sysPass 2.1 Password Manager (ReadyNAS OS 6 ARM & x86)


In search for a web accessible password manager I stumbled upon sysPass. Liking it quite a lot I thought I might as well port it to the ReadyNAS for the use within my family. It sports secure transmission of the stored passwords, encryption of the data stored within its database, a fully responsive layout so it can be used from a browser and a mobile phone and loads of things more. And since that might also be interesting for some other ReadyNAS users here is the app for ReadyNAS OS 6 for both, the ARM and the x86 architecture based systems:

I have to admit that installation isn’t quite as straight-forward as for other apps. So make sure to read the instructions carefully 😉

Pi-Hole Ad-Block Installer (ReadyNAS OS 6 ARM & x86)


After another round of updates of ad blocking services to my various browsers on different computers and mobile phones I decided to look for a more permanent solution. Pi-Hole offers just that. Instead of running a special piece of software on each and every device it act as a central point for ad blocking using DNS services.

So I set about to bring this to the ReadyNAS – and here it is:

Please note: Since Pi-Hole was developed for the Raspberry Pi it uses some paths for it’s web interface that aren’t compatible with the ReadyNAS Web UI. Thus those had to be tweaked and for that very reason the upgrade procedures using the command line or described on the web won’t work!

PHPMyAdmin 4.7.5 (ReadyNAS OS 6 ARM & x86)


Yes, I know there’s already a PHPMyAdmin app available from the ReadyNAS apps site or directly through the “Available Apps” page on the ReadyNAS. However, that app hasn’t been updated in ages and is stuck at version 4.0.4 of PHPMyAdmin. Since I needed something more recent I decided to build a new app from the latest stable version of PHPMyAdmin available. What I didn’t expect was that the setup routine included with PHPMyAdmin has changed and is no longer usable for changing/adopting existing configs. So I had to come up with a new system which works like this:

  • If you have a local MySQL instance running on your NAS and didn’t change the default password there’s nothing you need to do. The app comes preconfigured for those setups.
  • If you changed the root password for the local MySQL instance then after installing the app you need to connect the new share RNXconfig on your ReadyNAS. Inside the share navigate to the folder phpmyadmin/conf.d and load the file 00-localhost.php into your favourite editor. Change the setting of the variable $cfg['Servers'][$i]['password'] to the password you’ve set for the MySQL root user. Save the file and you’re done.
  • If you want to access other MySQL instances from the PHPMyAdmin app also connect to the share RNXconfig on your ReadyNAS. Navigate to phpmyadmin/conf.d and copy the file 00-localhost.php to a new file, say 01-example.php. Make sure to use the .php extension! Load the newly created file into an editor of your choice and change the parameters as necessary. Keep the $i++ at the end! Save and enjoy the new selection menu in your PHPMyAdmin login screen.
  • Of course if you only want to access remote servers without using a locally installed MySQL server you can delete the 00-localhost.php file once you created configs for the remote servers. Be aware that it will get recreated on a new install though!

Now after that rather lengthy blurb, here’s the app:

PHP 5.6.32 (RAIDiator 5 ARM)

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After building PHP 5.6.32 for RAIDiator 4×86 I realized that PHP for RAIDiator 5 hasn’t got an update in ages. So I set about to change that. Took more work than expected but here is: The latest and greatest PHP of the 5.6 series for all owners of a ReadyNAS NV+ v2 or ReadyNAS Duo v2.

PHP 5.6.32 (RAIDiator 4 x86)

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I just built the latest version of PHP 5.6 for ReadyNAS systems running RAIDiator 4 on x86 hardware. Enjoy: