DLink 323 Ops Manual

This information may be out of date
At the time of writing, the latest version of fun_plug is version 0.5.

All information on this page is taken from the pages referenced in the “References” section at the end.

Much of the information in this document is copied from these websites.

Without the amazing work of these awesome people, the following would not be possible.

Setup fun-plug

Download fun-plug and fun-plug.tar.gz from the fun-plug repository.

Copy both of these files to the root of the Volume_1 share.

Reboot the machine.

Fun-plug will install itself once the machine is booted, this may take a few minutes.

Connect with Telnet

telnet <IP Address goes here>

Setup Root account

Use /etc/shadow and set the root password


Activate the root user

usermod -s /ffp/bin/sh root

Change the home directory for root

mkdir -p /ffp/home/root
usermod -d /ffp/home/ root

Check it worked
enter “root” and the password you set previously.

Store passwords in flash instead of RAM.


Activate SSH

When modifyin SSH, ALWAYS re-enable telnet incase you lock yourself out of the system.

chmod a+x /ffp/start/sshd.sh
sh /ffp/start/sshd.sh start

Check that SSH works

ssh root@[IP ADDRESS]

Login as “root” and use the password you entered previously.

If SSH works, you may disable Telnet, but I advise that you don’t disable Telnet incase you break your SSH config.

chmod -x /ffp/start/telnetd.sh

Use SSH Key authentication

I found editing the sshd_config file caused my SSH daemon to break and locked me out of my system, so I haven’t included that step (the defaults work anyway).

mkdir -p /ffp/home/root/.ssh
touch /ffp/home/root/.ssh/authorized_keys
chmod 600 /ffp/home/root/.ssh/authorized_keys

Copy in the public file from your keypair.

If you are on a Unix machine, SCP is the best way to do this.

From your machine:

scp /path/to/[my key file] root@[IP ADDRESS]:/ffp/home/root/.ssh/[my key file]

If you are on Windows and don’t have SCP (from PuTTY) then copy it to a location on Volume_1 and then manually move it using SSH (mv <key_file> /ffp/home/root/.ssh/<my key file>)

On the NAS, ensure that the public key has the right permissions

chmod 644 /ffp/home/root/.ssh/[my key file]

Add the key to the list of known keys for the root user

cat [my key file] &gt;&gt; authorized_keys

Package control

Update Packages

Create a location for packages to reside.

mkdir -p /ffp/pkg/
cd /ffp/pkg/

Download the full list of packages, this is the recommended method to ensure that packages are updated together.

rsync -av --delete inreto.de::dns323/fun-plug/0.5/packages .
rsync -av --delete inreto.de::dns323/fun-plug/0.5/extra-packages .
rsync -av --delete ffp.wolf-u.li::ffp/additional .

Update funpkg first

cd /ffp/pkg/
funpkg -u packages/funpkg*.tgz

Update other packages

cd /ffp/pkg
funpkg -u packages/*.tgz
funpkg -u extra-packages/All/*.tgz
funpkg -u additional/*/*.tgz

Installing packages

Ensure you’ve updated any existing packages (optware and fun-plug) before installing anything.

funpkg -i [packagename].tgz

Ensure that you install any dependencies for the package.

funpkg does no dependency checking, so you must find out what each package needs.

Removing packages

funpkg -r [packagename].tgz

Installing Optware

Optware packages can be found here.

Optware uses a different package manager.

Install the optware manager

wget http://wolf-u.li/u/238 -O /ffp/start/optware.sh

Make optware executable so we can run it, and so fun-plug will run it at startup

chmod a+x /ffp/start/optware.sh

Install the optware packages

/ffp/start/optware.sh start

Log out and back in for the $PATH changes to take effect

Update the ipkg list

ipkg update

Previous optware.sh script

The older optware.sh script (http://wolf-u.li/u/233, mentioned in these instructions) did not work on the DLink-323

The difference between the 233 and 238 scripts are the repositories they use.

If you look at the script you will see comments regarding the DLINK 323 that are commented out in the 233 script.

The solution was to switch the variables to use the DLink-323 repository as shown below.

If you followed the above steps, you do NOT need to do this as the 238 script already has these changes. I have just included  it for completeness sake.

# Location of optware package
# DNS-323/CH3SNAS:
# DNS-320/DNS-325/DNS-343/CH3MNAS:

Install Optware Packages

Ensure you’ve updated any existing packages (optware and fun-plug) before installing anything.

ipkg automatically installs dependencies (unlike fun-plug) so just install the package you want and it will grab everything it needs for you.

ipkg install [package name]

Remove Optware Package

ipkg remove [package name]

Update Optware Packages

ipkg update
ipkg upgrade

User home directories

On reboot, user home directories are reset to /home/ftp (except for the root user).

This is important for a number of users (Gitosis, Gitolite) and perhaps for other functionality (AFP).

Fix this by creating an ffp daemon script.

touch /ffp/start/users.sh
chmod +x /ffp/start/users.sh
vi /ffp/start/users.sh

Make the script match the following

echo "Changing user home directories"
usermod -d [HOME PATH] [USERNAME]

Continue adding more usermod -d statements as you create new system users.

Fix .bashrc being ignored

The default install does not bother to read the .bashrc file so we need to modify this to enable us to set custom paths.

Make a backup of /ffp/etc/profile

cp /ffp/etc/profile .

Edit the file

vi /ffp/etc/profile

Change the PATH block to look like this

# Set the default system $PATH:
if [ $(/ffp/bin/id -u) -eq 0 ]; then
export PATH

# MODIFIED: ensure ~/.bashrc is read
if [ -r "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then
. $HOME/.bashrc

Installing Gitolite

Install dependencies from the ffp repository.

funpkg -i /ffp/pkg/extra-packages/All/perl-5.10-2.tgz
ipkg install sudo
ipkg install bash

Symlink /ffp/bin/perl to /usr/bin/perl

ln -s /ffp/bin/perl /usr/bin/perl
adduser -h /mnt/HD_a2/ffp/home/git -g "git user" -S -D -G git -s /ffp/bin/bash git

Add the following line to the user daemon as mentioned above

usermod -d /mnt/HD_a2/ffp/home/git git

Setup gitolite in the /mnt/HD_a2/ffp/home/git directory.

su - git
git clone git://github.com/sitaramc/gitolite
vi ~/.bashrc

Add the following lines

export PATH=/mnt/HD_a2/fpp/home/git/bin:$PATH
su - git
gl-setup /path/to/your/[my key file].pub

Clone the repository on your local machine

git clone git@[IP ADDRESS]:gitolite-admin

Installing Gitosis

IMPORTANT: These instructions are not complete. Once gitosis is running it does not allow the creation of new repositories. Follow the Gitolite instructions instead.

Ensure you have updated any packages before continuing. See the section “Update Packages” for how to do this.

I recommend using optware for installing this as it will automatically get all the dependencies.

ipkg install gitosis

This will create a gitosis user.

We also need some other packages to setup gitosis

ipkg install sudo
ipkg install bash

Set gitosis to use /ffp/bin/bash for its shell

This MUST be /ffp/bin/bash, /bin/bash will not execute the /ffp/etc/profile and setup the user environment and gitosis in /opt/bin will not work.

usermod -s /ffp/bin/bash gitosis

Write the passwd file to flash.


Add the following line to the users daemon script for gitosis as mentioned previously

usermod -d /opt/share/gitosis gitosis

Initialise the git repositories, this requires your public key from earlier to enable the first checkouts of the repository

sudo -H -u gitosis /opt/bin/gitosis-init &lt; /ffp/home/root/.ssh/[my key file].pub

We need to fix non-interactive SSH shells not reading ~/.bashrc

Edit /ffp/etc/ssh/sshd_config and add the following lines:

PermitUserEnvironment yes
StrictModes no

Restart sshd or reboot the device

/ffp/start/sshd.sh restart

Add the path to the SSH environment

vi ~gitosis/.ssh/environment

Add the line (note: we can’t use variables here):


Configure SSH on your local machine to use your public key when connecting to your server.

vi ~/.ssh/config
Host gitosis
  Hostname [IP ADDRESS]
  User gitosis
  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/[my key file]

Check out the repository on your machine

git clone gitosis@[IP ADDRESS]:gitosis-admin.git


Daemon control scripts reside in /ffp/start

Any script in here with execute permissions will be automatically run at startup.

This lets to create scripts that run daemons, programs, will add cron jobs and perform other tasks.

This can be very useful as some things (such as cron) are removed at boot.

Manual operation


/ffp/start/[daemonname].sh start


/ffp/start/[daemonname].sh stop


/ffp/start/[daemonname].sh restart

Boot control

Start daemon / run script on boot – Add execute access to the start script

chmod a+x /ffp/start/[daemonname].sh

Don’t start daemon / run script on boot – Remove execute access to the start script

chmod a-x /ffp/start/[daemonname].sh

Trouble Shooting

Help! I got locked out of SSH!

Hopefully you still have access to your Volume_1 share.

Even if you have write access, the /ffp directory is not writable remotely, so you can’t fix your SSH config without telnet or ssh access.

If you have telnet access, use that and undo whatever you did. You can try “/ffp/start/sshd.sh restart” and see if there are any errors. If that fails, try rebooting the machine.

Re-install fun-plug as stated in the first section of this article.

Re-installing fun-plug doesn’t destroy any files that aren’t core config. This will reset the SSH config and re-enable  SSHD and Telnet.

Re-try SSH, if you are still locked out, re-try telnet.

can’t load library

Running older Funplug versions with new software can lead to some problems finding the correct paths for libraries.

I recently updated Transmission and received the following error:

/opt/bin/transmission-daemon: can't load library 'librt.so.0'

I added this to my /opt/etc/init.d/S99transmission.sh script.

# Update library path


Setting up with fun-plug

Using SSH Keys for authentication

Installing / Uninstalling packages with fun-plug

Installing Optware on the DLink-323

Setting up Git and Gitosis

Setting up Gitosis with Optware

What to do if you lock yourself out of SSH

git-upload-pack not found [1] [2]

Gitosis on QNAP

Gitolite install

3 Responses to “DLink 323 Ops Manual”

  1. […] I’ve created a page with a concise list of instructions for setting up and managing the DLink 323. […]

  2. thnx, this was very helpful! couldn’t figure out how to fix my .bashrc =)

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