Definitions and Terminology Please

Doran L. "Fozz" Barton fozz at
Sun Oct 4 22:15:05 MDT 2009

On Sunday 04 October 2009 17:54:41 Carlton Brooks wrote:
> If someone can explain the basics to me I would be forever greatful.

Most "NAS" (Network-attached storage) devices  are just appliances that have a 
minimum level of intelligence to provide NFS, Samba, and/or Appletalk. In 
other words, it's just a compact file server with little or no user management 
or security. 

My suggestion: Just build a server with lots of storage space and configure 
Samba on it. 

fozz at is Doran L. "Fozz" Barton
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