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Subsonic install in FreeBSD jail

This post is a continuation of the “FreeBSD jail on embedded Nas4Free install” post, which covered how to setup a FreeBSD jail on an Nas4Free embedded install. This post is going to cover setting up Subsonic standalone server inside the jail.

Subsonic is a piece of software i can recommend to anybody running a NAS server since with it you can use your NAS also as a media jukebox.

SSH to the NAS

After you logged on to the NAS, check that the jail is up and running using the “jls” command.The output should look something like this: Read More…

FreeBSD jail on embedded Nas4Free install

Setting up a FreeBSD jail on embedded Nas4Free install

As most DIY computer geeks i have a server at home, more specifically a DIY Nas. It is basically an old p4 mini atx motherboard i had laying around with a raid controller card and a couple of hdd’s. The Nas runs an embedded FreeBSD distribution called Nas4Free,

Since the distro is an embedded install this means that any changes you make to it are gone when the server is restarted. So how can you extend its functionality and for example add a subsonic server to it.

The answer lies in Freebsd jails.Jails, sometimes referred to as an enhanced replacement of chroot environments, are a very powerful tool for system administrators, but their basic usage can also be useful for advanced users. Read More…