Frustrating indeed. I will read further and try to discover what is all about. Thanks for your sincere statement.Thanks @Shadow and @Rusty, I think I'll containerise! Interesting politics there but as long as they keep looking after the core NAS environment and let me make use of the Linux underneath I should be happy.
Now, you do realise you're going to have to answer my super noob questions about getting the three containers to work nicely together. I have tried and failed