[K12OSN] OT - Creating Network Attached Storage

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed May 10 15:09:33 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-10 at 09:23, David Trask wrote:

> >NASLite is fantastic, used it for a few years now works as Samba Share or
> >FTP.
> >
> >Lots of Free / Simple NAS products on the market now, depends mostly on
> >how
> >much, and what type of storage you want.  NASLite runs off a floppy, USB,
> >or
> >if you have to, CD.  Because of the floppy, you can start a system, and
> >have
> >a full 4 hard drives free.
> >

> FreeNAS is also pretty cool and has more features such as user
> accounts...etc.  I use NASLIte at home....very cool

And openfiler is probably the opposite end of the feature
spectrum with growable LVM's, snapshots, iscsi, etc. but
all manged with a web interface.  It requires an external
LDAP server or domain controller for authentication but might
make the perfect system for central home directories if you
already have that. 

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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