Efika 5200B ProjectHigh Performance NAS device for SOHOin category Applications & Software
proposed by epideme on 27th February 2006 (accepted on 20th March 2006)
Project SummaryThere are a bunch of SOHO NAS Drive kits on the market today but they all suffer from the same problems:
Low speed data throughput mostly due to DMA flaws.
Several security issues and reliability bugs.
Few file systems supported. Data already on drive must be deleted on initial setup or may be hard to retreive.
Proprietary or few network access methods.
Impossible to integrate with directory services.
No support for third party applications.
No logging or debug tools
Few (5 or less) connections supported.
UPNP media functionality not available or not working properly.
NAS kits often run a linux system which is a good start but because the firmware is distributed as a single image file bug fixes and security updates often take quite a long time to be implemented. It should be possible to update the entire system image or individual functions/modules over the Internet.
This project would try to address some or all of these issues and demonstrate a solution useable by the common user without limiting the possibilities for the more experienced ones.
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posted by epideme on 20th March 2006
Well, here we go.
Project is approved and early development has started.
At the moment I am working in an emulated environment to work out the best way to fit a working gentoo system onto a 256Mb flash card with two root filesystem images and two config images for redundacy.
I'll be back... ;)