Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

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Want a Synology NAS Native Browser?

Yes
22
71%
No
9
29%
 
Total votes: 31
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Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby isimme » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:13 am

I simply want my Synology NAS DS214+ to have a standard browser locally on it.
Preferably either Chrome or Firefox?

I have seen many others express interest in this
and then are berated about how its either unnecessary, impractical, or stupid.
The hardware is way more then capable,
and so what if you don't see the point in it, many of us want it.

Synology please provide an easy package install?

Thanks

EDIT: Please Vote! Thanks
Last edited by isimme on Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby SDirickson » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:27 am

How would this browser be accessed? Synology boxes have no local UI capability. I.e. how would the browser be displayed (since the box has no display-output capability), and how would it be controlled if it were somehow made visible (since the box has no keyboard/mouse input capability)?

People will be better able to answer the "Do you want it?" question if they have some idea of how they would be able to use it if they had it.
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby isimme » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:14 pm

Hi SDirickson,

You would access the browser remotely just as you do the Synology NAS DSM desktop.
Essentially a browser within a browser.

Good question I hadn't realized it wasn't obvious unless you already have the problem this solves.
It's an ideal solution for example for someone able to
remotely access their Synology NAS DSM desktop via their work, but unable to at their work
access certain websites. The browser on Synology NAS DSM would be able to access these sites!

As well when downloading stuff you wouldn't necessarily have to copy the links in order to download
content to your Synology NAS. Just download as you would on a regular computer click the link
and go..

Hope that helps!
If you have any other questions let me know?

-isimme
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby isimme » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:15 am

So someone voted NO(trolling maybe),
Please post your argument against a Browser package
on Synology NAS so this can be a constructive conversation?

Thanks,
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby isimme » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:22 am

Another use of this feature would be:
I use a VPN on my laptop, but not my router,
which certain websites do not like the IPs of the VPN service.
If I were able to browse through my Synology NAS
it would use the regular WLAN there by avoiding the "bad" IPs of my VPN.
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby cfuttrup » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:11 pm

isimme wrote:So someone voted NO(trolling maybe),
Please post your argument against a Browser package
on Synology NAS so this can be a constructive conversation?

Thanks,
isimme


I voted no. This (any web browser) can create major problems in regard to security. Be careful what you wish for. At least for sure don't make it standard.

/Claus
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby isimme » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:54 am

cfuttrup wrote:
isimme wrote:So someone voted NO(trolling maybe),
Please post your argument against a Browser package
on Synology NAS so this can be a constructive conversation?

Thanks,
isimme


I voted no. This (any web browser) can create major problems in regard to security. Be careful what you wish for. At least for sure don't make it standard.

/Claus


Claus,
you do have a point about security but why take away the choice(freedom) of others to take this security risk?
This wouldn't compromise the security of your own NAS unless you choose to install.
Please reconsider your vote?
Why restrict me and others?
Support our freedom.

Best Regards,
-isimme
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby HarryPotter » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:28 pm

isimme wrote:[Please reconsider your vote?
Why restrict me and others?
Support our freedom.

So why a poll if you cant accept a no and blame them trolling? Better change the question to: do you need it / no I dont need.
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby isimme » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:06 am

HarryPotter wrote:
isimme wrote:[Please reconsider your vote?
Why restrict me and others?
Support our freedom.

So why a poll if you cant accept a no and blame them trolling? Better change the question to: do you need it / no I dont need.


Hi Harry,

I can accept a no, accepting though doesn't mean I have to agree with it however.
As far as changing the question I don't see why I should.
I think it's a great question,
not only does it draw attention to the issue I am raising
but it also reveals character such as does the person so not want something that
they would restriction some else.

As well I wouldn't take away anyone's right to vote,
or I'd be a hypocrite,
but anyone that participates in a public poll should be able to support why their choice is best
whether merely just for themselves or the larger picture such as for everyone.

Cheers,
Best Regards,
isimme
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby maxxfi » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:27 am

isimme wrote:Why restrict me and others?
Support our freedom.


Synology NAS (at least most of them) are consumer devices, targeted for users who don't know much about networking, sysadmin, etc. (and you see it from many question in these forums).
If Synology put their rubber stamp on an application, it means also that they will need to support it. Many users will probably just install it regardless whether they really need it and whether they understand the security implications, and if they will have issues they will turn to Synology support (and security issues are hard to solve, unless you accept the basic rule 'wipe everything and start from scratch + backup').
So in short your freedom to install more addons it will impact the right of many users to have good support.
But I support your freedom to write a 3rd party app.
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby isimme » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:48 pm

maxxfi wrote:
isimme wrote:Why restrict me and others?
Support our freedom.


Synology NAS (at least most of them) are consumer devices, targeted for users who don't know much about networking, sysadmin, etc. (and you see it from many question in these forums).
If Synology put their rubber stamp on an application, it means also that they will need to support it. Many users will probably just install it regardless whether they really need it and whether they understand the security implications, and if they will have issues they will turn to Synology support (and security issues are hard to solve, unless you accept the basic rule 'wipe everything and start from scratch + backup').
So in short your freedom to install more addons it will impact the right of many users to have good support.
But I support your freedom to write a 3rd party app.


Hi Maxxfi,

Your argument is good,
best I've heard so far.
For Synology to support what I'm asking
is the difference of a small company and large company.
You are probably right they are not ready for the level of support this would require.

Respect to you.
Thanks for keeping it constructive.

Best Regards,
isimme
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Request for Terminal client and Web Browser

Postby Runnerblade » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:38 pm

Hi all, i think should be a good idea to insert into DSM 2 package as Terminal client to use SSH server directly from DSM, and a light web browser to search what need to download.

Thanks
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Re: Request for Terminal client and Web Browser

Postby jetwitaussi » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:49 pm

+1
I would love this too!
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Re: Want a Synology NAS Native Browser(Chrome or Firefox)?

Postby aheaps » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:56 pm

I would like to also add that a built in web browser would allow access to other internal sites (ie. a firewall/router, a wifi access point, or any other device you host internally). The problem is that using a single public IP address requires you to NAT a bunch of different ports to those devices. My work prohibits accessing "odd" ports, wherein 443 is always open. This would then allow a single NAT on 443 to the DS, at which point you could then leverage a DS browser to access all of the other web portals within your network. Would be a great tool. And in response to the security issue, I totally agree, but the risk goes way down when accessing just internal sites. Perhaps, a firewall rule to allow the external browsing? And why not leverage the built in Virus scan application to protect external browsing? Please consider adding a browser so I can more easily access my internal web portals through DSM. Thanks.
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Intagrated Web Browser

Postby pyr8 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:41 pm

It would be great to have access to an integrated web browser within the Disk Station.

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