Disabling Universal Search on DSM

I’ve been monitoring DSM Universal Search for quite a long time now. And what I noticed that it often fails. Therefor, searching CIFS from the macOS Finder often ends not using the preprocessed data ; hear it’s damn slow. So I decided to just turn it off. But when using Drive, it’s not that simple using DSM. You have to use the console.

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Setting Synology DSM permissions using the console

After migrating my users from local DSM base to Directory Server, I ended with shares full of inconsistent permissions and ownership. Rather than clicking 10 000 times in DSM, I decided to do the stuff via SSH using syno console tools.

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LDAP replication and CRYPT userPassword

I have just discovered some issues with my previous article on OpenLDAP replication between Synology DSM and OpenBSD OpenLDAP.

In the end, it is not possible to log-in on the OpenBSD LDAP instance using the original userPassword. Short story: CRYPT seem to not be various-platform-compatible.

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LDAP replication between Synology DSM and OpenBSD

I want my OpenBSD 6.4 services to authenticate users from a remote LDAP server ; namely a Synology Directory Server (DSM 6.2.x). It turns out that this a standard OpenLDAP 2.4.x configured to accept replication¬†refreshAndPersist mode. So let’s configure a Master / Slave Replication system between Synology and OpenBSD.

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SMS alerts to Free Mobile using Synology

Synology DSM can be configured to send notifications on various events. It can use Email, SMS and Push Service. I usually use email notifications to check for status. But here’s how I configured SMS notification for critical events using the French mobile operator “Free Mobile”.

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