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22 June 2009, 13:13

FreeNAS 0.7 RC1 adds ZFS support

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The FreeNAS developers have announced the availability of the first release candidate (RC1) of version 0.7 of FreeNAS (code named Sardaukar), a FreeBSD-based Network-attached storage (NAS) UNIX like server operating system. FreeNAS includes a full Web configuration graphical user interface (GUI) and supports the FTP, NFS, CIFS (Samba), AFP, rsync and iSCSI protocols and software RAID (0,1,5).

The development release is based on FreeBSD 7.2 and now includes the addition of ZFS (Zettabyte File System) file system support. The first RC also includes several upgrades to the iSCSI initiator driver, the E2fsprogs file system utilities for Ext2 and the rsync file transfer utility. The Transmission BitTorrent client has been updated to version 1.61 and the 'Watch directory' and 'Extra options' fields have been added to the 'Services|BitTorrent' WebGUI. The WebGUI has also been hardened to prevent cross-site request forgery attacks.

More details about the release can be found in the Change Log. FreeNAS 0.7 RC1 is available to download and can be installed on a Compact Flash card, USB flash drive, hard drive or run as a LiveCD that saves the configuration file to a USB drive or floppy disk. A release date for the final version of FreeNAS 0.7, however, has yet to be announced.


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