We tend to get pretty jaded with all the over-hyped me-too products that we see. But once in a while a product comes along that restores our faith in the networking industry's ability to innovate and deliver real value. Linksys' Network Storage Link for USB 2.0 Disk Drives may have an unassuming name, but once you see what this product can do, we think you'll agree that a new networking product category has been born!
Once in awhile a product comes along that you just know is going to spark the imagination - and hacking skills - of enthusiatic tweakers. Linksys seems to have done it again with its Linux-based NSLU2 Network Storage Link. Our correspondent Jim Buzbee has agreed to chronicle his adventures with this little wonder for SmallNetBuilder readers in a multi-part series. Part 1 describes how Jim managed to get a root login.