Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sharing quick start guide

An updated version of this post can be seen here.
CIFS quick start guide

1. Create zpool and directory/zfs for user
(eg substitute your own zpool name for "pool", user for "username", stor or create new group for "guid"
zfs create -o casesensitivity=mixed -o sharesmb=on pool/username
zfs set sharesmb=name=sharename pool/user
zfs set compression=on pool/username or
zfs set compression=gzip pool/username
2. Step 1 of the Samba quick start guide and
passwd username
3 Set permissions on share directory/zfs
cd /pool
chown username:guid username
chmod 755 username
Samba quick start guide
1. Add user(s) to system account
useradd  -u uid -g guid -s /bin/false username
# useradd -u 551 -g 500 -s /bin/false user1
2. Add user(s) to samba account
smbpasswd -U username -a
# smbpasswd -U user1 -a
enter and confirm the password

On your windows machine
Start -> Run
enter username/password set from step 2 of Samba quick start

Tim Thomas has a good article on CIFS configuration for further understanding.
Alan Wright has a good blog entry on Client side Caching. More on Active Directory Integration, Shares and Permissions (ZFS acl settings)

More on building your own fileserver. Breden has a great article here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

EON 0.58.9 based on SNV_104 is released!

Embedded Operating system/Networking (EON), RAM based live NAS appliance is released on Genunix! Much thanks to Al and for download hosting.

It is available in a CIFS and Samba flavor
tryitEON 32-bit x86 CIFS ISO image version 0.58.9 based on snv_104
tryitEON 32-bit x86 Samba ISO image version 0.58.9 based on snv_104

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

EON 0.58.9 based on snv_104 screens

EON 0.58.9 live image NAS, based on snv_104 32-bit is released!

ptree screenshot of the CIFS version

ptree screenshot of the Samba version