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Multiple users

Postby jxgw » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:58 am

I am very interested in getting a plug. The issue I have is that in my household we have 5 people (myself, my wife and 3 kids) who I would like to be able to access the plug. Is there a way to have 5 accounts all access the same device? Or do we all need to share one account? Ultimately what I would like would be to have each person have their own folder along with a shared folder that we all can see. This way I can have my personal files in one folder that only I see and if there is a common file that I want everyone to see it would be in the shared location. Example I would like to have an x-mas list that only I can see but also have a list of phone numbers that my kids will have access to.

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Re: Multiple users

Postby madhan » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:02 am

You can have a single Admin account and 5 guest accounts, one for each user. You can then setup a share for each user that only that guest account can access. You can also setup a common share for all.

Please download Tonido desktop software(its free and almost identical to the one on the plug) and check if it works for you before buying.

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Re: Multiple users

Postby dongadoy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:25 am

One issue is that TonidoPlug automatically shares the attached drives on the local network. Everyone will be able to access everything.

The solution is to setup Linux for multiple users. I have not done that but I know others in this forum have. You would need to boot from USB and it gets a little down and dirty into Linux. I found instructions .

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