I actually own an NAS, a DNS-323. Which happens to runs linux. It just the system is locked down.
I don’t really do much except to stash my stuff on it. Until now. Turns out that there is a community around this device, and they have done impressive stuff on it.
Most of it revolve around fun_plug.
To use it is. Essentially, Download fun_plug and fun_plug.tgz from here .
And copy to Volume_1
In the end of the day, you will able to telnet to the NAS, as root without password.
So you should run in telnet, pwconv,
1 pwconv<br />passwd<br />usermod -s /ffp/bin/sh root
1 pwck<br />grpck<br />
if it is working, run the command in telnet to store password.
1 store-passwd.sh<br />
You should really enable ssh, in telnet.
1 cd /ffp/start<br />sh sshd.sh start
And you should at least enable login for telnet, go to /ffp/start/telnetd.sh, find and remove ‘-l /ffp/bin/sh’.Use vi to do that..
Now we have a linux machine finally look like a linux machine, use shell, and ssh. That’s not all.
The community have a few package to be used in funplug, you can investigate here, at middle of the page. They have ported backupPC, lighthttp, python etc.
So we have a full scale linux machine, and due to GPL compliance, dlinks have the tool chain plus kernel open to us http://wiki.dns323.info/howto:crosscompile. So we can cross compile software to this device too. And actually install debian, but with risk of bricking.