I’ll demonstrate here how I generally build a Plex VM and mount storage with FreeNAS.
I’ll fill in this section later.
In order for everything to behave, you’re going to want to create a user on FreeNAS. This user can be used if you need to mount a dataset through SMB or NFS to other computers. If you have already created a user then you can skip to the next heading.
NOTE: This is only creating a single user called ‘plex’. You can get more complex with the setup if you need multiple users to access the share by using groups but that is beyond More >
Lately at work we’ve been converting almost everything to use Kerberos authentication. This allows machines that are logged into our Active Directory domain to automatically login to various web resources. This seems to work fine on Mac OS with Safari with zero config. Firefox takes a config change but Google Chrome has been a huge problem child. Luckily this has been fixed in recent versions of Chrome to allow us to set the settings via “defaults write”. There was a shoddy hack being described some time ago that you could load up Workgroup Manager and set the Chrome policy there, but the More >
Fiance: *concerned mumbles* Me: "What?" Fiance: *concerned mumbles, lots of pointing with a crooked finger* Me: "I still don’t get it" Fiance: "Ok, re-re, look there is someone over there" Me: "No, there isn’t. That’s a dresser." Fiance: "Yes there is. There’s someone over there. Go look. Go. Do you want me to go?" Me: "Hell no, you’ll die" Fiance: "Should we blow him up?" Me: "Yes. Absolutely."
Girlfriend: "I’m not looking! I’m not looking! I promise!" She then covered her face with the sheets and again said "I’m not looking! Ok!" Me: "What are you not looking at?" Girlfriend: "I don’t know. Something stupid" *giggles* Me: "You will never remember this. And it’s almost a shame" Girlfriend: "Probably"
Girlfriend: Is stuff alive over there? Me: What? Girlfriend: *Leans over to look on my side of the bed* I just picked this up over there and it was alive. And then… I shut it….and put it over there. Me: You did? Girlfriend: Yes. And it had a baby. A bad baby. But, you know, not a real one.
Fiance: "Woa, woa, woa. What’s wrong with our ceiling?" Me: *looks up* Fiance: "It’s like, dripping down. Wait. Is it?" Me: "I think I felt some ceiling drip on me" Fiance: "That’s weird. It’s just weird"
Wife: "Do you see that up there?" Me: "See what?" Wife: "That big green. It’s going to be, um, on the green there." Me: "It’s green?" Wife: "Yea. Big glob of snot and it’s gonna fall." Me: "Snot?" Wife: "I can’t even look anymore. Big snot. It’s gonna fall."
Fiance: "Did you see it?" Me: "See what?" Fiance: "That *mumble*. Its an ant up there on the ceiling." Me: "There’s an ant on the ceiling?" Fiance: "Yea, did you find him?" Me: "No, he ran away" Fiance: "yea.." *mumbles* And sound asleep again.
Girlfriend: "be careful. Just be careful!" She then pat me on the butt Me: "uh, ok?" Girlfriend: *absolutely random mumbling* *giggles* Me: "what?" Girlfriend: "oh nothing. Im just. I’m just looking for you’re safety"
Wife: "Did you get your present yet?" Me: "My what?" Wife: "Your yoyo" Me: "I don’t think it’s here yet" Wife: "Mmkay"
Fiance: "what?" Me: "I didn’t say anything" Fiance: *pointing at the wall* "ok, so you saw that" Me: "saw what?" Fiance: "ok, the cups were the stereo and your glasses were up there. It all makes sense" Me: "No, no it doesn’t. You’re crazy." Fiance: "no it was. It works." Me: "Really?" Fiance: *asleep again*
Girlfriend: *wakes up, speaking absolute gibberish, then plays around with her night guard* Me: "What are you doing?" Girlfriend: "I’m trying to figure out these ants" Me: "What’s wrong with the ants?" Girlfriend: "You just worry about your stuff over there"