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Old 11-20-2012, 04:02 AM   #1
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Raspberry PI and NAS


Hi all

Not sure where to ask this (here or on another forum..)
Anyway, fingers crossed.

As the title states, I want to use a Raspberry PI as a NAS server.
Or the R-PI as Firewall and buy a NAS server.

Anyway, I have only a wireless network at home, do I lose a lot of speed when using wireless?

BR

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:48 AM   #2
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Usually you lose some. If you use ssh over wireless, you lose more, because of the encryption.
Try www.speedtest.net at light ties and busy and compare with your nominal download speed.
 
Old 11-20-2012, 05:12 AM   #3
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So I better use the R-PI as Firewall and buy a NAS server?
Else I need to buy a Firewall, or isn't that necessary (I do want it to be available over the internet, with login credentials ofcourse)
 
Old 11-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #4
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So I better use the R-PI as Firewall and buy a NAS server?
A Raspberry Pi, with its single network interface and only USB for adding more, doesn't impress me as a great way to build a firewall.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 02:23 AM   #5
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My colleague has a R-PI running as a NAS and he is actually really positive of it.
But he is using a wired network, so I probably going to buy/find a cheap wireless router that I will configure as a AP and pull a small cable to the R-PI.
The R-PI doesn't need to be fast, it needs to be reliable

So now I need to find out how to build a firewall.. hmm
any tips?
Can't I use the AP for that?

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:03 AM   #6
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Getting a firewall up is easy. It's nearly a native part of linux, so any linux box will have it.

The key is allowing what you want, and blocking the rest.
 
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Did some more reading..
So I could do port-forwarding on my wireless modem (the modem from the ISP).
Would that be a solution?
Or how does that work?
 
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Port forwarding along with NAT(Network Address Translation). The firewall sees the internet; all internal addresses get sent out as the firewall's ip, or private addresses go out (e.g. 192.168.0.x) and the requests don't come back.
 
  


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