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FreeNAS 0.7RC1 (Sardaukar) released

Today i'm proud to announce the release of the first release canditate of version 0.7. It took a really long time to make this version as it is now, but i think it was worth to wait.

Please see the changes in this version below.

Majors changes:
- Upgrade to FreeBSD 7.2.
- Include ZFS support. Thanks to Nelson Silva for doing core coding and Falk
Menzel for testing and giving some tipps and ideas.
- Upgrade iSCSI initiator to 2.1.1.
- Replace iSCSI target by istgt. Thanks to Daisuke Aoyama for the WebGUI
adaption. Please note, if you have used devices with the previous iSCSI target
software you have to recreate your target.
- Add WOL patch for nVidia(nfe(4)) and 3Com(xl(4)). Thanks to Tobias Reber.
- Upgrade mt-daapd/firefly to svn-1696.
- Refactor 'Diagnostics|Log' WebGUI.
- Add kernel patches to get ARTiGO A2000 hardware working. Thanks to
David Davis for the patches.
- Respect the modified log file location (via rc.conf for syslog, fuppes,
mt-daapd, ...) in the WebGUI (FR 2778803/2791772).
- Upgrade transmission to 1.61. Add 'Watch directory' and 'Extra options'
fields to 'Services|BitTorrent' WebGUI.
- Add entry 'FTP - Ban module' to the list of log files in 'Diagnostics|Log'
if the module is enabled (FR 2797652).
- Add 'iperf', a tool to measure maximum TCP and UDP bandwidth (FR 2785038).
- Add 'bsnmp-ucd' module that implements parts of UCD-SNMP-MIB.
- Add SNMP client tools: bsnmpget, bsnmpset and bsnmpwalk
- Add 'Auxiliary parameters' to 'Services|SNMP' that will be added to the end
of the snmpd.config file.
- Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.41.5.
- Upgrade rsync to 3.0.6.
- Upgrade tftp-hpa to 0.49.

Bug fixes:
- Hardening WebGUI to prevent cross-site request forgery attacks
(JPCERT/CC JVN#15267895).

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.
- Downgrading to 0.69 via WebGUI fails because of broken pipe error.
- FreeBSD's ext2fs module, as of release 7.1, cannot mount ext2 file systems
with 256-byte large inodes, only 128 byte sized. Unfortunately, 256 byte is
the default size with many recent Linux distributions.

Posted by Volker 2009-06-20

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