Originally Posted by david90
yes the current NAS solutions suck. Why would a small business need a DNS server?
I'm not sure about putting everything into one computer (firewall, file server, dns etc) because what if that computer fails? I'm currently looking for a standalone firewall hardware that is right in terms of functionality and price for a small business.
You see that's what I meant about the NAS sharing and directory permissions, they are a right bugger to set up.
Plus almost invariably the device will be using an FAT32 formatted disk, so you have none of the encryption or security features of other better formatting, (e.g NTFS or ext3 etc). as I said, home use, -great, business use, use a computer, since you can configure this the most.
as for a DNS server, I meant for internal DNS, why would you need an internal DNS server? well I guess that depends on whether you want to address your NAS/file server as \\10.0.0.1\ or as \\NAS\