Synology DSM 6.0 – No More Root


If you are used to using older versions of DSM on your Synology NAS hardware, and use the SSH functionality, you may know that to get “admin” access you needed to login as “root”.

To do this at the SSH login, you would simply use the user name “root” instead of admin, or another user. Now, in DSM 6.0, you do not use “root” you simply need to login as a user that has admin access. Then you can use sudo like standard Linux. You do need to make sure that your user account is an admin account…

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Synology NAS SMB 3 Windows Connection Issues


Synology recently released DSM version 5.2-5565 and with that came some updates for SMB v3 (SMB 3). By default, DSM is set to use SMB 2, and when you change the option to use SMB 3, it seems to “reset” all of your connections.

ANY open connections or mapped drives will not work right away

What that means is that ANY open connections or mapped drives will not work right away; you may have to disconnect and re-connect them all. I actually had to remove my mapped drives and then reconnect them to get them to function properly. I think that may be remedied by a reboot, but I didn’t try that (since I don’t reboot my computer very often).

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