FreeNAS 9.2.0-RC2 now available

freenas-ixsystems-new-logoThe FreeNAS team at iXsystems has taken the for-them-unusual step of rolling and releasing Release Candidate 2, FreeNAS 9.2.0-RC2, due to the significant number of changes that had to be made in fixing a number of bugs.

Barring any more significant bugs being found, this will be the last Release Candidate before going to 9.2.0-RELEASE

Read the release announcement and test if you have the time. If you find any bugs, please file a bug report.

EuroBSDcon 2013 Developer Summit Special Status Report

This special status report contains a summary of the discussions from the various working groups at the EuroBSDcon 2013  Developer Summit.

From the table of contents:

 

FreeBSD 10.0-RC2 now available

Glen Barber announced earlier today that the second RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers (amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures).

Pre-installed virtual machine images for 10.0-RC2 are also available for amd64 and i386 architectures.

Changes between -RC1 and -RC2 include:

  • Fix a crash when attempting to use a non-disk device as an iSCSI LUN.
  • Fix handling of empty iSCSI authentication groups.
  • Fix a regression in bsdinstall(8) that prevented the system from decrypting GELI providers when installing ZFS on GELI.
  • Several Radeon KMS bug fixes.
  • Several wireless bug fixes.
  • Several clang bug fixes.

Should you come across any issues, please let the developers know.

pfSense Hangout – new features and changes in pfSense (2.1, 2.2)

Last Friday, Chris Buechler did a live Google Hangout , which can now be watched on Youtube, on pfSense, a free, powerful, open source firewall and security solution.

The first part is a presentation, going over the new features and changes in the 2.1 release, and what is currently being worked on for the coming 2.2 release. After that there is a tutorial on troubleshooting port forwarding.

There was a problem with starting the hangout, so you best jump to 00:05:00.

 

BSD Now Episode 15: Kickin’ NAS (video)

bsd_now_logoA new BSD Now TV episode (Kickin’ NAS – Episode 15) has been uploaded, featuring an interview with Josh Paetzel, IT director at iXsystems.

Other topics discussed are:

  • More faces of FreeBSD
  • We cannot trust Intel and Via’s chip-based crypto
  • OpenSMTPD 5.4.1 released
  • More getting to know your portmgr
  • Interview with Josh Paetzel
  • FreeNAS tutorial
  • Introducing configinit
  • OpenSSH support for Ed25519 and bcrypt keys
  • The FreeBSD challenge
  • PCBSD weekly digest
  • Feedback/Questions

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Randomness, Netflix, Google Compute Engine, Tarsnap, BSDRP

Freebsd newsIn this post we have a mix of news snippets, links to howtos, projects, resources and software/package updates. Just a round-up of those miscellaneous FreeBSD related links you may find interesting.

 

FreeBSD Project Falls Short of Year End Funding Target By Over 50%
Slashdot – 6 December 2013

Netflix Works Entirely on Open Source Software, FreeBSD 9.0 Is the Default OS
Softpedia – 05 December 2013

Google Compute Engine now supporting FreeBSD
Google Enterprise Blog – 02 December 2013

FreeBSD abandoning hardware randomness
The Register – 09 December 2013

Tarsnap is donating its December profits to FreeBSD
Get secure online backups from Tarsnap and support the FreeBSD Foundation

BSD Router Project nightly build uploaded
Based on FreeBSD 10.0-PRERELEASE and Bird updated to 1.4.0.
BSD Router Project G+, 10 December

Mate 1.6 on FreeBSD
Freshports – 23 November 2013

Ubuntu13.04: install FreeBSD 9.2 64bit within KVM
Lost and Found Narihiro – 5 December 2013

FreeNAS 9.2.0-RC is now available

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The FreeNAS team has announced FreeNAS 9.2.0-RC for testing purposes. As the name implies, this is the next-to-final image of 9.2.0. If nothing significantly wrong is discovered with this image, it will become the official release!

“We did go through a bit of a rough patch after 9.2.0-BETA went out as we we reorganized a few things and took on some last-minute performance improvements we felt to be worth the risk, but we feel this is all ironed out now. Please please test this release as extensively as you can so that any remaining issues can be worked out before 9.2.0-RELEASE is rolled (hopefully in just 2 weeks, depending on how this testing goes). This is literally our last chance to find and fix anything serious before 9.2.0 goes “production status” for the general public!”

FreeNAS 9.2.0-RC announcement