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What is the purpose of using valid mac and serial?

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Hi All, as the title suggests, what is the reason behind using a valid mac and serial?

 

Does this enable features or allow features to work correctly? Or is there some other reason?

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I think its so that the system can be registered with Synology to use their DDNS and other services for remote access etc

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Ahh right. So if you don't plan on using it for any inbound services then you don't need to worry about it?

 

If you have multiple interfaces, do they all need to have valid mac and serials? Or just the primary NIC?

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id imagine it best to have all your interfaces with 'valid' details if you intend to use the syno ddns, that way, if the traffic to the syno servers goes on a different adapter you wont lose your registration

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Hi All, as the title suggests, what is the reason behind using a valid mac and serial?

 

Does this enable features or allow features to work correctly? Or is there some other reason?

 

Like already answered, it only affects some Synology features like DDNS and enables WOL. If you don't need them, just leave it.

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The purpose is as described here above but that implies that you would then be abusing Synology's services. In fact I am not so sure it is even possible anymore.

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I can confirm that until 5592 (which I use) the Synology services will work correctly, if you assign MAC and SN.

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