As previously posted, I’ve now replaced my ageing NSLU2 with a raspberry pi.
Having finally set it all up, and now having a case from ModMyPi, it’s nearly complete. I’ll be doing a write up of all the set up, much like I did for my NSLU2 Debian installation. The Pi is already proving a much more powerful beast – heck it’s got much more than 29MB worth of memory!
So much so, that currently my Pi is running:
- One of either Twonky Special 7 or minidlna (still haven’t decided yet as I’m struggling to get Twonky to work with my Samsung Smart TV whereas minidlna does, but seems unreliable)
- Apache web server running 3 virtual hosts – one external, one internal, and one for…
- My SQL
- SSH Server to gain access to my network via the internet (requires a public/private certificate combination but it still doesn’t stop those script kiddies having a go!)
- Deny Hosts (for the above!)
- Samba (plus swat for configuration)
- Tight VNC Server should I need to remote into an X session
On the hardware side – I’ve got the following plugged in:
- 16GB Micro SD (in adapter)
- Powered Belkin 4 port USB
- 280GB Seagate Hard Disk – hosting swap and core OS files not on SD
- 2TB Data Disk
- 1.5TB Backup disk
- 1 * Webcam (still need to get this working!)
- Connected via HMDI (through DVI converter) into my PC monitor
- Connected to internet via Ethernet 10/100 through a switch.
- Optional Keyboard/mouse plugged in for if/when I can’t get in via SSH following a reboot
In the meantime, I think I might go and tidy up all those wires 😉