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Note the support for changing the configuration access to a secure HTTPS instead of the default HTTP. However, also note that there is no way to change the HTTP/HTTPS ports used. The HN1200 has a couple of ways to send alerts to the administrator when problems occur. Figure 4 shows the alert setup menu where the HN1200 can be configured to send email and/or Windows "Pop-Up Notifications."

Alert setup

Figure 4: Alert setup

Note in the SMTP setup that there is no way to enter a username and a password for outbound mail. If your SMTP server requires logging in, you'll be out of luck. In my testing, I got neither the email nor the pop-up functionality to work.

The Pop-Up notification required activating the standard Windows service. I did this and entered the IP address of my machine; however, every time I tested it, I got an error indicating that the pop-up failed. On my Windows machine, I saw no indication that anything had happened. For email alerts, I entered my info, but every time I hit the test button, I would get the pop-shown in Figure 5 (more on this later).

Email failure

Figure 5: Email failure

Other items found in the "System" configuration section include the ability to change the administrator password, update the firmware, show the status of a printer attached to the USB port, and save and restore the current configuration. Under the "Advanced" setup (Figure 6), there were a couple of interesting features.

Advanced setup

Figure 6: Advanced setup

The "Identification" option illuminates a bright blue LED on the front panel. Therefore, if you have multiple HN1200s on your network, you can tell to which one you are currently logged in. The Certificate form is one I haven't seen on any NAS before. This form lets you specify your own cryptographic info for SSL communications when you're using the HTTPS server. If you don't already have your own certificate and key, another form (Figure 7) generates them for you.

Certificate and Key generation

Figure 7: Certificate and Key generation

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