D-Link releases updated Firmware 1.02 for the DNS-325

D-Link has released a update (1.02) for the firmware for the DNS-325. Here is the changelog:

1. [Bug Fix] Port redirection issue of GUI.
2. [Bug Fix] P2P seeding function is broken.
3. [New Feature] Support 3TB Disk.
4. [Bug Fix] Apple Finder failed to browse file through Samba issue.
5. [New Feature] Support Amazon S3 Cloud Backup.
6. [Bug Fix] Support WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 2.0.
7. [Bug Fix] P2P shared folder able to invisible via FTP.
8. [Bug Fix] “Blocking unauthorized login of nobody, root and etc special users”.
9. [Bug Fix] Block Raid Migration from DNS-323 (causing corrupted data).
10. [New feature] WebDAV support Open Mode.
11. [Bug Fix] System time will be +1 hour after restart.
12. [Bug Fix] If you apply a Samba share to FTP service, you are no way to disable it individually besides deleting the whole share from “Network Share”.
13. [Bug Fix] Print server does not work when custom shares are configured.
14. [Bug Fix] Workgroup Name is to restrictive and does not allow legitament characters.
15. [Bug Fix] printserver does not work when custom shares are configured.
16. [Bug Fix] Fan non-stopping issue.
17. [Bug Fix] Cannot copy files bigger than 200MB to USB drive.
18. [Bug Fix] External Drive with NTFS partiton support Read/Write.
19. [New Feature] Time Machine fails to work on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion issue.
20. [New Feature] Support Samsung D2 version Nand Flash.
21. [Bug Fix] System Time drift issue.
22. [Bug Fix] FTP backup issue with 722/726.
23. [Bug Fix] Support IE9.

You can download the Firmware here (or from my mirror)

D-Link releases updated Firmware 2.02 for the DNS-320

D-Link has released a update (2.02) for the firmware for the DNS-320. Here is the changelog:

1. [New Feature] Support 3TB Disk.
2. [Bug Fix] Apple Finder failed to browse file through Samba issue.
3. [New Feature] Support Amazon S3 Cloud Backup.
4. [Bug Fix]Support WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 2.0.
5. [Bug Fix]P2P shared folder able to invisible via FTP.
6. [Bug Fix]”Blocking unauthorized login of nobody, root and etc special users”.
7. [Change]Block Raid Migration from DNS-323 (causing corrupted data).
8. [New Feature] Support WebDAV.
9. [New Feature] WebDAV support Open Mode.
10. [Bug Fix] System time will be +1 hour after restart.
11. [Bug Fix] If you apply a Samba share to FTP service, you are no way to disable it individually besides deleting the whole share from “Network Share”.
12. [Bug Fix] Print server does not work when custom shares are configured
13. [Bug Fix] Workgroup Name is to restrictive and does not allow legitimate characters
14. [Bug fix] Fan non-stopping issue.
15. [Bug fix] Cannot copy files bigger than 200MB to USB drive.
16. [Bug Fix]External Drive with NTFS partiton support Read/Write.
17. [New Feature] Time Machine fails to work on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion issue.
18. [New Feature] Support Samsung D2 version Nand Flash.
19. [Bug Fix] System Time drift issue.
20. [Bug Fix] FTP backup issue with 722/726.
21. [Bug Fix] Support IE9.
22. [Bug Fix] Solve Language Pack missing translation issue
23. [Bug Fix] FTP/HTTP Downloads and Local Backups pages are not displayed correctly in IE8
24. [Bug Fix] Scan Disk: There is no volume selectable after create 2 standalone volumes

You can download the Firmware here (or from my mirror)

Beta Firmware 2.01 Build 01 for the D-Link DNS-320 was released

DNS-320
D-Link has released Beta-Firmware 2.01 Build 01 for the D-Link DNS-320 on 01-Jun-2011 without me noticing it. Here you can see the Changelog:

1. [New Feature] Support for 3TB drives.
2. [BUG FIX] Apple Finder failed to browse file through Samba issue.
3. [New Feature] Support for Amazon S3 Cloud Backup.
4. [BUG FIX] Support WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 2.0
5. [BUG FIX] P2P shared folder now able to be hidden from FTP server
6. [BUG FIX] “Block unauthorized login of nobody, root and etc special users”
7. [Change] Block Raid Migration from DNS-323 (causing corrupted data)
8. [New Feature] Support for WebDAV.
9. [New Feature] WebDAV support Open Mode.
10. [BUG FIX] System time will be +1 hour after restart
11. [BUG FIX] If you apply a Samba share to FTP service, there is no way to disable it individually besides deleting the whole share from “Network Share”

Attention: This is BETA-Code, it might break your device, delete your data and eat your dog!

You can get the Firmware here at D-Link (Or from my Mirror).

Beta Firmware 1.02 Build 01 for the D-Link DNS-325 was released

D-Link has released Beta-Firmware 1.02 Build 01 for the D-Link DNS-325 on 01-Jun-2011 without me noticing it. Here you can see the Changelog:

1. [New Feature] Support for 3TB drives.
2. [BUG FIX] Apple Finder failed to browse file through Samba issue.
3. [New Feature] Support for Amazon S3 Cloud Backup.
4. [BUG FIX] Support WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 2.0
5. [BUG FIX] P2P shared folder now able to be hidden from FTP server
6. [BUG FIX] “Block unauthorized login of nobody, root and etc special users”
7. [Change] Block Raid Migration from DNS-323 (causing corrupted data)
8. [New Feature] WebDAV support Open Mode.
9. [BUG FIX] System time will be +1 hour after restart
10. [BUG FIX] If you apply a Samba share to FTP service, there is no way to disable it individually besides deleting the whole share from “Network Share”

Add-On Updates

Audio Streamer: DNS-325 audiostreamer Package v1.01
Photo Center: DNS-325 PhotoCenter Package v1.01
SqueezeCenter : DNS-325 squeeze_center Package v1.10
SqueezeCenter related : squeezeboxserver-7.5.3
Blog: DNS-325 Blog Package v1.01

Attention: This is BETA-Code, it might break your device, delete your data and eat your dog!

You can get the Firmware here at D-Link (Or from my Mirror).

Update of Twonkymedia Server 6 on the Conceptronic CH3MNAS, D-Link DNS-320,DNS-321,DNS-325 and DNS-343

This tutorial is deprecated, please use the tutorial for the current version.

Since a while there is a new version of the Twonkymedia Server 6 available. Many readers asked me how to update to this version without loosing the configuration of the already installed version. This article describes the update for the following devices:

  • Conceptronic CH3MNAS
  • D-Link DNS-320
  • D-Link DNS-321
  • D-Link DNS-325
  • D-Link DNS-343

For other devices, please follow this article. If you are searching for the article regarding the initial installation (not the update), please look here for this.
Continue reading Update of Twonkymedia Server 6 on the Conceptronic CH3MNAS, D-Link DNS-320,DNS-321,DNS-325 and DNS-343

Firmwareupgrade Procedure for NAS-Devices with fun_plug

Configuration interface for upgrading firmware
This procedure allows you to upgrade (or downgrade) the version of the firmware running on the NAS. Although backups are always nice (if you have that option), the data stored on the NAS is not affected. Similarly, any servers (daemons) running under fun_plug are also unaffected (although they are temporarily turned off and later turned on again).

Note that this somewhat elaborate procedure is needed if you are running fun_plug. If you do not have fun_plug installed, or it is no running, you can should use the simpler instructions provided by Conceptronic with the firmware file.

Checking the firmware version

You can tell which firmware version you are running by using a web browser:

  • browse to the CH3SNAS using an IP address (default is http://192.168.0.20) or a network name (maybe http://CH3SNAS)
  • If this brings you to a web page you created yourself, you are likely running fun_plug and have the lighttpd HTTP server running on port 80 and need to use port 81 to reach the configuration screen (e.g. using http://192.168.0.20:81). If you don’t know what funplug is, you are not using it and you can ignore this comment.
  • login as admin
  • Then go to: ”Configuration” >> ”Tools” >> ”Firmware”

This should get you to the screen shown in the picture.

Downloading firmware versions

An overview of the current stable version, any more recent beta (or “Release Candidate”) versions, or older versions can be found here.
The page contains links to sites where the firmware can be downloaded. After downloading the required version you will need to unzip or unrar it.

Installation if you don’t use funplug

If you are not running fun_plug, you can simplify things by following the instructions in the PDF readme file supplied with the downloaded firmware rather than following the fancier instructions below which assume you may be running various special servers and running with special settings.
So, in the following, we assume that you are running fun_plug.

Temporarily reactivate Telnet

If you are running funplug, it is likely that you enabled ssh (Secure Shell) and disabled telnet for security reasons. After the reboot, all modifications to /etc/passwd and /etc/group are gone, which is why we need to temporarily reactivate telnet to ensure that we can login after the upgrade:

  • run ssh (e.g. using PuTTY)
  • activate the telnet daemon so you can easily login later:
    cd /ffp/start
    ls -al telnetd.sh
    chmod a+x telnetd.sh
    ls -al telnetd.sh

    This means that on the next reboot telnet should be enabled.

Notes on CH3SNAS Firmware 1.05 regarding the fan

If you are upgrading from a pre-1.0.5 firmware version to version 1.0.5 or later, you may decide to replace the special fan control script “fanctl” from Fonz (see the fan control tutorial) with the standard fan control feature built into the Conceptronic firmware.

Which option is better? The firmware version 1.0.5 has a very simple fan control algorithm. The fan only runs when the internal temperature is 43°C or higher. This is a bit high. Furthermore, the fan speed does not depend on the temperature: the fan is either on or off. Fonz’ solution instead increases the fan speed as the temperature rises. This avoids the fan repeatedly turning on and off when the fan needs to spin, but doesn’t need to run at full speed.

If you decide to try the firmware’s solution, you can deactivate Fonz’ control program using:

cd /ffp/start
sh fanctl.sh status
ls -al fanctl.sh
chmod a-x fanctl.sh
ls -al fanctl.sh

The 2nd line reports whether the fanctl utility is running. The chmod a-x causes the special fan script to be disabled on the next reboot.

Temporarily disable funplug

Rename the file fun_plug to fun_plug.bak to deactivate ffp on the next boot. You can easily do this using e.g. Windows Explorer or using the command shell:

cd /mnt/HD_a2
ls fun_plug*
mv fun_plug fun_plug.bak
ls fun_plug*

Saving settings

Write down any special configurations you have set up in the system.

The main place to look is in the ”Advanced” tab of the Configuration web page. Write down a reminder to set any particular settings such as ”’users”’ who have access, ”’groups”’ you may have created, ”’ftp access”’ you may have given to groups, etc. If you forget to reconfigure these, you will find out later when e.g. an ftp account doesn’t work. Unfortunately there is no simple way to save these settings and later reload them: you will, for example, have to reenter or define new passwords.

The other setting worth saving is any non-default IP address or network name of your CH3SNAS.

Installing new firmware

Update the firmware via the web interface (see picture above). During the update, you will get a progress bar. Then, after confirmation, the CH3SNAS will reboot.

Next reset the CH3SNAS firmware settings to the factory defaults (the new firmware may interpret settings stored in Flash memory differently that the previous version). This step is mandatory to ensure correct operation!

  • Open the configuration page
  • Goto: Tools >> System >> Restore To Factory Default Settings

This will cause another reboot during which the IP address, group/user information, user privileges will be lost. Your browser may not find the device again if you use a non-default name. Try the default “http://CH3SNAS/” or using Conceptronic’s “Easy Search Utility” to find your NAS in the network.

Basic configuration

At this point, the administrator password is empty, so you can log onto the Config web page as admin with an empty password. Then you need to run Setup >> Run Wizard to get the basic settings correct again. These include

  • the admin password
  • timezone and daylight savings time setting
  • IP address (if set to static)
  • the network workgroup
  • the network name of the CH3SNAS

This will lead to a restart after which you will also be able to see the CH3SNAS under its original name on the network and the stored data should be accessible.

Fun_plug

At this point you cannot access the CH3SNAS via either telnet or ssh because an out-of-the-box CH3SNAS does not enable either daemon:

  • rename fun_plug.bak back to fun_plug using SAMBA (e.g. using Windows Exporer)
  • reboot the CH3SNAS (e.g. using the Configuration page: Tools >> System >> Restart).
    Note that before the reboot, your Config page is on port 80. It may be on port 81 after the reboot. From this point on telnet should work again.
  • Login with telnet and set the root password again using this procedure. This ends with running store-passwd.sh to save the password information.
  • deactivate telnet again (first be sure ssh is running!) using an ssh session on PuTTY:
    cd /ffp/start
    ls -al telnetd.sh
    chmod a-x telnetd.sh
    ls -al telnetd.sh
    sh telnetd.sh stop

    The final line stops the telnet daemon, so from this point on you (only) have access via the much more secure ssh.

User settings

You can now redefine any required user- and group settings (e.g. for ftp users).

Note that after updating the firmware, the NAS will spend a few hours reindexing the hard disks (searching for movies and audio-files) for the itunes and UPnP-services. You can stop this activity by deactivating the respective services.

Firmware Versions of the Conceptronic CH3SNAS

1.05b05

At present, this version is probably the final 1.05 Firmware. This may change.

Fixes

  • UPnP Server does not allow single quote ‘ in foldernames
  • Special characters like “!” in password could not be used anymore

1.05b04-r160

Offically released!

Fixes

  • Due to some changes internally the UPnP server could not restart in certain situation. This UPnP Server is supporting XBOX360 as well as PlayStation 3
  • When a new disks already has an partition inside, the formatting failed in certain cases.

1.05b3

Beta Firmware, not officially released!

New Features

  • Support for XBOX360.
  • Displays the uptime in one of the menus.
  • Support for certain Hitachi drives

Fixes

  • Improved the imprecise counter of disk formatting.
    Note: make sure there are no old partition at all on the HDD (especially when using a previously used HDD. If a partition exists, the format can fail almost immediately after starting the formatting.)
  • LAN speeds is always providing speed: 0 (see SETUP – LAN in User Interface)
  • Email alert issue: unable to send email with some SMTP server.
  • UPnP AV server can play MKV video, but can’t play VOB and HD DivX video.
  • Schedule download function failure.
  • FTP function failure.

Other Notes

  • Unified the error message wordings between UserInterface and EasySearch Utility.

1.05b1

The zip file is called CH3SNAS_FW_UPD_v1.05b1.zip, but the “b1” does not mean it is a beta version: the version has been officially released by Conceptronic.

New Features

  • Support for 1.5TB hard disks
  • Updated fan script (fan stops when internal temperature drops below 43°C).
    Note that a more sophisticated solution is available for users runing fun_plug. This fun_plug-based solution is, however, not supported by Conceptronic.
  • RAID migration: Normal to RAID 1
  • Add .info domain support for email alerts.
  • Password supports more special characters (except these five : @ : / \ %)

Fixes

  • FTP server supports Korean and Turkish code pages now
  • 1st HDD was unable to sleep
  • Time drift issue: the clock time always increased by 1 hour after every reboot when daylight savings time was activated.
  • Removed the Auto Refresh Timer. It uses Inotify for UPnP AV and iTunes Server auto refreshing.

Other Notes

Note on 1.5 TB HDD support: make sure the hard disk is EMPTY and has no partitions or what-so-ever ..

Known Bugs

  • Email alerts not working
  • uptime” shows the wrong value
  • Current speed of the network is always shown as 0
  • Underscores are no longer accepted in passwords
  • Creating Folders in the webinterface is no longer possible

1.04RC6

This is a Release Candidate rather than a formal release.

1.04RC5

This is a Release Candidate rather than a formal release.

1.04RC4

This is a Release Candidate rather than a formal release.

1.04RC3

This is a Release Candidate rather than a formal release.

1.04RC2

This is a Release Candidate rather than a formal release.

1.04RC1

This is a Release Candidate rather than a formal release.

1.03

This is a formal release.