Software Update: NAS4Free



2014 version of NAS4Free true. This open source program is intended to serve as a control system for a network attached storage device, or a NAS. It’s like FreeNAS is based on FreeBSD and both are descendants of the original FreeNAS. An extensive story about the history of and a comparison between the two is at Ars Technica found. A few days ago version of NAS4Free has come true and the changelog for this release is as follows:


Upgrade to FreeBSD 9.3 RELEASE p6.
Upgrade to Samba 4.1.13 and add SMB3 in WebGUI.
Convert to pkgng.
Improved WebGUI under PHP 5.6.
Improved WebGUI with Chrome.
Improved config restore verbose output.
Improved ZFS pool usage / tool and import ZFS disks.
Improved import ZFS pool on embedded.
Improved HAST switch with net.inet.carp.preempt.
Replaced / dev / md0 with xmd LZ4 using compression.
Replaced the server certificate with key 2048bits and sha256 signature.
Changed rootfs layout. (2GB USB / CF is required. Full is 4GB or more.)
Changed image files to use XZ.
Drop SSLv3 support. (HTTPS must use TLS)
Drop LiveCD mode support with less than 2GB of memory. (Install / upgrade only)
Supported minimum spec except LiveCD is 512MB memory + 512MB swap device or partition.
1024MB swap device or partition is recommended.
File-based swap and swap ZFS volume is not recommended.
Add WebGUI access restriction.
Add NFS support in HAST service.
Add default swap or 1024MB for LiveUSB and before user configuration.
Adjust number or status | Processes.
Add to MBR partitioning LiveUSB.
Add log / log mirrored in support Disks | ZFS | Polish | Tools.
Add expires HTTP header. (Some js must be force reloaded.)
Increase http upload size to 512MB.
Remove last slash of the path added by FileChooser.
Upgrade to e2fsprogs 1:42:12.
Upgrade bash 4.3 to patch 30.
Upgrade transmission to 2.84.
Isboot upgrade to 0.2.8.
Upgrade istgt to 20,141,125.
Upgrade smartmontools 6.3
Xmlstarlet upgrade to 1.6.1.
Upgrade inadyn-mt to 2:24:43.
Upgrade zoneinfo to 2014j.
Upgrade to PHP 5.6.3.
Change iperf2.x for iperf3.


xmlrpc is interrupted.
Missing GPT Partitioning Disks in | ZFS | Polish | Tools.
Switching DHCP and static IP cause unexpected behavior.
Some drives can not get disk model / description.
The text on graph is not sized on Chrome.
Firmware page show Incorrectly.
ntfs-3g is interrupted.
Form size is too small on Chrome.
HAST device is not imported by import disks.

Experimental memory disk (geom_xmd.ko)
This version contains a special memory disk driver called “xmd”. If you find a bug or xmd, please report to NAS4Free forum. The Following are the main features.

on-demand memory allocation and de-allocation (zerofill / TRIM support)
on-the-fly compression block level
multiple compression methods and levels (none, LZ4 / LZ4HC, ZLIB, LZMA2)
mixed compressed blocks (can be changed at any time by xmdconfig)
pre-compressed by mfsroot mkuzip (8) or mkulzma (8)
providence the ioctl interface for the xmdconfig like utility mdconfig (8)


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