What NAS do you use for firefly(mt-daapd)

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  • #903
    nivlacckw
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    Hi,

    What NAS do you use for firefly? I would like to take a survey on the following:

    1. Model
    2. Firmware
    3. Unicode(UTF) file support

    This should result a buyer’s guide on NAS for running firefly.

    #7985
    rpedde
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    @nivlacckw wrote:

    Hi,

    What NAS do you use for firefly? I would like to take a survey on the following:

    1. Model
    2. Firmware
    3. Unicode(UTF) file support

    This should result a buyer’s guide on NAS for running firefly.

    I have (and use):

    Linksys NLSU2, unslung 5.x (?), no utf
    Linksys NLSU2, debonaras (debian sarge), no utf
    Maxtor MSS II+, openmss 2.6.2 rc2, no utf
    Linkstation HG, freelink 1.1 (debian sarge), no utf

    I use the NSLU2/unslung the most, as it’s the slowest machine I have and shows up memory leaks and slowdowns first. Like the canary in the coal mine.

    As a nas, I like the linkstation the most.

    #7986
    Dave.B
    Participant

    I have a NSLU2 running uNSLUng 5.5, still with the under-clocking resistor in place, although I have no complaints at all.
    TBH – I have no idea whether I have UTF support or not. I didn’t install anything extra, so I guess not?

    #7987
    CCRDude
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    First NAS was a Buffalo TeraStation, with a standard firmware just hacked (to get ssh access through Dropbear and to thus be able install Firefly). Tended to crash quite often though, and imho the Uboot loader wasn’t available back then and the box was needed for something else (may try Debian on the same machine at some later point).

    Then I got myself a Buffalo Kurobox just to be a music NAS. Thanks to Debian, UTF-8 isn’t a problem (just had to set the locale). Speed is just fine (a bit slow for Slimserver, but very fast for Firefly).

    #7988
    mas
    Participant

    1) NSLU Linksys,de-underclocked
    2) unslung 6.7
    3) CP850, I hope. At least thats setup under the admin. There are some gotchas with names though

    #7989
    CCRDude
    Participant

    Codepage 850 is not Unicode, far from it 😉

    #7990
    nivlacckw
    Participant

    As for myself

    1)NSLU2
    2)Debian/NSLU2 (etch)
    3)utf8 enabled (thanks to debian 🙂 )

    #7991
    mas
    Participant

    I am not aware that there is any UTF for unslung yet so guess CP850 is the best I can get so far. Dont feel like reinstalling everything just to take a debonara.

    #7992
    nivlacckw
    Participant

    @mas wrote:

    I am not aware that there is any UTF for unslung yet so guess CP850 is the best I can get so far. Dont feel like reinstalling everything just to take a debonara.

    To be frank, utf-8(unicode) is only for people who need to deal with different langs. 😉

    #7993
    bartik
    Guest

    1) Synology DS106
    2) debian (chrooted)
    3) utf8

    #7994
    mas
    Participant

    Thus for all non-US people right?

    Yeah I have some strange filenames but cant help it as of now.

    #7995
    davy_gravy
    Participant

    Linkstation HG running Debian/Freelink, custom partition (using the Kurobox method of installation), kernel 2.6.19.1 (with 2.4.33.3 in flashrom), uBoot, JFS filesystem for hda3 (share/data partition), Samba for filesharing in a mostly-Mac network.

    running Firefly svn-1463 w/ a Roku M1001

    #7996
    fizze
    Participant

    @mas wrote:

    Thus for all non-US people right?

    Yeah I have some strange filenames but cant help it as of now.

    Not quite. You can use different codepages so the special chars will display right. UTF-8 really is just very nice for fellas with real special languages – kanji, chinese, thai, etc. 😉 (and maybe for mac users ;))

    #7997
    CCRDude
    Participant

    But you can’t mix different codespages in one and the same file system 😉
    E.g. if you listen to metal, you’ll have a bunch of scandinavian bands and titles there even if you live in the U.S.. Now add one or two polish Progressive Rock bands, and you’re there with two totally different codepages… if you want correct titles in filenames for both, you need UTF-8.

    #7998
    xaviour
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    @nivlacckw wrote:

    Hi,

    What NAS do you use for firefly? I would like to take a survey on the following:

    1. Model
    2. Firmware
    3. Unicode(UTF) file support

    This should result a buyer’s guide on NAS for running firefly.

    I have (and use):

    Linksys NSLU2, OpenSlug 3.10, no utf
    Iomega Storcenter 250, OpenProtium 1.1, no utf

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