Software-update: NAS4Free




Versie van NAS4Free is uitgekomen. Dit opensource programma is bedoeld om als besturingssysteem te dienen voor een network attached storage-apparaat, oftewel een nas. Het is net als FreeNAS gebaseerd op FreeBSD en beide zijn afstammelingen van de originele FreeNAS. Een uitgebreid verhaal over de historie van en een vergelijking tussen de twee is bij Ars Technica te vinden. Enkele dagen geleden is versie van NAS4Free uitgekomen en de changelog van die release ziet er als volgt uit:

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 ZFS pool import on embedded.
Improved HAST switch with net.inet.carp.preempt.
Replaced /dev/md0 with xmd using LZ4 compression.
Replaced the server certificate with 2048bits key 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 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 ZFS volume swap is not recommended.
Add WebGUI access restriction.
Add NFS support in HAST service.
Add default swap of 1024MB for LiveUSB and before user configuration.
Adjust number of Status|Processes.
Add MBR partition to LiveUSB.
Add log/mirrored log support in Disks|ZFS|Pools|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 e2fsprogs to 1.42.12.
Upgrade bash 4.3 to patch 30.
Upgrade transmission to 2.84.
Upgrade isboot to 0.2.8.
Upgrade istgt to 20141125.
Upgrade smartmontools 6.3
Upgrade xmlstarlet to 1.6.1.
Upgrade inadyn-mt to 02.24.43.
Upgrade zoneinfo to 2014j.
Upgrade php to 5.6.3.
Change iperf2.x for iperf3.
xmlrpc is broken.
Missing GPT partition in Disks|ZFS|Pools|Tools.
Switching DHCP and static IP cause unexpected behavior.
Some drives can’t get disk model/description.
The text on graph is not sized on Chrome.
Firmware page show incorrectly.
ntfs-3g is broken.
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 of xmd, please report to NAS4Free forum. The following are the main features.
on-demand memory allocation and de-allocation (zero fill/TRIM support)
on-the-fly block level compression
multiple compression methods and levels (none, LZ4/LZ4HC, ZLIB, LZMA2)
mixed compressed blocks (can be changed at any time by xmdconfig)
pre-compressed mfsroot by mkuzip(8) or mkulzma(8)
provide the ioctl interface for the xmdconfig utility like mdconfig(8)


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