FreeNAS 0.69 Release Candidate 2 has been made available for testing by the FreeNAS dev team. FreeNAS is a BSD-based, free and open source NAS/SAN software solution. Code named Kralizec, this release comes with several new features and the usual set of bug fixes.
The major features implemented in this release are:
- Upgrade to FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE
- Added a system firewall to protect the local FreeNAS installation
- Upgrade transmission to 1.40
- Introduced new WebGUI look (fixes some MSIE rendering bugs also)
The complete list of features implemented and bugs squashed is available here, and Live CD and embedded images for both x86 and x86-64 architectures are available for download here.
FreeNAS is one of two free and open source NAS/SAN distros reviewed on this site. The other is Openfiler. You may read a comparison of both distros here.