Alt-F provides a free alternative firmware for the DLINK DNS-320/320L/321/323/325.
Alt-F has Samba and NFS; supports ext2/3/4, VFAT, NTFS and ISO9660 filesystems; RAID 0, 1, 5 (with external USB disk) and JBOD; supports 2/3/4TB disks; rsync, ftp, sftp, ftps, ssh, lpd, DNS and DHCP servers, DDNS, fan and leds control, clean power up and down... and more.
Alt-F also has a set of comprehensive administering web pages, you don't need to use the command line to configure it.
Besides the built-in software, Alt-F also supports additional packages on disk, including ffp packages, that you can install, update and uninstall using the administering web pages
Main Code site: http://code.google.com/p/alt-f
Discussion Forum: http://groups.google.com/group/alt-f
Is it possible to have 2 or 3 different HDs for the RAID-5 option? (one is USB-HDD, 2 others are internal). or it only works with the same 3 HDs?
This firmware update is excellent. I had all but given up on my DNS-323 then I found alt-f. D-Link's firmware is buggy and just unreliable. Alt-f works great and far exceeded my expectations, It is fairly easy to setup, requires a little reading and a rudimentary understanding of LINUX is helpful but not mandatory. Preserved the data that was already on the drive, that was a bonus for me. All and all I give this a 5 stars across the board.
New life for my dlink NAS as backup storage server. Work like a charm: easy to use (web ui or command line), easy to extend (ffp, ...)
Brings new life to nice hardware, neglected by D-Link from day one. Managed with great care by its maintainer.
Well done! As d-link seems to have dropped the ball on supporting my DNS-323 (and who can blame them as it is an old box), Alt-F is a great alternative. I had a few minor permissions issues when I loaded the firmware, but my data was safe and I was eventually able to access everything. I'm looking forward to the next version!