I bought a WD 1.5 TB just a week ago, and now I have the time to config it for all I want.
I have already done enabled ssh and but I don't have much experience in unix, so sorry if these
are too basic or diverse questions, but I don't really know where else I could ask them.
Is there something similar to the Windows "add/remove programs" menu in unix?
I installed this optware ipkg manager and it's a very great app, but how can I "uninstall"
the programs I got through it? I know that ipkg list_installed lists the installed apps,
but how would I remove them if I don't need them anymore?
Where should I put the programs if I decide I want to keep them, so they don't reside in the
/opt directory? Can I just move the executable file and delete everything because it's compiled
How can I set up start scripts in WD's version of unix? (is it called Busybox?)
I tried ~/.bash_profile ~/.bashrc ~/.profile and none of them got executed.
What is the difference between the /etc/init.d/ directory and the /etc/inittab file?
I know that both of them have to do with loading scripts at boot time, but which one should
I use for what? I'd like to make vsftpd auto-start, where should I put it?
I thought that I already have grasped the basics of the permission system in unix, but
one thing is not clear.
Suppose I have a /project folder, with three directories under it, A, B, and C.
I want to have a group that only has read access to the directories, let's call
them users (let's assume there is no such group as of now), and have another one
called managers, with read and write access, and no one else can access this directory.
How can I do this? I place "users:x:5000:" and "managers:x:5001" into the /etc/groups
file, and list the users after the last : sign.
I do a "chown root:managers /project" so the project folder is owned by the group managers,
and then "chmod 770 /project", so root and managers have everything, and everyone else
can't do anything with the directory. Now how can I assign the users group to the directory?
I tried tinkering with the SAMBA configs, but didn't find a way to make it use the unix file
permissions. Can it be done? I have tried this in my /var/oxsemi/shares.inc file:
…and so on, I thought that if I don't specify any read lists/write lists it will use the ones
based on the file permissions. This works btw, but I cannot write to the directories using the
windows networking whatever the permissions are, using an ftp client works fine. (vsftpd is also running)
I read about the hdparm script that makes the drive switch off when idle for more that x minutes.
Is it okay to use with bittorrent? Won't the constant spin up/switch off make the hard drive's life shorter?
(assuming the worst case scenario, when every 30 minutes a peer comes to download something from you,
and between those 30 minutes no data transfer will take place)
More like an app question, but did anyone find a torrent client that can manage grouping/labeling torrents?
Can this be done with rtorrent?
Do you recommend installing a completely fresh unix distro on the WD, or the Busybox is just fine?