FreeNAS 8.0.3 RC1

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The first release candidate for FreeNAS 8.03 is now available for testing. Before installing or upgrading to RC1, take the time to read the cautionary notes in the announcement. Please report any bugs to the support website or testing mailing list.

This release includes the following enhancements and bug fixes. See the announcement for the complete list.

  • reduced footprint
  • added tunable / sysctl support so settings that affect kernel behavior persist across upgrades
  • bump samba from 3.5.11 to 3.6.1
  • bump netatalk to 2.2.1
  • NFSv4 ACL support
  • fix email regressions so that non-SMTP authentication based emails work again


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There will be a FreeBSD booth during LISA in Boston, next Wednesday and Thursday (December 7–8). We’ll be giving out FreeNAS 8.0.2 DVDs, cool swag, and answering BSD and FreeNAS related questions. Entrance to the exhibition area is free, but you do need to register first. If you’re in Boston, stop by booth #408 and say hi!

iXsystems will also have a booth at #305 if you’d like to check out some TrueNAS hardware and meet some of the FreeNAS developers.

FreeNAS Presentation at FSOSS

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The annual Free Software and Open Source Symposium provides a venue to share the latest trends in open source. It is an event aimed at bringing together industry, developers, educators and the community and any other interested parties to discuss open source, open web, and academic/industry partnerships. It will be held in Toronto, Canada from October 27-29.

During FSOSS, Dru Lavigne will be giving a presentation FreeNAS 8: Open Source Storage for the Enterprise. In addition, conference attendees will receive a FreeNAS 8 and PC-BSD 9 DVD in their conference bag.