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iXsystems Announces New Partnership with

Written by Annie Zhang on .

iXsystems has announced a new partnership with Gerard van Essen, the creator of is a premier source of aggregated news for FreeBSD aficionados everywhere. Gerard has spent years gathering the best of FreeBSD content and news together in one place, making it easy to find information for a much underrepresented community. In fact, a lot of our blog posts, pictures, and news show up on the site.

So when we heard that Gerard wanted someone to help run the site, we jumped at the opportunity. As part of our agreement, iXsystems will now maintain and host With Gerard’s continued involvement on the reporting and editorial side, our added efforts will allow the website to continue its growth and expand its coverage.

Needless to say, we’re very excited about this. As our regular visitors know, we eat, sleep, breathe, and live FreeBSD. With this newest venture, we’ve got the community’s best interests in mind. We are dedicated to the continued delivery of the high quality FreeBSD news, interviews, and announcements that is known for.

We invite all of our readers to check out now and subscribe to the RSS feed. This is a big day for the FreeBSD community and we hope you’re a part of it.

FreeNAS is now available

Written by Annie Zhang on .

This point release for 9.2.1 fixes performance issues with ZFS replication, SMB spins / hangs under certain circumstances, and a variety of smaller issues.

All bugs fixed in can be found here.

This is a very small point release – very few changes have been made as we are endeavoring to continue refining 9.2.1.x until no significant bugs are left and we can focus exclusively on 9.2.2, which will have far more substantial changes (see this link for some notion of what is planned for 9.2.2).

We’re releasing a BETA first to make sure there are no lingering issues we’ve missed, otherwise it will be substantially the same as (which we’ll release in another 14 days or so).

Thank you, as always, for your testing!

– The FreeNAS Development Team

Announcing FreeNAS

Written by Annie Zhang on .

Hey folks!

In our never(?)-ending quest to continue to add polish to the 9.2.1-BRANCH of FreeNAS, we are very pleased to announce – come and get it!

This point release for 9.2.1 adds ZFS replication status, fixes various issues found in in CIFS, AFP, FTP, serial console support, and other areas.

A list of all bugs fixed in can be found here.

High level features for

  • * Samba (SMB/CIFS support) upgraded to version 4.1.6
  • * Netatalk (AFP support) upgraded to version 3.1.1
  • * ZFS replication status is now provided in ZFS Replication UI
  • * The bug preventing FTP from starting when logging to system dataset has been fixed.

We’ve worked very hard to nail all sorts of issues in this series of 9.2.1.x point releases, hopefully without doing anything destabilizing at the same time, and are confident that we’ve managed to polish this branch to a pretty high gloss (which is what you want in a NAS!). We certainly could not have done so without all of your testing and feedback over the last couple of months, so thanks!

– The FreeNAS Engineering Team