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Old 03-29-2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Want to build my own NAS box

So here I am wanting to build my own NAS box, nothing big, nothing complicated. Just want to attach 1 IDE drive to it and that's it, no fancy scsi, raid, or redundancy of any type.

Anyone here build such a unit? What O/S flavor did you use? I am mostly familiar with Fedora so I would like to use it. What programs to I need to make it work?

Is there a stand-alone build of Linux dedicated to NAS, kinda like there are for Firewall/Routers? Would like my NAS box to have a web interface as well, that's why I ask.

Don't mind building it all myself but would like to know at least where to start. A lot to accomplish for a Linux noob.
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Basically all you need to do is decide what network filesystem you would like to use. NFS and Samba are the two big ones. I think sshfs is fun to play around with, too.

Distribution really doesn't matter. People normally make an /opt partition and put all their sharable stuff under that.

If you want a web interface to configure the file sharing, I think webmin would be a good choice.

Hope that helps!
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It's a start!

Thanks for your reply!


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