The Free NAS Server

FreeNAS is a Free Network Attached Storage (NAS) server that will turn an old PC into a NAS server complete with a web based administration console. FreeNAS is a scaled down FreeBSD distribution and supports Samba, FTP, NFS protocols, and Software RAID (0,1,5). FreeNAS takes less than 16MB once installed on Compact Flash, hard drive or USB key. If you ever want to play around with the Free Network Attached Storage  server this is your chance because most people have access to an old PC that they aren’t using much anymore; consider this a chance to make use of it and probably learn something in the process.

7 thoughts on “The Free NAS Server”

  1. Yes agreed, but if your old kicker has 16meg, it’s truely a junker. On 32-64 meg, the SME server goes beyond FreeNAS. It’s from mature product line sold and built out of Mitel.

    BTW, in your cool stuff dept..
    Have you tried a geexbox? (.org)

  2. “Yes, but it’s support for user authentication is a bit non-existent.”

    It’s new… Open Source… Free… ;)

  3. FreeNAS seems nice. But i’d prefere a free nas-server that has a downloadmanager with torrent-support. Is there such free nas “out there” ?

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