Installing fun plug and a rsync daemon on a DNS-320 NAS

The rsync daemon can be enabled on the DNS-320 by using Fun_plug. This offers a faster method of performing backups than the built in SMB, FTP or AFP.

First download the fun_plug installer to your local machine.

Extract the archive and place the fun_plug executable and fun_plug.tgz files in to the root of the Volume_1 drive on the NAS box.

Create a new user via the NAS's web interface if needed for the rsync/ssh access.

Restart using the web interface.

Connect to the NAS via telnet:

telnet yournas

Enable SSH and rsyncd:

chmod +x /ffp/start/ /ffp/start/

Set the password for root user:


Test ssh by connecting to the NAS with above password as root:

ssh root@yournas

Disable telnet:

chmod -x /ffp/start/

Kill the current telnet process:

killall telnet

Create rsyncd config:

# more /ffp/etc/rsyncd.conf
uid = nobody
gid = nobody
max connections = 4
use chroot = yes

#Use no spaces by the "=" on the line below
pid file=/var/run/

path = /mnt/HD/HD_a2/Bob/rsync 
comment = Backups
read only = false
uid = youruser
gid = yourgroup

Create module/share directory:

mkdir /mnt/HD/HD_a2/Bob/rsync
chown nobody: /mnt/HD/HD_a2/Bob/rsync

Start rsyncd:

/ffp/start/ start

Test rsyncd config by listing available shares on the NAS from your local machine:

rsync yournas::

Last updated: 23/11/2017