Review: Buffalo Technology TeraStation

Setup & Admin - Shares, Groups, Users

The default share that the TS comes with is wide open to all users. But if you'd like to establish protected shares, you can do that through the Shared Folders settings.

Figure 10: Shared folder settings
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Figure 10 shows the settings for a folder I set up called testfolder. Even though the shared folder attributes on the upper part of the page are set to "writable" (Buffalo's way of saying "read/write"), the settings in the lower Access Restrictions section take precedence and establish read-only privileges for a Group I created named "test".

Figure 11: Group management
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Figure 11 shows the members of the "test" group and that there are no other group attributes that can be set, such as disk quotas. The User settings page is a little more interesting in that you must set passwords for each user, but there is no quota setting there either.

Note that with this simple interface that you can't set permissions for nested folders and therefore won't get into the permissions problems that nested folders can create. You can, of course, create nested folders in the shares themselves - you just can't set permissions on them.