services|UPS' to allow adding remote monitors that
monitor the local installed UPS in slave mode.
- Use WebGUI administrator password for the NUT user 'root'.
- Add ability to mount UDF ISO images.
- Disable download feature in Quixplorer because there are misc. (PHP and
system) limitations that makes this feature senseless.
- Prevent generation of core dump files (BR 2662404). Can be enabled via
- Add ability to enable/disable sysctl variables in 'System|Advanced|sysctl.conf'.
- Add XMLRPC services that are available via,
e.g. system.getInfo.
- Add ability to configure ProFTPD module mod_ban via WebGUI (FR 2546338).
- Add device I/O statistics to 'Status|Disks' page (FR 2704919).
- Replace msntp with FreeBSD's ntpdate.
- Allow setting TransmissionBT WebGUI user name (FR 2745563).
- Allow to set the following TransmissionBT settings via WebGUI: peer port,
port forwarding, pex, encryption mode and max. upload/download bandwidth
(FR 2765940).

Bug fixes:
- Set correct friendly name in fuppes.cfg for Xbox 360. The correct
friendly name will be generated automatically (e.g. 'xxxx : 1').
- Set correct shutdown property in upsmon.conf (BR 2521141).
- Starting FTP service fails when using DHCP on LAN interface (BR 2519951).
- FPSyncDir patch correction (BR 2546107).
- UPS service improvements. Display NUT messages in syslog and send emails when
using shutdown mode 'UPS reaches low battery' (BR 2549047).
- Change user agent string for PS3 to 'PLAYSTATION 3' in fuppes.cfg (BR 2600554).
- Formating disks with 'Software RAID' doesn't clear GEOM metadata (BR 2609681).
- GUI menu separator line too thick in Safari (BR 2652160). Thanks to skabde.
- Add patch for PHP bug #45996 (libxml2 2.7 causes breakage with character data
in xml_parse()).
- Display dialog to set WebGUI port when configuring network settings via
console menu (BR 2661938).
- Fix problem with DAAP & Mac iTunes 8.1 (BR 2701606). Thanks to Alexey Sannikov.
- Fix false positive bug while detecting disk mount state (BR 2706994). Thanks
to desummoner for the patch.

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 because
FreeBSD does not support that feature.
- Enable 'polling' on interfaces used by a LAGG interface will make it inoperable.
- It is not possible to mount EXT2 disks with an inode size of 256 bytes. You
have to format it with 128 bytes on Linux to use them on FreeBSD.

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 2009-04-19

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