Obtaining the IP address of Drive on Disk1?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by o0moowear0o, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. o0moowear0o

    o0moowear0o Network Guru Member

    Couldn't find any info on this seemingly easy task.

    How do I find out the IP address that would lead me directly to the HD and not the NSLU2? I'd like to allow people access to the files on the hd but not the NSLU2 as it seems the address I use takes me directly to the NSLU2 menu screen. I'm using a router in which I've enabled the DMZ. If I use the IP of the NSLU2 as the DMZ, I have just been able to connect straight to the menu and not the HD itself.
    Can anyone suggest how I can get the IP of the HD?

    edit: sorry, Using the latest firmware R63 and running it behind a linksys router as well.
  2. ajnodine

    ajnodine Network Guru Member

    run the new firmware r.63 than set it up as a ftp server. it will let you go rite to the folder you want. :rockon:
  3. o0moowear0o

    o0moowear0o Network Guru Member

    Hi, thanks for the response.
    Is there a way to browse the contents of the HD without using an FTP program with say IE or Mozilla?

    edit: ftp works but my concern now is that if I broadcast my ip address for ftp use, inputting the ip in a web browser takes me to the NSLU2 menu? Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to NOT have the menu come up? thanks again.
  4. ajnodine

    ajnodine Network Guru Member

    it's not a ftp program you have to use!
    do you know the IP address of the slug

    mine is this is 1 folder I have set up thru the nslu2 on my website

    hope it helps :thumbup:
  5. techmanblues

    techmanblues Network Guru Member

    The HDs that are connected to the NSLU2 have no IP adresses because they are not networking devices per se. IP adresses are part of the OSI networking model layers which requires some sort of a protocol to make it routable. This case, IP uses TCP as in the often-cited TCP/IP.

    What you are looking for is a non-routable file browsing protocol. In this case, it's NetBIOS if you are using Windows machines. What causes confusion is NetBIOS can be appended to TCP/IP. That is why you can connect to a computer and its shared drives just by typing in its IP and/or machine name. When you use FTP, you actually use TCP/IP and when you see the directories in the browsers, it's not really a direct access to the directories. It just seems like it because the TCP/IP component is transparent.

    IE can be used like Windows Explorer. What you need is type in the UNC. For example, //name of the other machine/directory name. The // means that the destination is over a local network and not local.

    If you want people to have "direct access" to the harddrive, use web folders in Windows. But this requires you to have IIS running in the background. IIS is both a web and FTP server. And through web folders, the server part of IIS is transparent.
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