I was looking at getting one of these and adding a 2.5" hard drive and an ISA 10BT ethernet card to create a small Network Attached Storage for my 802.11b wireless network at home. Since I'm using 802.11b the 10Mbps network connection won't create a bottleneck, and the files I'm planning on using on it arent that big anyway.
Does this thing have enough RAM in it already to set up SAMBA on it so I can use it with what is now a Windoze only network? Anyone else using theirs as a small file server want to give me some pointers?
It should work. My webpals have 32mb of memory and it runs fine with that. I wouldn't use the samba that comes with the Potato release because it is an old version and I think there are some security flaws. I am trying to compile version 3.0.0 on my webpal. If it works I will post it on my website.
Have just about everything on-hand now, just waiting on the network card. I will probably be throwing the HDD in my main computer over the weekend to set it up for the webpal.
What file system are you using on your webpal Samba servers? Do you think I should use a journalling/logging file system like ext2, or with the limited hardware on a webpal will that just bog the machine down?
I just use the ext2 filesystem. I was also thinking that with samba running, you can set up the webpal to be a network print server, WINS server, browse master, etc. I think I'll compile exim and teapop so that it can be used as a mail server as well.
Yes, as I was reading through the Samba documentation I saw the ability to act as a WINS server and print server. Since the webpal will be my "always on" machine at home those sounded like great duties for it to fill.
wanted to say thanks a dozen for building Samba 3.0.0 for the webpal for me. After getting back from a business trip I sat down with my webpal and installed it and set it up for my network. Man I am such a linux newbie! It's sitting at home now happily serving up files for when the baby is asleep in the office where our main computer is.
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