Home > Articles > Setting Up FreeNAS for a Central File Server, Part 2

Setting Up FreeNAS for a Central File Server, Part 2

Article Description

In the first article of this two-part series, you discovered FreeNAS, which can help you centralize, secure, and share the files on your network. Eric Geier, author of Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access, shows more: logging on to the web GUI; setting up drives; and configuring the sharing protocols of Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Configuring Apple (AFP) Sharing

Configuring Apple (AFP) Sharing

To share with Mac OS X computers using the default AFP protocol, click Services > AFP (see Figure 4) and mark the Enable checkbox.

Then specify the Authentication method you desire, whether you want to require users to enter a username and password (that are loaded in FreeNAS) when accessing shares with this protocol. After you're done, click Save and Restart.

Figure 4 Sharing with the default protocol

Just like the other sharing protocols, you have to click the Shares tab and specify the folders you want to share. When adding shares, at least fill in the first three fields and then you can probably use the defaults for the other settings.

7. Setting up Users and Groups | Next Section Previous Section