I am a complete novice to Linix so bear that in mind. I bought the MyBook to use for work. I and my fellow employees travel all over Canada on business and would like access to files on the MyBook instead of carrying around a large USB drive. I brought the thing home and started reading before I did anything. It appears that using the software is fine as long as you don't mind paying a subscription. I don't want to use the software, I just want to be able to see the drive on the local LAN and have it mapped in Windows Explorer on startup. That part is easy and already done. The next part is to be able to access it from the web. When VPN'd into work, I can get to the Web configuration of the My Book by using N0-IP, and the port forwarding of my router but I don't know how to get to the actual Public folder. I have port forwarded 80 and 21 but I don't know how to direct it to use FTP. I am going to assume that I need to do the hack that people are writing about. Now for the stupid questions that I need to ask.
Does your OS need to be Linux for this to be usful?
"ln -s /shares/internal/PUBLIC /usr/www/lib/" Where are the directories that are mentioned in many KB articles? I don't know if they are run from Linux, Windows command line, browser, or something else. I would like to get remote connectivity. Is is there a way to back up the Mybook before fooling with it so I don't "brick it" I am still reading KB articles and would appreciate some guidance. I have not run the WD software or the hack, just sharing on the LAN.