CH3SNAS: 1.05b02

For early birds 1.05b2 (1.58.0219.2009)

REVOKED (ftp server does not work !) Very wierd, but true !

error: Feb 22 16:15:25 CH3SNAS-2 ftp.err pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Unknown logging format: simple
Uhpfff I am not happy ..

Quick release notes by head: xbox360 support (Not tested yet), format progress info is better, uptime supported, lan connection speed working again.

I have no idea if e-mail is not working: I can send mail on account level, so check it (check it with internal DNS or external DNS (internal DNS = IP of router what is used when using DHCP mostly)).

It took some time releasing this firmware as I had some difficulties formatting 1 box yesterday. I had heavily modified 1 box and was not able to format at all .. resetting by webinterface was no solution. A forced reset at the back of the device was .. So fixed ;-)

Upgrading should not cause any loss of data, but I advise always to force a factory reset so that scripts do work correctly.

Ok, give me your comments ;-)

22 thoughts on “CH3SNAS: 1.05b02

  1. Lothar says:

    So, here are my first comments after flashing and (of course!) resetting to factory defaults:
    1. E-mail notification works! :-)
    2. Connection speed display works again.
    3. If you add a group and later users in this group, the user names never show up in the “group” menu listing. This means you cannot define an access path for a group in the FTP server, only on a user basis. (If you try to generate an FTP entry based on group name it says “there are no users in the group”).
    Other than that: very good, thanks for the new version!

  2. Lothar says:

    Just an addition: looks like the FTP server does not work at all, at least here with my CH3SNAS uns the new 1.05b2-FW…
    Message if trying to log on is “connection refused”!

  3. Jeroen says:

    hii, great work. Is there anany modifatcation on the printerserver feature. And what is the situation on the nzbget script!

    Again very good work

  4. knarfje says:

    Hi, are there more people with a el cheapo deskjet (hp 2400 series)connected to the nas usb poort and wich is not printing correctly.
    Plain black test is ok, but color is bad.
    is there a work around for this GDI printer?

  5. Mark says:

    I recently upgraded to firmware 1.50b1, but noticed that it doesn’t work properly. I use my NAS primarily to stream video files (both SD (Xvid) and HD (X.264)) but since the upgrade, SD files stutter a bit and HD files are simply unwatchable.

    I haven’t tested this 1.50b2 (after all, it’s pulled) but I went back to 1.40rc7 and all is well again.

    Anyone else experiencing this?

  6. Natural says:

    Yes Mark, same problem to me. I had to downgrade to firmware 1.40 to solve this problem.

    Hope 1.50 final release will solve this matter.

  7. Frank says:

    The problem might be the new inotify functionality for updating the UPnP library. The inotify_upnp tool running on the NAS uses 100% CPU even when doing nothing.
    I’d imagine that streaming content begins to stutter.

  8. Mark says:

    @Natural: nice to hear that I’m not the only one!

    @Frank: hm, I’m pretty sure that every service was disabled. I don’t use FTP, DNS, iTunes, UPnP, or anything else. Just plain & simple shared folders :) But maybe there’s some daemon running in the background regardless of the settings, I haven’t checked.

  9. Frank says:

    Hm, that is indeed strange.
    You said “streaming”, so I assumed you used the UPnP AV functionality to stream content to some media box. With simple shared folders, stuttering can only occur if the read speed is _really low. Do you see very low transfer speeds from the NAS?

    I’m using the latest software and I can’t say I’ve seen this behaviour. I too watch SD and HD content that sits on the NAS, but haven’t noticed any stuttering at all.

    Maybe you could try a different media player, I suggest MPC which supports hardware decoding on ATI cards (and some NVidia as well).

  10. Mark says:

    I have a workstation on gigabit, a media center pc on gigabit, another media center pc on 802.11n (125 Mbit), and finally the CH3SNAS on gigabit.

    A different media player won’t be an option, since I only use Windows Media Center. It has always worked btw, even with my old router: I could easily stream SD over wlan and HD over lan, no stuttering whatsoever. Hardware decoding never worked, both media centers have crappy video chips (Geforce 6150 and Mobility Radeon 9700). That’s never been a problem though, as long as I keep my hands off 1080p material :)

    I haven’t really tested transfer speeds with the 1.05 firmware, but I think it was alright. Maybe it’s something else after all, not just the NAS. I just ran out of options after checking every single thing and when things started working after I downgraded the NAS to 1.04, I assumed that was the problem.

    I’ll upgrade it to 1.05b1 again tonight and see what’s what!

  11. bas says:

    Is there already some news of a next release date?

    And a suggestion for the email alert system, add more intervals. So for example you get an update once a week or every 2 weeks. That would be nice.


  12. Mark says:

    Right, it took a while but I think I can now safely say the CH3SNAS is to blame:

    Playing 720p MKV’s from NAS to Media Center (using gbit LAN): perfect, unless there’s very fast action but that could be the lack of CPU power

    Playing SD Xvid’s from NAS to Media Center (using gbit LAN): stuttering a lot

    Playing SD Xvid’s from NAS to laptop (using wireless-N): stuttering a lot

    Playing SD Xvid’s from local hard disk on Media Center: perfect!

    Playing SD Xvid’s from another PC to Media Center (gbit LAN) or laptop (wireless-N): perfect!

    I haven’t yet tested playing that 720p file from another PC or from local disk.

    For the record: I used the exact same files to test each scenario.

  13. Mark says:

    So, another step forward. I’ve tried firmwares 1.04, 1.03 and 1.02, but no difference. So, it seems that it’s not the firmware that’s to blame.

    However: when I manually set the link speed back from 1000 to 100 mbit, all is well!

    What can I do about this? I don’t want 100 mbit, it’s slow when copying stuff.

  14. Hi Dennis,

    the FTP Server feature from the NAS does not work … ok no problem I don’t need it yet.

    Do you know if the fun_plug ftp Server (I think it’s the proftpd) work?

    What I need is the Support for 1,5 TB HDD’s at first and the E-Mail notification.

    So I would test the b02 Firmware as far as a newer one would comming up.

    greez max

  15. dude says:

    As Frank already said: The inotify_upnp tool running on the NAS uses 100% CPU even when doing nothing.

    This is a serious bug and forcing me to turn UPnP AV off.

    Any news of a upcoming fix Dennis?

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