Thanks for that update re Telnet,
I’ve enabled Telnet on my Windows 10 system and the result from this test was that Telnet just seems to hang, no response. I don’t know whether/how to configure the Gufw Firewall on the Zorin side (I’ve had it rurned off prior to this) but after enabling it I notice a rule to allow 3389 in for tcp & tcp(V6), but still no connection at either desktop.
- I have 3 systems on this LAN:
- 1x Windows 10 office system (Outlook, Word, P’point, etc.);
- 1x FreeNAS/Plex Server;
- 1x Zorin system that will become my MIDI plaything and, with its 4TB HDD, another backup layer to FreeNAS Snapshots and the 2x legacy retail-class NAS drives that backup my office system.
My goal is this: I want to be able to occasionally share files between the 3 systems but primarily to manage the backups as above, as well as use the FreeNAS system for media storage and to host Plex Server across the LAN. As such, I need those systems to be interconnected and accesible from both Zorin and Windows systems (FreeNAS can operate in the background, no need for shell level access, except form the Windows/Zorin desktop File Manager).
In my futile attempts to set all this up I keep hitting walls, primarily because of my inexperience outside the Windows realm. For example, while setting up FreeNAS I somehow managed to screw up Folder/File Permissions and have been struggling for months to correct that situation. I got part of the way using Midnight Commander on the FreeNAS system but it was too time intensive to reset the Permissions manually as I could only figure out how to do that on a file/folder one by one basis. I’ve since discovered how to use the Zorin File Manager to access the FreeNAS Shares, but changes to Permissions seems to be inconsistent at folder and file level (some change, some don’t).
Ideally I’d like to run a Shell command on the FreeNAS Shares to reset folder/file Permissions, but (a) I don’t know the syntax and (b) I don’t know whether this is possible/safe. Maybe MC is a better tool for this but it doesn’t appear to allow top to bottom folder/file manipulations.
While I’m the first to recognise I’m well over my head here, once I get this sorted out and everything backed up, I can hopefully leave it all alone and get on with things.
I’m hoping you may be able to offer some help or guidance to a suitable resource and I thank you for your helpful input so far.