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Functionality Enhancements

Although the NAS’s default functionality is broad enough, you may still find that something is amiss and you lack some feature.

Synology offers two ways to solve that problem. You can install ready-made add-ins via the web interface or make use of the full access to the OS via a console.

There are four ready-made modules:

  • SqueezeCenter: this server can provide musical files and radio to Logitech SqueezeBox devices.
  • Mail Station: a modern mail server with support for SMTP, POP3, IMAP and Web access.
  • Webalizer: a module to view statistics for the NAS’s web services.
  • phpMyAdmin: database management software for the integrated MySQL server.

The console access is implemented via telnet and ssh protocols. Considering that there is over 2 gigabytes of free space on the system partition and that you can use the other disk volumes too, the possibilities are limitless. One of the simplest package installation methods is Optware described in the WiKi section of the Synology website.

 
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