Thank you for the reply!
I did spend a couple days trying to gain command-line access about a year ago, and the acp_commander was one tool I tried. Without success, I concluded that those instructions perhaps did not apply to my device. I take it, though, that I was wrong. Good!
I admit that the README for the acp_commander
WARNING: This is experimental software that might brick your linkstation!
But I am not daunted - by that, anyway. There are so many forks in the possible interpretations of the many docs for this large family of devices that it is hard for me to even determine which ones apply to my device. For instance,
- The hardware of my LS-V3 does not say "Pro" on it anywhere, and I did not assume I had the Pro version because I've had many experiences in which "Pro" indicates a different product. In fact, a product page on the main website distinguishes "LinkStation" from "LinkStation Pro" (and, unfortunately, that page does not name LS-VL or LS-V3 or any models as belonging to the Pro or non-Pro categories). So I had no idea; nor do I know how I would have found out by reading any information on either the commercial page or the wiki page. But I know now, it's a "Pro." Right?
- I take it that the docs for "LS-VL" apply to my LS-V3, right? This is not obvious: it doesn't say these apply to the "LS-V3" anywhere on the wiki instruction page, nor do I recall seeing that important piece of information on any of many other wiki pages and forum posts I've combed. Worse, the wiki page states the information applies to devices whose memory ranges from 1TB-2TB. But the LS-V3 is a 3TB device. Hence, my LS-V3 seemed excluded. But I know now, and it's easy to remember (once you know).
I believe I understand the instructions on the wiki: (1) generate and place some files in the /share/ folder; (2) use acp_commander to run the script to establish an authenticated relationship with my LS-V3; (3) ssh in! I know before starting that I've got questions, for instance:
The wiki says to run the command
java -jar acp_commander.jar -t $IPADDR -ip $IPADDR -pw password -c 'ls /mnt/disk1/share/'
Is 'password' here to be 'password' - e.g., because that's the LS-VL default password for user 'root'? or am I supposed to use my admin account password? Or otherwise establish a password?(Clarification welcome!)
But my biggest need is just in this question, about which I'd like to double-check: So all of this does
apply to the LS-V3, the absence of that statement on the wiki page notwithstanding?