January 8th, 2007

marcus 2013


Stage one of the file server business is accomplished - I've bought the casing and tried it with an expendable drive, and after the usual messing about have it working, albeit not very useful since the drive is only 6gb. Since it's going to be packed with knowledge eventually I'm going to call it Hermione. Once I've checked prices from a few more vendors I'll get a drive - about 300gb is probably what I can afford for now - and put it on line permanently.

What I'm wondering is how I make it accessible from the network computers but protect it from external hacking. But doubtless someone reading this is already saying "is he thick or what?" and eager to tell me what to do...