memory overhead and embedded Samba

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Mon Jan 24 03:43:21 GMT 2005

I had it in my head to try to get a small iSCSI target running on the 
NSLU2.  :)

  Just FYI, here's the box:

  Here's a picture of the unit:

  More Links:

I've seen this puppy for $73 and, yes, it does run Linux and Samba.  
I don't think there's an MMU (could be wrong), but Olaf Barthel's port of 
Samba2 for AmigaOS also runs without an MMU so it's do-able.

I start a major iSCSI deployment in a week, and there are some very
insteresting consulting possibilities on the horizon.  I can't make any
promises, but since you asked... yeah, I've been thinking about this stuff
for a while now.  I'd really love to make it work.  :)

Chris -)-----

PS.  Lots of folks have been running full Samba on BSD or Linux on Soekris

On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 02:15:00PM +1100, Andrew Tridgell wrote:
> Chris,
>  > > Does anyone have any other uses for this sort of tiny footprint CIFS
>  > > server?
>  > 
>  > Lots.  I've been thinking about this kind of thing for a long time...
> ok, do you feel like trying to implement some of them? It should be
> quite easy to build a tiny firmware for the current Samba4 and put it
> on one of these tiny Linux boxes. It would make a nice demo at
> SambaXP.
> Things will be even easier when we have nbtd built in, so you don't
> need the Samba3 nmbd. I might get started on that next week.
> Cheers, Tridge

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