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Author Topic: How popular is DNS-323?  (Read 5789 times)

fmenard123

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How popular is DNS-323?
« on: February 10, 2008, 06:29:54 PM »

I thought I was pretty cool with my DNS-323 until I showed up in the IT department of a nearby municipality and I saw an army of DNS-323's all over the place ( I counted 6 within my eyesight).

He reported paying them $179 CDN nowadays without the drives.

The sysadmin over there was complaining about the lack of integration with Active Directory....

No wonder...

How many DNS-323 has D-Link shipped to this date?

-=Francois=-
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fordem

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Re: How popular is DNS-323?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 06:37:01 PM »

The sysadmin over there was complaining about the lack of integration with Active Directory....

For crying out loud - the thing is meant for SOHO use.

OK - seriously - I'd love to see AD integration, but I think the IT department of a "municipality" could probably afford something a little more business oriented.
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chuckv

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Re: How popular is DNS-323?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 08:02:53 PM »

and knowing its a local government, they could have done research prior to the purchasing

i agree with fordem
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Fatman

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Re: How popular is DNS-323?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 08:33:48 AM »

Well I hate to jump on a bandwagon but that is completely inappropriate usage.  If you have an AD go for a real business storage product.  That said I think it is a testament that the product is in a large deployment with that as the only complaint.

As far as number of units shipped, I haven't the foggiest, nor do I know where I would get that information.  I suspect the best I will be able to do is answer "a lot".

Thanks for the story.
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mig

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Re: How popular is DNS-323?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 10:08:06 AM »

...If you have an AD go for a real business storage product....

So, what's preventing D-Link from including AD integration for the DNS-323?

Samba v3.x (in FWv1.04) already has AD support. Creating a web page option that would
modify the 'smb.conf' to include 'security = domain' and provide the 'net join' utility
to create the secrets.tbd file is all it would take (I believe) to achieve AD integration.

I imagine this enhancement would place a greater burden on you testing and QA procedures,
but AD integration would open up a whole new market for the DNS-323.
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Fatman

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Re: How popular is DNS-323?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2008, 11:12:32 AM »

I'm not the one who makes such calls but if I was I wouldn't add it as it is a useless feature in the target market for this device.  This device is not built to handle a corporate network and it's associated traffic.  This device is missing features and abilities besides AD integration that would keep me from putting it on any corporate network.
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mig

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Re: How popular is DNS-323?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2008, 11:28:10 AM »

O.K. I understand.
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fordem

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Re: How popular is DNS-323?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2008, 01:54:00 PM »

Fatman

I beg to differ - out here in the third world you will find small businesses with perhaps 5~6 employees and a network built around a Windows domain.

Still - it is features like this that are used to differentiate the business product from the consumer product - so it's going to be a management decision.  :(
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ducktape

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Re: How popular is DNS-323?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008, 08:19:54 PM »

For one, I will vote with my wallet and purchase more DNS-323 if it include better user/group security access and better files/folders management.

I know of several non profit organisation (i.e. more than 10) that require secure access but don't have the budget for a windows 2003 server package.

So how important is that to the marketing department and to D-Link.

I will let them answer this question because there answer will directly affect my future equipment purchase.

Ducktape
linformatique@ducktape.biz
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