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FreeNAS 0.69.1 (Omnius) Has Been Released

April 18th, 2009

FreeNAS 0.69.1 code named Omnius (referring to a collection of artificially intelligent entities from Frank Herbert’s Dune) has been released. It can be downloaded here.

Majors changes:

  • Upgrade Samba to 3.0.34.
  • Upgrade ProFTPD to 1.3.2.
  • Upgrade mDNSResponder to 1.08.6.
  • Upgrade lighttpd to 1.4.22.
  • Upgrade cdialog to 1.1.20080819.
  • Upgrade e2fsprogs to 1.41.4.
  • Upgrade nut to 2.4.1. Thanks to Joerg Pulz for the core dump patch. This
    version uses TCP wrappers instead of the internal ACL mechanism. Because of
    that all client can listen the UPS. If you want to prevent this you have to
    use the FreeNAS client firewall to block specific IP ranges. See
    for a detailed explanation.
  • Upgrade transmission to 1.51.
  • Upgrade fusefs-ntfs/ntfs-3g to 2009.2.1.
  • Upgrade 3Ware serial ATA RAID controller driver to 9.5.1.
  • Upgrade bash to 4.0.10.

Minors changes:

  • Add ‘SSL/TLS only’ on ‘Services|FTP’ page to allow TLS/SSL connections
  • Add ‘Reverse DNS lookup’ on ‘Services|FTP’ page. This and the ‘Ident
    option are disabled per default because they may slow down or break the
    login to the FTP server in some situations.
  • Add ‘Authentication’ checkbox on ‘Services|BitTorrent’ page to
    authentication for TransmissionBT WebGUI.
  • Add checkbox to enable WOL on ‘Network|Interfaces|LAN’ and
    pages. Please note that WOL only works for nfe, nve, sis, vr, xl. Thanks to
    Tobias Reber for the patch.
  • Add traceroute6 command (FR 2531610).
  • Add *.iso support to Fuppes UPnP (FR 2521047).
  • Move ‘m2ts’ video file extension to ‘default’ section (BR 2643180).
  • Add ‘Remote monitoring’ to ‘Services|UPS’ to allow adding remote
    monitors that
    monitor the local installed UPS in slave mode.
  • Use WebGUI administrator password for the NUT user ‘root’.
  • Add ability to mount UDF ISO images.
  • Disable download feature in Quixplorer because there are misc. (PHP and
    system) limitations that makes this feature senseless.
  • Prevent generation of core dump files (BR 2662404). Can be enabled via
  • Add ability to enable/disable sysctl variables in
  • Add XMLRPC services that are available via
    e.g. system.getInfo.
  • Add ability to configure ProFTPD module mod_ban via WebGUI (FR 2546338).
  • Add device I/O statistics to ‘Status|Disks’ page (FR 2704919).
  • Replace msntp with FreeBSD’s ntpdate.
  • Allow setting TransmissionBT WebGUI user name (FR 2745563).
  • Allow to set the following TransmissionBT settings via WebGUI: peer port,
    port forwarding, pex, encryption mode and max. upload/download bandwidth
    (FR 2765940).

Bug fixes:

  • Set correct friendly name in fuppes.cfg for Xbox 360. The correct
    friendly name will be generated automatically (e.g. ‘xxxx : 1’).
  • Set correct shutdown property in upsmon.conf (BR 2521141).
  • Starting FTP service fails when using DHCP on LAN interface (BR 2519951).
  • FPSyncDir patch correction (BR 2546107).
  • UPS service improvements. Display NUT messages in syslog and send
    emails when
    using shutdown mode ‘UPS reaches low battery’ (BR 2549047).
  • Change user agent string for PS3 to ‘PLAYSTATION 3’ in fuppes.cfg (BR
  • Formating disks with ‘Software RAID’ doesn’t clear GEOM metadata (BR
  • GUI menu separator line too thick in Safari (BR 2652160). Thanks to
  • Add patch for PHP bug #45996 (libxml2 2.7 causes breakage with
    character data
    in xml_parse()).
  • Display dialog to set WebGUI port when configuring network settings via
    console menu (BR 2661938).
  • Fix problem with DAAP & Mac iTunes 8.1 (BR 2701606). Thanks to Alexey
  • Fix false positive bug while detecting disk mount state (BR 2706994).
    to desummoner for the patch.

Permanent restrictions:

  • It is not possible to format a SoftRAID disk with MSDOS FAT16/32.
  • It is not possible to encrypt a disk partition, only complete disks
    are supported.
  • It is not possible to get seperate CPU stats per processor on SMP
    machines because
    FreeBSD does not support that feature.
  • Enable ‘polling’ on interfaces used by a LAGG interface will make it
  • It is not possible to mount EXT2 disks with an inode size of 256
    bytes. You
    have to format it with 128 bytes on Linux to use them on FreeBSD.

Known bugs:

  • If DHCP for IPv4 is used, the IPv6 statically configured DNS server
    will be
    overriden by the IPv4 DNS server.

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