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System|General Setup

Using the Drop Down Navigation Menu on the top of the page, below the NAS4Free logo, click “SYSTEM” then select “GENERAL”. On this page you can configure and maintain very important settings for your server.

Hostname

Hostname: Lets you set the name for your server that will be seen by DNS and *nix type systems.
Domain: Lets you set the domain portion of your server name that will be used by DNS.

DNS Settings

DNS server settings are required to for NAS4Free to connect to Internet services and servers by name instead of IP address, like NTP time servers or to ping other network devices by name.

Up to two DNS servers may be configured on this page. A reboot is not required when changing the DNS settings.

IPV4 DNS servers: Allows you to set the addresses of two DNS servers. Usually your ISP or Network Administrator will provide this information to you.

IPV6 DNS servers: Allows you to set the addresses of two DNS servers. Usually your ISP or Network Administrator will provide this information to you.

Note - IPV4 DNS servers should always be available for configuration since IPV4 is enabled in NAS4Free by default. IPV6 DNS servers will not be available to configure unless you have enabled IPV6 in your LAN settings. IPV6 is not enabled by default.

Changing WebGUI Access Default Settings

WebGUI User Name

Username: This is the Username you will be required to enter when logging into the WebGUI.

Default Username: admin
Default Password: nas4free

*Changing the WebGUI Username will not modify the system root account Username.

WebGUI Protocol and Port

Protocol: This is the method our browser and NAS4Free will use to communicate so you can access the WebGUI. Use the Drop Down Menu to change the protocol to HTTPS if you require a higher level of security when accessing the WebGUI.

Note - The default protocol is HTTP.

Port: Allows you to change the default port for accessing the WebGUI.

You can change the WebGUI protocol from the default HTTP on port 80 to the alternate and more secure HTTPS on port 443. Either port (80 or 443 are configurable).

Important - If you are also going to use the NAS4Free Webserver make sure you do not use the same port as the WebGUI.

You must reboot NAS4Free when you change the WebGUI Protocol.

Certificate and Private Key

Certificate: If you use the HTTPS protocol, NAS4Free will automatically enter a default x.509 certificate for you. If you want to get your own certificate you can paste it here.

Private Key: If you use the HTTPS protocol, NAS4Free will automatically enter a default RSA private key for you. If you want to create your own private key you can paste it here.

Note - These settings will only be available if you are using the HTTPS protocol to access the WebGUI. They are required to provide security.

Language

Language: Use the Drop Down Menu to select your preferred language for the WebGUI.

Date and Time

Time Zone: Use the Drop Down Menu to select your time zone.

System Time: Used to manually set the system date and time. You can enter it in the proper format or click the “CALENDAR” icon to do it graphically.

Enable NTP: Click the box if you want NAS4Free to update its date and time automatically via NTP.

NTP Time Server: NAS4Free uses pool.ntp.org by default but you can change this to any valid, nearby NTP server of your choice.

Time Update Interval: Set the number of minutes between time synchronizations.

Note - NTP Time Server and Time Update Interval settings will not be available if NTP is not enabled.

Remember to click the “SAVE” button before navigating away from the page if you want your changes to take effect.

documentation/setup_and_user_guide/general_system_options.txt · Last modified: 2014/02/19 14:29 (external edit)