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[4]: Encryption
by Laurence on Thu 9th Jun 2011 12:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Encryption"
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Well, yes and no - FreeBSD-CURRENT (which will eventually be released as the 9.x branch) has had v28 since January. The stable branches (7.x and 8.x) are still on v15, though.

Well yes, but you'd be insane to run FreeBSD-CURRENT on a production storage array anyway, so your point is moot.

I have no idea when they'll import v30, but I expect it'll happen eventually. Alternatively, it's possible to combine ZFS with e.g. GELI to get an encrypted FreeBSD system today - so if they have enough man-hours, they can add that to FreeNAS instead of waiting.

I didn't know about GELI. Thank you ;)

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