Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2543 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 872


Topic # 179429 8-Sep-2015 13:43
Send private message

Is it possibly to buy a NAS that supports access control for particular files?

For example if I don't want my young kids to have access to Spartacus, or The Walking Dead; can I require a password for anyone trying to stream those files from the NAS to a device - including over DLNA?




Mike

Create new topic
2442 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 899

Subscriber

  Reply # 1381760 8-Sep-2015 13:56
Send private message

Are you expecting it to identify content types and restrict on that, or are you going to apply permissions manually? The latter is doable on some NAS devices, the former is more a role of a media server of some sort imo.




Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD // Samsung U28D590D @ 3840x2160 & Asus PB278Q @ 2560x1440
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I w/Spark

2482 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 433


  Reply # 1381802 8-Sep-2015 14:30
Send private message


What devices are you streaming the content to and how are they accessing the files, ( Raw SMB, DLNA??)

Clients like KODI can run multiple profiles that allow differing levels of access,

 
 
 
 


320 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 47

Trustpower

  Reply # 1381830 8-Sep-2015 15:12
Send private message

If I've understood what you need correctly, Plex should be able to do this with their Plex Home solution (Plex pass required) - https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/203815766-What-is-Plex-Home-




Any comments made are my personal views and does not represent those of my employer




2543 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 872


  Reply # 1381833 8-Sep-2015 15:15
Send private message

I am planning to set up a Plex media server, which most of the video capable devices (Android, Apple, Windows, Samsung Smart-hub) in our household can access via an appropriate app.

If the kids (primary school aged) are watching movies via the Plex app on my Samsung BD player, I don't want them accessing M  or R rated movies.  But I would want unrestricted access via the same BD player


I would prefer to be able to restrict based on rating.  But I could also do it by folder.





Mike

320 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 47

Trustpower

  Reply # 1381839 8-Sep-2015 15:22
Send private message

From reading the information on that page you should be able to use a combination of managed users/protect via pin code to be allow you to watch non-restricted content with your user, but theirs be restricted all when using the same device.

https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/204232453-Fast-User-Switching




Any comments made are my personal views and does not represent those of my employer


559 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 79

Subscriber

  Reply # 1381851 8-Sep-2015 15:40
Send private message

Emby can do that as well I think, and they have server thingies for Synology and others I can't remember the name of.




rb99




2543 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 872


  Reply # 1381876 8-Sep-2015 16:38
Send private message

Thanks folks.  NAS is one step closer to our house.

I hadn't heard of emby so I will have to research that too.




Mike

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Red Hat unveils production-ready open source hyperconverged infrastructure
Posted 23-Jun-2017 22:10


Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband … seems to be fixed
Posted 23-Jun-2017 14:10


VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21


Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16


The future-proof 10.5-inch iPad Pro
Posted 13-Jun-2017 18:16


Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia
Posted 13-Jun-2017 11:30



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.