Well, it came yesterday but there's no documentation about a Mac with
it, not even how to do regular setup. I'll see what docs are on the
buffalotech web site and go from there. It sounds as if waiting for
your experience with Lighttpd and Sqlite will probably be the way to
go, assuming that there won't be any hassles associated with having
used it, other than making sure any files on it are also saved to my
laptop's HD. (I plan on using one partition, if that's what "shares"
are, for HD backup and then setting up a share for friends to FTP
files to me which I can then load to a web server. But if eventually
the linkstation can BE the web server, great.)
I don't mind learning Linux but being realistic I know that I don't
want to invest too much time.
--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
, Nick Pappas
> The first step in adding a new webserver to your LinkStation is
> gaining access to the root account. This is done, at the moment, by
> updating your LinkStation with a modified version of the firmware
> giving you a new account to the root account.
> As a Mac user, I am unclear how you can do this. There may be a Mac
> update program available, but I've never seen one. Then again, I've
> never really looked. If possible, it is easy to update and not
> difficult to add a new webserver beyond that.
> You will have, in general, 3 choices to making a new webserver.
> 1) Create a second instance of the current running web server
> (thttpd). This is probably the quickest and easiest method, but
> thttpd is not the most powerful of web servers. Depending on what
> want to do, you might need something more powerful.
> 2) Apache is a good choice, as you can always find help about it in
> many places. I wrote a guide to installing Apache + PHP + MySQL at
> http://www.linkstationwiki.org It isn't hard, but as a new Linux
> user it'll just take you a little bit longer to go through the
> This is the most powerful choice, but the memory requirements of
> Apache + MySQL are huge. Which leads us to...
> 3) Wait for me to get around to try Lighttpd and Sqlite. These were
> suggested to me from others on this list and is something I will
> probably get around to trying to install on a stock LinkStation (vs.
> one that has had a completely new OS installed) sometime this
> Since you haven't gotten the LinkStation yet... 3 is currently your
best bet. :)
> The hardest part about getting a new web server installed is
> configuring it. Just screwing around with all the config files to
> make sure it is behaving in the way you want it to. This just takes
> reading and practice. ;)