Tony and Ralph, thank you for the product. And thank you for the forum in which to voice our questions and stuff.
I'm retired (of old age lol) from (most recently) an IT career. We moved into a retirement village 2-1/2 years ago, and have broadband ever since. In our previous home, I had set up a rough fast ethernet LAN as an experiment prior to moving.
My wife is an invalid and has difficulty in retaining technical things, and has always had MS Windows since her first laptop which she operates from a prone position in a reasonably well electronically equipped bedroom. Originally in about 1998 with Windows98, then two updates since then, a Thinkpad with 98SE and a Compaq Evo with Win2000.
I have "several" machines I experiment with in my study (den I guess in American) and we can have up to 4 machines on our LAN as fast ethernet, with the ability to place a 10Mb/s dumb hub downstream on one port if I need more online at a given time..
I recently was responsible for my wife's loss of data (photos, all sorts
) on her HDD because of a Microsoft hiccup
So I need to do something urgently, and going through all these backups is so time consuming.
While I have an apache 1.3.xx running a number of vhosts on one Win2000 machine, I figured I would like to take advantage of the advertised benefits of the NAS system on older machines, so I have started "playing" with it. I downloaded the CD and overcame the inherent rawrite problems under MS Windows.
I like what I can see, and will probably stay with my decision. I'm currently running the NASLite-SMB on the machine I beta test a particular Linux distro on. The distro is out of beta test phase, having recently been launched on the unsuspecting public
I found I had to change the default IP of 192.168.1.1 substituting a zero in the third block (maybe I configured my router that way? I forget) and a high number in the fourth. This results in the server now being visible on the LAN. This is in addition to the domain/workgroup name change needed.
I've actually searched your website for the answers to several questions, probably pretty obvious ones, except to an "old fogie" like me
First. Both the SMB and the FTP versions appear to work and appear to produce web browser displays of the server file system on MS Windows machines as well as on a SuSE 9.1 Linux machine. They also both appear to work using gftp (Linux) and WS_FTP_Pro (MS). So the question is, what is the purpose of the two different server versions?
ummm, egg on face, edited: shuffling floppies sometimes goes wrong, I find that you can't FTP into the SMB version but you can FTP and HTTP into the FTP version. Sorry. Is that the only difference, I wonder?
Second. The only way I could find to transfer files TO the server was by rebooting it under a Live Linux CD distro (I think I used Knoppix from memory) and copy across on the drive I formatted earlier using the admin utility that is part of the server.
I have to assume that logically there is a way to FTP into the server. But it insists it will only connect in anonymous mode, and then refuses me permission to modify.
So if you can point me, please, to where the instructions are, I would greatly appreciate it, thanks
Great piece of machinery. Thanks for it. If you have no objection, when I've ironed the bugs out, I would like to post information on it in an appropriate spot on the forums of the Linux distro of which I'm part of the test team.