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By Chadg ·
Anyone know of a good, stable solution for turning a slightly older pc into a nas box?

Thanks,
Chad

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by Nico Baggus In reply to NAS Solution

Linux + samba...
look at www.clarkconnect.com
This is an easy to manage solution that you can
use.

Kind Regards,
Nico Baggus

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I have read excellent things about ClarkConnect, but I am really looking for a stripped down version, as opposed to a full blown security solution.

Thanks,
Chad

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by Nico Baggus In reply to NAS Solution

ClarkConnect does more I agree, but all those
services can be turned off. It's easy to install.
And easy to manage.
If you have a little more time you can use the
Knoppix Live CD or so, but it lacks default
security.
Gentoo Live CD, and just add samba
(but then you will get compilers etc.etc.)
although there is a binary package.
You can try debian, although I'm not so sure
about it's current state nog they are removing
drivers because they are not 'free'
FreeBSD is an option + samba.

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by stress junkie In reply to NAS Solution

You could just use one of the free *nixes like Linux or FreeBSD along with Samba or NFS. Throw in a couple of NICS. Configure a firewall, which already comes with the OS. This could be configured completely out of spare parts and free software. I'd RAID 5 the disks. This also comes free with free OSes.

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by Nico Baggus In reply to NAS Solution

Then again you can offcourse install Windows on
it and share your disks. Windows server 2003 is
rumoured to be stable..., but then why ask in a
linux forum.

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by sai_tmc In reply to NAS Solution

Just take a open-e NAS module and plug into IDE that is it. You have a ready NAS storage.
visit the site www.tmc-uk.com

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