update on Synology NAS

Some moons back I had written a TuT Python Script to Reboot the LinkSys EA3500 router and Rebooting the ADSL Router when it cannot Access Internet; Synology has released DSM6, which removes CLI Telnet subset from busybox, hence the above script would not work for "telnet".

Further DSM6 does not allow IPKG to be installed, hence the following TuT is install IPKG and then Install "utelnetd" - The utelnetd package provides a small and efficient stand alone telnet server daemon.

STAGE I: Install "IPKG"

# to Install IPKG:
# login to NAS via SSH
# change to root user
admin@nas> sudo -i
# check what your CPU is
root@nas> cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep model
model : 54
model name : Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D2700 @ 2.13GHz
# or visit https://www.synology.com/en-global/knowledgebase/DSM/tutorial/General/What_kind_of_CPU_does_my_NAS_have
root@nas> cd /volume1/@tmp
root@nas>wget http://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/syno-i686/cross/stable/syno-i686-bootstrap_1.2-7_i686.xsh
root@nas>chmod +x syno-i686-bootstrap_1.2-7_i686.xsh
root@nas>sh syno-i686-bootstrap_1.2-7_i686.xsh
root@nas>rm syno-i686-bootstrap_1.2-7_i686.xsh

STAGE II: Install GUI for "IPKG"

We could continue via CLI  but its not so easy for newbie hence suggest to use the GUI.

  1. Goto the “Package Center” of your Synology
  2. Click “Settings”
  3. Then we click the “Package Sources” Tab
  4. We add following urls as new sources:
    1. http://packages.synocommunity.net
    2. http://www.cphub.net
  5. Search for "iPKGui" in "Community" Tab
  6. Install "iPKGui" (would require "Perl" )

for people not wanting use the CLI to install "IPKG" you could try "Easy Bootstrap"

STAGE III: Install "utelnetd"

1. Open iPKGu

2. Search for "utelnetd"

3. Right Click and "Mark for Installation"

 4. double click and execute to install 

Thats it Enjoy

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