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DistroWatch.com: NAS4Free


Last Update: 2017-09-22 23:57 UTC

NAS4Free is an embedded open-source NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. NAS4Free supports sharing across multiple operating systems, including Windows, Apple and UNIX-like systems. NAS4Free is easy to set up in most home and enterprise environments and will allow to manage and share large amounts of data easily across a network. NAS4Free also incorporates many different streaming features for sharing multimedia with other devices on the network. NAS4Free includes ZFS v28 (RAIDZ, RAIDZ2 and RAIDZ3) Software RAID (0,1,5), Disk Encryption, S.M.A.R.T / Email Reports, and it supports the following protocols: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI (initiator and target), HAST, CARP, Bridge, UPnP, and BitTorrent. All are highly configurable by using a web interface.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 113 (91), 6 months: 114 (79), 3 months: 128 (66), 4 weeks: 129 (57), 1 week: 178 (34)

Average visitor rating: 9.67/10 from 3 review(s).

NAS4Free Summary
Distribution NAS4Free
Home Page http://www.nas4free.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.nas4free.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.nas4free.org/documentation.html
Screenshots http://www.nas4free.org/screenshots.html
Download Mirrors http://www.nas4free.org/downloads.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://sourceforge.net/p/nas4free/bugs/
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Release Date 2017-09-22 2017-03-01 2017-02-28 2015-04-12
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Rating: 9
Date: 2017-06-27
Votes: 2

Great product to create a NAS disk of any size that offers the benefits of the ZFS file system with all the resiliency you desire. This version can also be virtualized, even with MIcrosoft's HYPER-V.

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Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-19
Votes: 5

I have been using NAS4FREE for several years now and have found it very stable to use.
There was one issue that came up recently with the web GUI and the guys at NAS4FREE were very quick to fix it.
I trust it with all my data and most likely will for a very long time to come

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Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-22
Votes: 13

Great stable NAS distribution, and in a lot of things performing a lot better than FreeNAS where they do use users as freenas often uses test code without users do aware. Also NAS4Free code base exist way longer and they did not need webgui rewrites over and over again.

With NAS4Free you have a great NAS system, it's a shame some die hards only tell you to use FreeNAS over and over again but do not say to try NAS4Free too. NAS4Free is what FreeNAS ever was.

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