[OpenIndiana-discuss] Illumos as a NAS

Reginald Beardsley pulaskite at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 4 17:41:47 UTC 2012

--- On Tue, 9/4/12, magnus at yonderway.com <magnus at yonderway.com> wrote:

> Low hanging fruit is to ignore the AD integration for now,
> make this a good
> NAS for home users without the AD integration issues
> resolved. Example of a
> common use case: iTunes media library. 2+ TB of music,
> movies, books,
> podcasts, etc. becomes more than a bit unwieldy to handle
> natively on a
> Mac, but Illumos is well suited to handle this workload. No
> AD integration
> is necessary for this use case. Local system auth is "good
> enough".

I think this is an excellent point.  Start small and build up from there.  The home/SOHO market is a lot of units.  Witness Iomega is a subsidiary of EMC.

If OI were to displace Linux and get built into a commercial offering for the SOHO market it would produce funding to support OI development.

Have Fun!

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