Synology DSM 6.2 + Let’s Encrypt + DNS Challenge + Route53

I’m attempting to build upon Markus Lippert’s article ( with a newer DSM (DiskStation Manager) version (6.2.3). Some of the instructions from that post were slightly different from what my experience was. I don’t have my Synology device accessible on the internet, so using a DNS challenge was the best option available. The built-in Synology … Read more

Synology and *

Recently I’ve been noticing a lot of consistent traffic coming from my Synology (well, Xpenology) virtual machine destined for a domain.  This was somewhat concerning as some cursory Google searches for this domain resulted in several posts about folks associating this domain with malware and/or bots.  Uh oh. I use pfSense as my router … Read more