File Servers, also known as Network Attached Storage or "Network Disk Drives", are briefly mentioned and defined in a movie entitled "Managing Your Net Equipment With Your Web Browser" which has been completed, and a high-resolution version can be purchased from our online store at www.lulu.com/AskMisterWizard. A free, low-resolution version is available here.
Our November 2010 episode adds a detailed explanation of Network Attached Storage, with a practical, low-cost implementation. CLICK HERE.
If you want to make your File Server available on the worldwide Internet, you should be very careful to restrict access. You can learn more about the basics of Internet Servers from other movies at AskMisterWizard.com. Look especially for these:
Configuring Your Internet Connection Part 2: Static IP Configuration