FreeNAS is a free NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server, supporting: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, iSCSI protocols, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication, Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB configuration interface. FreeNAS takes less than 32MB once installed on Compact Flash, hard drive or USB key.
The minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts and documentation are based on M0n0wall.
So far Dave has posted 3 tutorials:
(Downloading, installing and accessing FreeNAS for the first time)
(Setting up and accessing drives, and testing the FreeNAS installation)
(What is iSCSI and setting it up)
Hopefully we’ll see more posts from him over the next few weeks.
More information on NAS servers can be found on NAS, SANs and Storage Server Technology