FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RELEASE is now available

FreeNAS_logo_lightThe developers of FreeNAS have just made available the official 9.2.1.6-RELEASE.

All bugs fixed in FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RELEASE can be found here: https://bugs.freenas.org/projects/freenas/issues?query_id=78

The major items of interest are mentioned in the ReleaseNotes here: http://download.freenas.org/9.2.1.6/RELEASE/ReleaseNotes

These items include:

  • Samba is updated to 4.1.9
  • Netatalk is updated to 3.1.2
  • Several fixes related to the System Dataset
  • A new VirtualBox jail template
  • Several fixes related to ZFS replication
  • A new mpr driver, officially sanctioned by LSI, for the LSI 12 Gbps SAS HBA
  • An experimental in-kernel iSCSI target
  • A .usb file which can be imaged to a USB key. This can be used for installing FreeNAS from a USB key.
  • various iSCSI fixes
  • scponly shell has been fixed
  • SMB2 protocol is the default for CIFS shares
  • VirtualBox template updated to 4.3.12
  • Security fixes in file(1) and libmagic(3), and gss_pseudo_random interoperability issue. CVE-2013-7345, CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270, [EN-14:08]

The following bugs were fixed since 9.2.1.6-RC2:

  • performance improvements of ZFS ZVOLS when used over ISCSI with VMWare ESX
  • UI fixes for jails
  • other fixes

Download the ISO / image from here: http://download.freenas.org/9.2.1.6/RELEASE/ReleaseNotes

Check out the official announcement here: http://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/freenas-9-2-1-6-release-is-now-available.21958/

pfSense 2.1.4-RELEASE now available

pfsenseThe developers of pfSense have just made available version 2.1.4. This released comprises of security fixes as well as several minor fixes.

Packages also had their own independent fixes and need updating. During the firmware update process the packages will be reinstalled properly. Otherwise, uninstall and then reinstall packages to ensure that the latest version of the binaries is in use.

Head on over to the download page to get the ISO/upgrade file: https://www.pfsense.org/download/

Check out the official post here: https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1377

FreeBSD 9.3 RC2 now available

freebsd-logo-largeThe developers of FreeBSD have made available the second release candidate for version 9.3. You can download the ISO/image from the link that follows:

The second RC build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and
sparc64 architectures.

The image checksums follow at the end of this email.

ISO images and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images
are available here:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/9.3/

(or any of the FreeBSD mirror sites).

Check out the official announcement here: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2014-June/079092.html

FreeNAS 9.2.1.6 RC2 is now available

FreeNAS_logo_lightThe developers of FreeNAS have made available the second release candidate for version 9.2.1.6.

All bugs fixed in FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RC can be found here.

The major items of interest are mentioned in the ReleaseNotes here.
These items include:

  • Samba is updated to 4.1.9
  • Netatalk is updated to 3.1.2
  • Several fixes related to the System Dataset
  • A new VirtualBox jail template
  • Several fixes related to ZFS replication
  • A new mpr driver, officially sanctioned by LSI, for the LSI 12 Gbps SAS HBA
  • An experimental in-kernel iSCSI target
  • A .usb file which can be imaged to a USB key. This can be used for installing FreeNAS from a USB key.
  • various iSCSI fixes
  • scponly shell has been fixed
  • SMB2 protocol is the default for CIFS shares
  • VirtualBox template updated to 4.3.12

Since the last 9.2.1.6-RC, additional items have been fixed including:

  • Samba updated from 4.1.8 to 4.1.9
  • Security fixes in file(1) and libmagic(3), and gss_pseudo_random interoperability issue. CVE-2013-7345, CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270, [EN-14:08]
  • other fixes

Please provide feedback on this RC. If no major problems are found, we will release 9.2.1.6-RELEASE in approximately 14 days.

To download the ISO/image files, head over to the following: http://download.freenas.org/9.2.1.6/RC2/

The official announcement post is here: http://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/freenas-9-2-1-6-rc2-is-now-available.21849/