[Freedombox-discuss] Minimal spec for NAS?

Tony Godshall togo at of.net
Thu Jun 9 23:24:51 UTC 2011

Hmmm... maybe you should build something called FreeNASbox
and then FreedomBox can be built ontop of it.

But calling it FreedomBox without the key privacy-protecting
freedom-protecting features is false advertising.

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Lars Wirzenius <liw at liw.fi> wrote:
> To continue my previous mail about Freedombox-NAS, and to keep everyone
> in the loop of what I'm doing, here's what I've settled on doing for
> the _first_ iteration:
> * I'll use vmdebootstrap to generate an i386 image
> * the image can be written on a smallish USB stick and a PC can be
>  booted off the stick
> * the image will mount any partitions it finds at startup, which
>  have a directory called `sharebox` at the root of the filesystem
> * all such directories get shared read/write to the world over Samba,
>  also for guest users
> * no handling of USB devices being added at runtime
> * no configuration
> * the system will also accept ssh logins using a known user and
>  password
> This is, obviously, inadequate on many levels, but the purpose
> is to get something working, and then fix problems in that, rather
> than trying to get something perfect up and running immediately.
> Baby steps and all that.
> Further, I'll use my fledgling systest tool to verify that the
> intended functionality of the image works. Test driven distro
> development, if you wish. (This will let me get some real
> experience with these tools, and the opportunity to fix any
> problems that prevent them from being used.)
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Best Regards.
This is unedited.

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