Access Raspberry Pi 3 UART Console on MacOS

Raspberry Pi can be used with a prepared OS, booted up and just used. But when it comes to customising or doing something else than what was planned, you may need to use the console. And that requires a TTL adapter connected to the GPIO. The thing is, using MacOS is not as straightforward as I thought. So here are my notes.

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DSM on QNAP TS-453mini

Because I was unpleased with power management using QTS 4.3beta, I decided to see what Synology DSM would do on the QNAP TS-453mini. I installed DSM 5 using XPEnology. It’s not clear if that’s legal or not. But as it is just there to decide if I keep the QNAP or buy a real Syno… :)

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BIND server and DNS service on QNAP TS-453mini

QTS 4.x and the App Center have many applications et services available for Qnap. But there don’t seem to be a stand-alone DNS service. DNS can be enabled when configuring QNAP as a Domain Controller but -1- I don’t need a DC -2- that feature seems to go down quite often. So let’s run the good old BIND boy.

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SOGo in Docker container on QNAP TS-453mini

The QNAP ContainerStation allows to run LXC and Docker containers. According to the Internet, this should be less resources consuming than virtualization via KVM.

Here’s how I run SOGo in a docker container.

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