João Cardoso has made a replacement firmware. This is in active development as at Jun 2016 and is successful on rev B hardware with C close to completion.
The firmware can be flashed over the existing Dlink firmware or used in a 'reloaded' fashion, loading after Dlink firmware.
Project Home Page : http://sites.google.com/site/altfirmware/
- Up-to-date Linux Kernel
- Alt-F has Samba and NFS; supports ext2/3/4, VFAT, NTFS and ISO9660 filesystems.
- RAID 0, 1, 5 (with external USB disk) and JBD
- Supports 2/3/4TB disks.
- Supports 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
- Extensive Web based administration
- Web based package management and configuration
- Precompiled packages for alt-f and ffp
Note: The blog page for this work is from 2008
Helge has instructions for creating a custom firmware. Helge reports that the firmware created via this process can be uploaded to the DNS-323 web interface! Apparently this eliminates the need for using a serial port to flash the 323…
Testers wanted :). If this works, we could start working on a community firmware to replace the wretched D-Link firmware?
Some of the site is in Ukrainian, but it looks like all of the dns-323 stuff is in good english.