Mon: Jan 27, 2014

At home I have a WDLiveTV box that I use for Netflix as well as for things I've downloaded. All of the downloaded items are stored on my desktop, which tends to bounce back and forth between Windows 7 and Mint Linux so the WD box bounces back and forth beween "Windows" and "Linux" shares. I figured it would be easier to just setup NFS on Windows so I could keep the same shares for the WD box regardless of what OS my desktop is booted into. Turns out that there is NFS Server for Cygwin. Unfortunately that's old and deprecated and simply not available in the 64-bit version of Cygwin. As an alternative there is haneWIN NFS Server, but it costs 19 which is a bit steep for what I'm looking for an NFS server to do. Finally there's also FreeNFS on Sourceforge. Ultimately I'm looking to build a small Micro-ATX based computer that I can just toss into the basement to do these duties, it'll have Linux on it so there's no real pressure to get NFS on the Windows side (bonus for building the basement box, I can move my Owncloud instance and TinyTinyRSS and do multiple things on a system I can add RAM and hard drive space to easily. Currently those two other functions are on a VPS and it's costly to upgrade.)

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