Hi everyone. I have been messing around a bit with my mypassport wireless 3tb drive. I love this little thing. I love the SSH interface into the Linux OS. Anyway the only thing that has bothered me is the “nobody:nogroup” default permissions built into the share. I’d like to limit that access to devices that I control.
I’m thinking of two ideas. Please comment on one or both if you have any thoughts or especially experience doing this with this device.
- (Easier solution) Configure IPTABLES to default deny traffic and then permit traffic from 10.0.0.0/8 and 192.168.0.0/16. (I use the device in two different locations from time to time.)
- Configure some form of SMB/Windows authentication compatibility so that I can configure the security permissions from my Windows laptop and set permissions to allow only my Windows local (SAM) user account.
Has anyone tried to lock down their MyPassport wireless? What has worked? Not worked? Thanks.