Ive had Synology devices running my core home network services for a few years now and it has always frustrated me that some sort of DHCP/DNS integration wasnt possible. Recently though this because more frustrating because I setup a Raspberry Pi on my home LAN and installed Pi-Hole.
Pi-Hole did the needful thing and helped enormously. The problem though was that the Pi-Hole logs only showed the clients IP address, not the computer name. Pi-Hole can do reverse look ups for client IP addresses but only if your DNS server has the in-addr.arpa zone setup and data in the zone file. Because Synology DNS and DHCP aren’t integrated then clients wouldn’t have their names registered in DNS and Pi-Hole couldn’t resolve the reverse lookup for the machines IP address.
I finally found a magic script to fix this. See GitHub – gclayburg/synology-diskstation-scripts: Update Synology DNS records from DHCP IP address reservation.
Dead easy to setup and works like a charm.
I have this morning managed to activate Telstra OneNumber on my iPhone which uses my employers business account. This completes an enquiry I lodged with Telstra back in January.
For anyone else who wants to do this you must:
- Ensure you have the authority and/or password for the business account to change services on the account. See your account owner.
- Make a note of your company’s ACN/ABN. You might be asked for it.
- Make a note of the address your company has on record with Telstra.
- Called Telstra on 132000. You must specifically request the activation of OneNumber on a business account.
- The operator will take some information from you and advise you that you will get a call back in 5-7 business days. You will also be given a case number. Do make a record of this.
- You will be given instructions on what to do in case Telstra doesn’t call you back.
- You will not be told that when(if?) Telstra does call you back that you will need the password on the business account. Make sure you have it ready for later.
- After 5-7 days Telstra will call you back and manually sign up your service thats attached to the Business account. You will be read some T&Cs, you will be read a risk statement. You must verbally accept these on the phone.
- You can then restart your iPhone, open the Watch App and activate the service.
I wont make any comments about this process and how long it took for me to be told about it.