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Docker in FreeNAS 9.10 (Part 2)

In my previous post, I outlined how to use docker within FreeNAS 9.10. While FreeNAS 10 adds docker support as a first class citizen, most of the functionality is available in FreeNAS 9.10. The primary piece that is missing from FreeNAS 9.10 is the 9pfs (virtFS) support in bhyve. I mentioned that I share media […]

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Docker in FreeNAS 9.10

As some may know, Docker is being added to FreeNAS 10, but it is still in beta and not for production use. However, if you have upgraded to FreeNAS 9.10, you can use Docker. It’s just not integrated into the UI and you must do everything from the command-line. IOHyve First iohyve must be setup. […]

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Split Home Networks

Lately there have been numerous reports of devices bought for the home rife with security vulnerabilities which expose the user’s home network to external attacks. For example, Baby Monitors are often constructed in the cheapest manner possible by those who have no real understanding of security. Sometimes these companies demand that a bad review on […]

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iTunes Music Skipping in Background

In one of the El Capitan updates, I had issues where iTunes playback would start skipping when the CPU was under heavy load. I noticed that if I brought iTunes to the foreground, the skipping stopped, but if the heavy CPU load application was in the foreground, it resumed. Being a developer, this meant that […]

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FreeNAS Internal Backups

I’ve changed my media storage system from the Linux setup I outlined earlier to FreeNAS. In the process of the transition, I built an entirely new server using a Norco 4224 as the case and a Xeon processor with ECC. Since FreeNAS makes ZFS so easy and doesn’t suffer from several of the problems of […]

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