Archive for July, 2009

Using ClamAV in FreeNAS

July 14th, 2009 Comments off

The “Life’s like that” blog has a post about how to use ClamAV with FreeNAS. If we use FreeNAS as a Windows share server (samba / domain controller). It might be handy if the server could detect any virus in the share directory. Although FreeNAS doesn’t come with ClamAV integrated it is easy enough to install it.

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Set Up Your Own File Server Using FreeNAS

July 11th, 2009 Comments off

Komplettie has a post with pictures about using FreeNAS as a file server. The post includes a brief look at installing FreeNAS, using the storage and setting up automatic backups.

From the post:
FreeNAS is basically the operating system that’s going to let the whole network side of things work. It’s tight and elegant and not nearly as fancy looking as it might otherwise have been, but it does have a plethora of features that’ll keep serving you in the manner to which you will (no doubt) become accustomed.

Related links:

Set Up Your Own File Server « Komplett Ireland

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Solution to “panic spin lock held too long” problem with FreeNAS

July 11th, 2009 1 comment

The blog has a post about solving a problem with “panic spin lock held too long”. To solve the problem the poster did:

  1. Resetted the Bios to default settings (I had turned OFF many things before)
  2. Installed using full install amd64 (I was using an embedded install before)
  3. System -> Advanced -> activated Power Daemon
  4. Network -> LAN -> activated Device Polling
  5. Network -> LAN -> Type 1000baseTX / Full-Duplex

And since then no more “panic spin lock held too long”. The board in question was a D945GCLF2 / Atom 330.

Thanks for for this.

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BSD Router Project from Founder of FreeNAS

July 8th, 2009 Comments off

Olivier Cochard-Labbé, founder of FreeNAS, has released the first
alpha (0.1) image of his new project: BSD Router Project –

bsdrp is an open source, customised distribution of FreeBSD dedicated
to offering IP routing services for small ISP’s.

The release 0.1 of BSDRP is a fully working prototype, to be used on
real or virtual machines that boot from ATA device only (not usb).

This first release includes:

  • Base FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT system (NanoBSD) for i386
  • Customized script (config, upgrade, help, command completion, etc…)
  • Quagga ready to use (OSPFv2, OSPFv3, RIP, RIPng and BGP)

You may ask, what is the difference between BSDRP and m0n0wall of pfSense?

The main goal of BSDRP is not firewalling but routing. If you need a
firewall don’t use BSDRP: Use m0n0wall or pfSense.
BSDRP is not for a home use, but for compagny use (small ISP’s for example).
BSDRP doesn’t have a Web GUI: It’s to be configured from a CLI only
(like Cisco or Juniper)
pfSense can be used for routing, but Olivier wanted to set up a Cisco
or Juniper like project just for routing.


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Tutorial: Install MediaWiki on FreeNAS

July 8th, 2009 Comments off

As I wrote recently EJES Consulting blogged about using MediaWiki with FreeNAS… Now they have released a step by step tutorial.

The guide covers the initial install of FreeNAS, configuring the web server, how to download MediaWiki from with-in FreeNAS using the command line and how to install MediaWiki as well as configure the SQLite database.

Related links:

Tutorial: Install MediaWiki on FreeNAS « ejes consulting

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