2021 · 2021-07-14 · Daniel

I have mentioned it before, but the FujiNet is a really cool device that sits at the crossroads of two of my main interests: Atari computers and computer networking.

Thom Cherryhomes is one of the project's leads, and he has some great videos about the FujiNet.

I bought one a while back, but haven't done much with it. Tonight I decided to spend some time with it, because I wanted to get to know this device better, and because I have a real-world use for it: I want to upgrade the firmware in my Atari 800's Incognito board.

A while ago, I decided to download and run Thom's tnfsd Docker container on my NAS, a Synology DS1618+. I'm new to Docker, and I'm new to tnfsd, so I wasn't launching it correctly: most importantly I was using TCP instead of UDP. I noted that no tnfs client could access the tnfsd on my Synology when it was run in Docker, but if I ran it manually (e.g., tnfsd /volume1/docker/tnfsd/data), clients could connect immediately.

After correcting the settings -- that is: after specifying a directory to mount at /data, and specifying port 16384 -> 16384 (UDP) -- any client can connect to my tnfsd running in the container.

One of the cool features I learned about today is that you can mount/unmount disks with your FujiNet while the computer is running, by using the web interface to mount the disks. To mount a disk, you use a process similar to what you do in the console config utility: first you select a server, then you navigate to the file you want:

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To unmount a mounted disk, click the EJECT link next to the mounted disk in the mount list:


Tomorrow I will upgrade the firmware on my Incognito.

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