Configuring proxy server on a Synology NAS

Written by Ingmar Verheij on January 2nd, 2013. Posted in Synology

A proxy server can be useful to reduce the number of requests and data when browsing over the internet. Especially when files are downloaded repeatedly, like opening facebook multiple times a day or downloading the same file frequently (updating multiple vm’s).

Since I have a Synology NAS I wanted to experiment with a squid proxy and a zero-touch configuration for my clients using WPAD.

Backup Synology to CrashPlan Pro (on Dutch server at Pro Backup)

Written by Ingmar Verheij on May 19th, 2012. Posted in Synology

I wanted to backup the data from my Synology DS212+ NAS to an offsite, secure, location so that I can retrieve my data in case of an emergency.

After some research I ended up at CrashPlan who offer both Windows, Apple as Linux clients. Since there are numerous articles written about how to install the CrashPlan software on a (Synology) NAS I figured it would be an easy task. Installing the CrashPlan (Pro) software was indeed an easy task after I found a ready to install package here.

If you want to backup you data to a server hosted in the Netherlands (or in Germany) you end up at ProBackup, like I did. I found out (after a while…) they’re using an old version (version 2010.03.08 instead of 3.2-008).

In this post I’ll explain what steps you’ll have to take (or hoops you have to jump) to get in working, cause I did…

If you don’t have terminal access, please install that first (link)

How to install an FTP client on a Synology NAS

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 22nd, 2012. Posted in Synology

A Synology NAS can be used as a FTP server out-of-the-box (after enabling it), but there is no FTP client installed that can be used from a interactive shell. You can install a FTP client, lftp by Alexander Lukyanov, using ipkg.

If you haven’t installed ipkg yet, please install it first (link).

How to install ipkg on Synology NAS (DS212+)

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 22nd, 2012. Posted in Synology

Synology DS212+

If you want to install additional packages on your Synology NAS you first need to install ipkg. In this post I’ll explain the steps you need to take to install this package on your Synology NAS.

If you don’t have terminal access, please enable that first (link).

How to enable terminal access to Synology NAS

Written by Ingmar Verheij on April 21st, 2012. Posted in Synology

For certain (more complex) tasks you might need terminal access to your Synology NAS. Enabling terminal access to your Synology NAS is done quite easily.

You can enable both Telnet (non encrypted – insecure) or SSH (encrypted – more secure) access.

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