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denhac Networked Internal Storage (denNIS)

Overview

denNIS is a public NAS drive that’s available to all devices within the denhac LAN.

It should be available from all space computers and is intended to facilitate easy file transfer between space and personal machines.

On windows machines provided by denhac, it’s typically available at D://. However this may vary from machine to machine.

Usage

Create a folder for yourself with your slack handle / identifier of your choosing

  • On windows machines that have denNIS already connected, you’ll likely see a bunch of member folders already and it should be obvious where to put yours. If you access the drive directly you’ll notice that there are two folders at the root level of the drive, namely denhac_common and share. Put your folder inside denhac_common.

Store and access your files from your folder on any device on the denhac LAN. It’s pretty easy.

Make backups, and don’t rely on denNIS as a stable source-of-truth for files that you care about

  • This drive is not redundant, and is not backed up. It could crash and lose data at any time
  • This drive is meant for convenient file transfer, not for long-term storage. If it gets full or otherwise requires maintenance, the community can and will delete contents as needed.

Don’t store sensitive files on denNIS, as contents are available to all members.

Don’t store illegal shit. Don’t ruin this for everyone. K, thanks.

Be a good community member and don’t hog up the available storage with big files. If you’re done with files, please delete them.

This drive is for on-premise use only. Do not do anything that makes this drive accessible from outside of denhac’s internal network.

 

Setup

Windows 10

  1. Open file explorer
  2. Right-click in the “Network” heading of the side bar
  3. Select “map network drive
  4. [Optional] Pick a drive letter. The recommended convention for denhac machines is D:\\
  5. Specify the server path \\dennis\denhac_common. Note that denNIS may not be discoverable, but it should be locatable at that path.Note: If you are setting up a personal machine, you may want to include your member folder in this path so that you land there automatically.
  6. [Optional] Right click on the new network drive under “This PC” and¬†give it a more friendly name, such as “denNIS”.
  7. [Optional] Pin the drive to the quick-access toolbar. Strongly recommended for space machines.

MacOS

  1. Open finder
  2. Click Go -> Connect to Server (Command+K)
  3. Specify the server path smb://dennis/denhac_common
  4. Login as guest

About

denNIS is a home-grade 2TB NAS station, currently located on a desk in the computer museum in the fishbowl.

It’s a Buffalo LinkStation 210, model LS210D0201 (manufacturer page).

denNIS was donated and setup by @chungl. It’s pretty old, likely from ~2013. Again, don’t store your only copy of your parents’ baby pictures on here.

@chungl has the admin password, but it shouldn’t really be needed for anything. Reach out with questions.

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