6491Re: Upgrading to Unslung 6.8...
- Jun 23 4:19 PMMike,
Thank you very much for your response, you have given me much to
think about. I'll probably stick with 5.5. of unslung and get the
new drive working with my current set-up.... and thanks for the ssh
info, something I definatly need to do.
Many thanks, Jason.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike \(mwester\)"
> > I have purchased a second Maxtor hard disk, a Kingston 4gb
> > DataTraveller USB2 key, and a Trust 4 port USB2 hub (HU-4440P),
> > envision the following set-up.Linksys) is
> > - Clean installation of Unslung 6.8 to usb key on port 2
> > - USB Hub on port 1 servicing both Maxtor hard disks formatted as
> > NTFS
> > - Scheduled backup between these two hard disks
> The NTFS driver (proprietary binary-only driver provided by
> buggy, and will (not "may") crash your NLSU2 often. The built-inbackup
> mechanism doesn't work correctly on Linksys R63 firmware (andhence on
> Unslung either), but more importantly it won't backup NTFSdrives. You
> would do far, far better to use dual native drives, one on each ofUSB ports
> 1 and 2. Relatively simple modifications to the Linksys backupscript can
> then enable that to function as one would expect.to find
> > - Ftp access to my NSLU2 (really need to be able to upload files
> > from the internet)
> The R63 firmware includes a built-in FTP server; (google "bftpd"
> docs on that server). Based on the extraordinarily painfulexperiences
> suffered by so many users who attempt to install and configurevsftpd or
> proftpd, you should take a very hard look at using the built-inserver
> before you attempt to use the other solutions. In either case,make sure
> that you have openssh installed (for when xinetd kills your telnetdaemon,
> and access via telnet fails).get vsftpd
> > - Simple web site running on the NSLU2
> This is the second-most-likely thing (right behind attempting to
> or proftpd running on Unslung) to totally mess up an Unslunginstallation 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 goesawry and
> you cannot get to the web interface to enable telnet.tunnelling.
> > However, my work has decided to block all but
> > 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?).
> No, not via a web site -- this would be best done via ssh
> 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 upyour SSH
> client at work on your local machine, log in to your NSLU2 via asecure and
> encrypted connection, and then use that connection to tunnel portson your
> local machine to emerge from the NSLU2. Thus, pointing a browserto (for
> example) "localhost:81" might result in your browser connecting toa web
> server on your LAN at home -- said web server would see thesession as
> originating from the NSLU2, while at work, the network would onlysee your
> web browser connecting to the machine that was running the clientend... and
> they might notice that the SSH connection (which can be moved fromthe
> default port to any other port you like if they block the normalSSH port
> for some reason) is carrying a bit more traffic than a fast typistmight
> normally generate. :)
> Good luck!
> Mike (mwester)
> P.S. Did I mention that I highly recommend installing openssh?
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