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Setup & Admin - Other Features

There are a number of other handy administration features that I don't think I touched on:

  • You can enable emailed alerts. But I couldn't get the NSL to send me anything, even when I tried to exceed a User quota
  • Browser-based firmware upgrade from a downloaded file
  • Set the time zone and date and time for the NSL's clock
  • Enable WINS and specify a server IP
  • Restore the factory configuration and save and load the NSL's configuration
  • Immediately shutdown or restart the NSL, or schedule shutdown and start up. (Unfortunately, the NSL can't power down the attached USB drive)
  • Extensive on-line help is available via a condensed User Guide link and context-sensitive Help button on each screen.

But there are also some notable omissions:

  • You can't disable HTTP access to the NSL's drives, nor can you set a different port for admin and file access. Note also that HTTP access is read only
  • FTP file access is not supported
  • Although you can view a master (merged) log or just a log of the Backup activity (more below), you can't save the log or send it to a syslog server
  • Permission (Share, User, Group) activities are not logged, nor are logins and failed login attempts.
  • No indication of how much of each User's Quota is used

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