DSM 5.1-5004 Update 2 – issues for some!

Synology recently released the latest version of their operating system/software DSM 5.1-5004 Update 2.  I won’t bore you with the details of what the update fixes as it’s mostly minor stuff that had cropped up after their recent, more exciting 5.1 update.  I will, however, let you know that many people including a coworker of mine are reporting that they are unable to access the web front-end after the update.  My...

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Synology DSM 5.0 ShellShock “safe by default”

So I was on twitter looking at some security stuff I follow and came across someone quoting Synology as saying that DSM 5.0 is “safe by default”.   Here is a link to the Synology document.  And here is the quote: The design of Synology NAS operating system, DiskStation Manager (DSM), is safe by default. The bash command shell built-in in DSM is reserved for system service use (HA Manager) only and not available to public...

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Synology DSM 5.0 Update 7 fix for ShellShock vulnerability

Synology released their fix to the recent ShellShock bash vulnerability with release 5.0-4493 Update 7.  So, you should consider updating your device when possible. Interestingly enough, a DS214+ does not have the release available (yet?) but a DS1513+ does: So, that’s peculiar – maybe DS214+ does not support bash shell? ...

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Pump of the volume(s) with Synology DS1513+

Hey everyone! I am in the process of setting up and deploying a Synology DS1513+ for one of my most important clients (…my mom!).  Right now she’s running her software development company off of a couple of desktops (a Core2Quad I built her a number of years ago and a new i7-4770k with 32GB of RAM and 512GB SSD that I built pretty recently).  She’s backing up her data with, I believe, Carbonite. Her desktops and...

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