Sending *.exe files through GMail and other mail servers

As for right know (when anything goes web and desktop applications are nearly dead) there aren’t many situations, when you would like to send an *.exe file as an attachment. But, suppose you want. Then you, the good question, is how to do this? Well… in general, you can’t do that. Gmail itself will block you from sending an EXE file directly or ZIP archive containing it. Saying that it did so, for the security reasons. And, even if you pass it over (see below), most mail servers will block you from delivering such contents to mailboxes operated on this or that server.

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Installing Optware (IPKG) on QNAP TS-210

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This article deals with installing Optware (IPKG) on QNAP TS-210 NAS machine. Optware is a must-have, if you want to do anything with your NAS that goes beyond using as simple network storage. I.e., if you want to access it via SSH and play a little around Linux on-board. In other words, in installs many core utils, that are simply gone from default distribution of Linux on-board QNAP.

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Fix for problem with mixing USB shares on QNAP

Most QNAPs randomly mounts USB disk shares. I.e. you can have disk attached to left USB port as USBDisk1, second as USBDisk2 and after reset — changed together. This causes many problems, where being unable to write some script accessing particular disks could be named at first. There isn’t an easy way to work around it. The only solution I found out was to write an script that resides in flash memory (therefore is called upon each restart of QNAP) and that mounts disks under shares similar to their disk labels.

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