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D-Link FAQ => ShareCenter FAQs => Topic started by: JavaLawyer on March 18, 2014, 05:30:02 AM

Title: DNS-321/323 - Alternative Firmware - Alt-F
Post by: JavaLawyer on March 18, 2014, 05:30:02 AM
This FAQ entry describes an available open source third party firmware available for the D-Link DNS-321 and DNS-323. The firmware described in this FAQ is not sanctioned by D-Link and installing this firmware may void your D-Link ShareCenter warranty (Please see Disclaimer at the bottom of this post.)

What is Alt-F?

Alt-F is an open source replacement firmware specifically for the D-Link DNS-321 and DNS-323 which can either run from a USB thumb drive (temporary) or replace the ShareCenter on-board firmware.

Some of the key benefits claimed by the developers of Alt-F include: Samba, NFS, EXT2/3/4 support, RAID-5 (using external USB HDD), larger HDD capacity, RSYNC, FTP, SFTP, SSH, additional fan control, FFP packages, and web admin GUI.

Alt-F should not be confused with Fonz Fun_Plug (FFP) (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58479.0), which is comprised of a master script and set of companion utilities that operate in concert with the stock ShareCenter firmware. While Alt-F supports FFP packages, FFP is a completely separate third-party software product and should not be confused with Alt-F.

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The software, procedures, and referenced links described in this post is not sanctioned by D-Link, the thread poster, or content contributors for improving the performance or functionality of D-Link ShareCenter devices. Neither D-Link, the thread poster, nor content contributors warrant against damage to the ShareCenter, hard drives, or data to which this software and related procedures are applied, property damage, or injury resulting from the application of the software and related procedures. Individuals who choose to apply this software, do so at their own risk and may void the D-Link warranty for their D-Link ShareCenter on which the software was installed.