Hi all, and welcome to my first question on this forum. Mods, please feel free to move this thread if it belongs somewhere. I looked in the main headings and wasn't really sure.
I did a search on the forums before deciding to post, and I found this:
That's close, and I like that he was using CentOS (I'm using CentOS 5.5). However in my case I'm using a NAS. I have a Buffalo TeraStation that I've upgraded to the full 2TB it can handle, and it's running RAID5 so I've got 75% of that. According to the NAS's web GUI it says it's running XFS file format, which I've gone as far as looking up on Wiki, but otherwise know little about. It appears to be based on *nix though, so I'm hoping that will alleviate the security concerns mentioned in the thread I linked to above.
This is my first *nix box, I have a Win7 laptop and desktop and an XP laptop, all three of which have their My Documents folders modified to point back to a My Documents folder on the NAS. I'd like to do the same with this CentOS box. I've figured out how to mount the shared folder as an SMB and that's on my desktop and the My Documents file is inside that, so I can get to it ... but for the sake of automatic downloads and stuff I'd like for files to get dropped directly onto the NAS.
I have some pie in the sky plans of what I'd like to do (set up a domain for all devices to log into, run a web server with dynamic DNS at some point, etc) ... but first I'd like to just get comfortable using it as a desktop. They say whenever you move desks at work you tend to set up your new desk just like your old one. (*shrug*) at first, yeah, it's a nice place to start.