qnap ts-453mini

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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Authenticate OpenBSD users on QNAP LDAP

    

I wanted to share users authentication and permissions between the QNAP TS-453mini and my OpenBSD servers. An option is to enable and manage LDAP server on the QNAP and configure OpenBSD 6.0 to authenticate the users on the remote LDAP service.

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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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FreeNAS on QNAP TS-453mini

    

It’s been a couple of weeks since I received my QNAP TS-453mini, aimed to replace Synology DS403slim. After looking at QTS, I went to check various OSes to run it. Mostly because QTS looks too fat to me. Mainly because I want ZFS storage. Probably┬ábecause I’m a BSD guy. At last, I decided to run FreeNAS on it.

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