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Old 03-25-2016, 11:30 AM   #1
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connceting to synlogy NAS

still new to linux - still a lot to learn.

In my office I am setting up CentOS 7 at the moment, connected to an existing Synology NAS. On my laptop I am setting up Kubuntu 14.04 at the same time (CentOS didnt behave nicely on the lenovo)

The plan is to remotely connect from my laptop to either the NAS (to get access to the files) or to the workstation.

Are these easy things to setup? Where would I get started? VNC, VPN, remote-desktop?

So far I have VPN running with IPad/IPhone to the NAS (controlled by the router in my office)

Thanks for any help
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NAS implies something that shares out filesystems. Most NAS devices can share out both with NFS (for UNIX/Linux) and CIFS (for Windows [and SAMBA on UNIX/Linux]). The sharing is usually done from the NAS device itself and most of them have web interfaces so if you point your browser at http://<device name or IP> you can often go into that and set your shares. You have to usually tell it where you're allowing the share to be mounted by system or by network. Such shares can typically allow multiple devices so both your workstation and your laptop should be able to see the files so long as you exported the shares from the NAS for that purpose. Of course you usually have to know the password for the web GUI.

A lot of the NAS appliances are built on embedded Linux and may have command lines you can run by attaching via ssh (e.g. with PuTTY).

I've not used Synology. If you have documentation from them it probably includes the default password and instructions on how to create the shares. On a quick web search I see hits for default password including at so it should be fairly easy to get started.
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Think I need to establish VPN throgh the router (like I did with the ipad). In the meantime I managed to setup a VPN-connection between the laptop (kubuntu 14.04) and the network in the office (via dyndns). I can successfully connect (kubuntu shows vpn activated)

But ping to the NAS shows nothing. Same with sudo mount -t nfs .. nothing happens

any ideas?

Should I use WebDav instead?

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