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USB server

I went to working trip at last weekend. In that trip, I could buy an USB server.
USB server is like as converter from USB HDD to NAS. We just need to plug power cable, LAN cable and USB cable. And after small setting up, it will work as NAS (Network attached strage).

Following URL is the USB server what I bought. (in japanese) 3,000 jpy
http://www.planex.co.jp/product/usb/mzk-usbsv/

I try to use this usb server in my house. I had some point where I though little bit for setting up.
client environment:
MacOSX (Snow leopard)
Ubuntu 11.10

The default network setting up is 192.168.1.245
Some of network uses different network address, so you need to change ip for your computer as fixed address. Then you can access this server from Firefox or chrome.
The server ask the login user name and password for setting up. You dont need to connect direct between your computer and usb-server. You just need to plug to netwrok hub for both of them.

First you need to change the IP address to fix to your LAN environment. If you will use DHCP client, then you need to use an application what is added in CD-ROM. the application can find your USB server on your netwrok by automatically. Then you will be able to know the new address for USB server. The application is in the for OSX directory, You can copy to your mac or linux machine. It is jar file (I forgot the exact name, because I already change the name of jar file....) Yes. it is jar file. you can execute it on any machine if it has java environment. Then you can reaccess to the server.

I turned off the FTP service for security, And I turned on samba access. And I made my private user for accessing samba service.

When you change settings, be careful for saving button, It is too difficult to understand the button for saving due to the interface design problem, if i can understand japanese. I tried more than three time on some of step because I pushed some other save button...... I hate this kind of complex ui......


Well, I tried to use it.
From OSX, the work is fine. I can use it as usual nas. And the transfer speed is base 100. So, it is good.
When I access to ubuntu (classic gnome environment) had bit problem. When I access to this server, the work is fine. And I transefer some small files it fine, too. But, when I sent some complex data structure, the system load becomes to high and stop.......I think it is default file manager or my setting problem. I need to consider more for /etc/fstab
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