How to configure CIFS on FreeNAS 8
By Koder at Tue, 08/30/2011 - 19:06
In our earlier article we showed you how to configure the popular Network Area Storage Appliance called FreeNAS. The latest version of FreeNAS, version 8 is significantly different than its predecessors. In this article we will show you how you can configure CIFS so you can connect to a CIFS share from any machine using a username and password. CIFS is Common Internet File System which is also known as SMB or Server Messaging block. In our example our FreeNAS appliance is not configured with ZFS or Zero File System rather Universal File System. If you need any help on how to pre configure the appliance so that you can refer to our previous article on How to configure FreeNAS 8.
Step 1: Logon to FreeNAS web interface
Step 2: Click on Storage and then Active Volumes
Step 3: Click on Add Volume icon, provide name and disk details choose a file system, in our case we chose UFS (Universal File System) notice that all data will be destroyed on this volume as you create it
Step 4: Check to see the FreeNAS web interface that it gives you confirmation of a volume being successfully added
Step 5: Click on services icon then click on the CIFS icon to configure it