Minimal FreeBSD-Based Distribution FreeNAS Gets New Samba Version

The latest version of FreeNAS can be downloaded from Softpedia

FreeNAS, a free implementation of a minimal FreeBSD distribution, has finally reached version, and the developer implemented a large number of improvements.

FreeNAS may sound like a maintenance update, but the developer has implemented a large number of changes and improvements into the operating system.

“We had to re-roll the done on 2014-02-28; If you see a release directory without a CHECKSUMS file, you have the old one. Please use the release from 2014-03-01. There was a last-minute change which broke automatic pool imports and the GUI updater – whoops!” said the developer in the official announcement.

According to the changelog, Samba (SMB/CIFS support) has been upgraded to version 4.1.5, Linux Jails now work with UFS, NFS lockd now starts properly during the boot procedure, it’s now harder to configure incorrectly the serial console, and logging to .system dataset is now optional.

The users have advised to transition to the new .system/syslog dataset by enabling that option in System->Settings->Advanced and simply deleting your old syslog dataset. This is not an obligatory measure, but it is recommended.

A complete list of changes, updates and new features can be found in the official announcement. Download FreeNAS right now from Softpedia.

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