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Re: network storage device choice



This is what worked out best for me.  I bought a MAXTOR 200GB external
hard drive and a linksys NSLU2 and now I can access it from my windoze
& fedora core 2 boxes (using webmin smbfs ) without a problem.

Raghu.


On Mon, 11 Oct 2004 10:07:36 -0400, Scot L. Harris <webid cfl rr com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-10-11 at 09:36, Richard Emberson wrote:
> 
> > Looking at a couple of them yesterday, they all have a
> > windows configuration CD. Not having any Windows
> > machines I felt better to ask here for solutions
> > rather than buying into the unknown.
> >
> > So, what network storage devices work on a pure
> > Fedora network? I'd like to get 200GB or more storage.
> 
> The NAS devices I have worked with in the past used a web front end to
> configure them.  The windows configuration CD you mentioned might be
> drives for windows systems to use the NAS device but typically for
> windows machines NAS devices appear as windows shares (samba type
> shares).  Good NAS devices however should support NFS as well as windows
> lan manager type file sharing.
> 
> Check the ones you are looking at to determine if they can be setup just
> using a browser.  It they can and they support NFS then you can use them
> no problem.  If they only support Lan Manager type shares you can still
> use them with Linux you will just need to configure samba on your
> systems so you will have the permissions to access the NAS device.
> 
> Another alternative is that you can purchase 200GB harddrives (or
> larger) for not to much money.  A couple of months back Compusa had a
> sale going on for 250GB Maxtor drives for something like $150.  Probably
> a lot cheaper than a NAS device.  You can just pop one in one of your
> Linux boxes and use NFS to share it out.
> 
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> 
> The discerning person is always at a disadvantage.
> 
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