Using Synology NFS share to use with XBian

I struggled a bit to have a Synology NFS share to work with my XBian. So I thought I would share how I finaly handled this. In the first place, I managed to see my Synology NFS server within XBian, see the exported filesystem but could not browse them ! And in the end, it appears to be quite simple…

By the way, I am using DSM 5.x with a DS411.

You need to enable NFS service in Control panel

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Then, edit the Shared Folder you want to shared using NFS, go to NFS permission and create a new rule.

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  • set hostname to your XBian IP (here I used * so any host can access it)
  • set priviledge to Read or Read/Write
  • Select “Map all users to admin” as Squash option
  • Tick both check box, “Enable Asynchronous” & “Allow connection from non priviledged ports”

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And that should be it ! Now I can browse the NFS share from within XBian.


Raspberry Pi has a new friend : ZiBASE Mini

Zodianet is a french startup which sells a home automation box : ZiBASE. They just released software running on ZiBASE for the Raspberry Pi : ZiBASE Mini. It is available as an SD card image or as a debian package.


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There is a (not so) basic free version which is working with ZWave or enocean usb dongles. You will have a pay a licence for advance home automation (video streaming, data historization, scenarios…)

It is a nice way to start as software is free and Pi is cheap ! And it is known to work on CubieBoard also !

I’ll try it ! Downloading…