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FreeNAS 9.2.1.7 Now Available

Written by Annie Zhang on .

Hi folks,

Well, we said 9.2.1.6 would be the last in the 9.2.1.x series, but CVE-2014-3560 (a possible remote Samba exploit) forced us to change those plans!

While we were at it, we also added a few small performance improvements and brought over a small feature from 9.3, namely the ability to do replication on a direct link without encryption, potentially speeding up replication anywhere from 3-4X (especially over 10GbE). This is generally most useful when doing initial replication to a backup box, while they are co-located together, after which normal encryption can be used in sending the deltas.

Appended are the release notes for 9.2.1.7. We encourage all existing 9.2.1.x users to upgrade. Thanks!

- The FreeNAS Development Team

  •    Samba updated to 4.1.11. This addresses http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2014-3560
  •    Increase performance of Directory Copy from CIFS
  •    Add support for the None Cipher in SSH. This can be used to improve replication performance at the expense of sending your data over the wire in cleartext. (Think private 10Gbe interlink)
  •    Resolve issue with vlan interface locking that could cause a kernel panic when creating a number of VLAN interfaces.
  •    Add support for compressing replication jobs with lz4

FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RELEASE is Now Available

Written by Annie Zhang on .

FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RELEASE is available here: http://www.freenas.org/download/.

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

The FreeNAS development team would like to thank all the testers who provided feedback and bug reports for FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-BETA, 9.2.1.6-RC, and 9.2.1.6-RC2.

Thank you for using FreeNAS!

- The FreeNAS Development Team

FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RC2 is now available

Written by Annie Zhang on .

FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RC2 is available here: http://download.freenas.org/9.2.1.6/RC2/

All bugs fixed in FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RC 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/RC2/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

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.

Thank you for testing FreeNAS!

- The FreeNAS Development Team