Linked by Rohan Pearce on Wed 8th Jun 2011 21:27 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives "FreeNAS is an open source operating system based on FreeBSD and, as its name implies, designed for networked storage. The project recently celebrated the release of FreeNAS 8, which racked up some 43,000 downloads in the first 48 hours after its release. I caught up with Josh Paetzel, director of IT at iXsystems and project manager for FreeNAS 8, to talk about the current state of the OS, what lies ahead for it, and the relationship to FreeNAS 0.7."
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RE: Encryption
by umccullough on Thu 9th Jun 2011 01:41 UTC in reply to "Encryption"
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My biggest beef with FreeNAS 8 is the lack of encryption support. Essentially, there are no more open source NAS offerings that offer encryption. FreeNAS 7 had it, but FreeNAS 8 dropped it (because they became ZFS centric where .72 was UFS or ZFS).


Hmm - I am using UFS on FreeNAS 8 still... but yeah, I don't remember seeing any encryption settings.

Besides the lack of a torrent client now (which apparently they will add as a plugin soon), my other major annoyance with FreeNAS 8 is that it cannot be installed to the same disk that you use for storage any longer. That was a feature I liked about FreeNAS 0.7 With FreeNAS 8 I have to use a USB stick to boot it, and it's noticeably slower to start up. There are other advantages to using the USB stick, however, so I'm not too upset about it.

I hope that FreeNAS 8 has lots of potential once the new "plugin" features start getting used.

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