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Buffalo Technology's LinkStation Network Storage Center

The LinkStation comes with management software and backup utilities. I was unimpressed with the thick-client management software provided. It failed to autodetect LinkStations on the network and didn't include a way to manually enter the LinkStation information. On the other hand, the Web-management interface worked flawlessly--all you need to do is give the system an IP address.

From the Web interface, I configured the system, defined the shares and set up access rights. I accessed shares through Explorer by mounting drives and by browsing the network. I created and deleted files and changed access rights, then tried to create files in shares and delete files in directories to which I had no access rights. The rules worked as they should have.

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