maxxfi - i was thinking the same thing but was hoping you would not say it. Ram wouldn't be much of a issue since im sure there is a way to allocate scratch space but CPU might be an issue. Problem with using a proxy I'm sure anything other than the company designated ports are blocked. and Time Warner blocks certain ports as well so its a crap shoot.
I made one too months ago before they released DSM 4.x and Sang is the guy who I have been corresponding with on emails. Basically told me he would ask the Developers about this but he couldn't promise anything which I expected. The more requests are made the better so thanks
Yes please, this must be #1 priority for NAS. And best thing would be a Java-based one so that it hogs CPU completely. Choice #2 would be installing X.org, some DE/WM and sticking FF or Chrome or similar on the NAS, then you could use VNC or whatever to connect to it. That will bring the current FW up from those 150 megs to 1.5 gigs at least and ease the maintenance quite a lot.
My smartphone does not run tons of services and is not connected to Gbit network, storing tens of MB/s. But as said, having a browser that is accessible via browser is simply top priority and everyone would want to use it. Synology will for sure go bankrupt unless they implement this ASAP.
P.S. You totally missed the point on VNC, go Google up sarcasm.