Small Linux NAS Server

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Project Budget (USD)
$100 - $500

Project Description:
Hi coders, I need to have a "live" Linux distro to work as NAS server. The distro should be small enough to boot from USB Flash Drive or CompactFlash (CF-IDE Adapter can be used for this), e.g. from 16MB to 128MB. The idea is similar to what is found in, which is based on m0n0wall, but with few additional functions. The needed functions (i.e. services that are provided to the network where this NAS server is attached) are: - Samba/CIFS (to work as PDC with shares) - HTTP - FTP - Hardware/Software RIAD support - User/Quota support (not in freeNAS) - ACL (Access Control List) (not in freeNAS) In addition to FreeNAS, all these functions are also found in SME Server ( It would be easy if someone can take SME Server, remove all unwanted modules (except i-bay), and make it small enough to be "burn" on CF/Flash drives. NOTE 1: Due to limited number of write cycles that a flash memory can take (~300k), the distro must create a ram disk or similar to write temp data to. Only configurations and data that need to be maintained between boots should be written to the flash memory. NOTE 2: bidders must agree to pay "Seller Guarantee Deposit" to show seriousness.

## Deliverables

1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.

2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).

## Platform

Linux or FreeBSD

Skills required:
Embedded Software, Engineering, Linux, MySQL, PHP, Software Architecture, Software Testing, System Admin, UNIX
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