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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.

Announcing FreeNAS-8.0.2-RELEASE

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The FreeNAS team is pleased to announce FreeNAS 8.0.2-RELEASE. This can be considered a minor release that fixes a few of the more glaring issues in 8.0.1-RELEASE.

Major changes since 8.0.1-RELEASE:

The email subsystem was not working correctly in 8.0.1-RELEASE, which resulted in the system not being able to send mail, as well as disfunction of the alerting system in the GUI.

Changes since 8.0.1-RELEASE:

– Allow decimal numbers for a dataset quota. (r8728)

– Fix setting recursive ACLs. (r8270)

– Start proftpd after ix-ssl to use the correct SSL cert. (r8246)

– Use wildcards in cron and rsync jobs instead of listing all values. (r8214, r8211)

– Fix case in iSCSI targets to match the behavior specified by RFC 3722. (r8120)

Known Issues:

CHAP doesn’t work with GlobalSAN initiators on OS X.

Upgrades from FreeNAS 0.7 aren’t supported.

The installer doesn’t check the size of the install media before attempting an install. A 2 GB device is required, but the install will appear to complete successfully on smaller devices, only to fail at boot.

The installer will let you switch from i386 to amd64 architecture and vice-versa, but some files, such as the rrd files used by the statistics graphing package are architecture dependent.