at ximeta.com there are ancient linux driver files for ndas technology. ndas are network enclosures/HD that connect your harddrives to the network via ethernet. they do not use tcp/ip and have their own protocol (lpx) that ximeta owns. ximeta is not willing to update the drivers on the website. I have digged around for months trying to help people stuck with ndas devices. most of them are dual booting with windows to get around the problem but why should us mighty linux users have to settle for this work around? is there anyone out there who can develope drivers for ndas devices? the ones at ximeta are way out of date and they have said that they have 'shifted' support over to the linux community. who will take the mantle from here? I have tried posting an idea at ubunto for ndas built in support and they have said 'its not an ubunto problem'. I would pay out of my own pocket to help my friends on this forum to get this done or would do it myself but I am no developer or programmer..just someone who wants to help.. since I have an ndas device.. i am willing to test for a developer. wouldn't it be wonderful if you connected your ethernet cable to a router or hub and linux automatically reconized the device??? what a wonderful world it would be. a world with smarter penguins!:)
Hi estaban! Hi everyone. I am working on this driver, though I too am not a programmer. (Maybe this project makes me to be one though:) ). I am happy if anyone would like to help as well! I will try to answer your questions:
I do not know about link policy here but the main information is now here:
There are some interesting features that were not released for Linux NDAS too. Includes a multi-user file system and the RAID parts that were disabled at some point in the past.
There is a also a cute, but very limited little web scripts and cloud project that was used to transform a router into a cloud. I am tinkering with that the most right now.
Thank you everyone, for your interest.