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Some more Openfiler
Thursday, May 30th, 2013 | Author: Ozzik

It’s been almost two years since I wrote the last time. I guess I had nothing to say until now;)
No, that’s not true, just didn’t have the time or the energy.
But the last couple of days pushed me towards posting some more about Openfiler.

This project is quite controversial. On one hand, it’s good. It combines most of the features, stability and quality you want for the storage without paying a cent.
On the other hand, the dev team is odd. To say the least. Their thing is that they don’t talk to the users. They used to, but they don’t anymore.
They had promissed to release the version 3.0 about 3 years ago, since then they keep it silent.
Now, I totally understand the “it’ll be released when it’s ready” attitude, a lot of open source (and only) projects do that. But at least talk to your community, tell them approximately what’s going on, something.
A lot of people just said goodbye to the project because of this. But it doesn’t seem to effect the principle - to disregard the community.

Anyway, personally, when choosing the storage for the mid-size company I’m still choosing the OF, because I know it pretty well, it proved to be stable enough and it has all the features a company may need.

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Join Openfiler to Active Directory
Saturday, December 13th, 2008 | Author: Ozzik

As promised, the guide for joining of Openfiler to Active Directory.
And a small part of getting in to make a Homedir for every user (not yet tried by me though).
Most of this guide is copied from rossignol’s guide on the forums.
This document was created for use with Openfiler 2.3 final.
Test domain machine is dcnbn.ds. trotfqdn.ab.ca
This document is case sensitive.

dcnbn = domain controler’s netbios name
ds = domain short name
trotfqdn.ab.ca = the rest of the fully qualified domain name.ab.ca
ofnbn = openfiler box’s netbios name

Installation guide is pretty good on the openfiler’s homepage

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