Today an interesting request came up in the ReadyNAS forums: Would it be possible to build an add-on that could send Wake-on-LAN (WoL) packets to any host on your local network? You bet it is ;) Took me a bit time to fiddle in the password protection but here you go:
Version for the x86 ReadyNAS line: ReadyWOL_0.1-readypro-0.1.3.bin
Version for the Sparc ReadyNAS line: ReadyWOL_0.1-readynas-0.1.3.bin
After installation you can wake any machine on your LAN by requesting a special URL from your ReadyNAS. And once you’ve properly configured your router, you can even wake up machines while you’re on the road.
Using SSH to connect to the ReadyNAS has many advantages for the experienced user. However, OpenSSH is kind of a resource hog which is especially true when being used together with rsync. To make rsync over SSH run a bit smoother I decided to replace OpenSSH with Dropbear on my Sparc line of ReadyNAS boxes. So here’s the latest addition to my add-on collection:
And yet another update: Took me some fixing of the sources but I finally was able to build a new release of the iSCSI Add-On for ReadyNAS. This release adds a lot of stability fixes of which mainly Solaris and Windows users will profit.
Get it here: iSCSItarget_188.8.131.52-readynas-1.0.3.bin (ReadyNAS Sparc only!)
Since I was already updating the SVN stuff for the ReadyNAS line I thought I might as well upgrade the WebSVN add-on. So here we go:
ReadyNAS NV(+)/Duo/1100/X6: WebSVN_2.3.1-readynas-1.0.0.bin
ReadyNAS Pro/NVX/2100/3200: WebSVN_2.3.1-readypro-1.0.0.bin
Since I had some spare time I decided to upgrade my Subversion add-on for the ReadyNAS line. For a complete list of changes since the last version (1.6.6) see the official changelog.
For ReadyNAS NV(+)/Duo/1100/X6: subversion_1.6.11-readynas-1.0.0.bin
For ReadyNAS Pro/NVX/2100/3200: subversion_1.6.11-reaypro-1.0.0.bin
Today, after some intensive initial beta testing by Jan-Piet I decided to release Bacula 3.0.2 for ReadyNAS NV/NV+/Duo/1100/X6.
For those of you who don’t know Bacula and what it does: The headline says it all. Or to quote the website:
Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. In technical terms, it is an Open Source, enterprise ready, network based backup program.
That said, you should know that’s it’s not a snap to configure, so be sure to read the documentation or at least have a look at the quick walk-through provided by Jan-Piet.
We all love WordPress. But, honestly, it’s everything but fast. An easy way to speed it up a good deal is to make it use memcached for storing some of it’s data. And doing this is actually easier than one might think. There are some pre-requisites:
- Download and install libevent
- Download and install memcached
- Download and install the memcache extension for PHP
The first two follow the standard
"./configure; make; make install
route. For the third I suggest using
Take note where the extension is intalled and have PHP load it by adding
to your php.ini. There’s a chance you’ll have to edit the line
, too, to reflect the actual path where the extensions can be found. After restarting PHP you should see the
extension in the output of phpinfo.
If everything is fine, we can add memcache support to our WordPress installation:
Today I received the Tamron AF 18-200 for testing.
I just updated my ReadyNAS LibPHP5 addon to version 0.2.3. This is just a fix for a stupid oversight.
Today I finally got fed up enough with the crippled and outdated version of NcFTP shipped with the ReadyNAS that I compiled my own version. The result is ncftp-3.2.1-ReadyNas.tar.gz.
Installation ist quite easy:
- If you haven’t done already, install the ReadyNAS extensions ToggleSSH and EnableRootSSH
- Copy the file to your ReadyNAS, preferrably to the /root directory using scp.
- Log on to the shell of your ReadyNAS using ssh as user “root”.
- Change to the / directory, eg “cd /”.
- Unpack the archive using “tar xzf /path/to/ncftp-3.2.1-ReadyNas.tar.gz”
All files will be unpacked to /usr/local, not overwriting any existing copies of the ncftp tools previously installed. To use the new version you may have to log out and log in again.
As always: Works for me, ymmv. If using this software breaks your ReadyNAS you own the parts.