I’m liking NAS boxes more and more. I’ve been annoyed at some NAS gear at work, Infrant ReadyNAS gear, that I’ve been unable to set a permission of “force R/W for everyone”, let alone something more complicated. The web interface has under ‘advanced options’ the ability to reset the permissions but it hasn’t always worked the way I expect it to.
Netgear bought Infrant though, and installing the most recent RAIDiator firmware netgear-itizes everything. Coolest feature though? After you install the latest firmware if you install these two files as firmware: ToggleSSH and EnableRootSSH, you can ssh into the thing as root and poke around. Looks like lots of people have schemes for running databases and crap on it, which seems a little gnarly. I’m happy to be able to go in and get a look at the permissions, samba and winbind configs though.