Largely for my own amuesment, I've created a VM virtual 'appliance' that runs the server for EtherDFS with 'just enough OS' - hopefully this may make it easier for those who are not Linux/Unix people to try out EtherDFS. IMHO once it's working it's an awesome solution and I'm surprised there is still relatively little interest/coverage of it.
See http://tomsie.co.uk/ethersrv/ for info etc
Hello, and thank you for your interest in EtherDFS! I'm glad to see it is useful outside of my basement. I do think that EtherDFS is an awesome solution, but obviously I am biased :)
It is true it doesn't generate much coverage/interest - I am not sure why. Perhaps it being a "network" thingy it scares most hobbyists.
I see that you enforce lower-case names through samba - this is probably not a very good approach. It would be best to rely on the filesystem for that: simply create a fat image (fallocate + mkfs.vfat), and then mount it:
mount -t vfat -o loop,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=437
BTW, another cool "turnkey" appliance would be a version for RaspberryPi - this would allow people to run a mini "NAS" for DOS with EtherDFS. Just write the image on an SD card and boot it up.
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