Network-Attached Storage With FreeNAS - Page 5

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Sun, 2007-02-11 19:15. ::

5 Enabling Services

In order to be able to access our NAS shares, we must enable some services on the FreeNAS server first over which we can connect to the shares. In this example I will enable CIFS (samba) so that the shares can be accessed with the Windows Explorer plus FTP and SSH.

To enable CIFS, go to Services -> CIFS and check the Enable checkbox on the right. You can leave all other values unchanged for now (thus allowing anonymous logins - if you need authenticated logins change the value for Authentication and create users under Access -> Users and Groups later on). Then hit Save:

To enable FTP, go to Services -> FTP and check the Enable checkbox on the right. You can leave all other values unchanged, thus allowing anonymous and authenticated logins over FTP (for authenticated logins you must create users under Access -> Users and Groups later on):

To enable SSH, go to Services -> SSHD and check the checkbox on the right side. That way, users can log in using SCP (e.g. WinSCP on Windows systems). The users must be created under Access -> Users and Groups later on.

 

6 Our First Test

Now that we have allowed anonymous CIFS and FTP logins, we can make our first test. On a windows system in the same local network as the FreeNAS server, go to Start -> Run and type in \\192.168.0.100:

A Windows Explorer window should pop up with the data share from the first FreeNAS hard drive, and you should be able to write to and read from that share:

Now open an FTP client and log in anonymously to the FreeNAS server:

Again, you should see the data share of the first FreeNAS hard drive, which should be readable and writable:


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