FreeNAS® supports the core features of a NAS appliance out of the box. However, many users like to enhance their NAS appliance with third party software for media streaming, alternative protocols, or web applications.
To make sure your NAS can do everything you want, FreeNAS offers a third-party plugin system based on the FreeBSD jails system and the PBI system from PC-BSD. The plugin system isolates third-party software from the core operating system but allows plugins access to user-specified directories and configuration from the main Web User Interface.
Transmission is a lightweight cross-platform bittorrent client. The FreeNAS Project provides an up-to-date plugin for Transmission, including support for using the Transmission web interface separately from the FreeNAS Web User Interface.
Firefly is a DAAP streaming server, capable of streaming music to iTunes over the network. Write Your Own Plugins - While the FreeNAS project only supplies three plugins, anyone can write and distribute plugins for things they want. There's no limit to the plugins you can create!
MiniDLNA is a DLNA/UPnP media streaming server, allowing users to play media over the network on any device employing those protocols.
Write Your Own Plugins While the FreeNAS project only supplies three plugins, anyone can write and distribute plugins for things they want. There's no limit to the plugins you can create!