Basic NAS - any security?

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by William4, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. William4

    William4 Guest

    Does anybody use a basic form of NAS out there with file security on it.

    My very useful USB-drive home-made NAS works a treat apart from there being
    no user security which I'd like to implement (as on a wi-fi enable lan)
    - driven off the samba built-in server - but I can't enable controlled file
    sharing or any form of locking I know of.

    Few accesses, not for (secure) backup but file access across different
    machines on at different times/alternate copy of files.
    Mix of win98/xp.

    I'm trying to avoid a separate box with permanently running harddrives &
    PSUs & fans etc.

    No need for raid (any), hot swapping drives, large drives. Useful if
    honours dhcp (any class range) but can give fix ip no prob.
     
    William4, Jan 21, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. William4

    Jon Guest

    The buffalo linkstation ticks all the boxes I think. You can set up
    users who can or cannot access any shared folders on the device. For
    example if you set up 3 shares, you could grant user A full access to
    all 3 folders, user b read-only access and user C can only access share2
    etc.
     
    Jon, Jan 22, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.