NAS200: Rights on usb drives How?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by chiron, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. chiron

    chiron Guest

    Good afternoon to everybody. :)

    My NAS200 has 2 SATA disks of 160Go and I've added an external USB drive today, and formatted it to FAT32. It works perfectly, except that it's slow ( I don't care, it's for backup purposes)

    The problem is that anyone over the network has full access to this usb drive.
    I can just give full access to anyone, the only way to limit access is to unplug the disk :eek:, no way to remove/hide/rename the default share, create a share on it (an hidden share, something like share$ would have be nice, but no way)

    Is there any workaround to secure it?
    My firmware is V34R75

    Thanks very much.
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The Linksys engineers wanted to keep things as simple as possible so all users have all access to the USB ports and the USB ports can only be used for mass storage devices formatted in FAT or FAT32 format (NTFS is supported in read-only mode). They figured, this is a device for home or small offices where people can trust each other so access rights are not a must-have feature for the USB devices which can easily be physically removed and used elsewhere anyway.

    I never had to deal with this problem and I can't test it right now because I'm running a disk check, but have you tried disabling the Guest account (by giving it a password)? That way at least, access is restricted to users with a user ID.

    I suppose if you would run my firmware (Jac2b being the latest), you could change access from the command line.

    Not much but I hope it helps...

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