Phase 4 of D-Link DNS-323 hacking - Running Optware

I'm using the DNS-323 primarily for automated backups, and making Git backups is part of this. The fonz fun plug (ffp) has a lot of stuff on it (rsync, lighttpd), but I didn't see Git. So I was looking to add Git via Optware.

I was able to add Optware, but the Git version couldn't clone across ssh nor rsync. Cloning across the git protocol did, however work. But I'll likely just use the rsync client to get my Git repositories. Git seems to work fine if the repo came via a plain rsync client.

root:/mnt/HD_a2/tmp# git clone ssh://root@


Phase 3 of D-Link DNS-323 hacking - Placing ffp on USB stick

I wanted to run ffp (fonz fun plug) running from a USB stick to minimize drive spin up. Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to work. It seems like there are many ways to do this, and they vary with the version of ffp (even two methods for the same version of ffp 0.5

It's pretty easy to mount and format the USB, so I can use that if needed. Anyway, I won't be spinning the disks too much, and I need to move on. But here are some rough notes on this.



Phase 2 of D-Link DNS-323 hacking - Root user and sshd setup

Here's a follow-on to my first post on hacking the D-Link DNS-323 hacking.

This is what you should do after you've downloaded and installed Fonz' fun_plug (ffp) and made the initial telnet into the system.

Here's a useful guide for this :

# pwconv
# passwd
# usermod -s /ffp/bin/sh root

# login (test root/newpw)

# store-passwd.sh
Copying files to mtd1...
Copying files to mtd2...

# cd /ffp/start
# sh sshd.sh start (test ssh login)

# cd /ffp/start

Phase 1 of D-Link DNS-323 hacking - Running fun_plug on DNS-323

Here is probably one of the best short explanations of how this works :

On Windows client, mount the DNS-323 as a drive (L: in this case).

Grab the latest version of the fun_plug script provided by fonz :

L:\>wget http://www.inreto.de/dns323/fun-plug/0.5/fun_plug

L:\>wget http://www.inreto.de/dns323/fun-plug/0.5/fun_plug.tgz

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