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[REOPENED] Managing NAS4Free from iPad

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[REOPENED] Managing NAS4Free from iPad

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Hi all

I was wondering if anyone has had any sucess in managing NAS4Free from an iPad?

I can log into the WebGUI from my iPad and I can see the main screen, there are maybe 1 or2 others that I can see, but by far most screens are not accessible and no matter which tab you select, it just goes back to the main screen.

When I was first playing with N4F, I only had the 32 bit version, but I seem to recall the WebGUI working fully over the iPad.

Also I have searched for an app but there is nothing, however there is one for freenas 7, which behaves in the same manner as the normal WebGUI does (over the iPad).

I personally thinks that the ability to manage it over an iPad would be a great asset with a dedicated app being even better.

Can anyone shed any light in this one???

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Re: Managing NAS4Free from iPad

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kkd wrote:it is solved:
viewtopic.php?f=56&t=3510
Thanks kid, works flawlessly now.

Where would I be without you guys ???
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Re: Managing NAS4Free from iPad

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for ipad?
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kkd wrote:
for ipad?
Not entire post, only: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15#p8257

Test on a friends N4F install and ipad mini
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raulfg3 wrote:
kkd wrote:
for ipad?
Not entire post, only: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15#p8257

Test on a friends N4F install and ipad mini
thanks, thats interesting.
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kkd wrote:
for ipad?
Not entirely sure, I think it is a windows app, but I couldn't get filledropper to work for me so couldn't get the download.

However the link you suggested (changing the behaviour of the menu items) worked just fine and allows me to control my n4f from my iPad through its native safari browser or equally, possibly more fitting to my initial enquiry through the freenas7 iPad app.
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Hmm a strange occurrence.
Is the file (usr/local/www/fbegin.inc) one that will self generate on next boot? as I inadvertently disconnected the power causing a reboot and the ipad fix no longer works...
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b1gb1ll wrote:Hmm a strange occurrence.
Is the file (usr/local/www/fbegin.inc) one that will self generate on next boot? as I inadvertently disconnected the power causing a reboot and the ipad fix no longer works...
all the phps are in memory, unzipped from embeded file. so after reboot u have to modify the phps.
or create a postinit command to make the modifications.
i reboot only because of firmware upgrade, about once a month. i do that kinnda modifications manually after reboot.
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kkd wrote: so after reboot u have to modify the phps.
or create a postinit command to make the modifications.
Ah, thought as much.

Could I edit the file again, (to reinstate the iPad fix), then backup the config and do a restore should I need to reboot again? Would that work or am I misunderstanding something?

If it would not work, what are my options with regard to creating a postinit command?
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b1gb1ll wrote:
kkd wrote: so after reboot u have to modify the phps.
or create a postinit command to make the modifications.
Could I edit the file again, (to reinstate the iPad fix), then backup the config and do a restore should I need to reboot again? Would that work or am I misunderstanding something?
if u reboot, u loose the ipad fix, u need to install ipadfix after every reboot.
it wont be stored in the config file.
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kkd wrote: if u reboot, u loose the ipad fix, u need to install ipadfix after every reboot.
it wont be stored in the config file.
Thanks for the clarification..

So when you mentioned a 'postinit command', were you referring to manually installing the ipadfix, or is there a way to automate the procedure?
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b1gb1ll wrote:So when you mentioned a 'postinit command', were you referring to manually installing the ipadfix, or is there a way to automate the procedure?
you can see how postinit works in N4F documentation: System Advanced Command Scripts

You can use PostInit webGUI to launch a script that do what you want , eg: I use it to launch Thebrig jail manager.
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b1gb1ll wrote:
kkd wrote: if u reboot, u loose the ipad fix, u need to install ipadfix after every reboot.
it wont be stored in the config file.
Thanks for the clarification..

So when you mentioned a 'postinit command', were you referring to manually installing the ipadfix, or is there a way to automate the procedure?
postinit command is a command runs right after boot, in ur case it could copy the the new php files overwriting the original ones.
so u got 2 choises to install ipadfix php files:
- install manually (u have to do it after every reboot)
- postinit (afterboot) command (u have to write it once, and it will run and copy ur phps after every reboot)
tomorrow i have a little free time and ill post how to do it step by step
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Raul
I think I understand the principle now, but I would struggle not knowing how to structure the command. But thanks for the link.
kkd wrote: tomorrow i have a little free time and ill post how to do it step by step
Thanks, I really appreciate that.
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i hope u got at least one hdd, where ur datas are stores and wont diappear after reboot. 8-) usually /mnt/xxx.

1. save the new php files on ur hdd (for example /mnt/mda/ipdafix). so u got the new php file there, lets say: /mnt/mda/ipdafix/fbegin.inc
2. webgui / system /advanced/ command scripts / add command
cp /mnt/mda/ipdafix/fbegin.inc /usr/local/www
postinit

press add.


so easy ;)
so ur command will copy fbegin.inc after ever reboot to its place.
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kkd wrote: 1. save the new php files on ur hdd (for example /mnt/mda/ipdafix). so u got the new php file there, lets say: /mnt/mda/ipdafix/fbegin.inc
2. webgui / system /advanced/ command scripts / add command
cp /mnt/mda/ipdafix/fbegin.inc /usr/local/www
postinit

press add.


so easy
so ur command will copy fbegin.inc after ever reboot to its place.
Thanks for that kkd its a big help, ill give it a try when I get home tonight...
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Thanks for all your help kkd & Raul, the ipadfix is now successfully auto loading after each boot.
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kkd wrote:i hope u got at least one hdd, where ur datas are stores and wont diappear after reboot. 8-) usually /mnt/xxx.
Hmmm I'm confused.

I have saved the ipadfix as a subfolder of the mnt folder as suggested and written the postinit command and all seems well.... But I have noticed that the ipadfix folder keeps disappearing (and therefore does not auto load on reboot)

This seems strange behaviour, as all my other data movies music & photos etc stay where I've put them.

But, kkd your statement above seems to indicate that you may have come accross this phenomena of data disappearing after reboot before, is that so?

Intrigued...
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Ur data "disappears" if u create a folder in the memory (socalled ramdisk), like /tmp. u loose that data after reboot. just like php files in embedded nas4free. they are stored packed (zipped) on hdd (or usb drive) but unpacked to ram. so if u modify them they wont be saves on hdd.

but u have datas u wanna share on hdd. so create a folder on that hdd.
1 kinnda solution: u create a folder under your photos.

dont worry u will never loose datas stored on ur hdds!!!!
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