DNS 325 - Funplug 0.5 : Web server with PHP and MySQL

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This article explains how to install a full LAMP server on a DNS-325.

This server will be based on the following bricks :

  • Lighttpd
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • phpMyAdmin

It is adapted from the tutorials found on NAS Tweaks. Some of the installation aspects have been adapted to the DNS-325 specificities (webdav shares, memory size of 256 Mb, default path, …).

As a pre-requisite, you must have prepared your DNS-325 with fun_plug and adds-on.

This procedure should also be compatible with a DNS-320, which is running the same system with less memory and less processor power.

Once you have successfully followed all these steps, you will, for example, be able to install a fully running Joomla site.

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DNS 325 - Funplug 0.5 : Install Transmission p2p client

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This article explains how to install a Transmission peer-2-peer client on a DNS-325.

Transmission client on a DNS-325 is very interesting for different aspects :

  • usually, a NAS is running 7/7 - 24/24
  • Transmission is fully Web controlled
  • It is using very less RAM
  • It is very light on CPU power
  • It is offering lots of parameters (ports limitation, speed throttle, ...)

So, with this setup, you will be able to serve 24h/24 your latest Linux distributions torrents from home without any computer on.

As a pre-requisite, you must have prepared your DNS-325 with fun_plug and adds-on.

This procedure should also be compatible with a DNS-320, which is running the same system with less memory and less processor power.

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DNS 325 - Extend your NAS possibilities with Funplug 0.5

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DNS-325, like its elder brother DNS-323, is a very versatile NAS that can be extended heavily by installing fun_plug script.

The main advantage of DNS-325 over DNS-323 or even DNS-320, is its horse power (1.2 GHz processor) and its embedded RAM (256 Mb). We are in front of a real home server !

Fun_plug script opens the gate to some very interesting extension possibilities.

It won't explain how to install fun_plug 0.5 script on a brand new DNS-325, as it is explained in details on this page of NAS Tweak site.

It will focus on few other important aspects :

  • detection of the DNS-325 NAS device in your LAN from a Linux workstation (without the Windows utility)
  • installation of third-party software repositories (Fonz, Uli, Optware)
  • installation of basic packages that will be used by many others (python, ...)

Once your have gone thru all these steps, you can focus on some much more rewarding procedures for your DNS-325 :

  • install a LAMP server
  • Install a Transmission client
  • Install an OpenVPN server
  • Send mails thru Gmail account from shell scripts

This article has been tested on a DNS-325 with firmware 1.02.

fun_plug 0.5 is kind of deprecated.
You are advised to follow the latest one DNS 325 - Fun_plug 0.7 : Extend your NAS possibilities.

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