6466Re: [nslu2-general] Upgrading to Unslung 6.8...
- Jun 17, 2007
> I have purchased a second Maxtor hard disk, a Kingston 4gbThe NTFS driver (proprietary binary-only driver provided by Linksys) is
> DataTraveller USB2 key, and a Trust 4 port USB2 hub (HU-4440P), and
> envision the following set-up.
> - Clean installation of Unslung 6.8 to usb key on port 2
> - USB Hub on port 1 servicing both Maxtor hard disks formatted as
> - Scheduled backup between these two hard disks
buggy, and will (not "may") crash your NLSU2 often. The built-in backup
mechanism doesn't work correctly on Linksys R63 firmware (and hence on
Unslung either), but more importantly it won't backup NTFS drives. You
would do far, far better to use dual native drives, one on each of USB ports
1 and 2. Relatively simple modifications to the Linksys backup script can
then enable that to function as one would expect.
> - Ftp access to my NSLU2 (really need to be able to upload filesThe R63 firmware includes a built-in FTP server; (google "bftpd" to find
> from the internet)
docs on that server). Based on the extraordinarily painful experiences
suffered by so many users who attempt to install and configure vsftpd or
proftpd, you should take a very hard look at using the built-in server
before you attempt to use the other solutions. In either case, make sure
that you have openssh installed (for when xinetd kills your telnet daemon,
and access via telnet fails).
> - Simple web site running on the NSLU2This is the second-most-likely thing (right behind attempting to get vsftpd
or proftpd running on Unslung) to totally mess up an Unslung installation to
the point where one ends up re-installing from flash! Quite do-able, but
make sure that you have openssh installed, in case something goes awry and
you cannot get to the web interface to enable telnet.
> However, my work has decided to block all butNo, not via a web site -- this would be best done via ssh tunnelling.
> the standard ports so I need to find a way of accessing both of
> these devices through port 80 (could I do this via a web site
> running on my NSLU2?).
Install openssh, and check the documentation on your SSH client (if you
don't have one, I recommend PuTTY). This allows you to to fire up your SSH
client at work on your local machine, log in to your NSLU2 via a secure and
encrypted connection, and then use that connection to tunnel ports on your
local machine to emerge from the NSLU2. Thus, pointing a browser to (for
example) "localhost:81" might result in your browser connecting to a web
server on your LAN at home -- said web server would see the session as
originating from the NSLU2, while at work, the network would only see your
web browser connecting to the machine that was running the client end... and
they might notice that the SSH connection (which can be moved from the
default port to any other port you like if they block the normal SSH port
for some reason) is carrying a bit more traffic than a fast typist might
normally generate. :)
P.S. Did I mention that I highly recommend installing openssh?
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