ADS Tech NAS Drive Kit

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  1. deusexaethera

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    After Jolly posted this item (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817605002), I hemmed and hawwed and finally decided to buy one. It turns out that the BitTorrent client is really buggy and slow, and the fan is loud and ineffective, but I can replace the fan and I don't really use BT anyway. I'm also betting on ADS releasing a firmware update before I decide to push the limit of what the box can do. The built-in web server seems like it could be a good way to play around and build my website skills without a huge hardware investment or a monthly subscription fee.

    Jolly, you said it runs Linux and you could probably edit the firmware. Any chance you know how to read the firmware into a file so it can be edited? Might be that the fixes the thing needs are fairly simple to implement.
     
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    is there ssh access into the box? or (ugh) telnet?
     
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    Dunno yet; it hasn't arrived.
     
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    o, check that first.

    then we can start playing with it. Would need to know the output of "mount". I bet they're loading off of NVRAM and then expanding a squashfs image. If so, it can be done. That's how most linux-based routers work.
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    The admin website runs off port 80, and the public website runs off port 8080. I can telnet into port 21 for FTP and port 24 for some little spiel about the specific linux distro. Spiel follows:

    2224.74 2047.04

    /etc/issue www.brecis.com 28 July 2003

    Welcome to linux 2.4.20-br251 by BRECIS (Release 2.5.1)

    Brecis linux incorporates changes from kernel.org, and uclinux.org as well as locally derived features to provide a robust environment for the embedded BRECIS mips chip. Almost any program that can run with less than 64k of stack should work. Most all features of the linux kernel are provided. The "c" runtime library originated at uclibc.org. One nice feature is that the fork() system call works (although slowly) for this MMU-less chip. For more information on the operating system please visit these sites:

    http://www.uclinux.org
    http://www.kernel.org
    http://www.uclibc.org

    On the CDROM distribution, see files:

    README
    CHANGES Accumulated change log.
    RELEASE-NOTES Additional notes, and short FAQ.
    uClinux/README Instructions for building/changing things.

    - - -

    It at least provides some info on what OS the thing is running.
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Further inspection reveals that the CPU this thing runs on is made by some company called PMC; the chip's model number is MSP2006-AC-X.
     
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    Do you have any idea how to get to an interface that I can actually interact with, as opposed to read and then get booted out of?
     
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    so ports 22 and 23 are not open?
     
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    No. I get no response from them. Can that be worked around?
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    limited to 1 drive, 250gb, IDE

    out.


    double the drives, unlimit the gb and gimmie the option of SATA - then we'll have a weiner
     
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    As said in another related thread to this device, the 250gig hard drive limit is incorrect.
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    :rly:

    missed that

    anyway, still only 1 drive and still only ide
     
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    probably.

    what method does it give for firmware updates?
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    Open a Windows Common Dialog box from within the device's admin website, select a file, and click "OK". The upload proceeds from there, and whatever installation happens after that, happens without me knowing or seeing anything besides a progress bar onscreen.
     
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    Find me a home LAN that can actually use full SATA bandwidth, and an SATA drive that can fill that bandwidth, and then we'll talk.

    IDE is the new DAT; so what if it's slow and old, it still works great for long-term storage.
     
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    okay. would probably have to create your own firmware file... upload it, the box executes it, and does what you need it to do. I'd want it to install an ssh daemon and bash.
     
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    Yeah, the problem is how to get the existing image off the box so I could integrate those extra bits without leaving out other useful things, like the kernel.
     
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    Use of a port scanner reveals that the complete list of open ports on the thing is:

    21 FTP Server
    24 Shitty little OS advertisement
    80 Admin website
    139 unknown
    445 unknown
    8080 HTTP Server
    8091 unknown
     
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