Posted: April 21, 2008 Filed under: Linux | Tags: crypt, linksys, Linux, nslu2
I was using PC for my fileserver needs. It had few disadvantages:
- noise – very noisy (few HD, fans, cpu,…) could not sleep in next room 🙂
- power consuption – let’s face it, most of the time it will be just running without any work
- you can install any OS
- applications (samba, VPN, media server, …. )
I have found very nice little piece of hardware made by Linksys called NSLU2.
Little nice HW with 2 USB ports. You can install several firmwares (openwrt, debian, …). Very easy to store and other things.
- small power consumption – with 1 HD about 16W/hour
- OS – either linksys firmware or linux based firmware (openwrt, debian,…)
- applications (few thousands applications compiled for given firmware)
- very silent – just HD sometimes does little noise
- connect any USB peripheral (HD, printer, …. )
- could not run windows 🙂
- just 2 usb ports, anyway you can have USB hub and connect more devices 🙂 Actually it has 5 USB ports, but just 2 are open. The rest can be added by this manual.
I have set it up with OpenWRT firmware and have just 1 HD (for now). I am running:
- samba – fileshare
- rtorrent – to download linux iso images like ubuntu and other things 🙂
- iTunesServer – to stream my music to local network
- VPN – using openVPN to connect to my local network from outside (actually running it on my WRT54GL router which runs also openwrt firmware)
- Asterisk – open source PBX, telephony engine, and telephony applications toolkit
- and many others
Things which I want to do:
- 2/4 GB Flash disk which holds OS (debian)
- 1TB hard drive Western Digital Caviar GreenPower 3.5″ 1TB WD10EACS
- This how-to encrypt HD with truecrypt
Posted: April 8, 2008 Filed under: Linux | Tags: Linux, nslu2, VPN
I have set up OpenVPN on my wrt54gl
Here is tutorial how to install OpenVPN if you are running kamikaze firmware
Here is the tutorial I have used
For bridge release use this one
Posted: January 8, 2008 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: console, nslu2, torrent
I have been using Bittornado as console client, and now I have seen the rttorent, which looks much better.
Some more configuration.