Project Fileserver: Samba + Truecrypt
After assembling the computer and connecting everything, I had to install the operating system. I chose to install Debian Linux via netinst image, then I installed Samba and Truecrypt.
The next step was configuring Samba and mounting the Truecrypt devices. I thought it would be done by that, but then I got 2 issues:
- The Fileserver was not “visible” in Windows 7.
You have to add two things to the Windows registry:
HKLMSystemCCSServicesLanmanWorkstationParameters DWORD DomainCompatibilityMode = 1 DWORD DNSNameResolutionRequired = 0
- Even though the rights in Linux were correct, all my Truecrypt folders were read-only.
If you want Truecrypt to mount the devices in read/write mode, you have to install the ntfs-3g driver and force Truecrypt to mount using it, with the following command:
Now everything works fine.