There’s a 17 minute interview with Peter Losher from the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) on bsdtalk. Subject of the conversation is the ISC, running DNS root servers, and various other projects.
BSDTalk Interview with Peter Losher (ISC)
Chris Buechler has announced Release Candidate 3 (RC3) of the upcoming pfSense 2.0. Changes and revision history can be tracked on github.
If you’re keen to find out what’s been added and changed in 2.0 in general, have a look at the pfSense 2.0 new features and changes page. The final release can be expected in about four weeks time.
Links: pfSense | pfSense RC3 announcement (pfSense blog)
Many thanks to everybody who send in an email expressing their regret on my decision to discontinue freebsdnews.net. Many made it clear this website was one of their main sources for FreeBSD related news and how much it would be missed.
You will all be glad to know that all this made me to reconsider my decision and I have decided to continue maintaining and updating this website, though maybe not as frequently as I used to do.
Many thanks to Francis L, Charles R, Vermaden and Sha’ul in particular who offered to take over this website.
If there are any of you willing to contribute and post your own posts, let me know and I’ll set up an account for you.
Some of you may have noticed that I changed the Twitter feed to http://twitter.com/#!/freebsdnews to reflect the name of this website.
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Have a good day,
When a decision has been taken, it doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind……
Stay tuned. I’ll keep you posted.
As some of my regular readers will have noticed, over the past few months I have not updated this website as often as previously. It’s not that I’m not committed any more, or that I’ve lost interest, but other things have take priority.
I have taken a difficult decision and decided to “hand-over”. If you’re interested in carrying on running this website, please let me know so we can discuss (gvanessen at gmail dot com)
Techworld Australia caught up with Josh Paetzel, director of IT at iXsystems and project manager for FreeNAS 8, to talk about the current state of the OS, what lies ahead for it, and the relationship to FreeNAS 0.7.
Check out the article for the full conversation. One interesting piece of information is the fact that a multimedia plugin (PBI) is in the making that will bring back former home functionalities that are currently missing in FreeNAS 8.
Open source identity: FreeNAS 8′s Josh Paetzel
LinuxUser has a short review of FreeNAS 8: FreeNAS 8 Review
Pros: FreeNAS is an advanced NAS operating system with an easy-to-use web interface, especially if you love to use ZFS as your filesystem.
Cons: Due to the complete rewrite, FreeNAS 8 has lost some interesting functionality for home users, and upgrades from a previous FreeNAS release are not possible.
LinuxUser gives FreeNAS a 4/5 verdict and concludes:
iXsystems has turned FreeNAS 8 into a modern, modular and future-proof NAS operating system. The new web interface is really easy-to-use without hiding the advanced features. Unfortunately some features didn’t make it through the re-write, but they are promised to reappear in FreeNAS 8.1. All in all, this makes FreeNAS currently the most advanced NAS operating system for home networks.
FreeNAS 8.0 Review (linuxuser.co.uk)