Synology DSM 7, Sonos and NTLMv1
Upgrading to DSM 7 on my synology had the unexpected side effect of disconnecting my Sonos from the music library that I have on the Synology NAS (a DS216+ model). I did find, from the helpful advice at
that this can be fixed by allowing SMB1 connections, AND enabling NTLMv1 on the Synology. However, there are dire warnings about the lack of security of this old protocol. One user on a Synology user discussion site seemed to say this could be mitigated/fixed by blocking some ports on your router--so that such a protocol is not accessible from outside one's local network.
However, I cannot find what ports are necessary to block. And I don't understand if this is sufficient to "fix" the problem.
Does anyone have insight into this?
(And BTW, while my Sonos system does connect to the Music Library now and is able update the index, it does not seem to be able to play music: after a few seconds of playing a song, the network connection times out. I don't think the Sonos is having connection problems because it streams music from internet radio stations just fine. So any insight into this problem would be appreciated too!)
To answer my own question: I think that the best option is to use Plex. I turned off SMB1 completely...and after lots of sweat and tears, installed Plex on DSM 7. Mostly using the instructions here:
Once I realized that you DO not launch plex from the synology interface (which for me brings up a complicated "quickconnect" URL, but instead use the local IP address...then the plex sever noticed my Synology files and started indexing.
Finally I found out that one has lo "Enable Remote Access" on the server, as talked about here:
in order for the library to be able to be seen by Sonos.
Hopefully, this advice might be of use to someone else....