The “Hammer” N1200 just arrived in the mail today! Immediately, I connected this to the network and received an IP via DHCP. The default username/password is admin/admin, which was immediately changed. The interface is simple and easy to use; it is light, small is size and has a host of features, some of which include:
- Sending Alerts via SMTP
- Printer Management
- Accessiable via NFS, SMB/CIFS, FTP and HTTP
- Workgroup or Domain membership
There are two 500GB Maxor drives. The Disk Management output shows the following:
|HDD 1||465.76 GB||Maxtor 7H500F0||Good|
|HDD 2||465.76 GB||Maxtor 7H500F0||Good|
The two drives can be configured using the
Volume Management tool, allowing the disks to be striped, mirrored or spanned. I choose to mirror the disks, which takes approximately 3hrs to complete. Initially, the time remaining to complete the mirror when the system was first powered on was ~300mins (5hrs), but the time dropped a significant bit after 10 minutes. The process of Resyncing the disks takes extremely long.
After “Resyncing” completes, the drives will be be formatted. Formatting takes another 15-30 minutes to complete.
Once formatting completed I created a /Backup volume, which can be set to be accessed through either SMB, FTP or NFS.
By default, NFS is not enabled. After enabling NFS, I had an inclination to scan the box.
Open Ports on the Hammer:
Starting Nmap 4.20 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2007-04-24 13:22 EDT
Interesting ports on hammer (XxX.xX.xXx.Xx):
Not shown: 1690 closed ports
PORT STATE SERVICE
21/tcp open ftp
111/tcp open rpcbind
139/tcp open netbios-ssn
443/tcp open https
445/tcp open microsoft-ds
631/tcp open ipp
958/tcp open unknown
Nmap finished: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.184 seconds
What type of Linux OS is on the “Hammer”?
Looking at the system logs on the web interface shows:
04/24 08:58:13 N1200 daemon.info wixEvent: Network Link – NIC 1 link is up 1000 Mbps full duplex.
04/24 08:58:10 N1200 syslog.info syslogd started: BusyBox v1.1.1
04/03 08:16:25 N1200 syslog.info System log daemon exiting.
What version of FTP is on the “Hammer”?
A quick telnet on port 21 reviewed the following:
Connected to hammer.
Escape character is ‘^]’.
220 vsFTPd 2.0.4+ (ext.3) ready…
For my needs, the Hammer myshare is more than enough. Unfortunately, I was only able to backup most of the data in one of two drives I had. The other was not even accessible by the time the Hammer was ready to be used. I should have acted sooner, but eh…
What I did not like about the Hammer:
- Only printers directly connected to the Hammer can be shared. There was no option to add a network printer.
- Configuration Management allows backing up the configuration of the Hammer to a file, but not a TFTP server or even FTP.
- The device can not be accessed with via SSH
What I wish the Hammer had:
- SSH/Shell Access
- Ability for drives to be monitored via Nagios or Smartd