FreeNAS 9.2.1.7 Now Available

Written by Annie Zhang on .

Hi folks,

Well, we said 9.2.1.6 would be the last in the 9.2.1.x series, but CVE-2014-3560 (a possible remote Samba exploit) forced us to change those plans!

While we were at it, we also added a few small performance improvements and brought over a small feature from 9.3, namely the ability to do replication on a direct link without encryption, potentially speeding up replication anywhere from 3-4X (especially over 10GbE). This is generally most useful when doing initial replication to a backup box, while they are co-located together, after which normal encryption can be used in sending the deltas.

Appended are the release notes for 9.2.1.7. We encourage all existing 9.2.1.x users to upgrade. Thanks!

– The FreeNAS Development Team

  •    Samba updated to 4.1.11. This addresses http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2014-3560
  •    Increase performance of Directory Copy from CIFS
  •    Add support for the None Cipher in SSH. This can be used to improve replication performance at the expense of sending your data over the wire in cleartext. (Think private 10Gbe interlink)
  •    Resolve issue with vlan interface locking that could cause a kernel panic when creating a number of VLAN interfaces.
  •    Add support for compressing replication jobs with lz4

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Comments (11)

  • Tomekada Scientiam

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    This rocks my Sistas and I have been looking for ways to perform unprotected replication. We hated being bound by the constraints of secure ssh.

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  • Tomekada Scientiam

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    My Sisttas and i have been looking for a way to perform unprotected replication. We hate being bound by the constraints of secure ssh.

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  • Ivan K. Serensen B.Eng A.D.Eng. A.D.M.C. Q.BetP

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    Do we have Hyper-V drivers yet?

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  • sergio

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    Voy a probarlo

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  • Enrico S.

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    Hey Guys,

    I’d really like to use FreeNAS but in my case I’m not installing anything bare metal.
    I know Freenas should be but in my world I’m only using everything on top of VMWare or Hyper-V.

    I would like to see FreNAS fully Hyper-V Aware like FreeBSD since V10 is to get the full power of FreeNAS.
    On top of VMWare theres no worrie to see but since my Environments moving more and more to Hyper-V we have to leave more and more non Hyper-V awares systems like FreeNAS behind. :(

    Any plans to implement the FreeBSD Hyper-V stuff into FreeNAS?

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  • jairo Mercado

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    I am new on computers but I am going to try to build a freenas box

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  • takat marrer

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    It could be fine to have live cd or live usb for testing before installation and training. Don’t you plan about it ?
    😉

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    • Michael Dexter

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      Once configured, a USB boot module is effectively a live boot device with the option of either “factory defaults” or your own configuration. This has proven adequite for most demo needs.

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  • KimSung

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    Thank you!

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