Qnap Firmware Update 3.4.4 bringt einige Bugfixes für Lion und Co

Heute Nacht oder Morgen wird Qnap das Firmware Update 3.4.4 veröffentlichen welches einige Bugfixe mit sich bringt. Unter den Bugfixen wird sich auch der „AFP DHX2“ support befinden, welches sich gerade für die Mac OS X 10.7 LION User lohnen wird. Wie ich hier in diesem Workaround schon beschrieben habe gibt es bei Lion und NAS Geräten ohne AFP DHX2 support Probleme mit den Freigaben.

Hier eine Liste der kompletten Änderungen:

– [ElephantDrive] ElephantDrive updated to version 2.1.5
– [Web File Manager] Support the compressed file format bz2 on Web File Management
– [AFP] Add an option of “AFP DHX2 support” to support MAC OSX Lion 10.7

[Major Bug Fixes]
– Fixed the random hard drive drop issue during the NAS boot up precedure installed with some Hitachi and Seagate Hard Drive, e.g. ST2000Dl003.
– [AD] Fixed NAS cannot join the Active Directory when the Domain user name contained with the Russian character.
– [AD] Active Directory authentication problems can be solved by re-join to the AD Domain.
– [AD] Fixed the Domain users cannot access a subfolder after local admin permission has been removed from the folder.
– [AD] Fixed the share folders will become inaccessible for the domain group when the share folder permission has been re-applied.
– [RAID Management] the NAS will not rebuild the RAID volume if the encrypted volume is locked.
– [SAMBA] Fixed the printer power on/off action will cause the SAMBA disconnect when data transfer
– [SAMBA] Fixed the file name rename issue by using Windows 7 Windows Explorer.
– [NFS] Fixed the NFS disconnect when data transfer (X86)
– [RSYNC] Fixed the Rsync failed issue when synchronizing the single large file and file content is different between source and destination.
– [Network UPS] Fixed the Network UPS Slave cannot cannot shutdown correctly.

[Known Issues]
– [Surveillance Station] Y-CAM Generic V2 will be disconnected when selecting the channel in Live View page.
– [AD] “Domain Users” group permission will remove after another domain user modify the same file in the file format as docx, xlsx.

OS X LION connection error with AFP and workaround

This time i wrote this post in english because i think this workaround will be interesting for a lot of people.

Ok the issue is that i tried to access my QNAP Turbo NAS TS-410 over AFP with OS X LION Developer Preview 2 and got a error message like this one above. I couldn’t login with a registered user on my QNAP NAS box. The guest account worked fine but no chance with a registered one.

So i found a solution and explanation at the Apple Developer Forum. Apple disables support for the „DHCAST128“ in OS X 10.7 LION , which is commonly used by NAS boxes. Apple thinks is it insufficiently secure. So all the Vendors must work with Apple for Lion compatibility.

To turn on „DHCAST128“ support please do the following:

1)  Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal and do:
sudo chmod o+w /Library/Preferences
defaults write /Library/Preferences/ afp_host_prefs_version -int 1
Now restart your computer.
2)  From Finder, select an AFP server, or use „Connect To…“.  This will cause the AFP Client to create the full preferences file
3)  Launch Terminal again and do:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ afp_disabled_uams -array „Cleartxt Passwrd“ „MS2.0“ „2-Way Randnum exchange“
sudo chmod o-w /Library/Preferences
Now restart your computer.

Note:  To add a „DHCAST128“ to the disable list, use
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ afp_disabled_uams -array-add „DHCAST128“


I tried it at my OS X LION installation an it worked like a charm. I hope that all the Vendors like QNAP, Synology etc. will patch that in future firmware releases.