Feb 04.2021Version: 188.8.131.52
Create and configure a NAS server for sharing information on a computer network.XigmaNAS was reviewed by Horia Petrovanu
XigmaNAS is a free distribution of the Network Attached Storage type, and based on the latest version of Linux FreeBSD.
XigmaNAS can be installed on almost any type of hardware and can be used to share the storage of computer data in a global network of computers.
This Linux distribution is easy to set up by most users and allows you to easily manage and share large amounts of data on a computer network. XigmaNAS also incorporates numerous streaming features and you can share multimedia files with other devices on the network.
XigmaNAS includes ZFS v5000 (Feature Flags) (RAID-Z, RAIDZ-2 and RAIDZ-3) Software RAID (0,1,5), JBOD, Disk Encryption, S.M.A.R.T. / Email Reports, includes the following protocols: CIFS / SMB (Samba), Active Directory Domain Controller (Samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI (initiator and target), HAST, CARP, Bridge, UPnP, and Bittorent, which are highly configurable using XigmaNAS 'excellent web user interface.
In conclusion, XigmaNAS wants to be a simple and fast solution for creating a centralized and easily accessible server for all types of data that can be easily accessed through all kinds of network protocols.
XigmaNAS Default Username and Password
-> for webif:
user name is : admin
password is : xigmanas
-> for SSH access is:
user = root
pass = xigmanas
Disk drive and volume management
Software RAID 0,1,5 and mix (1+0,1+1, etc.)
UFS, Ext2/3, FAT, NTFS
exFAT *Mount read only
Disk encryption (Uses cryptographic accelerator card if present)
Partition: MBR and GPT, ZFS
CAM Target Layer
Network Protocols supported:
BitTorrent client (Transmission)
iTunes/DAAP server (Firefly)
Network Bandwidth measure tool (iPerf3)
RRDtool (for Graphical System Statistics)
Fuppes (for DLNA/UPnP-AV clients)
MiniDLNA (Fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients)
VirtualBox with WebSocket VNC server
phpVirtualBox and noVNC (HTML5/WebSocket VNC client) for VM management
Internal file manager
802.1q vlan tagging
Wake On Lan
CARP (Common Address Redundancy Protocol)
HAST (Highly Available Storage)
Historic statistics server (Graphical Statistics)
Real-time network and cpu statistics
+ XigmaNAS has been in our software catalog since Mar 19.2016.
+ The current version is 184.108.40.206 updated to Feb 04.2021.
Unbeatable for the price. :-) Fast reliable. Not a fancy system with colourful GUI but also low HW requirements. Basic offer of usual services available - torrent, web server, FTP - and possibility to install others as addons.
Amazing software, very easy to use and reliable !
I use it for many years with dual hard drives
Its very light, give a second life to old desktops.
More plug-ins would be amazing (sockso, new Dynamic DNS services, ...)
my favorite NAS System since years
I have been using Nas4Free for over 2 years now, and never loose one bit of data having survived a power supply and hard drive failure, performance is more than OK for my home lab, ZFS is really awesome, ZFS over ISCSI for my virtual machines makes me a really proud user of an open-source NAS.
Congratulation to all developers!!
The only thing that is missing from my opinion is more support for cloud storage.
Nas4Free/XigmaNAS is easily the best free NAS program out there. I have extensively tested it. It does have minor issues here and there but compared to the competition it is really the best. I was using for years FreeNAS, which is another good (and free) nas program OS (and the father of XigmaNAS). Sadly that fork has gotten to big (and slow) for its own good.
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I have been using for about 3 years. Currently on a proxmox server as a vm. It has been a stable part of my environment and has served as both a backup solution, and file sharing system. Effective and flexible, highly recommended.