QNAP Turbo NAS Software User Manual



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Go to "Control Panel" > "Network Services" > "Win/Mac/NFS" to configure networking services.


Microsoft Networking


To allow access to the NAS on Microsoft Windows Network, enable file service for Microsoft networking. Specify also how the users will be authenticated.


Standalone Server
Use local users for authentication. The NAS will use the local user accounts information (created in "Privilege Settings" > "Users") to authenticate the users who access the NAS.

Server Description (optional): Describe the NAS so that the users can easily identify the server on Microsoft Network.
Workgroup: Specify the workgroup to which the NAS belongs. A workgroup name supports up to 15 characters but cannot contain: " + = / \ : | * ? < > ; [ ] % , `


AD Domain Member

Use Microsoft Active Directory (AD) to authenticate the users. To use this option, enable Active Directory authentication in "Privilege Settings" > "Domain Security" and join the NAS to an Active Directory.


LDAP Domain Authentication

Use Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory to authenticate the users. To use this option, enable LDAP authentication and specify the settings in "Privilege Settings" > "Domain Security". When this option is enabled, you need to select either the local NAS users or the LDAP users can access the NAS via Microsoft Networking.


Advanced Options

WINS server: If the local network has a WINS server installed, specify the IP address. The NAS will automatically register its name and IP address with WINS service. If you have a WINS server on your network and want to use this server, enter the WINS server IP. Do not turn on this option if you are not sure about the settings.
Local Domain Master: A Domain Master Browser is responsible for collecting and recording resources and services available for each PC on the network or a workgroup of Windows. When you find the waiting time for connecting to the Network Neighborhood/My Network Places too long, it may be caused by failure of an existing master browser or a missing master browser on the network. If there is no master browser on your network, select the option "Domain Master" to configure the NAS as the master browser. Do not turn on this option if you are not sure about the settings.
Allow only NTLMv2 authentication: NTLMv2 stands for NT LAN Manager version 2. When this option is turned on, login to the shared folders by Microsoft Networking will be allowed only with NTLMv2 authentication. If the option is turned off, NTLM (NT LAN Manager) will be used by default and NTLMv2 can be negotiated by the client. The default setting is disabled.
Name resolution priority: You can select to use DNS server or WINS server to resolve client host names from IP addresses. When you set up your NAS to use a WINS server or to be a WINS server, you can choose to use DNS or WINS first for name resolution. When WINS is enabled, the default setting is "Try WINS then DNS". Otherwise, DNS will be used for name resolution by default.
Login style: DOMAIN\USERNAME instead of DOMAIN+USERNAME for FTP, AFP, and File Station: In an Active Directory environment, the default login formats for the domain users are:
oWindows shares: domain\username
oFTP: domain+username
oFile Station: domain+username
oAFP: domain+username

 When you turn on this option, the users can use the same login name format (domain\username) to connect to the NAS via AFP, FTP, and File Station.

Automatically register in DNS: When this option is turned on and the NAS is joined to an Active Directory, the NAS will register itself automatically in the domain DNS server. This will create a DNS host entry for the NAS in the DNS server. If the NAS IP is changed, the NAS will automatically update the new IP in the DNS server.
Enable trusted domains: Select this option to load the users from trusted Active Directory domains and specify their access permissions to the NAS in "Privilege Settings" > "Shared Folders". (The domain trusts are set up in Active Directory only, not on the NAS.)


Apple Networking


To connect to the NAS from Mac, enable Apple Filing Protocol. If the AppleTalk network uses extended networks and is assigned with multiple zones, assign a zone name to the NAS. Enter an asterisk (*) to use the default setting. This setting is disabled by default. To allow access to the NAS from Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, enable "DHX2 authentication support". Click "Apply" to save the settings. You can use the Finder to connect to a shared folder from Mac. Go to "Go" > "Connect to Server", or simply use the default keyboard shortcut "Command+k". Enter the connection information in the "Server Address" field, such as "afp://YOUR_NAS_IP_OR_HOSTNAME". Here are some examples:



Note: Mac OS X supports both Apple Filing Protocol and Microsoft Networking. To connect to the NAS via Apple Filing Protocol, the server address should start with "afp://". To connect to the NAS via Microsoft Networking, please use "smb://".


NFS Service


To connect to the NAS from Linux, enable NFS service. To configure the NFS access right to the shared folders on the NAS, go to "Privilege Settings" > "Share Folders". Click the Access Permission button on the "Action" column.Select NFS host access from the drop-down menu on top of the page and specify the access right. If you select "No limit" or "Read only", you can specify the IP address or domains that are allowed to connect to the folder by NFS.

No limit: Allow users to create, read, write, and delete files or folders in the shared folder and any subdirectories.
Read only: Allow users to read files in the shared folder and any subdirectories but they are not allowed to write, create, or delete any files.
Deny access: Deny all access to the shared folder.


Connecting to the NAS by NFS

On Linux, run the following command:

 mount -t nfs <NAS IP>:/<Shared Folder Name> <Directory to Mount>


For example, if the IP address of your NAS is and you want to link the shared folder "public" under the /mnt/pub directory, use the following command:

 mount -t nfs /mnt/pub


Note: You must login as the "root" user to initiate the above command.


Login as the user ID you define, you can use the mounted directory to connect to your shared files.


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