This blog has been much maligned of late… I’d like to get more time to write and I have literally hundreds of part-written posts, some of which are now just a collection of links for me to unpick…
In the meantime, a couple of snippets that may be useless, or may help someone one day…
Using SSH with a custom port number
My Synology NAS complains about poor security if I leave SSH enabled on port 22. It’s fine if I change it to another port though (security by obscurity!). Connecting then needs a bit more work as it’s
ssh user@ipaddress -p portnumber (found via the askubuntu forums)
Logging on to a Synology NAS from SSH as root
On a related topic, I recently needed to SSH to my NAS as root (not admin).
ssh root@ipaddress -p portnumber wasn’t authenticating correctly and then I found Synology’s advice on how to login to DSM with root permission via SSH/Telnet. It seems I have to first log on as admin, then
sudo -i to elevate to root.