Scott Lovenberg wrote:
> Scott Lovenberg wrote:
>> Rick Johnson wrote:
>>> Toby Bluhm wrote:
>>>> Rick Johnson wrote:
>>>>> Adam Williams wrote:
>>>>>> what are the settings on the share you're trying to mount? does
>>>>>> it have something like valid users = rickj
>>>>> Well, that is hard to determine. If you're asking whether the drive
>>>>> has something like an "smb.conf" file containing share settings the
>>>>> answer is no. The only access I have to the Maxtor drive is via a
>>>>> browser interface. I have used the menu in that to set all files
>>>>> for full public access, but beyond that I have no finer control. (I
>>>>> have
>>>> So in public mode, it's probably going to throw all user info away
>>>> and map everything to a universal id. Have you looked closely at the
>>>> file perm/ownership from the Windows client? Saved files as joe user
>>>> & then jane user - does it keep the distinction? I'll venture no.
>>> There is no Windows "client". The Maxtor shows up in "My Netowrk
>>> Places" and is mapped as just another drive from Windows; in my
>>> particular case, as the "Z" drive.
>>>> If it's possible, have you tried setting up individual users through
>>>> the nas interface?
>>> Yes. The drive has been set up with different users since the beginning.
>>>> Could also just work with the fact that no perm/owner info will be
>>>> kept. Collect that info & store it to a file. A recursive getfacl to
>>>> collect & setfacl to restore could do the trick.
>>> Judging by what I see through the web interface, there must be SOME
>>> type of user info stored, but how or where I don't know and can't see.
>>>>> found via that the underlying filesystem of the
>>>>> drive is Linux - reiser I think - but beyond that I have no data on
>>>>> the filesystem other than what I see when I smbmount the drive.)
>>>> Perhaps there's a way to break into the Linux the nas is running &
>>>> change stuff to your suiting.
>>> I think this is a possibility and I've been looking for more info;
>>> unfortunately without success so far.
>>>> I've heard many times of people with an appliance trying to do
>>>> something beyond its intended function & hitting a brick wall. Your
>>>> situation is why I never recommend an appliance to anyone other than
>>>> a pure, non-hacker, non-power type Windows user. A NAS type distro
>>>> or even a full distro on a junker PC would be a better solution.
>>>> More work, but better results.
>>> You're probably right. But since I've already got the drive I need to
>>> figure out a way to use it.
>>> Rick J.

>> Have you scanned for open ports? These things usually have SSH or
>> telnet or some other maintenance port open with a known default
>> user/pass.

> After looking at a bit, it seems that it keeps users in
> nvram. Looks like you can update the firmware via the web interface,
> and that will give you an SSHD to log in to. That might be either the
> best way to go about this, or the fastest way to brick the appliance.

(The 65532 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
80/tcp open http
139/tcp open netbios-ssn
445/tcp open microsoft-ds
4301/tcp open unknown
MAC Address: 00:10:75:00:FD:91 (Maxtor)

Well, it's about as useful to me as a brick right now, so maybe I've got
nothing to lose! ;-)

Seriously though, I don't know SSHD so what does that mean exactly? All
I know is that SSH is a sort of secure telnet, but I've never used it much.

Best Regards,

Rick J.
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