Controlling Shares and Folders

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by Lennox, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Lennox

    Lennox Network Guru Member

    i am installing my new NSLU2 with 2 HD's attached, but i am puzzled about the use of the words FOLDERS and SHARES. I thought a FOLDER (or Directory) is a physical entry in the FAT table, with a hierarchical structure. A Share is a logical link into a certain level in that hierarchy.

    In the help text in the SHARE menu, it seems that you can alter the name of the share, but not of the Folder. I can't find a way to control de folders on the drive(s). When I browse the drive form WinXP I see my newly created user Share (Folder?) in the folder (share?) admin1 as well as outside the folder (share) admin1

    I would like to create 2 folders in ROOT: Public and User, where USER contains the foldes of the various users and Public is for possible file transfer with the outside world. (BTW The I deleted the public folder, I presume it can be recreated if need be...)

    Is there any info about how the NSLU2 handles these objects and how I can control them?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. Lennox

    Lennox Network Guru Member

    I found out that creating a 'share' (with the web interface) creates this share on 2 places when you browse shares: within the share ADMIN1 and outside it. They both show all the filies copied to this share, so they must be shares and not folders.
    The question remains how you can control where your folders are placed in the file (directory) hierarchy. Since you control access per share (and not via the hierarchy), I imagine that this is not a question that is functionally important. because it really doesn't matter that much where they stick. I just would like to know....
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