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January 06, 2014, at 03:10 PM by Xav -- new entry
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January 2014

My old NSLU2 (de-underclocked) NSLU2 was unused (so useless) since at least 3 years as I was away and then I moved and couldn't find a way to connect to it.

It turned out that I had (I think) enabled automatic IP assignment but as I had changed my ISP when I moved, I couldn't remember what I had entered as IP address for the DHCP server. I had to find a way to retrieve the files on the hard drive ... a nightmare.

But coming back from new year eve where one of my friend was very happy with his new synology NAS, I decided to try once again to connect before trashing it. And after almost 2 full days of trying (redbootaccess, ...) I finally managed to connect to it and re-unslung it, this time with a USB key (64 GB).

I then installed openssh & lynx to try to run a script with cron for running remotely scripts on my website www.shared-house.com .

After some more troubleshooting (basically another day), I replaced lynx by wget in the cron file and now it's working! I don't need to keep my mac up 24x7 anymore as my old NLSU2? does the job. Thanks for all the great content of this site that helped me a lot.

Maybe I will restart to use it for file sharing but now with dropbox, google drive and the like, I'm not sure it's worth the hassle.


March 18, 2013, at 11:30 AM by Louis --
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March 2013

I purchased my NSLU2 an age ago and have only just discovered what an amazing little device it is. I currently have 1 slug running Debian Squeeze. I'm using it as an iSCSI target; Using open-iscsi, it provides block level storage for my KVM cluster. Amazingly a 4 port hub is working with this so i'm looking forward to buying some more hard drives (currently using a 1TB)...

April 10, 2012, at 11:55 AM by Frank at debian-nas dot org -- added my slugs
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April 10 2012

I've had 3 de-underclocked slugs for many years now. They still work great! I'm still learning to do SMD soldering to turn them into fatslugs

Current uses for my slugs:

slug 1 (running Debian Squeeze)

  • Samba server

slug 2 (running Debian Wheezy), hooked up to USB soundcard (Hercules Gamesurround Muse Pocket)

  • Samba server
  • DLNA Mediaserver (DMS) using minidlna
  • DLNA Mediarenderer (DMR) using Rygel

Installed tremor from SVN to get fluent ogg playback with the gstreamer framework (used by Rygel). mp3 works without issues, AAC using ffmpeg is slightly problematic with the normal 32MB slug (not enough RAM). Haven't looked much yet to get fixed-point WMA decoder from rockbox into libav (on the TO DO list).

slug 3 (Running Debian Wheezy), hooked up to high-end USB soundcard (Terratec Producer Phase 26 USB)

  • same as slug 2; testing box
  • TO DO for this box: test if the output of my media streamer (Netgear EVA9100?) does SCMS on the digital audio out; if it doesn't, I'd like the slug to work as a stand-alone DTS decoder and downsampler

November 03, 2009, at 06:12 PM by Filip --
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November 3rd 2009

I purchased a slug over the weekend and added an Iomega 500GB Prestige portable Hard Drive. I got it running on Debian Lenny with little effort. Main reason for the purchase is that my current projectserver is a vintage Pentium 1 so in time I plan to switch all services to the slug :

  • fetchmail and postfix to handle my mail
  • apache2 for websites
  • mysql-server
  • mediawiki
  • samba
  • ...

September 23, 2009, at 01:36 PM by John Martin -- edited my section
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6 May 2009

1 Slug running Debian Lenny (Stable) ARMEL at 266 BogoMIPS?

  • 2 WD MyBook? 1TB Disks (mirrored - nightly, incremental using rsync. RAID using md was a little slow when I tried it)
    • Swap partition on each disk gave a big performace boost, esp. during big file/tree operations and while playing music
  • NFS/Samba server
  • Print server using cupsd (with HP Deskjet something-or-other)
  • Local DNS cache using bind9 (good performance, my provider's DNS is sketchy)
  • Backup server for 2 (Debian/Ubuntu) laptops (incremental snapshots using rsync/Back-in-time)
  • USB soundcard (modded Logitech headset lead) for audio out to sound system for playing internet radio / mp3s using mplayer-headless and cmus (alsamixer for volume control)
  • Mediatomb server (Client: Conceptronic C54WMP? for audio/video)
  • mt-daapd (Firefly) server for Rhythmbox and transferring audio to iPods/mp3 players
  • hpodder keeps podcast feeds up to date each evening
  • apcuspd manages APC UPS (uses lighttpd for web interface)
    • I modded the Slug to power on/boot when it is plugged in because there are frequent short term power outages here. This and the UPS get rid of the need to manually reboot when there is an outage.

I plan to work on clustering a few of these when I return to the States or somewhere in Europe or use a SheevaPlug? in conjunction with several slugs for home control functions. My favorite part about the Slug is its minimal power usage. Even with the relatively limited CPU and RAM it seems to only very rarely stutter when performing multiple tasks. I have tuned it using Martin Michlmayr's suggestions for reducing RAM usage and that seems to help a great deal. I also use AND (auto-nice daemon) to keep everything playing nice, which seems to make a big difference.


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23 September 2009

1 Slug running Debian "Squeeze" (Testing) ARMEL at 266 BogoMIPS? (kernel 2.6.30)

  • 1 WD MyBook? Mirror 2TB using RAID 1 and several partitions using EXT4?
  • 1 WD MyBook? Home 1TB using EXT4?
    • Swap partition on each disk and EXT4? gave a big performace boost, esp. during fsck, big file/tree operations and while playing music
  • NFS/Samba server
  • Print server using cupsd (with HP Deskjet something-or-other)
  • Local DNS cache using bind9
  • Backup server for 2 (Debian/Ubuntu) laptops (incremental snapshots using rsync/Back-in-time)
  • USB soundcard (modded Logitech headset lead) for audio out to sound system for playing internet radio / mp3s using mplayer-headless and cmus (alsamixer for volume control)
  • Network audio from laptops using PulseAudio?
  • Mediatomb server (Client: Conceptronic C54WMP? for audio/video)
  • mt-daapd (Firefly) server for Rhythmbox and transferring audio to iPods/mp3 players
  • hpodder keeps podcast feeds up to date each evening
  • apcuspd manages APC UPS (uses lighttpd for web interface)

My favorite part about the Slug is its minimal power usage. Even with the relatively limited CPU and RAM it seems to only very rarely stutter when performing multiple tasks. I also use AND (auto-nice daemon) to keep everything playing nice, which seems to make a big difference as well. All in all this little guy has been running great for me for a couple of years doing things it was never meant to do. I have been through a couple of power supplies, probably because the line-voltage here is terribly erratic. This is why I hunted down the APC UPS to give me better power. We have frequent short power-outages as well and the UPS helps to keep the slug online without necessitating restart.

- John (Cairo, Egypt)


September 19, 2009, at 06:43 AM by Konstantin -- added info on scanner server
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One de-underclocked slug running OpenWRT/X-Wrt Kamikaze 8.09.1 because of its small footprint (uLibc), high stability, and relatively user-friendly SDK. Using one 2GB USB flash drive as root drive. Two USB printers connected via a D-Link 7-port USB hub with power adapter. Running several basic home infrastructure services:

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One de-underclocked slug running OpenWRT/X-Wrt Kamikaze 8.09.1 because of its small footprint (uLibc), high stability, and relatively user-friendly SDK. Using one 2GB USB flash drive as root drive. Two USB printers and a USB scanner connected via a D-Link 7-port USB hub with power adapter. Running several basic home infrastructure services:

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  • saned scanner server (can access scanner remotely using TWAIN Sane)
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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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(Chicago, Illinois, USA)

September 17, 2009, at 07:54 PM by Konstantin --
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A second slug is on the way to me, and I will de-underclock it and install OpenWRT? when I get my hands on it. I want to use it as a Java server and am planning to experiment with several possible software stacks based on JamVM? and PhoneME?.

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A second slug is on the way to me, and I will de-underclock it and install OpenWRT when I get my hands on it. I want to use it as a Java server and am planning to experiment with several possible software stacks based on JamVM and PhoneME.

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September 17, 2009, at 07:53 PM by Konstantin --
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One de-underclocked slug running OpenWRT?/X-Wrt Kamikaze 8.09.1 because of its small footprint (uLibc), high stability, and relatively user-friendly SDK. Using one 2GB USB flash drive as root drive. Two USB printers connected via a D-Link 7-port USB hub with power adapter. Running several basic home infrastructure services:

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One de-underclocked slug running OpenWRT/X-Wrt Kamikaze 8.09.1 because of its small footprint (uLibc), high stability, and relatively user-friendly SDK. Using one 2GB USB flash drive as root drive. Two USB printers connected via a D-Link 7-port USB hub with power adapter. Running several basic home infrastructure services:

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  • tftpd-hpa to provide dhcp-boot for MediaMVP
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  • tftpd-hpa to provide dhcp-boot for MediaMVP
September 17, 2009, at 07:52 PM by Konstantin -- Added description of my home slug setup
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17 Sep 2009

One de-underclocked slug running OpenWRT?/X-Wrt Kamikaze 8.09.1 because of its small footprint (uLibc), high stability, and relatively user-friendly SDK. Using one 2GB USB flash drive as root drive. Two USB printers connected via a D-Link 7-port USB hub with power adapter. Running several basic home infrastructure services:

  • Asterisk 1.4 telephony server (in a very lightweight configuration)
  • tftpd-hpa to provide dhcp-boot for MediaMVP
  • p910nd lightweight non-spooling printer server
  • howl-mdnsresponder to advertise printers (could never get avahi-daemon to work)

I had to write my own hotplug script for giving the printers fixed symbolic links. In addition, I created an init script that runs udevtrigger --subsystem-match=usb to make sure the links are also created when coldplugging the printers.

A second slug is on the way to me, and I will de-underclock it and install OpenWRT? when I get my hands on it. I want to use it as a Java server and am planning to experiment with several possible software stacks based on JamVM? and PhoneME?.

-Konstantin Chicago, Illinois, USA

July 14, 2009, at 06:52 PM by 42jon -- Couple of minor corrections
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The first slug is my file server slug running

  • Samba, mainly so I can backup for my Windoze machines
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The first slug is my file server running

  • Samba, mainly so I can backup my Windoze machines
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14 June 2009

Two de-underclocked slugs both running Debian 5.0 (Lenny). 1st slug with a 200GB hard drive, and the second with an 80GB 2.5" drive powered by the slug.

The first slug is my file server slug running

  • Samba, mainly so I can backup for my Windoze machines
  • nfs for access from Ubuntu and the other slug
  • rsync and openssh to back the system up every night over broadband to a friend's slug
  • ntp to keep the clock in sync, and for use as an ntp server for the LAN
  • dnsmasq to provide dhcp and dns services on the LAN

The second slug was originally for testing / experiementation, but seems to have turned into another production box running:

  • Samba
  • nfs
  • ntp
  • podget to download podcasts nightly (run from a cron job)
  • gmediaserver to serve the podcasts and my mp3 collection to my Netgear mp101 (buggy, but sort of works), and my excellent Revo Mondo Wi-Fi. I had to patch gmediaserver to get the artist and album lists to be served in alphabetical order, but it now works perfectly.
  • a short home-brew script that runs when I plug my mp3 player into the slug's USB port, and synchronizes all the latest podcasts with the mp3 player automatically. The script is triggered by an entry in /etc/udev/rules.d/ . There's no need to log into the slug or type anything. The script beeps when it starts, and when it's finished. There's no easier way to update podcasts on an mp3 player.
  • apt-cacher to cache apt packages for the other slug, and for my one physical and various virtual Ubuntu boxes. It makes re-installing Ubuntu and downloading all the updates much much faster.
  • lighttpd with mod-webdav to enable me to share my bookmarks for Firefox (using the SyncPlaces? addon), and to share my Mozilla Sunbird ical calendar.

Fantastic bit of kit, and I'm amazed how much you can do with such a low-powered box and some well written software.

-Jon (UK)


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    a. Samba Server - for file and printer sharing
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    a. Samba Server - for file and printer sharing, feeds photos, music and videos to my 
       MediaGate? Media player too.
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I was amazed these little machines could perform multiple tasks despite their limited CPU power and RAM. A very good replacement for my old desktop PC that used to run all these services.

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I am so amazed these little machines could perform multiple tasks despite their limited CPU power and RAM. A very good replacement for my old desktop PC that used to run all these services.

July 01, 2009, at 07:25 PM by Ed --
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    f. mplayer - plugged in a cheap USB soundcard and it plays my playlist of favorite 80s 
       songs continuously on a loop.
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    f. mplayer - plugged in a cheap USB soundcard on port 2 and it plays my playlist of my 
       favorite 80s songs continuously on a loop.
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    b. rsync - performs a scheduled backup of my 320GB HDD to a 500GB HDD attached to the 
       2nd USB port of the slug
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    b. rsync - performs a scheduled backup of my 320GB HDD to a 500GB HDD (both HDD 
       connected to a USB hub that is connectd to port 1)
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    d. M-JPEG Streamer - bought a UVC webcam (Panda 10C) and plugged it in, now I can 
       monitor my room even when I'm at work. I called it my SlugCam?.!
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    d. M-JPEG Streamer - bought a UVC webcam (Panda 10C) and plugged it in on port 2, now I 
       can monitor my room even when I'm at work. I called it my SlugCam?.!
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I love these little machines. Both have been running for about four months now without problems. Very quiet and consumes less power too. I'm planning on acquiring more.!

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I was amazed these little machines could perform multiple tasks despite their limited CPU power and RAM. A very good replacement for my old desktop PC that used to run all these services.

Both have been running for couple of months now without problems. Very quiet and consume less power too. I'm planning on acquiring more.

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Two slugs both running Debian (Lenny). 1st slug on a 2GB Flash Drive and the 2nd slug on a 320GB IDE Hard Drive.

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Two slugs both running Debian 5.0 (Lenny). 1st slug on a 2GB Flash Drive and the 2nd slug on a 320GB IDE Hard Drive.

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    a. OpenVPN Server - creates a secured tunnel whenever I'm on the go
    b. FreeRadius? with OpenSSL? - to authenticate my wireless users (WPA2? Enterprise/802.1x)
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    a. OpenVPN Server - creates a secured tunnel to my EeePC? netbook when it's connected to 
       public networks/hotspots.
    b. FreeRadius? with OpenSSL? Support - authenticates my wireless users using certificates 
       (WPA2? Enterprise/802.1x)
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    f. mplayer - plugged in a cheap USB soundcard and it works.
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    f. mplayer - plugged in a cheap USB soundcard and it plays my playlist of favorite 80s 
       songs continuously on a loop.
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    a. Samba Server - for file and print services
    b. WINS Server - for Windows NetBIOS? name resolution
    c. rsync - performs a schedule backup of my 320GB HDD to a 500GB HDD attached to the 2nd 
       USB port of the slug
    d. rtorrent - a very nice bittorrent client
    e. m-jpeg streamer - my very own SlugCam?

I love these little machines. Both have been running for about two months now without problems. Consumes less power too.

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    a. Samba Server - for file and printer sharing
    b. rsync - performs a scheduled backup of my 320GB HDD to a 500GB HDD attached to the 
       2nd USB port of the slug
    c. rtorrent - sometimes I wanna download thru torrent.
    d. M-JPEG Streamer - bought a UVC webcam (Panda 10C) and plugged it in, now I can 
       monitor my room even when I'm at work. I called it my SlugCam?.!
    e. Squid Proxy Server - a cache proxy to speed up http browsing.

I love these little machines. Both have been running for about four months now without problems. Very quiet and consumes less power too. I'm planning on acquiring more.!

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    f. mplayer - plugged in a cheap USB soundcard and it works.
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    e. Squid - a cache proxy server
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    e. m-jpeg streamer - my very own SlugCam?
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Thank you very much.!

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Thank you guys.!

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(Bataan, Philippines)

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(Bataan, The Philippines)

May 19, 2009, at 02:00 AM by Ed --
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Two slugs both running Debian Lenny (armel). 1st slug on a 2GB Flash Drive and the 2nd slug on a 320GB IDE Hard Drive.

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Two slugs both running Debian (Lenny). 1st slug on a 2GB Flash Drive and the 2nd slug on a 320GB IDE Hard Drive.

May 18, 2009, at 07:34 PM by RigasW --
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Our three XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA, which made the file explorer on our XP clients crash all the time, when I still was using the linksys linux version.(WinScp? is scheduled using Windows's task scheduler.)On the slug you need package openssh-scp to receive the files.

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Our four XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA, which made the file explorer on our XP clients crash all the time, when I still was using the linksys linux version.(WinScp? is scheduled using Windows's task scheduler.)On the slug you need package openssh-scp to receive the files.

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The config files of the slug (/etc/ ...) are in return backed up on one of the Windows machines. Was of great help, when one day a power outage made the slug crash. Reinstalled it with the operating system on a stick; the data is still on the usb disk.

May 18, 2009, at 06:49 PM by Ed --
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    e. Postfix - configured as smarthost relay
    f. Squid - a cache proxy server
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    e. Squid - a cache proxy server
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    g. Privoxy - chained with Squid to filter web content (http/https)
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    g. Privoxy - works hand in hand with Squid to filter web content (http/https)
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    g. Privoxy - chained with Squid to filter web content (http/https)
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(Bataan, Philippines)

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(Bataan,PHILS)

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    f. Squid - a cache proxy server
    g. Privoxy - works hand in hand with Squid to filter web content (http/https)
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Thank you very much.!

May 18, 2009, at 02:29 PM by Ed --
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    b. WINS Server - for hostname resolution
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    b. WINS Server - for Windows NetBIOS? name resolution
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    c. OpenSSL? Certificate Authority - for OpenVPN and FreeRadius? clients authentication
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    c. OpenSSL? Certificate Authority - for OpenVPN & wifi clients certificate authentication
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17 May 2009

Two slugs both running Debian Lenny (armel). 1st slug on a 2GB Flash Drive and the 2nd slug on a 320GB IDE Hard Drive.

  Services Running on 1st Slug:
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    a. OpenVPN Server - creates a secured tunnel whenever I'm on the go
    b. FreeRadius? with OpenSSL? - to authenticate my wireless users (WPA2? Enterprise/802.1x)
    c. OpenSSL? Certificate Authority - for OpenVPN and FreeRadius? clients authentication
    d. IceCast2? Stream Server - streams MP3s? and Ogg Vorbis audio files
    e. EZStream? - as stream source (5 stream mount points running concurrently...AMAZING!!!)

  Services Running on 2nd Slug:
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    a. Samba Server - for file and print services
    b. WINS Server - for hostname resolution
    c. rsync - performs a schedule backup of my 320GB HDD to a 500GB HDD attached to the 2nd 
       USB port of the slug
    d. rtorrent - a very nice bittorrent client
    e. Postfix - configured as smarthost relay

I love these little machines. Both have been running for about two months now without problems. Consumes less power too.

-Ed (PHILS)

May 06, 2009, at 12:30 PM by ljm --
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6 may 2008

3 slugs with more than 4.5 Terra storage. Webserver, dhcp server, caching dns. See http://www.xs4all.nl/~ljm/nslu2/index.html


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Chris_c (UK)

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I plan to work on clustering a few of these when I return to the States or somewhere in Europe or use a SheevaPlug? in conjunction with several slugs for home control functions. My favorite part about the Slug is its minimal power usage. Even with the relatively limited CPU and RAM it seems to only very rarely stutter when performing multiple tasks. I have tuned it using Martin Michlmayr's suggestions for reducing RAM usage and that seems to help a great deal. I also use AND (auto-nice daemon) to keep everything playing nice, which seems to make a big difference.

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I plan to work on clustering a few of these when I return to the States or somewhere in Europe or use a SheevaPlug? in conjunction with several slugs for home control functions. My favorite part about the Slug is its minimal power usage. Even with the relatively limited CPU and RAM it seems to only very rarely stutter when performing multiple tasks. I have tuned it using Martin Michlmayr's suggestions for reducing RAM usage and that seems to help a great deal. I also use AND (auto-nice daemon) to keep everything playing nice, which seems to make a big difference.


6 May 2008

1 slug using debian

Using just a 4GB usb stick so its nice and silent!

main use is as an imap email server so same mails are accessible on my desktop and laptop I've also set up webdav (using lighttpd) so I can have a calendar

I tend to back up by shutting down and attaching the usb stick to my pc an manually copying the mail spool directory and webdav directory as I've yet to find a backup solution I'm happy with.


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(UK)


6 May 2009

1 Slug running Debian Lenny (Stable) ARMEL at 266 BogoMIPS?

  • 2 WD MyBook? 1TB Disks (mirrored - nightly, incremental using rsync. RAID using md was a little slow when I tried it)
    • Swap partition on each disk gave a big performace boost, esp. during big file/tree operations and while playing music
  • NFS/Samba server
  • Print server using cupsd (with HP Deskjet something-or-other)
  • Local DNS cache using bind9 (good performance, my provider's DNS is sketchy)
  • Backup server for 2 (Debian/Ubuntu) laptops (incremental snapshots using rsync/Back-in-time)
  • USB soundcard (modded Logitech headset lead) for audio out to sound system for playing internet radio / mp3s using mplayer-headless and cmus (alsamixer for volume control)
  • Mediatomb server (Client: Conceptronic C54WMP? for audio/video)
  • mt-daapd (Firefly) server for Rhythmbox and transferring audio to iPods/mp3 players
  • hpodder keeps podcast feeds up to date each evening
  • apcuspd manages APC UPS (uses lighttpd for web interface)
    • I modded the Slug to power on/boot when it is plugged in because there are frequent short term power outages here. This and the UPS get rid of the need to manually reboot when there is an outage.

I plan to work on clustering a few of these when I return to the States or somewhere in Europe or use a SheevaPlug? in conjunction with several slugs for home control functions. My favorite part about the Slug is its minimal power usage. Even with the relatively limited CPU and RAM it seems to only very rarely stutter when performing multiple tasks. I have tuned it using Martin Michlmayr's suggestions for reducing RAM usage and that seems to help a great deal. I also use AND (auto-nice daemon) to keep everything playing nice, which seems to make a big difference.

March 29, 2009, at 12:59 AM by Adam Clarkson --
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29/3/09

One slug that I have had for quite a few years but never got round to hacking it properly. Now running Debian

At the minute it runs a simple web server and samba, but planning to expand it to serve music to windows and linux clients through the house, and also hopefully serve HD to the new Sony Bravia TV which has a network port for the DLNA standard, though that could be difficult.

Trying things on an old 3.5" 40GB HDD, but if it all works going for a very big 2.5" and shoving the slug in the attic.

It will also backup the computers here, and I will remotely back up my university development machine to the slug, if it struggles I will buy another one for the backups! I love these things!

Adam Clarkson (UK)

March 27, 2009, at 12:14 PM by Tom Harris -- Embedded computer for a conversion of an old 1960s wallbox into an MP3 player
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27/3/09

Two slugs. The first is fairly straightforwardly used as a network storage unit - was running SlugOS, now moving to Debian. 320Gb USB HD.

The second is being used as an embedded computer for my conversion of an old Seeburg Stereo Consolette (a 1960s wallbox) to play MP3s?. It's connected to the bank of switches on the front of the wallbox via three USB joypads, which have had flyleads to the switches soldered over the button pads. It's also got the amplifier circuit from some TEAC XS-2 USB speakers attached, which has then been connected to some homebrew speakers designed to fit in the (small) available space in the wallbox.

The slug runs Debian lenny, from a 4Gb USB key (which also stores the 160 MP3s?) and runs custom jukebox control software on startup, which watches for button pushes on the joystick interface, calculates the state of the wallbox's switches, and invokes madplay to play records (or amixer to change volume). The software was originally based on jstest, part of the joystick package in Debian, but has now been almost entirely rewritten and is much longer! It implements a 32 track circular queue and functions include volume change (via the "High", "Medium" and "Low" switches on the box), select random track, fast forward one track, clear queue and stop.

The slug is ideal for this job - it's cheap, low powered and (with the addition of a powered USB 1.1 hub) has plenty of USB sockets for the disk and all the peripherals. It's also got more than enough grunt to play records, as long as madplay is used (which uses integer, not slower floating-point arithmetic). This project has taken me quite a long while, but it's been a joy - thank you to all the NSLU2-Linux developers for all your good work.

-Tom Harris (UK)


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Ghostface (Vienna, AT)

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Ghostface (Vienna, AT)


21/02/09

Unslung Slug with

  • 2gb USB drive for OS
  • 320gb USB drive for storage (Bus powered- makes the whole set up silent !)

Streams media to XBOX (original) softmodded with XBMC. Play music and movies on your TV !

This is a really great system which beats spending shed loads on a Windows Media Centre

Also runs as an SFTP to share stuff with friends and Fam.

-A (UK)


February 15, 2009, at 07:44 PM by djeaux -- Updates
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De-underclocked 266MHz Slug running uNSLUng 6.10 beta. Root is a 1GB flash drive on Port 2. On Port 1, I have a USB 2.0 hub (a convention giveaway that looks like a little hanged man) with four additional flash drives that show as partitions of a mythical hard drive (HDD_1_x_1). When my Seagate 500GB USB drive gets back from warranty, we'll see what happens!

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De-underclocked 266MHz Slug running uNSLUng 6.10 beta. Root is a 1GB flash drive on Port 2. On Port 1, I have a USB 2.0 hub (a convention giveaway that looks like a little hanged man) with four additional flash drives that show as HDD_1_x_1. When my Seagate 500GB USB drive gets back from warranty, we'll see what happens! Update (15-Feb-2009): I added a 500GB Simpletech USB drive, which has had none of the problems that two different Seagates have had. Now that my Seagate has been replaced, I've hooked both HDDs? to the hub along with a couple of flash drives & enjoy over one TB of available storage!

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  • ddclient
  • Screen
January 14, 2009, at 10:16 PM by Ghostface -- what I use my slugs for
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Krzysztof Sokol (London, UK)


14/01/2009

2x Slug 266Mhz Both running debian etch. First slug has been running for >1 year; second slug is a recent addition.

1. Slug: Hardware: -1 TB External HDD -2xUSB Hubs -2 Gb USB Stick (OS) -USB Soundcard with Optical Output (hooked up to my Amp) -USBUIRT for sending IR Signals (controlling TV, AMP etc.) -SIS-PM USB controllable power extension lead (4 sockets)

Software: -twonky media server -mpd -lirc -lighthttpd+php

Usage: Used to play music, control my IR devices (TV,AMP etc.), toggle the cabinet lights, stream media to the PS3?

2. Slug Hardware -2 Gb USB Stick (OS) -USB Soundcard -D-Link Wlan Stick

Software: esd sound server got twonky,mpd and lighthttpd on it but its currently not running

Usage: Located in my bathroom, hooked up to a 2.1 System. 1. Slug streams whatever mpd is playing to this slug so I just have to turn the sound system on in order to hear the same music as in the main room. I am running an esd sound server on it which is 99% of the time 100% in sync with the output of the main slug (mpc stop/play gets it quickly back in sync tho).

Ghostface (Vienna, AT)

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November 17, 2008, at 01:27 PM by Krzysztof Sokol London UK -- Great Machine just for 35 quid!!
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500 GB Maxtor One Touch attached, plus 8 GB Flash Drive in hot swap mode.

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500 GB Maxtor One Touch attached, plus 8 GB Flash Drive in hot swap mode.

Krzysztof Sokol (London, UK)

November 17, 2008, at 01:26 PM by Krzysztof Sokol London UK -- Great Machine just for 35 quid!!
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17/11/2008

1 Slug 266Mhz: uNSLUng 6.10beta, dyndns (ddclient) for remote access, bittorrent client (Transmission) with Web Interface, OpenSSH?, vsftpd, 500 GB Maxtor One Touch attached, plus 8 GB Flash Drive in hot swap mode.

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2 Slugs

First Slug (266MHz): uNSLUng 6.8beta as web-server (lighttpd) and digitemp, 80GB Maxtor-HDD
Second Slug (266MHz): uNSLUng 5.5 as home-server for sharing files, pictures and music, 250GB WD-HDD

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2 Slugs
First Slug (266MHz): uNSLUng 6.8beta using as web-server (lighttpd), dyndns (ddclient) and digitemp, 80GB Maxtor-HDD
Second Slug (266MHz): uNSLUng 5.5 as home-server for sharing files, pictures and music, 250GB WD-HDD
Thanks a lot for uNSLUng-Software!

November 14, 2008, at 08:32 PM by Hardy51 --
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First Slug (266MHz): uNSLUng 6.6 beta as web-server (lighttpd) and digitemp, 80GB Maxtor-HDD

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First Slug (266MHz): uNSLUng 6.8beta as web-server (lighttpd) and digitemp, 80GB Maxtor-HDD\\

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First slug: uNSLUng 6.6 beta as web-server (lighttpd) and digitemp, 80GB Maxtor-HDD

Second slug: uNSLUng 5.5 as home-server for sharing files, pictures and music, 250GB WD-HDD

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First Slug (266MHz): uNSLUng 6.6 beta as web-server (lighttpd) and digitemp, 80GB Maxtor-HDD

Second Slug (266MHz): uNSLUng 5.5 as home-server for sharing files, pictures and music, 250GB WD-HDD

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2008-11-14

2 Slugs First slug: uNSLUng 6.6 beta as web-server (lighttpd) and digitemp, 80GB Maxtor-HDD Second slug: uNSLUng 5.5 as home-server for sharing files, pictures and music, 250GB WD-HDD

Reinhard (Oldenburg, Germany)


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Joe aka djeaux (Mississippi Gulf Coast)

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Joe aka djeaux (Mississippi Gulf Coast)

3 November 2008

SlugOS4?.8 beta on 133MHz Slug (haven't cracked the case yet) running on 8 GB flash drive.

  • Cherokee webserver
  • MySQL?
  • Vwiew - weather station interface for a Davis weather station
  • OWFS - 1-wire file system to read devices and make web pages

Geoff Harris (San Diego, CA)

November 03, 2008, at 09:28 PM by djeaux -- Oops! Forgot to sign!
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Joe aka djeaux (Mississippi Gulf Coast)

November 03, 2008, at 09:26 PM by djeaux -- My success story
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Rolf (Melbourne, Australia)

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Rolf (Melbourne, Australia)


3rd November 2008

De-underclocked 266MHz Slug running uNSLUng 6.10 beta. Root is a 1GB flash drive on Port 2. On Port 1, I have a USB 2.0 hub (a convention giveaway that looks like a little hanged man) with four additional flash drives that show as partitions of a mythical hard drive (HDD_1_x_1). When my Seagate 500GB USB drive gets back from warranty, we'll see what happens!

  • Apache 2.2.9 with webpage coded with...
  • Perl 5.8.8
  • OpenSSH?
  • Lynx - It's kind of cool to be able to browse the web from the slug :)
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Rolf (Melbourne, Australia)

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3st November 2008

1 Slug with Unslung running on 266 MHz?

  • FTP Server
  • TwonkyVision? - UPNP Server
  • Subversion
  • Transmission - Torrent Client

Rolf

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In addition to that the slug hosts a mt-daapd server that publishes our 9000 mp3 file to a Windows and a Linux client. There either "Get it together" "Firefly java client" is used to listen to the music.

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In addition to that the slug hosts a mt-daapd server (firefly) that publishes our 9000 mp3 files to some Windows and Linux clients. There either "Get it together" or "Firefly java client" are used as players to listen to the music.

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Our two XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA, which made the file explorer on our XP clients crash all the time, when I still was using the linksys linux version.(WinScp? is scheduled using Windows's task scheduler.)On the slug you need package openssh-scp to receive the files.

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Our three XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA, which made the file explorer on our XP clients crash all the time, when I still was using the linksys linux version.(WinScp? is scheduled using Windows's task scheduler.)On the slug you need package openssh-scp to receive the files.

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In addition to that the slug hosts a mt-daapd server that publishes our 5000 mp3 file to a Windows and a Linux client. There the tool "Get it together" is used to listen to the music

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In addition to that the slug hosts a mt-daapd server that publishes our 9000 mp3 file to a Windows and a Linux client. There either "Get it together" "Firefly java client" is used to listen to the music.

November 01, 2008, at 09:47 PM by Andreas Duffner --
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- samba - dyndns - ssh server - scponly (like ftp server with ssh only) - twonkey (media server for the Gigaset)

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  • samba
  • dyndns
  • ssh server
  • scponly (like ftp server with ssh only)
  • twonkey (media server for the Gigaset)
November 01, 2008, at 09:46 PM by Andreas Duffner -- 500 GB as samba, ssh server
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Cbk Menon (Sacramento, California, USA)

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Cbk Menon (Sacramento, California, USA)


1st November 2008

1 Slug with debian. One 500 GB HD always. 490 GB of that as samba. A second 500 GB at the 2nd port sometimes for backups via rsync. My Siemens Gigaset M740 AV Twintuner can use the samba directly to record tv. - samba - dyndns - ssh server - scponly (like ftp server with ssh only) - twonkey (media server for the Gigaset)

Thanks for this great webpage !

Andreas Duffner (Munich, Germany)

October 23, 2008, at 10:32 PM by Cbk Menon --
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1 Unslung primarily as UPNP Media Server, SAMBA 1 Debian for Data backup (with hardware RAID-1 Disks) and SAMBA 1 Unslung (on 8GB Flash) for Asterisks (Planning to use this for Insteon Home Automation).

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  • 1 Unslung primarily as UPNP Media Server, SAMBA
  • 1 Debian for Data backup (with hardware RAID-1 Disks) and SAMBA
  • 1 Unslung (on 8GB Flash) for Asterisks (Planning to use this for Insteon Home Automation).
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Ralph Finch (Davis, California, USA)

23rd Oct 2008

1 Unslung primarily as UPNP Media Server, SAMBA 1 Debian for Data backup (with hardware RAID-1 Disks) and SAMBA 1 Unslung (on 8GB Flash) for Asterisks (Planning to use this for Insteon Home Automation).

Great Device, and thanks to NSLU2 Community.

Cbk Menon (Sacramento, California, USA)

October 18, 2008, at 04:59 PM by Ralph Finch --
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Bought it mainly for a cheap and low-power proxy server to avoid running a 4+2-disk, dual-core PC. Apache works great for that and having a dedicated compu for http and ftp serving increases security! Using a spare Lexar 4GB USB flash drive, no HD, UnSlung? 6.10 (though may switch to a full Linux), Overclocked to 266 bogomips.

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Bought it mainly for a cheap and low-power proxy server to avoid running a 4+2-disk, dual-core PC. Apache works great for that and having a dedicated compu for http and ftp serving increases security! Using a spare Lexar 4GB USB flash drive, no HD, UnSlung? 6.10 (though may switch to a full Linux), Overclocked to 266 bogomips.

Ralph Finch (Davis, California, USA)

October 18, 2008, at 04:58 PM by Ralph Finch -- Another happy user
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18 October 2008 Bought it mainly for a cheap and low-power proxy server to avoid running a 4+2-disk, dual-core PC. Apache works great for that and having a dedicated compu for http and ftp serving increases security! Using a spare Lexar 4GB USB flash drive, no HD, UnSlung? 6.10 (though may switch to a full Linux), Overclocked to 266 bogomips.

October 07, 2008, at 09:57 AM by Andrew Field -- Slug as Campanile
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7 October 2009

On a recent trip to Italy, I was able to use a digital recorder to record each hour strike of a Campanile in a small mountain town. I've taken a Slug, installed NTP, CRON, and SlugAudio?, and now I have my own Campanile that strikes the hour and the half hour. It's a nice reminder of our trip !

Andrew Field (West Chester, PA)

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03. Oktober 2008

Debian GNU/Linux System (SLUG with 266MHz)

Hardware:

- NSLU2 with 266Mhz connected with an LINKSYS WRT54G? WLAN Router - USB 2.0 HUB with 4 Ports - Maxtor 3,5" 250GB for DATA - Samsung 2,5" 160GB for BACKUP - HP PSC 1610 Printer (USB over CUPS)

Software:

- SAMBA PDC Server (3.024) with 6 clients - Rsync backup - Cron - SSH - Webserver for my weather-website - DFS-SERVER for my Windows Server - Torrent client with rtorrent - E-MAIL server with dovecot - Fetchmail - Webmail (Squirrelmail) - Procmail and Spamassassin - FTP-Server with vsftpd - Twonkyserver for Media streaming - Openvpn for connection from everywhere to the home-network - CUPS-Server for Printing

René Kettinger (AUSTRIA)

September 28, 2008, at 07:09 PM by Jeroen Netherlands -- 28 September 2008
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Plum (England)

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Plum (England)


28 September 2008 uNSLUng 6.10 with LaCie? 500GB external drive.

Installed with: - OpenSSH? + SFTP with private and public files - Rsync - Cron

In use for: - Backup server - Synchronise data with another Slug over the internet with Rsync over SSH

Future ideas: - Torrent client - Webserver - E-mail server

Jeroen (Netherlands)

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I loves my SLUG

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I loves my SLUG

Plum (England)

September 21, 2008, at 04:03 PM by Plum -- uNSLUng 6.10 with Maxtor Basic 160GB and 4Gb disk key
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21 September 2006

mtDaap itunes server kissdx for serving to Kiss 1600 (nice and stable - no drop outs - seems more stable than Mediatomb for video) Mediatomb - Huge music library nicely organised for Kiss 1600 Media streamer

Want another on now with a LAMP setup ;-) I loves my SLUG

September 19, 2008, at 11:50 PM by Schmidty169 US -- 19 September 2008 uNSLUng 6.10 * 160 G internal HD in a generic external enclosure (Way to use spare HD laying around) * plan on adding a second one mirrored RAID * MediaTomb version 0.11.0 * DLINK DSM-520 Media player * Plan to set up iTunes server I bought this originally to store my music on my network so my family could listen to my content without streaming from my PC, also so I don\'t have to keep my PC on all the time. I bought the DSM to play my content on my home theater system. Life was good until I added movies. The USB caused lag not being able to push enough speed. So I put the HD into a Dell GX150 for streaming. Then I outgrew my drive storage. As I had 320 G mirrored on my PC the video was moved there. So now I\'m looking at a DLINK DSN (Has mirrored RAID any size HD, print server, media server). I still got the NSLU2 laying around and like maybe I\'ll put the music back. I stumble onto this place and happy to say I\'m unslung and breathing new life into this device. Other than a brief play with kunbuntu (old HP 6630 laying around), this is my first real venture into UNIX. I just want to thank you all for showing me the light and the way!
September 13, 2008, at 10:14 PM by Gordon Baskin --
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Jan. 15, 2008

My overclocked Slug is unslung to 6.10 (now) and attached to a 80 GB disk. Samba is disabled. It is running:

ntpclient to correct clock problems
openssh/sftp server with passwordless access using private keys for access to files from outside using WinSCP? or Cyberduck
vsftp limited to internal network
nfs for mounting as network server on Macs on the internal network

September 01, 2008, at 06:08 PM by Dave B --
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UPDATE 2008/09/08 New slightly bigger case now houses both the Slug and the USB HD together with a single power source - just one power brick now, provides DC in to a pico psu.

August 27, 2008, at 08:43 AM by Jan Joris Vereijken -- updated my entry
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Seven Slugs in use:

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  • Development, test, acceptance, and download server
    • Environment to try out stuff for Schaap and Joost,
    • Acceptance for patches to Schaap and Joost,
    • Continuously running distributed.net client,
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Streep - Debian Etch off of 8GB flash stick:

  • Application server
    • Running Firefly Media Server (mt-daapd) to share my iTunes library to all desktops,
    • Running Squid for proxy services.

Lillebi - Debian Etch off of 40GB USB disk:

  • Development, test, acceptance, and bittorrent server
    • Environment to try out stuff,
    • Acceptance for patches to Joost, Schaap, and Streep,
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Sprinky - Debian Lenny (armel) off of 2G flash stick:

  • Test server
    • Environment to try out stuff with Lenny (armel)
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August 25, 2008, at 12:02 PM by Stephan Pilz -- Add success story of Stephan PIlz
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25 August 2008

uNSLUng 6.10 with WD Elements 500 and TrekStor? DataStation? 750 used as MediaServer?.

The MediaSlug? is connected via WRT54GL? (HyperWRT?) to two Pinnacle ShowConter? 200 and one Roku SoundBridge? (all using WLAN).

Stephan Pilz (Germany)

August 22, 2008, at 06:24 PM by Luemmel --
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22 August 2008

uNSLUng 6.10 with 2GB Memory Stick - absolute silence :)

For now:

Luemmel (Germany) ---

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August 14, 2008, at 03:51 PM by Viktor K --
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unslung 6.10 with WD elements 500 gb extern.

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unslung 6.10 with Western Digital 500 GB Elements USB 2.0.

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todo: auto spin down. this is my biggest issue atm.. :/

Se my blog for guides to get it running: http://unslung.blogspot.com

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todo: auto spin down. this is my biggest issue atm.. :/ works brilliant with the default firmware though.. I accuse some auto write program somewhere which bugs my poor HD.. but I will investigate it and post it on my blog..

  • See my blog for guides to get it running: http://unslung.blogspot.com
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unslung 6.10 with WD elements 500 gb extern.

I got my slug and powered up with:

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I got my slug and powered up a

  • Cherokee webserver
  • enhanced-ctorrent client
  • openssh for secure login

Se my blog for guides to get it running: http://unslung.blogspot.com

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2 August 2008

Two slugs, both fairly recent so running at 266 MHz?. Each has a 500Gb Lacie USB disk attached. I run Debian Lenny on both with openssh to give me access. One slug sits on my outer network between my internal NAT router (an Asus WL500G? running OpenWrt) and my external DSL NAT router. The other slug sits on my internal network, inbound of the Asus.

Outer slug:

  • local apt-mirror server for my Debian installation. Runs lighttpd.
  • NTP server for the networks.
  • Syslog server for outer network.
  • Webcam (at webcam.baldric.net).
  • External facing webservers with SSL (again using lighttpd).

Until recently this slug also ran postfix and mailman - but that proved too much of a load for a single slug.

Inner slug:

  • DNS and DHCP server for the network using DNSMasq?.
  • local apt-mirror for my internal Ubuntu network (again using lighttpd).
  • rsync over SSH backup server for my desktops/laptops.
  • squid proxy.
  • MRTG monitor for my routers.

Mick (at-baldric.net UK)

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  • WEB server with lighttpd
  • FTP server with proftpd
  • OpenSSH? for secure access

Planned:

  • Second NSLU2 for Backup Server

Giuseppe Sammarco near Palermo, Italy.


2007-08-06

uNSLUng 6.8

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2007-07-30 NSLU2 running Debian:

  • WEB server with lighttpd
  • FTP server with proftpd
  • OpenSSH? for secure access

(UPDATE: 2008-08-06) NSLU2 also running Debian:

  • Backup Server
  • File Server

Giuseppe Sammarco near Palermo, Italy.


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Mitch Thompson, San Antonio, TX (USA)

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Mitch Thompson, San Antonio, TX (USA)


24 July 2008

Purchased 1st slug a few weeks ago on Amazon for <$50 after reading a bit about it's capabilities here.

When it arrived, I booted it up and tested it out for a few hours with just a 1GB flash drive attached. When I got bored of that I Unslung the slug to 6.10 beta onto the 1GB flash drive without any issues thanks to the community here! Setup now as a pyTivo server and NAS and soon to be a print server. I just hope that it has enough gusto to handle all of these tasks.

Software:

Hardware:

  • 1GB Flash (Unslung)
  • 200GB HD w/ generic fan cooled enclosure
  • De-Underclocked to 266MHz

Connected to:

  • 300W APC UPS
  • Verizon FIOS Wireless router
July 09, 2008, at 07:24 PM by Mitch Thompson -- Update to WhatPeopleArereallyUsingTheirSlugsFor
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Tim Wiser, Derby (UK)

-- 9 July 2008

Got an NSLU-2 from Amazon for $48.50 plus shipping. Booted up the original software long enough to make sure all the network settings were good, then reflashed with SlugOS4?.8BE. Plugged a 1GB USB flash in, did a turn-up to move everything over to the USB stick, then rebooted onto the stick. Installed Asterisk and a few minor utils. Set up swap, got everything running within 2 hours. This replaces Asterisk running on my Ubuntu box. Works great! Gonna get another on this payday and build a backup/media server. Then I'm going to convince a few friends to get one and some hard drives and do rsync backups to each other. I love embedded systems (I have two ASUS wl500gP routers, a Nokia N800 internet tablet, and some Linksys PAP2T? SIP-Analog phone adapters).

Mitch Thompson, San Antonio, TX (USA)

July 03, 2008, at 12:28 PM by Tim Wiser --
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Tim Wiser, Derby (UK)

July 03, 2008, at 12:27 PM by Tim Wiser -- At ast my MP101 has a reliable, always-on server
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3rd July 2008

Just got my NSLU2 unslung using the latest firmware and booting off a 4Gb USB stick. Am primarily using it to serve a modest music collection to my Netgear MP101? audio streamer in the living room over my HomePlug? LAN. Have added a few packages as well.

It's now running:

  *  TwonkyMedia? 4.4 (latest version) serving music to the house
  *  NTP server for home devices (server, laptops, router)
  *  Lynx
  *  Network diagnostics
  *  OpenSSH? for remote access (telnet is disabled)

I love it as I can just leave it running under the desk in my home office and it's totally silent. The only reason I am using a USB stick over a hard disk is the fact that I didn't like leaving the caddy that I had connected unattended for long periods as (a) the fan was quite rattly and (b) it ran pretty warm. I'll prob feed the NSLU2 another USB stick of higher capacity as and when they drop in price.

July 03, 2008, at 11:53 AM by Alex Ernon -- Update of my usage.
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Lovely device, but had an irrecoverable (?) filesystem error once when a file copy failed due to a network error :-(((

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Update 2008-07-03:

  • I gave up kPlaylist as music streaming service because too slooowwwwww. Now using gnump3d, a stream server written in Perl. Works great!

Lovely device, great community!

June 30, 2008, at 07:48 AM by Rigas -- Addition to my success story
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The whole backup concept proved to work well when one of our computers broke down in June, 2008. Outlook and Data Files could easyly be restored from the slug.

June 21, 2008, at 08:52 PM by Tom Rinehart SLC Utah -- Weather Station, Apache, and DNS Server
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JNC, France.

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JNC, France.


2008-06-21

I bought two new slugs. I turbo'd them to 266 MHz? and did the full power mod. Installed Debian 4.0r3 with Apache and DNS on an 8GB thumb drive (the only tricky part was figuring out how to manually partition the thumb drive to have a big enough swap space. Used aptitude to install the GNU development tools and subversion. Used subversion to download open2300-1.11 and compiled it using the development tools. Both slugs are connected to La Crosse Technology WS23XX? weather stations (one for me and the second for my Dad) and they use a cron file to take the data from the weather station and upload it to WeatherUnderground? and CWOP. The cron file looks like this:

  1. /etc/cron.d/open2300 Jobs relating to the weather station.
  2. keep an hourly record for me.

0 * * * * root /usr/local/bin/log2300 /home/tom/weather.log

  1. every five minutes on the 2's and 7's to wunderground.

2,7,12,17,22,27,32,37,42,47,52,57 * * * * root /usr/local/bin/wu2300

  1. every ten minutes on the 6's to CWOP.

6,16,26,36,46,56 * * * * root /usr/local/bin/cw2300

Both slugs also provide DNS for their local subnet and they are Apache webservers connected to the Internet.

This is a great low-power setup. My Kill-a-watt meter says that my slug is only drawing 3 watts. It replaces a PowerMac? G4 that draws 85 watts. A big and quiet savings (no fans all the time).

Tom Rinehart, SLC, Utah

June 11, 2008, at 05:44 PM by Thomas Reitmayr --
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  • thttp + php + xsltv (http://www.ericandchar.com/xsltvgrid/)
to:
  • thttpd + php + xsltv (http://www.ericandchar.com/xsltvgrid/)
June 10, 2008, at 10:52 AM by JNC --
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2008-06-10

One slug, with 2 attached disks (Maxtor OneTouch2? 200GB and Maxtor OneTouch3? 500GB) :

JNC, France.

June 03, 2008, at 08:42 AM by Enneman -- Removed TCPIP tweaks (useless under linux 2.6.17 and up)
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  • TCP/IP Speed Tweaks
May 29, 2008, at 01:35 PM by Enneman -- Minimal Slug
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2008-05-29

I configured a fairly minimalist Slug, which serves me as a simple wiki and mail client.

Hardware:

  • Turbo-slug 266 MHz?
  • 4Gb USB stick as root partition

Software/Configuration:

  • Debian

- Tweaks

  • Stripped unnessecary services and modules.
  • Tightened Unix file security
  • Reduced writes/updates to flashdisk by way of various hacks.
  • TCP/IP Speed Tweaks

- WWW

  • Lighttpd (Tried boa but needed an authentication mechanism) (configured it fairly paranoid. Anything not explicitly allowed is denied)
  • cgic and quisp for cgi programming
  • Yawk (Yet another Wiki) A minimal wiki implemented in gawk. www.awk-scripting.de

- Mail

  • msmtp as a "nullmailer" to my ISP
  • mutt
  • procmail
  • GnuPG?
  • lbdb (Little Brother Database)
  • fetchmail

- Varia

  • SSH
  • Extensive iptable firewall config
  • checkinstall (Used to make Debian packages)

This server has been in use for more than two month's now, without any significant problems.

Enneman, Netherlands. ( warkruid at gmail dot com )


May 27, 2008, at 09:16 PM by Thomas Reitmayr --
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  • LIRY with mceusb2 driver
to:
  • LIRC with mceusb2 driver
May 27, 2008, at 09:15 PM by Thomas Reitmayr -- Wiki-word corrections
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  • AC powered USB hub (4 ports) on USB1?.
to:
  • AC powered USB hub (4 ports) on USB1.
Changed lines 4045-4046 from:
  • 1x USB 1.1 HUB, 1x USB 2.0 HUB, both USB-powered
to:
  • Serial port
  • 1x USB 1.1 HUB, 1x USB 2.0 HUB, both bus-powered
Changed lines 4048-4049 from:
  • 250GB MyBook? harddisk, self-powered, spins down after 10'
  • Yealink USB-P1K? handset
to:
  • 250GB MyBook harddisk, self-powered, spins down after 10'
  • Yealink USB-P1K handset
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  • small break-out-box with a tiny speaker, a USB port and 4 buttons (currently unused)
to:
  • Small break-out-box with a tiny speaker, a USB port and 4 buttons (buttons currently unused)
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to:
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  • espeak (reads various information, eg. outside temperature, tramway departure, title of current music trac)
to:
  • espeak (reads various information, eg. outside temperature, tramway departure, title of current music track)
May 27, 2008, at 09:09 PM by Thomas Reitmayr --
Changed lines 4037-4078 from:

Daniel Kertby

to:

Daniel Kertby


2008-05-27

Hardware (see http://www.devbase.at/nslu2/pics.php):

  • Turbo-Slug 266MHz
  • 1x USB 1.1 HUB, 1x USB 2.0 HUB, both USB-powered
  • 2GB USB flash memory as system partition
  • 250GB MyBook? harddisk, self-powered, spins down after 10'
  • Yealink USB-P1K? handset
  • 2 USB soundcards (a Trust 5.1 and a tiny C-Media audio adapter)
  • small break-out-box with a tiny speaker, a USB port and 4 buttons (currently unused)
  • USB IR receiver for remote control
  • DVB-T receiver Terratec Cinergy USB XS Diversity

Software:

  • SlugOS/BE with Linux 2.6.25-rc6
  • samba
  • nfs
  • subversion 1.4.3
  • ftpsync.pl (uploads selected subversion repositories to www.devbase.at/svn)
  • mpd (mostly for internet radio, controlled by LIRC)
  • Yeaphone (VoIP? UA for USB handset)
  • LIRY with mceusb2 driver
  • espeak (reads various information, eg. outside temperature, tramway departure, title of current music trac)
  • DVB Tools + own program "recstream" for recording (to disk) and streaming (via HTTP) of up to 2 programs in parallel - needs only max. 25% CPU!
  • thttp + php + xsltv (http://www.ericandchar.com/xsltvgrid/)

Also tried in the past:

  • Yate
  • PJSIP
  • Asterisk
  • cups
  • ushare
  • flite, now replaced by espeak
  • keyevent (own tool for reading the buttons of the USB soundcard / break-out-box), now replaced by LIRC

Thomas Reitmayr


May 19, 2008, at 07:02 AM by Daniel -- Keep up the good work with uNSLUng firmware!!!
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  • ntpclient installed to have exact time.
to:
  • ntpclient installed to have exact time.

Daniel Kertby

May 19, 2008, at 06:58 AM by Daniel Kertby -- Thanks for provided the uNSLUng firmware! Keep up the good work!!!
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Piero

to:

Piero


2008-5-19

My specs:

Running Unslung 6.8.

  • 2 GB Sandisk Micro USB Port 2 as root filesystem.
  • AC powered USB hub (4 ports) on USB1?.
    • A 500 GB HP USB disk (ext3) on USB hub
    • A Gembird SIS-PM USB controlled 4 port power outlet controlled from NSLU using sispmctl package (not in ipkg repository)
    • The Gembird SIS-PM powers on/off 500 GB HP USB disk and printer with its AXIS printer server, using CGI script provided by thttpd.
  • SSH (dropbear)
  • NFS (nfs-utils), streaming media to my Tvix 4100-S
  • cron installed, powers on/off 500 GB USB disk automatically at evening.
  • ntpclient installed to have exact time.
May 04, 2008, at 10:19 AM by Piero -- My slug
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to:

Here's my slug...

Unslung V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.10-beta, running under a 5V stabilized-Ni-MH (AA size) battery-operated UPS by myself.

- 40GB, 2,5" H/D on port 2, bus powered; - Port 1 reserved for access to USB flash disks via WLAN (...I have a couple of laptops with fired USB ports :( ); - SSH access to my LAN from internet; - "Repository" (file server via FTP/CIFS) on LAN, for small useful contents (drivers, codecs, apps...); - Adds storage (CIFS automount) to my linux STB (Dreambox 7020) for some "slow" multimedia contents (jpeg/mp3/low bitrate MPEG4?), to be delivered to my 3*DSM-320RD uPnP-AV clients via uShare (running on Dreambox... but it can run on slug too, if needed); - Automatic torrent download (enhanced-ctorrent) by a custom script (queue & permanent seed management). CTCS support from WAN via a sort of "proxy" (...some php scripts, executing lots of wgets :D...) running on Dreambox (...that's my home LAMP webserver...) to fix authentication issues.

To-do list: adding a serial rs232 & 2 more USB ports, just for fun :)

Piero

April 22, 2008, at 12:28 PM by DF -- My usage
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D (Melbourne)

to:

D (Melbourne)


2008/04/22

Slug is basically my backup machine, torrent manager, webserver and media server for the Xbox and SqueezeBox?. Slug running at 266 with Debian, wired to the adls modem-wireless router reduce wireless lag.

  • SSH
  • Lighttpd with PHP
  • Rsynch for backups
  • rTorrent via screen, drag and drop torrents via web
  • SlimServer?
  • DynaDns? synch

Connected to 250Gb western digital myBook.

Trimmed down apps and processes in a effort to reduce memory and CPU foot prints allowing SlimServer? to run without significant delay. Did try running this gallery2 as well, but image resizing is too much for this little box. Instead, as I source pictures from WindowsXP? box, I extract the resized images from the Windows generated Thumbs.db file to display icons as preview of the full size picture using simple dynamic PHP web pages... no need for memory hungry MySQL? etc.

Toying with the idea of a little home automation, switching central heating on/off via secure web.

DF


April 21, 2008, at 03:02 PM by David Smithson -- Update
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Michael Perrin, UK

to:

Mikey, UK

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Future:

  • Some torrent client?
to:
April 20, 2008, at 11:40 PM by Fred --
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I think I will use it for rsync backups too. Really, the sky's the limit with this little baby... may use it as a print server/power switch in future, if I can be bothered. I'd love to use it for the backend to a mythtv setup. I think what would go really well with this is to turn it into a jukebox for movies somehow, so you can fit multiple HDDs? to it via USB somehow and be able to switch one on at a time to save all the power draw. Good question how to do that though.

The whole idea of it just boggles my mind! I love how it sits there, consuming an average of 7W completely silently, requiring no cleaning of fans, while doing a task that used to produce noise and chew up 80+Watts of power. So cheap, both in price and in running cost. This is certainly the future of computing! Often I just stare at it in awe, the only sign it is doing any work is when the USB HDD enclosure flashes red briefly and when the network lights flicker. It is certainly one of my favorite purchases of all time

to:

I think I will use it for rsync backups too (done!). Really, the sky's the limit with this little baby... may use it as a print server/power switch in future, if I can be bothered. I'd love to use it for the backend to a mythtv setup. I think what would go really well with this is to turn it into a jukebox for movies somehow, so you can fit multiple HDDs? to it via USB somehow and be able to switch one on at a time to save all the power draw. Good question how to do that though.

The whole idea of it just boggles my mind! I love how it sits there, consuming an average of 7W completely silently, requiring no cleaning of fans, while doing a task that used to produce noise and chew up 80+Watts of power. So cheap, both in price and in running cost. This is certainly the future of computing! Often I just stare at it in awe, the only sign it is doing any work is when the USB HDD enclosure flashes red briefly and when the network lights flicker. It is certainly one of my favorite purchases of all time.

Update: I figured out how to set up a sshfs mounted folder on the slug. Fast enough, I guess, I get about a megabyte/second transfer speed. I rsync to it.

April 18, 2008, at 07:05 AM by Jan Joris Vereijken -- small updates
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  • Running DHCP for internal network,
Deleted line 3829:
  • Running backup DHCP for internal network,
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  • Running external SMTP (smtp.fnerk.org),
  • Spare for case Schaap should fail,
to:
  • Running external SMTP (mx1.fnerk.org),
  • IPv6 router, connecting via XS4ALL? tunnel broker
April 18, 2008, at 04:29 AM by Fred -- My Install
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2008-04-18

I just love this thing! At the moment it's just doing p2p work using the amule client. To control amuled I use amulecmd by sshing to the slug. I got fed up with trying the web version, and amulecmd does everything I need and is more stable I think. Hasn't barfed yet, that's a good sign. I highly recommend amulecmd, it works a treat.

I have a laptop drive connected to it, and it also powers the 5 port switch via USB it (and my other computers) needs to connect to the other side of the house where the telephone line is. Powering the switch + itself + laptop drive uses 7 Watts and 9 Watts whenever there is a read/write to the laptop drive.

I think I will use it for rsync backups too. Really, the sky's the limit with this little baby... may use it as a print server/power switch in future, if I can be bothered. I'd love to use it for the backend to a mythtv setup. I think what would go really well with this is to turn it into a jukebox for movies somehow, so you can fit multiple HDDs? to it via USB somehow and be able to switch one on at a time to save all the power draw. Good question how to do that though.

The whole idea of it just boggles my mind! I love how it sits there, consuming an average of 7W completely silently, requiring no cleaning of fans, while doing a task that used to produce noise and chew up 80+Watts of power. So cheap, both in price and in running cost. This is certainly the future of computing! Often I just stare at it in awe, the only sign it is doing any work is when the USB HDD enclosure flashes red briefly and when the network lights flicker. It is certainly one of my favorite purchases of all time

OS: Unslung, tried SlugOS to no avail. Packages I have installed: sudo amule openssh adduser vim vsftpd bash openssh-sftp-server

De-underclocked.

D (Melbourne)

April 16, 2008, at 02:38 PM by Theo Arends --
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Theo Arends - Two slugs, running Debian lenny

to:

Theo Arends (theo-at-sidweb.mine.nu)

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  * Speedmod running on 266Mhz (default = 133Mhz) 
to:
  * Speedmod running on 266Mhz (default = 133Mhz)
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  * boa webserver for status and service control
to:
  * Debian lenny (testing) 
  * thttpd webserver for status and service control
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to:
  * TWiki? 4.2.0 for fun (too slow for NSLU2)
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  * Speedmod running on 266Mhz (default = 133Mhhz) 
to:
  * Speedmod running on 266Mhz (default = 133Mhhz)
Changed lines 3937-3938 from:
  * boa webserver for status and service control
to:
  * Debian lenny (testing) 
  * thttpd webserver for status and service control
Changed lines 3943-3944 from:
to:
  * TWiki? 4.2.0 for fun (too slow for NSLU2)
April 15, 2008, at 02:13 AM by rspanton --
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  * running Indexer swish-e (cross compiled on a virtual ubuntu machine using infos from this site:-)
to:
  * running Indexer swish-e (cross compiled on a virtual ubuntu machine using infos from this site:-)

2008-04-15

Rob Spanton (as part of the Student Robotics group) - Robot controllers. See http://www.studentrobotics.org/

April 06, 2008, at 02:20 PM by Albert Schmid -- Synology Diskstation DS106j
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2008-04-04

to:

2008-04-06

April 06, 2008, at 02:17 PM by Albert Schmid -- Synology Diskstation DS106j
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Albert Schmid - Synology Diskstation DS106j? with originale firmware and optware extensions:

to:

Albert Schmid - Synology Diskstation DS106j? with original firmware and optware extensions:

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  * perl for cgi with the firmware-apache (mus be hacked too)
  * running Indexer swish-e (cross compiled on a virtual ubuntu machine using infos from this site)
to:
  * perl for cgi with the firmware-apache (must be hacked too)
  * running Indexer swish-e (cross compiled on a virtual ubuntu machine using infos from this site:-)
April 06, 2008, at 02:15 PM by Albert Schmid -- Synology Diskstation DS106j
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to:

2008-04-04

Albert Schmid - Synology Diskstation DS106j? with originale firmware and optware extensions:

  * syslog-ng for remote logging from my router
  * openssh for remote access
  * NFS support (now replaced by the firmware itself)
  * perl for cgi with the firmware-apache (mus be hacked too)
  * running Indexer swish-e (cross compiled on a virtual ubuntu machine using infos from this site)
April 04, 2008, at 04:02 PM by Theo Arends -- My Slug Use
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to:

2008/04/04

Theo Arends - Two slugs, running Debian lenny

Slug 1

  * Speedmod running on 266Mhz (default = 133Mhz) 
  * two 320GB Western Digital MyBook? HDD (rsync mirror) 
  * boa webserver for status and service control
  * OpenSSH? for secure login 
  * Samba share for several workstations
  * FTP (vsftpd) for need be
  * NFS for need be
  * iSCSI target for Vista testing

Slug 2

  * Speedmod running on 266Mhz (default = 133Mhhz) 
  * two 250GB LaCIE? HDD (rsync mirror) 
  * boa webserver for status and service control
  * OpenSSH? for secure login 
  * Samba share for Dreambox 500s and all my CD's in .flac and .mp3
  * FTP (vsftpd) for need be
  * NFS for need be

April 01, 2008, at 10:26 PM by Huheey --
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2008/04/02

Slug with V2.3R63-uNSLUng

  * cups printserver (HP Deskjet)
  * twonky mediaserver
  * php-thttpd (PHP Proxy)

Huheey


March 27, 2008, at 09:15 PM by Richard Halsteren NL --
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- ws2305 weather server (open2300), (usb2serial) - rrdtool for graphing and storing the data - digitemp for other temps (usb2serial, with ds18s20 on passive ds9097 adapter) - ssh server

to:
   * ws2305 weather server (open2300), (usb2serial)
   * rrdtool for graphing and storing the data
   * digitemp for other temps (usb2serial, with ds18s20 on passive ds9097 adapter)
   * ssh server
March 27, 2008, at 09:13 PM by Richard Halsteren NL --
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to:

2008/03/27

Slug with debian 4.0r3

overclocked to 266mhz and add rs232 (from siemens gsm cable) usb flash dirve 2gb

- ws2305 weather server (open2300), (usb2serial) - rrdtool for graphing and storing the data - digitemp for other temps (usb2serial, with ds18s20 on passive ds9097 adapter) - ssh server

Richard, Halsteren, Netherlands


March 26, 2008, at 04:50 PM by Rigas --
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In addition to that the slug hosts a TwonkyVision? Media Server (rel. 4.2 beta) that broadcasts mp3s to our Noxon IRadio?.

to:

In addition to that the slug hosts a mt-daapd server that publishes our 5000 mp3 file to a Windows and a Linux client. There the tool "Get it together" is used to listen to the music

March 22, 2008, at 09:32 AM by lexvictory -- fixed error in mine
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Hint for enhanced-ctorrent users: changing the user agent may help with torrent speeds... I use SlugTorrent?/2.3

to:

Hint for enhanced-ctorrent users: changing the user agent may help with torrent speeds... I use SlugTorrent?/3.2

March 22, 2008, at 09:29 AM by lexvictory -- added my story
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2008/03/22

De-underclocked slug unslung to 256mb flash drive in slot 2, 300 (I think)GB hard drive in slot 1 Using slug to serve out the external HDD via samba; HDD used to be connected to windows computer, symlinks on linux and a network drive on windows keep everything running the same. Slug also downloads torrents to HDD (enhanced-ctorrent and CTCS), uses appWeb with SSL (SSL for outside connection only) to serve DvdDB? (manages my dvd database; google it), filethingie (to access my files from school, etc), and eventually a web based proxy for private use. Disk2 share has symlinks to music folders in various places - using diversion script to replace user_smb.conf with mine disabling unix extensions and enabling swap space on HDD (forgot how big it is; used to be used with a linux distro on main computer).

Hint for enhanced-ctorrent users: changing the user agent may help with torrent speeds... I use SlugTorrent?/2.3

Thanks to everyone involved, especially those here on the wiki.

Xander, Perth, Australia


March 19, 2008, at 09:49 PM by Dave B --
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my Slug will now connect to an Xbox 360 to stream video and mp3s over upnp.

to:

my Slug will now connect to my Xbox 360 to stream video and mp3s over upnp.

Dave, UK


March 19, 2008, at 09:44 PM by Dave B --
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  • Softphones: X-Lite & Firefly
  • Grandstream HandyTone-286 ATA

bofh_omega 2 Slugs, OpenSlug

  • First Slug
    • PPPoE dialin system
    • Second NIC (Linksys USB200M - AX8817x based USB to Ethernet adapter. It's supported by the usbnet module. Depending on your kernel version, the module may also be named ax8817x)
    • iptables firewall
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Changed lines 3862-3874 from:

Zach

to:

Zach


2008/03/19

Running Debian with a 320GB drive.

Using it to automate website backups via ftp as well as backing up folders on the local network.

Just recently managed to compile uShare (version 1.0, 1.1 refused to compile for some reason) my Slug will now connect to an Xbox 360 to stream video and mp3s over upnp.

March 14, 2008, at 07:15 AM by Jan Joris Vereijken -- Corrected hyperlink
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  • Running MRTG, feeding output into non-slug web server at http://mrtg.fnerk.org/,
to:
  • Running MRTG, feeding output into non-slug web server at mrtg.fnerk.org,
March 14, 2008, at 07:14 AM by Jan Joris Vereijken -- Corrected hyperlink
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  • Running MRTG, feeding output into non-slug web server at <A HREF="http://mrtg.fnerk.org">http://mrtg.fnerk.org</A>,
to:
  • Running MRTG, feeding output into non-slug web server at http://mrtg.fnerk.org/,
March 13, 2008, at 06:41 AM by Zach --
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My slug is running unslug 6. I make it a pure solid state device. I use one 1G flash drive as system on USB port 2. I use another multi-Card Reader in USB port 1. I put one 2G SD card(on sdb) and one 4G CF card(on sdc) in the multi-card reader. raid0 was used to put those two cards together to make a 5.8G storage drive at /dev/md0. rtorrent is used as Torrent client. amule is used as EDK2K? client. It's running happly for weeks.

to:

My slug is running unslug 6. I make it a pure solid state device. I use one 1G flash drive as system drive on USB port 2. I use another multi-Card Reader in USB port 1. I put one 2G SD card(on sdb) and one 4G CF card(on sdc) in the multi-card reader. raid0 was used to put those two cards together to make a 5.8G storage drive at /dev/md0. rtorrent is used as Torrent client. amule is used as EDK2K? client. It's running happly for weeks.

March 13, 2008, at 06:39 AM by Zach --
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2008/03/11

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2008/03/11

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March 13, 2008, at 06:37 AM by Zach -- new slug story from me
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dunk.

to:

dunk.


2008/03/11 My slug is running unslug 6. I make it a pure solid state device. I use one 1G flash drive as system on USB port 2. I use another multi-Card Reader in USB port 1. I put one 2G SD card(on sdb) and one 4G CF card(on sdc) in the multi-card reader. raid0 was used to put those two cards together to make a 5.8G storage drive at /dev/md0. rtorrent is used as Torrent client. amule is used as EDK2K? client. It's running happly for weeks. Zach


March 10, 2008, at 05:33 PM by dunk -- Slug controlled robot
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Jan Joris Vereijken, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

to:

Jan Joris Vereijken, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


2008/03/09

My slug is the primary controller on my mobile robot. Machine vision laser ranging via USB webcam. Slug connected to Atmel AVR i2c microcontroller network via USB. Building details here: mrdunk.googlepages.com

dunk.

March 08, 2008, at 12:38 PM by dunk --
February 27, 2008, at 10:10 AM by Jan Joris Vereijken -- fixup
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  • DR site backup production server (120km from primary backup server)
to:
  • DR site backup production server (120km south from primary site)
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  • Spare for case Kwek should fail,
to:
  • Disaster recovery of data in case primary site should fail,
February 27, 2008, at 10:06 AM by Jan Joris Vereijken -- fix layout
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  • Primary site backup production server:
to:
  • Primary site backup production server
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  • DR site backup production server (120km from primary backup server):
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  • DR site backup production server (120km from primary backup server)
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  • Primary network services production server:
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  • Primary network services production server
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  • Secondary network services production server:
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  • Secondary network services production server
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February 27, 2008, at 10:05 AM by Jan Joris Vereijken -- fix layout
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  Primary site backup production server:

  * Running backup jobs for all my data files using rsnapshot, running every 4 hours,
  * Storing full image backups of all my desktops using Symantec Ghost, running once a week,
to:
  • Primary site backup production server:
    • Running backup jobs for all my data files using rsnapshot, running every 4 hours,
    • Storing full image backups of all my desktops using Symantec Ghost, running once a week,
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  DR site backup production server (120km from primary backup server):

  * Attaches via OpenVPN to primary site,
  * Running backup jobs for all my data files using rsnapshot, running every 4 hours,
  * Spare for case Kwek should fail,
to:
  • DR site backup production server (120km from primary backup server):
    • Attaches via OpenVPN to primary site,
    • Running backup jobs for all my data files using rsnapshot, running every 4 hours,
    • Spare for case Kwek should fail,
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  Primary network services production server:

  * Running DHCP for internal network,
  * Running DNS for internal network,
  * Running NTP for internal network,
  * Running external DNS (ns.fnerk.org),
  * Running external NTP (ntp.fnerk.org),
  * Running external shell access (ssh.fnerk.org),
  * Running MRTG, feeding output into non-slug web server at <A HREF="http://mrtg.fnerk.org">http://mrtg.fnerk.org</A>,
to:
  • Primary network services production server:
    • Running DHCP for internal network,
    • Running DNS for internal network,
    • Running NTP for internal network,
    • Running external DNS (ns.fnerk.org),
    • Running external NTP (ntp.fnerk.org),
    • Running external shell access (ssh.fnerk.org),
    • Running MRTG, feeding output into non-slug web server at <A HREF="http://mrtg.fnerk.org">http://mrtg.fnerk.org</A>,
Changed lines 3836-3853 from:
  Secondary network services production server:

  * Running backup DHCP for internal network,
  * Running backup DNS for internal network,
  * Running backup NTP for internal network,
  * Running SMTP (outgoing) for internal network,
  * Running external SMTP (smtp.fnerk.org),
  * Spare for case Schaap should fail,

<EM>Lillebi - Debian 4.0r3 off of 40GB USB disk:<EM>

Development, test, acceptance, and download server

  • Environment to try out stuff for Schaap and Joost,
  • Acceptance for patches to Schaap and Joost,
  • Continuously running distributed.net client,
  • Continuously running bittorrent uploads.
to:
  • Secondary network services production server:
    • Running backup DHCP for internal network,
    • Running backup DNS for internal network,
    • Running backup NTP for internal network,
    • Running SMTP (outgoing) for internal network,
    • Running external SMTP (smtp.fnerk.org),
    • Spare for case Schaap should fail,

Lillebi - Debian 4.0r3 off of 40GB USB disk:

  • Development, test, acceptance, and download server
    • Environment to try out stuff for Schaap and Joost,
    • Acceptance for patches to Schaap and Joost,
    • Continuously running distributed.net client,
    • Continuously running bittorrent uploads.
February 27, 2008, at 10:02 AM by Jan Joris Vereijken -- fix layout
Changed lines 3848-3851 from:

Lillebi - Debian 4.0r3 off of 40GB USB disk:

Development, test, acceptance, and download server:

to:

<EM>Lillebi - Debian 4.0r3 off of 40GB USB disk:<EM>

Development, test, acceptance, and download server

February 27, 2008, at 10:00 AM by Jan Joris Vereijken -- fix layout
Changed lines 3850-3856 from:
  Development, test, acceptance, and download server:

  * Environment to try out stuff for Schaap and Joost,
  * Acceptance for patches to Schaap and Joost,
  * Continuously running distributed.net client,
  * Continuously running bittorrent uploads.
to:

Development, test, acceptance, and download server:

  • Environment to try out stuff for Schaap and Joost,
  • Acceptance for patches to Schaap and Joost,
  • Continuously running distributed.net client,
  • Continuously running bittorrent uploads.
February 27, 2008, at 09:57 AM by Jan Joris Vereijken -- What my slugs do
Changed lines 3805-3857 from:
to:

2008/02/27

Five Slugs in use:

Kwek - Unslung V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta off of 1GB flash stick, 500GB USB disk attached:

  Primary site backup production server:

  * Running backup jobs for all my data files using rsnapshot, running every 4 hours,
  * Storing full image backups of all my desktops using Symantec Ghost, running once a week,

Kwekje - Unslung V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta off of 1GB flash stick, 320GB USB disk attached:

  DR site backup production server (120km from primary backup server):

  * Attaches via OpenVPN to primary site,
  * Running backup jobs for all my data files using rsnapshot, running every 4 hours,
  * Spare for case Kwek should fail,

Schaap - Debian 4.0r3 off of 4GB flash stick:

  Primary network services production server:

  * Running DHCP for internal network,
  * Running DNS for internal network,
  * Running NTP for internal network,
  * Running external DNS (ns.fnerk.org),
  * Running external NTP (ntp.fnerk.org),
  * Running external shell access (ssh.fnerk.org),
  * Running MRTG, feeding output into non-slug web server at <A HREF="http://mrtg.fnerk.org">http://mrtg.fnerk.org</A>,

Joost - Debian 4.0r3 off of 4GB flash stick:

  Secondary network services production server:

  * Running backup DHCP for internal network,
  * Running backup DNS for internal network,
  * Running backup NTP for internal network,
  * Running SMTP (outgoing) for internal network,
  * Running external SMTP (smtp.fnerk.org),
  * Spare for case Schaap should fail,

Lillebi - Debian 4.0r3 off of 40GB USB disk:

  Development, test, acceptance, and download server:

  * Environment to try out stuff for Schaap and Joost,
  * Acceptance for patches to Schaap and Joost,
  * Continuously running distributed.net client,
  * Continuously running bittorrent uploads.

Jan Joris Vereijken, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

February 26, 2008, at 05:22 AM by TomT --
Changed lines 3772-3773 from:

My slug is de-underclocked and is running unslung 6.10 and at 7-10 watts, a perfect server.

to:

My slug is de-underclocked, is running unslung 6.10, and, at 7-10 watts, a perfect server.

Added line 3776:
 - wput cron job for backup of local messages and website.
Changed lines 3779-3780 from:
 - openssh
to:
 - openssh.
February 23, 2008, at 08:14 PM by jeroen -- Oops, forgot it also does IPv6
Changed lines 1014-1015 from:

I have two slugs in my network. Paradise is running Debian and is over-used as a music box (output through Aureon 5.1 USB MKII, played with MPD, with epmcd as one control and using LIRC through a Windows Media Center 2005 remote as the other), WebCam? (using Motion for feeding it to the network, of course over IPv6) and as a generic archive box (also for the music :).

to:

I have two slugs in my network. Paradise is running Debian and is over-used as a music box (output through Aureon 5.1 USB MKII, played with MPD, with epmcd as one control and using LIRC through a Windows Media Center 2005 remote as the other), WebCam? (using Motion for feeding it to the network, of course over IPv6) and as a generic archive box (also for the music :). Oh and it is providing the IPv6 connectivity to my whole network using AICCU and radvd. This as the current DD-WRT beta builds don't come with IPv6 enabled.

February 23, 2008, at 08:12 PM by jeroen -- Updated my slug usage
Changed lines 1012-1015 from:

Jeroen - 18 Sep 2005

I have two slugs in my network. Eden is used as a development/playbox together with a 512mb cruzer flash, paradise is being used together with a 250Gb Lacie as a storage box, also exporting pictures as gallery.unfix.org. Both are running Debian and have native IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity to the internet.

to:

Jeroen - 18 Sep 2005 (updated 2008.02.23)

I have two slugs in my network. Paradise is running Debian and is over-used as a music box (output through Aureon 5.1 USB MKII, played with MPD, with epmcd as one control and using LIRC through a Windows Media Center 2005 remote as the other), WebCam? (using Motion for feeding it to the network, of course over IPv6) and as a generic archive box (also for the music :). Eden unfortunately is quite dead, it won't boot anymore, I'll need to JTAG it to get it to work. gallery.unfix.org moved to abaddon.unfix.org which is a very nice hosted box, which is quite a bit faster than a slug, can't have 1Gbit ports on a slug now can we.

February 22, 2008, at 10:36 AM by 195.37.112.226 --
Added line 3738:
 - running kaid (Xlink Kai Engine) to play online with my Xbox and XBMC
Changed line 3743 from:
 - "overclocking" to 266 MHz?
to:
 - [done] "overclocking" to 266 MHz? 
Deleted line 3744:
 - VPN server to access my LAN from everywhere on the WEB using openVPN
February 22, 2008, at 03:28 AM by Mo --
Added lines 3779-3802:

2008/02/21

1 SLUG (without speed modification)

 * uNSLUng Version 6.10
 * WD 250GB Passport Hard Drive on USB Port 1 (No extra power supply needed!)
 * unslung to a SanDisk? 1GB USB Stick on USB Port 2
 * DynDNS? update with log(NSLU2-Linux-DNSUPD-0.9.4beta). works great!
 * Apache Web Server 
 * FTP
 * Samba shares
 * MySQL?
 * OpenSSH?
 * Perl
 * Python
 * PHP
 * Wget-ssl

This little thing does so much, with very little power!

Mo

February 21, 2008, at 05:30 AM by TomT --
Changed line 3778 from:

cheers, Tom

to:

cheers, Tom (donation made - thanks all)

February 21, 2008, at 05:20 AM by TomT --
Changed lines 3770-3771 from:

My slug is un-deunderclocked and is running unslung 6.10 and at 7-10 watts, a perfect server.

to:

My slug is de-underclocked and is running unslung 6.10 and at 7-10 watts, a perfect server.

February 21, 2008, at 04:39 AM by TomT --
Changed lines 3770-3776 from:

My slug is un-deunderclocked and is running unslung 6.10

- Backup for household computers - wget cron job for backup of hosted website - ntpclient - thttpd-webserver so I can see status msgs even when not at home

to:

My slug is un-deunderclocked and is running unslung 6.10 and at 7-10 watts, a perfect server.

 - Backup for household computers.
 - wget cron job for backup of hosted website.
 - ntpclient.
 - thttpd-webserver so I can see status msgs even when not at home.
 - openssh
February 21, 2008, at 04:23 AM by TomT -- TomTs Slug used for backup and webserver
Changed lines 3767-3777 from:
to:

2008/02/20

My slug is un-deunderclocked and is running unslung 6.10

- Backup for household computers - wget cron job for backup of hosted website - ntpclient - thttpd-webserver so I can see status msgs even when not at home

cheers, Tom

February 13, 2008, at 09:37 PM by bsmeets -- updated
Changed lines 2512-2513 from:

3. Empress: on V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta, de-underclocked, with Debian for experimenting.

to:

3. Empress: Debian for experimenting.

February 12, 2008, at 09:06 PM by bsmeets -- minor update
Changed lines 2508-2509 from:

1. Thames: has 1x 120GB drive on USB2? and 2xPertelian X2040 on USB1? through USB Hub. Adding CM11? with pl2303-based serial convertor for Home Automation. Rsync for backup to a LaCie? Terabyte drive located in Switzerland (using WRT54GL? on either side). thttpd for virtual domains I host. Shell script for automatic mp3 podcast subscriptions and auto file push script in case I plug in my mp3 player to USB port 1.

to:

1. Thames: has 1x 120GB drive on USB2? and 2xPertelian X2040 on USB1? through USB Hub. Heyu 2.1.3 with CM11? and FTDI-based serial convertor for Home Automation X10 projects. Rsync for backup to a LaCie? Terabyte drive located in Switzerland (using WRT54GL? on either side). thttpd for virtual domains I host. Shell script for automatic mp3 podcast subscriptions and auto file push script in case I plug in my mp3 player to USB port 1.

February 10, 2008, at 03:40 AM by AndyCooll --
Changed lines 3571-3574 from:
  • rSync. Attached a second hard-drive and using it to backup my system (will probably get a second Slug later solely for this purpose).

Next on the list is to set up a proper music server.

to:
  • rSync.

Next on the list is to set up a proper music server on it.

Update: I've since bought a second Slug and again installed Debian on it. Running that as a backup server.

February 02, 2008, at 12:46 AM by contegor --
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February 02, 2008, at 12:44 AM by contegor -- Uses of may NSLU2
Changed lines 3748-3765 from:

Greetings from Jena, Germany

to:

Greetings from Jena, Germany


2008/02/01

My NSUL2? has Debian GNU/Linux v4.0 installed with a D-Link DWL-G122 Ver. C1 USB Wi-Fi adapter (see http://3lled.blogspot.com/2008/02/nslu2-dwl-g122-nas-with-wi-fi.html) and works as:

 - Unison sync server.
 - Gateway and ARP proxy between a wired and a wireless LAN.
 - Firewall.
 - Asterisk server.
 - NFS server.

Cheers, Héctor Half time in Madrid, Spain, half time in San Pedro de Sula, Honduras.

February 01, 2008, at 08:48 PM by Roman -- corrected formatting
Changed lines 3646-3647 from:
  • Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna * Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
to:

Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna

  • Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
February 01, 2008, at 08:46 PM by Roman -- corrected formatting
Changed lines 3646-3653 from:
  • Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna * Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7*
  * Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, rsync, distcc, cups, anacron, at, tmsnc & finch (IM clients !!), upslug2, screen (number 1) .... so on
* Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
* Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle, bluetooth
* Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
* Wishes: wiimote interface via hddi & wmd drivers, usb2vga working video device, postfix, more ptimizations/enhachements (partially done ending up in a 15 MB freeing on classic 32MB total!!), wish to get some knowledge in soldering and then add third usb, second lan, serial, battery.
* Email: m a x at fan tuz d o t n e t
to:
  • Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna * Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
  • Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, rsync, distcc, cups, anacron, at, tmsnc & finch (IM clients !!), upslug2, screen (number 1) .... so on
  • Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
  • Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle, bluetooth
  • Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
  • Wishes: wiimote interface via hddi & wmd drivers, usb2vga working video device, postfix, more ptimizations/enhachements (partially done ending up in a 15 MB freeing on classic 32MB total!!), wish to get some knowledge in soldering and then add third usb, second lan, serial, battery.
  • Email: m a x at fan tuz d o t n e t
February 01, 2008, at 02:09 PM by bsmeets --
Changed lines 2506-2516 from:

4 slugs at home:

1. Empress: thttpd for hosted websites, shell script for mp3 podcast subscriptions and auto file push script in case I plug in my mp3 player to USB port 2. Asterisk server for 5 Linksys ATAs? (3102 + PAP2T?), plus Thomson ST2020? IP phone. Empress has a 2GB stick, and runs on Unslung 3.16. Already at 266MHz when purchased.

2. Havilland: Kissdx + Twonkyvision 4.1 server for 8000+ mp3s and wavs, from my own CD collection. Havilland has 2x 240GB drives, and runs on Unsling 3.16, de-underclocked.

3. Faraday: Development system, has 1x 120GB drive on USB1? and Pertelian X2040 on USB2?. Runs Debian and has been de-underclocked.

4. Thames: 1GB memory stick, on V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta, de-underclocked.

to:

3 slugs at home in active use:

1. Thames: has 1x 120GB drive on USB2? and 2xPertelian X2040 on USB1? through USB Hub. Adding CM11? with pl2303-based serial convertor for Home Automation. Rsync for backup to a LaCie? Terabyte drive located in Switzerland (using WRT54GL? on either side). thttpd for virtual domains I host. Shell script for automatic mp3 podcast subscriptions and auto file push script in case I plug in my mp3 player to USB port 1.

2. Havilland: Kissdx + Twonkyvision 3.0 server for 8000+ mp3s and wavs, from my own CD collection. Havilland has 2x 240GB drives, and still runs on 3.16, de-underclocked.

3. Empress: on V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta, de-underclocked, with Debian for experimenting.

February 01, 2008, at 10:31 AM by 195.37.112.226 --
Changed line 3736 from:
 - FTP Server using vsftpd2
to:
 - FTP Server using vsftpd
February 01, 2008, at 10:30 AM by 195.37.112.226 --
Changed lines 3728-3750 from:

The Netherlands

to:

The Netherlands


My Slug works as:

 - universal Data storage in my Network (120GB Samsung)
 - SMB Share using samba2
 - FTP Server using vsftpd2
 - DBox2? recording server using recorder (dboxgrab)
 - Media Storage for my XBox? with XBMC (via SMB) - Godlike!
 - wakes up other PC's via WOL using wakelan

Planned:

 - "overclocking" to 266 MHz?
 - Webserver with PHP using lighttpd + FastCGI?
 - VPN server to access my LAN from everywhere on the WEB using openVPN
 - Picture Galery accessible by browser, maybe some cool Flash-Galery

The Slug is truely a great gadget. Thanks for your work, guys!

Greetings from Jena, Germany

January 31, 2008, at 10:25 PM by Tiec --
Changed lines 3697-3728 from:

Mark Breddemann, Germany

to:

Mark Breddemann, Germany


Have a slung build in a box made out of lego with:

 - Slung on top 
 - 1x 70Gb  Samsung internal disk (connected to hub)
 - 1x 500Gb Samsung internal disk (connected to hub)
 - 1x usb2 hub no-name (connected to hub)
 - 1x Sweex usb-serial cable (connected to hub)
 - 1x Creative NX webcam (connected to hub)
 - 1x home made 433Mhz serial send module (for wireless outlet switching)
 - 1x MicroAtx? psu (providing power to fans/hub/slung/Samsung disks)
 - 1x usb cable for recharching my phone
 - 2x 10cm fans at low speed for cooling
 - 1x external Western Digital Mybook 500Gb (Fat32)

The tasks of this slung are:

 - Webcam for my fishtank
 - Script for home automation set
 - Remote switch my home automation
 - Backup for 3 pc's in the house and some laptops
 - SSH server for tunneling to the inside

Wishes:

 - Get my USB-Soundcard working and play music
 - Get a usb 433Mhz receiver working for controlling the music

Still have 2 slungs laying around, one for testing and one catching dust

Tiec, The Netherlands

January 27, 2008, at 03:02 PM by Mark Breddemann -- my story
Changed lines 3666-3697 from:

Best device for torrents I have ever seen.

to:

Best device for torrents I have ever seen.


27th Jan 2008

I've got two Slugs:

1st:

  • Bluetooth-driver and daemon
  • PCSC-Lite Cardreader driver and deamon
  • a little HTTP-Server
  • dropbear SSH-Daemon
  • Busybox environment

All on the internal flash and 3 megs free space, using uclibc. Trying to compile a Samba daemon with uclibc next.

2nd:

  • 1GB USB-Stick for the root filesystem
  • Bluetooth driver/daemon
  • Music Player Daemon (MPD) with MP3?, OGG (Tremor) and Flac support compiled in
  • External soundcard
  • pbmpcd (control the MPD via bluetooth using a mobile phone)
  • HTTP-Server
  • Samba Server
  • FTP-Server
  • Cron
  • Some scripts for automatically (un)mount of external hard-disks

Amazing, what you can do with a network storage :p

Mark Breddemann, Germany

January 16, 2008, at 02:18 PM by KenP --
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UPDATE Jan 08

Slug now retired from active server duties (moved those over to the FSG-3 instead). Now becoming the primary brain in a robotics/automation project. PERFECT for this - low power consumption, easily battery-driven, etc. Have re-slung to a 1GB USB stick, all working beautifully. --Native GCC compiling --K8055 USB interface board --Basic control routines done --Watch this space!

January 15, 2008, at 01:20 PM by IGA -- great work ataboy!
Changed lines 3647-3658 from:
  * Email: m a x   at   fan   tuz   d o t n e t
to:
  * Email: m a x   at   fan   tuz   d o t n e t

15th Jan 2008

Currently running SVNServe? and Enhanced-Ctorrent Messed about with twonkyvision for a while but couldn't see the point of it.

In the middle of learning Haskell so will be using this little skill (in conjunction with HUGS) for programming the slug to do other stuff like HTTP fetching and processing RSS feeds , web pages etc, might even get SQL to work on the thing (is this too much for the little beasty?)

Best device for torrents I have ever seen.

January 14, 2008, at 09:25 PM by fantuznet --
Changed lines 3641-3648 from:
 * Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna
  ** Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
** Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, cups .... so on
** Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
** Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle
** Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
** Wishes: wiimote interface via hddi & wmd drivers, usb2vga working video device, postfix, more optimizations/enhachements
to:
  • Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna * Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7*
  * Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, rsync, distcc, cups, anacron, at, tmsnc & finch (IM clients !!), upslug2, screen (number 1) .... so on
* Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
* Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle, bluetooth
* Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
* Wishes: wiimote interface via hddi & wmd drivers, usb2vga working video device, postfix, more ptimizations/enhachements (partially done ending up in a 15 MB freeing on classic 32MB total!!), wish to get some knowledge in soldering and then add third usb, second lan, serial, battery.
* Email: m a x at fan tuz d o t n e t
January 14, 2008, at 09:17 PM by fantuznet --
Changed lines 3641-3649 from:
  • Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna
    • Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
      ** Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, cups .... so on
      ** Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
      ** Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle
      ** Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
      ** Wishes: wiimote interface via hddi & wmd drivers, usb2vga working video device, postfix, more optimizations/enhachements
to:
 * Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna
  ** Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
** Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, cups .... so on
** Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
** Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle
** Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
** Wishes: wiimote interface via hddi & wmd drivers, usb2vga working video device, postfix, more optimizations/enhachements
January 14, 2008, at 10:43 AM by Massimiliano Fantuzzi --
Changed lines 3641-3648 from:
  • Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna
    • Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
      **Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, cups .... so on
      **Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
      **Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle
      **Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
to:
  • Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna
    • Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
      ** Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, cups .... so on
      ** Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
      ** Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle
      ** Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
      ** Wishes: wiimote interface via hddi & wmd drivers, usb2vga working video device, postfix, more optimizations/enhachements
January 14, 2008, at 10:40 AM by Massimiliano Fantuzzi --
Changed lines 3641-3648 from:

Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna

  • Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
    *Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, cups .... so on
    *Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
    *Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle
    *Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
to:
  • Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna
    • Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
      **Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, cups .... so on
      **Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
      **Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle
      **Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
January 14, 2008, at 10:38 AM by Massimiliano Fantuzzi --
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Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7

Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, cups .... so on Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle. Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB.

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Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna

  • Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7
    *Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, cups .... so on
    *Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan
    *Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle
    *Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB
January 14, 2008, at 10:37 AM by Massimiliano Fantuzzi -- MASSIMILIANO FANTUZZI
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Doug in Pennsylvania, USA

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Doug in Pennsylvania, USA


Massimiliano Fantuzzi, Italy, Bologna Operative System Unslung 6.8, number of slugs: 7

Functions: ddclient, mrtg, lcd4linux, nfs mounts, mt-daapd, esniper, moiosms, openvpn, ssh, apache-mysql-php, ntpd, rsync, yougrabber, rtorrent, cups .... so on Kernel modules loaded: videodev visor pwc ov511 usbserial audio soundcore lan Usb peripherals: usb speakers, usb lan, usb webcam, usb vga, usb palm-cradle. Hardware: all seven slugs were overclocked (some came already oc), all slugs have USB memory as rootfs, ranging from 1 to 4 GB.

January 12, 2008, at 01:46 AM by sw --
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  • file server (SMB / NFS)
  • DNS server
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  • file server (SMB for my wife running Windows + NFS for me)
  • DNS server with the lightweight dnsmasq
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  • Lighttpd web server
January 11, 2008, at 03:43 PM by doug -- Added my info about what my slug is doing
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11th January 2008

My slug runs SlugOs? 3.10 with a 200 Gb USB disk

It's currently doing unexciting but necessary backup work at a location remote from my home. It's running:

Many thanks to all who contributed to the project.

Doug in Pennsylvania, USA

January 11, 2008, at 10:16 AM by sw --
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My unit is replacing a Synology DS101 and will run Debian (currently installed as I'm writing) and will act as :

  • file server
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My unit is replacing a Synology DS101 and will run Debian (currently installing as I'm writing) and will act as :

  • file server (SMB / NFS)
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Planning on attaching 2 drives for replication.

The CPU is clocked at 266 and was manufactured in 09/2007

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The CPU is clocked at 266 and was manufactured in 09/2007.

Attached a LaCie? 500 GB Desktop Hard drive (Seagate drive) and will buy another one for replication

January 10, 2008, at 10:54 AM by vincent -- new success story
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Sébastien, Mons, Belgium

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Sébastien, Mons, Belgium


9th January 2008

My unit run with Debian on USB 2.5 disk. There is a second disk WD MyBook? Essentials 320Gb :

  • NFS share (very fast)
  • Itune share.

It works 7d/7 24h/24. It's super server.

"Big thanks to everyone who's contributed here and elsewhere on the net for helping to tidy-up my house and organise my media!" Vincent , Neuville sur Oise, France

January 08, 2008, at 04:38 PM by sw --
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- file server - DNS server - backup server (rsync) pulling out my website and its MySQL? DB from the hosting server which doesn't provide backup - DynDNS? updater

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  • file server
  • DNS server
  • backup server (rsync) pulling out my website and its MySQL? DB from the hosting server which doesn't provide backup
  • DynDNS? updater
  • NTP server for machines on the LAN
  • Web server + PHP + MySQL?
January 08, 2008, at 04:02 PM by sw --
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Rhys, Melbourne, Australia

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Rhys, Melbourne, Australia


8th January 2008

My unit is replacing a Synology DS101 and will run Debian (currently installed as I'm writing) and will act as : - file server - DNS server - backup server (rsync) pulling out my website and its MySQL? DB from the hosting server which doesn't provide backup - DynDNS? updater

Planning on attaching 2 drives for replication.

The CPU is clocked at 266 and was manufactured in 09/2007

Sébastien, Mons, Belgium

January 08, 2008, at 10:40 AM by Rhysa --
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Unslung to a single WD MyBook? Essentials 320Gb. Running as a file server with FTP access via vsftp. Running rsyncd on the Slug with RSnapshot? on a Fedora box pulling backups.

Bought in December 07 and found it was running at 133, but now at full speed :)

Rhys Eddy, Melbourne, Australia

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Unslung to a single WD MyBook? Essentials 320Gb. Running as a file server with FTP access via vsftp. Running rsync daemon on the Slug with RSnapshot? on a Fedora box pulling backups.

Bought in the Slug in December 07 and found it was running at 133, but now at full speed :)

Rhys, Melbourne, Australia

January 08, 2008, at 08:11 AM by Rhysa --
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Ben Crowell, Fullerton, CA, USA

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Ben Crowell, Fullerton, CA, USA


8th January 2008

Unslung to a single WD MyBook? Essentials 320Gb. Running as a file server with FTP access via vsftp. Running rsyncd on the Slug with RSnapshot? on a Fedora box pulling backups.

Bought in December 07 and found it was running at 133, but now at full speed :)

Rhys Eddy, Melbourne, Australia

January 07, 2008, at 05:36 PM by bcrowell --
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2008 Jan 8

Using it as a music server.

Ben Crowell, Fullerton, CA, USA

January 06, 2008, at 09:06 PM by AndyCooll --
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6th January 2008

Bought a Slug awhile back with the intention of installing Debian on it. Unfortunately the Debian installer was broken at the time. Anyway an excellent Christmas present came with the news that it had been fixed, and after a number of attempts I've got it to work!

Now successfully running:

  • NFS - basic music, video and file server. (Got Samba running too though I very rarely need it)
  • rTorrent/Screen
  • rSync. Attached a second hard-drive and using it to backup my system (will probably get a second Slug later solely for this purpose).

Next on the list is to set up a proper music server.

AndyCooll?, Stockport, UK

January 02, 2008, at 08:16 AM by Edgar -- Edgar
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2008-01-02

A sluggish new year!

Am running

  • SSH, OK
  • FTPD, OK
  • Lighttpd with PHP. Perfect server. Did some tests with password access and directory access for local users only. Good dcocumentation.
  • MySQL?. Only started PHPmyadmin?, futher tests will follow
  • BTPD
  • CUPSD for serving my Canon S400, OK. Did not get my HP to work.
  • Musicbrowser PHP scripts for streaming.

An incredible device after UNSlinging?. Sometimes probably BTPD somehow keeps on starting new processes eventually hanging the SLUG.

I am modding Musicbrowser to include a Flash player such that I can stream MP3?'s towards the Wii. Initial version based on Musicbrowser 0.7 is working, but needs some work.

http://musicbrowser.sourceforge.net/experimental/musicbrowser-0.7-wii.zip

Edgar, NL, knak_worst_je@hotmail.com

January 01, 2008, at 12:35 AM by Jeff Hartley -- TwonkyVision Server
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2008-01-01

Happy new year to all Sluggers!

I've never used Linux at all of any flavour but I have my Slug running TwonkyVision? server and streaming David Gilmour live at the Albert Hall wirelessly to my PSP in just under an hour from opening the box. I cannot thank the Unslung community enough for the hard work and dedication they have put into this wonderful piece of software and Linksys too for having the vision to release this super little gadget. I'll be making a donation you can be sure :-)

Jeff Hartley, Arran, Scotland, UK.

December 30, 2007, at 04:05 PM by Paul de Vries --
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One NSLU2. Installed debian-etch 4.0, using 8G of HD space. running:

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One NSLU2. Installed debian-etch 4.0, using 720M of HD space. running:

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  * ntp server for local network
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  * ntp server for keeping time on local network
December 25, 2007, at 12:50 PM by Imran --
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First off, <b>Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year</b> (or indeed Happy Eid and Hanukah).

The default Linksys web frontend really pissed me off with its ugliness and poor usability. I bought the NSLU2 to provide a low-power yet high-quality, economy media server. Could this smaller-than-paperback-book thing do it? Fed up with the default Linksys software, I eventually installed Debian onto the thing and it's now serving up hundreds of GB of video/music/photos through SMB to several Xbox Media Center (XBMC) systems at home. It's hooked up to a Netgear DG834G? Wireless Router and a WD MyBook? 250Gb as the system disk and a WD MyBook? 500Gb as the media storage. It's doing so reliably and with Debian I can dabble with running MySQL?, OpenVPN, off-site back-ups etc. It all "just works" and I donated money to the NSLU2 firmware team and a chap who provided the Debian install instructions. I hope it encourages more homebrew/community projects like this.

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First off, *Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year* (or indeed Happy Eid and Hanukah).

The default Linksys web frontend really pissed me off with its ugliness and poor usability. I bought the NSLU2 to provide a low-power yet high-quality, economy media server. Could this smaller-than-paperback-book thing do it? Fed up with the default Linksys software, I eventually installed Debian onto the thing and it's now serving up hundreds of GB of video/music/photos through SMB to several Xbox Media Center (XBMC) systems at home. It's hooked up to a Netgear DG834G? Wireless Router and a WD MyBook? 250Gb as the system disk and a WD MyBook? 500Gb as the media storage. It's doing so reliably and with Debian I can dabble with running MySQL?, Apache, OpenVPN, off-site back-ups and $diety knows what else. It all "just works" and I donated money to the NSLU2 firmware team and a chap who provided the Debian install instructions. I hope it encourages more homebrew/community projects like this.

December 25, 2007, at 12:48 PM by Imran --
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2007-12-25

First off, <b>Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year</b> (or indeed Happy Eid and Hanukah).

The default Linksys web frontend really pissed me off with its ugliness and poor usability. I bought the NSLU2 to provide a low-power yet high-quality, economy media server. Could this smaller-than-paperback-book thing do it? Fed up with the default Linksys software, I eventually installed Debian onto the thing and it's now serving up hundreds of GB of video/music/photos through SMB to several Xbox Media Center (XBMC) systems at home. It's hooked up to a Netgear DG834G? Wireless Router and a WD MyBook? 250Gb as the system disk and a WD MyBook? 500Gb as the media storage. It's doing so reliably and with Debian I can dabble with running MySQL?, OpenVPN, off-site back-ups etc. It all "just works" and I donated money to the NSLU2 firmware team and a chap who provided the Debian install instructions. I hope it encourages more homebrew/community projects like this.

Next step is to try serving out my media with UPnP?. I have evaluated TwonkyMedia? 4.4.2 which worked for 10 minutes but it seems unreliable. Any recommendations? Please email me.

Imran Chaudhry, UK, electr0sphere@yahoo.co.uk

December 13, 2007, at 10:25 PM by -DC- --
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Claudio, Washington DC

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Claudio, Washington DC


2007-12-13

After having my home burglarized and *almost* getting my external backup drive stolen, I decided it was time to invest in remote backups, at least for important files. I happened across this site and realized that I could use the NSLU2 for this task by installing it remotely at my parents house. So I bought a used NSLU2 off eBay and a 500GB Maxtor USB HD. I installed OpenSSH? on it and am now able to tunnel SMB from my Windows boxes (Cygwin) to the slug. Still playing around with various backup methods--started with Unison but it's got a few quirks when going from NTFS to Linux, so am now experimenting with SyncToy? and Robocopy. I also performed the clocking mod to get the slug running at 266Mhz.

-DC-, Seattle

December 12, 2007, at 03:39 PM by Claudio -- forgot to add phone to the list of things plugged in
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No fans anywhere! The only sound is the buzz of the HD, which I'm working on. With all three machines plugged in plus the hard drive, DSL modem, WAP and switches it's drawing about 50W continuously.

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No fans anywhere! The only sound is the buzz of the HD, which I'm working on. With all three machines plugged in plus the hard drive, DSL modem, WAP, Philips Skype phone and switches it's drawing about 50W continuously.

December 12, 2007, at 03:35 PM by Claudio -- added my setup
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greeTings from Berlin, djk1o

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greeTings from Berlin, djk1o


2007-12-12

I finally bought a Slug a few weeks ago after reading this page a few times through. I pay outrageous electric rates but I wanted something up 24/7 that is more functional than my OpenBSD? flashdist-based Soekris box, namely something with a hard drive and full, read-write multiuser access.

The Slug fit the bill perfectly (no pun intended) and after de-underclocking (piece of cake with a razor) and with a full Debian etch install I am now rather well set up:

 * 60gb Maxtor drive I had lying around with a cheap USB enclosure,
 * NFS, Samba and AFP shares,
 * CUPS working from Linux, Mac and Windows clients,
 * screen-ing rtorrent, irssi, tin and other such things,
 * pretty decent performance overall, considering the memory and USB constraints.

I also set up my old VIA EPIA machine whose hard drive went south a few months ago with a diskless Debian setup PXE booted and mounted from the Slug (with the Soekris providing dhcp), and finally have a desktop machine I can use without breaking the bank every month.

No fans anywhere! The only sound is the buzz of the HD, which I'm working on. With all three machines plugged in plus the hard drive, DSL modem, WAP and switches it's drawing about 50W continuously.

Not bad for under $100 of investment.

Claudio, Washington DC

December 05, 2007, at 11:04 AM by djK1o --
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It's de-underclocked and got the serial Connected (Nokia 3310 has only 3 wires and fit perfectly for me).<br /> Now my DEBIAN/Etch Slug is used for:<br /> - dbox2 Movie-Server (record/play via NFS)<br /> - rtorrent<br /> - cups<br /> - file-sharing in network (smb)<br /> <br /> next things to do:<br /> - Atari Portfolio for Terminal access<br /> - gLCD for status and playing around<br /> <br /> Try to get another Slug to get a Low Budget Case-Server.<br /><br />

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It's de-underclocked and got the serial Connected (Nokia 3310 has only 3 wires and fit perfectly for me). Now my DEBIAN/Etch Slug is used for:

  • dbox2 Movie-Server (record/play via NFS)
  • MP3? Server over dbox2
  • picture-Server to view pictures from holidays
  • rtorrent
  • cups
  • file-sharing in network (smb)

next things to do:

  • Atari Portfolio for Terminal access
  • gLCD for status and playing around

Try to get another Slug to get a Low Budget Case-Server.

December 05, 2007, at 11:01 AM by djK1o --
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It's de-underclocked and got the serial Connected (Nokia 3310 has only 3 wires and fit perfectly for me). Now my DEBIAN/Etch Slug is used for: - dbox2 Movie-Server (record/play via NFS) - rtorrent - cups - file-sharing in network (smb)

next things to do: - Atari Portfolio for Terminal access - gLCD for status and playing around

Try to get another Slug to get a Low Budget Case-Server.

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It's de-underclocked and got the serial Connected (Nokia 3310 has only 3 wires and fit perfectly for me).<br /> Now my DEBIAN/Etch Slug is used for:<br /> - dbox2 Movie-Server (record/play via NFS)<br /> - rtorrent<br /> - cups<br /> - file-sharing in network (smb)<br /> <br /> next things to do:<br /> - Atari Portfolio for Terminal access<br /> - gLCD for status and playing around<br /> <br /> Try to get another Slug to get a Low Budget Case-Server.<br /><br /> greeTings from Berlin, djk1o

December 05, 2007, at 10:59 AM by djK1o Berlin --
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Big thanks to everyone who's contributed here and elsewhere on the net for helping to tidy-up my house and organise my media!

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Big thanks to everyone who's contributed here and elsewhere on the net for helping to tidy-up my house and organise my media!


2007-12-05

On 10th of November i got myself a Slug to. Decided to buy it after being here a while. It's de-underclocked and got the serial Connected (Nokia 3310 has only 3 wires and fit perfectly for me). Now my DEBIAN/Etch Slug is used for: - dbox2 Movie-Server (record/play via NFS) - rtorrent - cups - file-sharing in network (smb)

next things to do: - Atari Portfolio for Terminal access - gLCD for status and playing around

Try to get another Slug to get a Low Budget Case-Server.

December 04, 2007, at 03:04 PM by Smallspeed -- Home media server with xbox360, ibook and soundbridge, powered by NSLU2, twonky media and firefly
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2007-12-4

Its taken a while, but Ive managed the following with very little computer knowledge thanks to the great how-to's here and other information on the twonky and firefly forums

I have an NSLU2, unslung with the latest firmware, running twonkymedia and firefly media server. I also have a G4 ibook with itunes, a pinnacle soundbridge home music, and an xbox360 with the latest dashboard firmware

Twonky is serving files to my wireless soundbridge and also my xbox360 (including, thanks to the fall 2007 dashboard update, divx/avi video files!). Soundbridge works perfectly and Im really happy with the set-up

In order to allow me to use a single MP3? library, I have added fireflymediaserver however it was not running. This morning I tried a couple of things and its now working OK however I still need to set the folder path for my MP3?'s (it didnt work on my first attempt).. Hopefully by tonight my media will also be showing in itunes as a shared library. Once thats sorted, Im going to attach my second HDD and format for additional storage and back-up of my ibook. I may also add a second soundbridge upstairs..

Big thanks to everyone who's contributed here and elsewhere on the net for helping to tidy-up my house and organise my media!

December 01, 2007, at 04:58 PM by fareale -- What i use my slug for
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2007-Oct-08

1 SLUG, already at 266 MHz? from factory, with:

  • firmware V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta
  • 1GB usb flash memory as system disk
  • 80GB lacie mobile as data disk

Used for :

  • Web server
  • VPN Server
  • Network traffic analyzer
  • Media Server
  • Nethack gaming

fareale, Italy


November 25, 2007, at 11:38 AM by Lordoftheunderfin -- One Slug - Debian Etch manually installed on a 2gb pen. Installed ddclient,dhcp3-server,lighttpd/php4. Configured up with eth0 internal net and eth1 (usb connected motorola sufboard dsl modem) as ext network. Configured iptables to restrict traffic on eth1. Webserver running blog and hobby site http://www.feeshing.kicks-ass.net
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wimpunk, Belgium

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wimpunk, Belgium


November 23, 2007, at 12:42 PM by wimpunk -- more corrections on the link
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Finally I took some time for my slug. I installed openwrt with x-wrt and use it as a bluetooth accespoint. I use it to connect my PDA to the internet. My notes about the installation can be found on http://tisnix.wikispaces.com/SlugNix my slugnix wiki

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Finally I took some time for my slug. I installed openwrt with x-wrt and use it as a bluetooth accespoint. I use it to connect my PDA to the internet. My notes about the installation can be found on my slugnix wiki

November 23, 2007, at 12:40 PM by wimpunk -- corrected link
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Finally I took some time for my slug. I installed openwrt with x-wrt and use it as a bluetooth accespoint. I use it to connect my PDA to the internet. My notes about the installation can be found on [http://tisnix.wikispaces.com/SlugNix|my slugnix wiki]

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Finally I took some time for my slug. I installed openwrt with x-wrt and use it as a bluetooth accespoint. I use it to connect my PDA to the internet. My notes about the installation can be found on http://tisnix.wikispaces.com/SlugNix my slugnix wiki

November 23, 2007, at 12:36 PM by wimpunk -- added my slugnix note
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2007-11-18

Finally I took some time for my slug. I installed openwrt with x-wrt and use it as a bluetooth accespoint. I use it to connect my PDA to the internet. My notes about the installation can be found on [http://tisnix.wikispaces.com/SlugNix|my slugnix wiki]

wimpunk, Belgium

November 23, 2007, at 09:50 AM by Niklas --
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Thanks to this community for making this possible! I love my NSLU2!!

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Thanks to this community for making this possible!

November 23, 2007, at 09:29 AM by ka6sox --
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November 17, 2007, at 10:42 PM by Ari --
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2007-11-18

One Slug + Lacie 500 GB USB disk + Topfield 5000 PVRt? (main reason for getting NSLU2). Just upgraded firmware to Unslung 6.8 & having ftp access to Topfield. All OK at the moment ;-)

Ari, Finland

November 14, 2007, at 08:29 AM by Marc -- links updated
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One TurboSlug?, Unslung 6.8, two LaCie? 500GB disks. First disk used for sharing data to 3 WinXP?-boxes. Second disk is a backup disk for the first. Backup is fully automated via RSnapshot?.

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One TurboSlug, Unslung 6.8, two LaCie 500GB disks. First disk used for sharing data to 3 WinXP?-boxes. Second disk is a backup disk for the first. Backup is fully automated via RSnapshot.

November 14, 2007, at 08:17 AM by Marc -- Added 2007-11-14 entry
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2007-11-14

One TurboSlug?, Unslung 6.8, two LaCie? 500GB disks. First disk used for sharing data to 3 WinXP?-boxes. Second disk is a backup disk for the first. Backup is fully automated via RSnapshot?.

Marc, The Netherlands

November 12, 2007, at 09:32 AM by saned --
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One Slug, SlugOS/BE 3.10 beta. Started with uNSLUng, but it was too weird. Using the Slug as a light Linux file server to replace my FreeBSD? 5.4 server: sshd (for Socks using PuTTY?, among other things), thttpd, samba. Using a 500 GiB? WD MyBook? in port 1, with a huge green light that blinks on disk access. Obviously it's not meant for heavy use. =] Generic hotplug whatever disk in port 2. The power button on the Slug gets "stuck" (in "pressed mode") unless you press it gently. Slug is wired to WRT54GS? running dd-wrt.

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One Slug, SlugOS/BE 3.10 beta. Started with uNSLUng, but it was too weird. Using the Slug as a light Linux file server to replace my FreeBSD? 5.4 server: sshd (for Socks using PuTTY?, among other things), thttpd, samba. Using a 500 GiB? WD MyBook? in port 1, with a huge green light that blinks on disk access. Obviously it's not meant for heavy use. =] Generic hotplug whatever disk in port 2. The power button on the Slug gets "stuck" (in "pressed mode") unless you press it gently. Slug is wired to WRT54GS? running dd-wrt.


2007-11-12

One Slug, SlugOS/BE 3.10 beta, just upgraded from uNSLUng. Just as tomten said above, uNSLUng was weird. The 40GB HD that had started having disk errors, so I upgraded the OS as well. Also compiled from the tarball. I'm running thttpd, samba, svn server, noip update, and privoxy. In the pipe is mtdaap, dns and automated pulled backup.

November 11, 2007, at 12:57 PM by tomten -- 2007-11-11 tomten
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2007-11-11

tomten

One Slug, SlugOS/BE 3.10 beta. Started with uNSLUng, but it was too weird. Using the Slug as a light Linux file server to replace my FreeBSD? 5.4 server: sshd (for Socks using PuTTY?, among other things), thttpd, samba. Using a 500 GiB? WD MyBook? in port 1, with a huge green light that blinks on disk access. Obviously it's not meant for heavy use. =] Generic hotplug whatever disk in port 2. The power button on the Slug gets "stuck" (in "pressed mode") unless you press it gently. Slug is wired to WRT54GS? running dd-wrt.

November 10, 2007, at 10:25 PM by Ken Pemberton -- added my usage details
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2007-Nov-10

Ken Pemberton, UK

Only one Slug (I feel inadequate in current company!), unslung to a 160GB laptop drive (powered by USB), with a 500GB W/D Essentials (powered) drive as the main data tank.

It used to do a lot more, but the previous boot drive crashed and I haven't finished setting everything up yet.

Currently runs two mt-daapd servers (one just for my teenager as his music is hideous), serves web content for the family web domain via DynDNS?, OpenSSH? and functions as a general backup target.

Next is to get SimplePHPBlog? going again (having some difficulties with PHP right now), as it is just perfect for my needs, then I need to solve a router-config issue before moving on to re-implementing RSYNC "pulled" backups of the important stuff on Windows machines, which are on a different subnet.

Home automation in the pipleline, watch this space!

November 07, 2007, at 11:05 PM by qix -- add
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Gothnet (Dave), London, UK, Feb 07

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Gothnet (Dave), London, UK, Feb 07


2007-11-07

I have two slugs and am building up my new setup. Both will be de-underclocked (1 done, 1 to go).

1st slug + 320GB Toshiba drive: -samba -firefly music server (for Roku M1001) -ushare upnp server (for XBOX) -unison (for syncing home dirs with the machines in the network) -syslogging for PIX firewall and Asus WL-500G

2nd slug + 250GB WD drive: -Apache or lighthttpd -MySQL? -Torrentflux -FTP -cyrus/postfix

Both are running SlugOS/BE after a not so successful attempt with Debian (Installer broke). However, this "upgrade" seems beneficial for the overall speed. I love these devices! I used to have a very noisy server running with Ubuntu so I also expect that my power usage will drop significantly after I'm finished building

I'm thinking of buying a 3rd slug to store backups from the other slugs on (incremental) and maybe do some home automation/webcam capture.

Cheers, qix


November 06, 2007, at 07:01 PM by Gothnet Dave -- fix link and spelling
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November 06, 2007, at 06:56 PM by Gothnet Dave -- Add entry for newer slug
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ePc

to:

ePc


2007-11-02

2nd slug has been up and running for a while. Algernon runs debian etch rc2 and:

  • has a 4GB flash main disk + a 180GB external HDD
  • was de-underclcoked (he came from singapore)
  • Was the subject of AddInternalWireless?
  • Runs torrentflux configured with sqlite and lighttpd
  • Falls over all the time. I think this is to do with the HD enclosure...

Gothnet (Dave), London, UK, Feb 07

November 02, 2007, at 08:55 PM by ePc --
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Piotr, Warsaw, Poland

to:

Piotr, Warsaw, Poland


2007-11-02

Currently performed

  • Unslung 6.8
  • Network storage
  • OpenSSH?
  • Nano
  • Coreutils
  • Enhanced-ctorrent
  • CTCS

Plans

  • De-underclock
  • Twonky-vision

Hmm, I wonder whether Twonky-vision and a couple of torrents can run at the same time? Watch this space!

ePc

October 31, 2007, at 09:30 PM by phsdv --
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  * ntp
  * lighttpd + sqlite + serendipity = my private weblog
  * nfsd (but need to fix permission issue)
to:
  * ntp server for local network
  * weblog <= lighttpd + sqlite + serendipity
  * nfs server
October 31, 2007, at 06:33 PM by belunch --
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Niklas Martensson, Malmo, Sweden

to:

Niklas Martensson, Malmo, Sweden


2007-10-31

unslung 6.8 @ 266MHZ running:

  • dyndns updater (I had tough time with cron and crond)
  • lighttpd + php (fast cgi) + sqlite
  • mc
  • perl

Piotr, Warsaw, Poland

October 31, 2007, at 04:06 PM by Niklas Mårtensson --
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Matt Callow, Sydney, AU

to:

Matt Callow, Sydney, AU


2007-10-31

SLUG1? running NSLU2 with 500GB LaCie?:

 * no-ip, dns updater
 * thttpd, simple webpage for personal use
 * vsftpd, host pics for forum posts etc
 * ntp, keeping the time ^^
 * samba, sharing media/torrent dl's to vista desktop & xp laptop -> tv-out
 * rtorrent, running 24/7
 * and most important, developing my linux skills =)

Thanks to this community for making this possible! I love my NSLU2!! Niklas Martensson, Malmo, Sweden

October 29, 2007, at 01:14 AM by MattCallow --
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2007-10-29

One Turbo NSLU2 with 200GB Maxtor OneTouch?. Debian etch installed. Currently running:

 * Asterisk 
 * dnsmasq
 * nfs (sharing music files to networked music player)
 * mysql (but not used for anything yet)
 * rsync for backups
 * apache2

Matt Callow, Sydney, AU

October 27, 2007, at 02:33 PM by Michael Perrin -- Edited my usage.
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  • Nethack
  • Midnight Commander
  • VSFTPD - Configured to support FXP
  • THTPD - Runs a website of mine
to:
  • SFTP with Keys
  • Overclocked to 266
  • VSFTPD - Configured to support FXP and added info on this site
  • THTTPD - Web Server
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  • Some sort of Mail Server (with webmail for external access maybe)
  • Try out OpenSlug on a new one
to:
  • Some torrent client?
October 26, 2007, at 09:02 PM by phsdv --
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  • Replacing 500MHz Pentium, electricity savings will probably pay for the slug within a year or so...
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  • Replacing 500MHz Pentium, electricity savings will probably pay for the slug within a year or so...

2007-10-26

One NSLU2. Installed debian-etch 4.0, using 8G of HD space. running:

  * dropbear
  * ntp
  * lighttpd + sqlite + serendipity = my private weblog
  * nfsd (but need to fix permission issue)

Paul de Vries, Netherlands


October 26, 2007, at 11:14 AM by NigelOrr -- Home automation server
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2007-10-25

One slug running as a misterhouse home automation server (see http://misterhouse.sourceforge.net/) Installation documented at http://misterhouse.wikispaces.com/Embedded

  • 2GB IDE drive in USB caddy
  • 4-port serial to interface to home automation hardware
  • Replacing 500MHz Pentium, electricity savings will probably pay for the slug within a year or so...
October 25, 2007, at 08:24 PM by ClaesG --
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- one serving as weatherstation

 * Debian 4.0r1
 * 1 usb hdd 40 Gb
 * 1-wire network with wind, rain, temp, baro
 * owwnogui + rrdtool
 * apache
 * crontab generating graphs for webpage

- one serving as fileserver

 * Debian 4.0r1
 * 2 usb hdd 120Gb in Raid1
 * samba
 * rTorrent
to:

one serving as weatherstation

  • Debian 4.0r1
  • 1 usb hdd 40 Gb
  • 1-wire network with wind, rain, temp, baro
  • owwnogui + rrdtool
  • apache
  • crontab generating graphs for webpage

one serving as fileserver

  • Debian 4.0r1
  • 2 usb hdd 120Gb in Raid1
  • samba
  • rTorrent
October 25, 2007, at 08:22 PM by ClaesG --
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2007-10-25

2 Slugs

- one serving as weatherstation

 * Debian 4.0r1
 * 1 usb hdd 40 Gb
 * 1-wire network with wind, rain, temp, baro
 * owwnogui + rrdtool
 * apache
 * crontab generating graphs for webpage

- one serving as fileserver

 * Debian 4.0r1
 * 2 usb hdd 120Gb in Raid1
 * samba
 * rTorrent

Claes G, Karlstad, Sweden


October 24, 2007, at 08:59 PM by Juergen -- Added my SLUG story
October 24, 2007, at 08:58 PM by Juergen -- Added my SLUG story
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2007-10-24

My Slug is: uNSLUng serving: Music to my Roku Soundbridge from: 100GB USB-drive and Printing from anywhere in the home with: CUPS (raw) to Canon Pixma IP4300? and Hosting a tiny Homepage for testing with: thttpd

Juergen, Radebeul, Germany


October 24, 2007, at 03:26 PM by Vituco --
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  • Mldonkey: MLNet? Multi-Network p2p client version 2.9.2.CVS (mlnet.byte)
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  • Mldonkey: MLNet? Multi-Network p2p client version 2.9.2.CVS (mlnet.byte) (Wouldn't compile with ocamlopt so it's compiled to bytecode, running quite well)
October 24, 2007, at 03:24 PM by Vituco --
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2007-09-23

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2007-10-23

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  • Mldonkey: MLNet? Multi-Network p2p client version 2.9.2.CVS (mlnet.byte)

I don't have rtorrent and mldonkey running all the time, just start them whenever I need. I suppose mldonkey would be enough but I really like rtorrent ncurses interface.

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Thanks to all great guys who keep doing this stuff.

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- dropbear - Samba - rTorrent - lighttpd

to:
  • dropbear
  • Samba
  • rTorrent
  • lighttpd
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October 24, 2007, at 10:19 AM by leonardo lacchini -- mistake
October 24, 2007, at 10:16 AM by leonardo lacchini -- add my info
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2007-10-24

1 SLUG@266 from factory 1 usb stick (Kingston 1Gb) 1 usb hdd (Maxtor Personal 3200 - 500Gb)

Debian 4.0r1 - dropbear - Samba - rTorrent - lighttpd

Leonardo Lacchini, Bologna, Italy


October 24, 2007, at 08:30 AM by TomekF --
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2007-10-24 1 SLUG, already at 266 bogomips from factory.

unslung 6.8 1 GB Flash as system, 500GB Western Digital USB drive CUPS Print server (HPDeskJet?) Samba 3 for home storage MLDonkey? for file sharing/downloading, even for ftp/http download of big files

Tomek F. Poznan, Poland.

October 23, 2007, at 04:28 PM by Vituco -- Added 1 more slug
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using the slug for torrents, mainly because of the low power use, but will upgrade to debian slug soon to make use of the rtorrent client

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using the slug for torrents, mainly because of the low power use, but will upgrade to debian slug soon to make use of the rtorrent client


2007-09-23 1 SLUG, already at 266 bogomips from factory.

Debian 4.0r1 on a 250Gb Drive Linux 2.6.18-5-ixp4xx #1 Thu Aug 30 16:47:13 UTC 2007 armv5tel GNU/Linux

  • dropbear for ssh
  • Samba for home network backups
  • rTorrent 0.7.7 - libTorrent 0.11.7

At the moment it's working great. I will try mt-daap in the future.

Vicente Quintáns (alias Vituco), Santiago de Compostela SPAIN


October 19, 2007, at 01:56 PM by kaputnikgo --
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kaputnikgo

19/10/2007 Melbourne, Australia

1 usb stick 1 usb hdd

+ unslung 6.8 beta + lighttpd + enhanced-ctorrent + ctcs + samba 3

using the slug for torrents, mainly because of the low power use, but will upgrade to debian slug soon to make use of the rtorrent client

October 10, 2007, at 08:03 PM by bren --
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br, uk

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- web page (mythttpd copy of existing thttpd) - gnump3d (my tunes accessed from anywhere I want on the web, password protected) - rsnapshot (daily, weekly, monthly snapshots of harddrives on my network ....uses symlinks heavily so only changed files take up space from one snapshot to the next) - ssh (secure remote access) - ddclient for pseudo fixed ip (auto updates the ip address at dyndns.com to the current one given me by my ISP. web domain points to dyndns account) - mt-daapd (iTunes music server within local network)

to:
  • web page (mythttpd copy of existing thttpd)
  • gnump3d (my tunes accessed from anywhere I want on the web, password protected)
  • rsnapshot (daily, weekly, monthly snapshots of harddrives on my network ....uses symlinks heavily so only changed files take up space from one snapshot to the next)
  • ssh (secure remote access via )
  • ddclient for pseudo fixed ip (auto updates the ip address at dyndns.com to the current one given me by my ISP. web domain points to dyndns account)
  • mt-daapd (iTunes music server within local network)
October 10, 2007, at 08:02 PM by bren -- slug success story
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2007-10-10

learned a lot setting up this slug! one unslung slug with 500GB Western Digital USB drive

running - web page (mythttpd copy of existing thttpd) - gnump3d (my tunes accessed from anywhere I want on the web, password protected) - rsnapshot (daily, weekly, monthly snapshots of harddrives on my network ....uses symlinks heavily so only changed files take up space from one snapshot to the next) - ssh (secure remote access) - ddclient for pseudo fixed ip (auto updates the ip address at dyndns.com to the current one given me by my ISP. web domain points to dyndns account) - mt-daapd (iTunes music server within local network)

September 29, 2007, at 01:06 PM by Rob -- SlakSlug
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2007-09-29 Rob, Brisbane Australia

1 Slug with clock mod and 4.3GB drive (this is just temp)

Runs Armedslackware 11.0 with Debian Etch flash image.

  • Just in testing mode now but can ssh into my SlakSlug? and do my various chores.
  • Will eventually take over all home server duties, smb, tftp, nfs, mp3 streaming and web server.
  • Has a native build toolchain bit 'tis a bit slow.
September 27, 2007, at 03:40 PM by Ben --
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2007-09-27 Ben, London, UK

1 Slug with 1GB compact flash / and 500GB MyBook? HD not yet turbo'd

  • 4 port USB hub with:
  • Intelliplug for 4 software switchable power sockets controlling power to laptops
  • Nebula Digitv DVB-T tuner

Runs OpenSlug 3.10

  • various servers - samba, mt-daapd
  • tv recording scripts hooks into the tvtv.co.uk scheduling service for remote scheduling
  • wakeonlan scripts
  • cron!
September 24, 2007, at 07:08 PM by John Page -- Update
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We love this thing.

to:

We love this thing. We use the Debian flavor.

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(Next I'll have to get Continuum building and deploying to Tomcat.)

to:
  • Recently installed a second hard drive to automatically backup the first
September 23, 2007, at 07:30 PM by PeterW --
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September 23, 2007, at 07:27 PM by PeterW --
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Tested to ensure it wasn't DoA?. De-underclocked (using a gas soldering iron, it took longer to remove the case than to remove the resister!) Installed debian. Added internal bluetooth, using one of the spare USB ports inside. Brought the bluetooth LED to the front panel (I'll replace it with a blue LED when I get one). Changed the power-button LED for a 'rainbow' LED - constantly changing colour. Installed mediatomb for UPnP? media sharing. Installed samba for windows file sharing (& backups).

to:
  • Tested to ensure it wasn't DoA.
  • De-underclocked (using a gas soldering iron, it took longer to remove the case than to remove the resister!)
  • Installed debian.
  • Added internal bluetooth, using one of the spare USB ports inside.
  • Brought the bluetooth LED to the front panel (I'll replace it with a blue LED when I get one).
  • Changed the power-button LED for a 'rainbow' LED - constantly changing colour.
  • Installed mediatomb for UPnP media sharing.
  • Installed samba for windows file sharing (& backups).
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Install a web server Choose a better name than 'slug' Replace ready/status LEDs? with higher contrast colours (red&blue?) - when I find some SM LEDs?. Set up VPN server for remote access to all my media & my network. Document (with photos) my modifications!

to:
  • Install a web server
  • Choose a better name than 'slug'
  • Replace ready/status LEDs with higher contrast colours (red&blue?) - when I find some SM LEDs.
  • Set up VPN server for remote access to all my media & my network.
  • Document (with photos) my modifications!

Update - the next day: I have now installed a web server and a VPN server Rock solid reliability! After tweaking all the log files, various things prevented the HDD from spinning down, I have tracked these down and:

  • Removed the exim mail server (I don't need it at the moment)
  • Removed the cron.hourly job - not used
  • Stopped syslog putting the - MARK - entries in every 20 minutes
  • Created a (very small) ramfs mount point for the samba browse.dat file

Having done all that, my seagate 320GB external HDD spins down after about 10 minutes of no use.

Very pleased with it all round; mediatomb works brilliantly for UPnP sharing, especially with it's inotify support!

Thanks to everyone for their work in making this so easy to modify; it really is very versatile.

September 23, 2007, at 05:24 PM by marbordom --
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Document (with photos) my modifications!

to:

Document (with photos) my modifications!


2007-09-23 Marc Boris, Bronx, NY US

Running one NSLU2 since Feb. 2006 with Unslung 5.5 - very stable. Ran into HDD overtemp this year. Modified a PC case to fit three HD drives (check out the HowTo recipe under UseAnEmptyPCCaseToBuildYourOwnNAS?) Added one four port USB hub, uslung to 6.8. Now the NSLU2 backs up a powerbook, macbook, provides ssh for tunneling, rsync, cronjobs, dyndns, hosts an iTunes library and tools I download when I fix other peoples PCs? and laptops

September 22, 2007, at 01:25 PM by PeterW --
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Jon, Norway

to:

Jon, Norway


2007-09-22 Peter, Suffolk, UK

Finally got a slug In my first 3 days I think I might have voided any form of warranty!! I have (in order): Tested to ensure it wasn't DoA?. De-underclocked (using a gas soldering iron, it took longer to remove the case than to remove the resister!) Installed debian. Added internal bluetooth, using one of the spare USB ports inside. Brought the bluetooth LED to the front panel (I'll replace it with a blue LED when I get one). Changed the power-button LED for a 'rainbow' LED - constantly changing colour. Installed mediatomb for UPnP? media sharing. Installed samba for windows file sharing (& backups).

Still to do: Install a web server Choose a better name than 'slug' Replace ready/status LEDs? with higher contrast colours (red&blue?) - when I find some SM LEDs?. Set up VPN server for remote access to all my media & my network. Document (with photos) my modifications!

September 21, 2007, at 01:11 PM by Trurl --
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  • file server for 3 computers in my home network,
  • TwonkyMedia? 4.2.1 serves medias (pictures, mp3, films, radios) to Philips SL400i? and to Netgear MP101? (have some problems with MP101? connected via WiFi? - sometimes it stops playing music for a quite long time and then starts next song; I do not know why yet),
to:
  • file server for 3 computers at my home network,
  • TwonkyMedia? serves medias (pictures, mp3, films, radios) to Philips SL400i? and to Netgear MP101?,
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  • openssh to safely access files and to telnet from outside.

Still working on:

  • ntp client.
to:
  • openssh to safely access files and to telnet from outside,
  • p2p client (aMule),
  • openvpn to connect to my home network from outside (almost working).
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  • p2p client,
  • raid 0.

2007.05.16, Bogdan, Warsaw, Poland

to:
  • raid 1.

2007.09.21, Bogdan, Warsaw, Poland

September 15, 2007, at 01:39 AM by Jon Everett --
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Josh, in Flower Mound, Texas

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Josh, in Flower Mound, Texas


2007-09-13 Runnung Debian etch with a 250gig External HD

Filled to the brink with;

  • Slimserver
  • Samba
  • Dropbear
  • Lighttpd
  • Running bittorrent client whenever idle

Jon, Norway

September 10, 2007, at 02:10 AM by ExxonValdeez -- Added myself to the list
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2007-09-09 De-Underclocked Slug at 266Mhz Debian 4.0 on 250GB Seagate External Drive

  • Lighttpd with Tiny Tiny RSS (setup to automatically update feeds throughout the day), PHP, MySQL?
  • Samba File server for backups from the Windows and Linux computers in the house
  • Considering running Wordpress and starting a blog

Josh, in Flower Mound, Texas

September 08, 2007, at 07:33 AM by SeanGibbins -- Slug Use update
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2007-09-08 Debian 4 on a 160Gb Samsung IDE Drive

  • Samba (primary function is a print server, secondary is to provide shared disk)
  • lighty (UseModWiki? + PyBlosxom?)
  • Gnump3d

Sean, in Lymington, UK.


September 04, 2007, at 11:11 AM by dutch --
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September 04, 2007, at 11:09 AM by dutch -- slug use
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2007-09-04 uNSLUng 6.8

  • OpenSSH? for secure access
  • enhanced-ctorrent for 24hr downloading
  • laptop backup
  • firefly media server
  • file server

Dutch in Beijing, China

September 01, 2007, at 12:46 PM by bsmeets -- updated
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1. Asterisk server for 5 Linksys ATAs? (3102 + PAP2T?), plus Thomson ST2020? IP phone. In addition, bobpodder.org podcatcher client script, with auto push script in case I plug in my mp3 player to USB port 2. Empress has 1GB stick, and runs on Unslung 3.16. Already at 266MHz when purchased.

2. Twonkyvision 3.0 server for 8000+ mp3s and wavs, from my own CD collection. Havilland has 2x 240GB drives, and runs on Unsling 3.16, 133MHz.

3. Backup system for all PC & laptop files. Faraday has 2x 120GB drives, and runs on Unsling 3.16, 133MHz.

4. Primary DNS server for various domains I own. Thames runs on a 1GB memory stick, on V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta, 133MHz.

to:

1. Empress: thttpd for hosted websites, shell script for mp3 podcast subscriptions and auto file push script in case I plug in my mp3 player to USB port 2. Asterisk server for 5 Linksys ATAs? (3102 + PAP2T?), plus Thomson ST2020? IP phone. Empress has a 2GB stick, and runs on Unslung 3.16. Already at 266MHz when purchased.

2. Havilland: Kissdx + Twonkyvision 4.1 server for 8000+ mp3s and wavs, from my own CD collection. Havilland has 2x 240GB drives, and runs on Unsling 3.16, de-underclocked.

3. Faraday: Development system, has 1x 120GB drive on USB1? and Pertelian X2040 on USB2?. Runs Debian and has been de-underclocked.

4. Thames: 1GB memory stick, on V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta, de-underclocked.

August 30, 2007, at 07:59 AM by Alexandre --
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Now i'm looking for ways to save more memory to run even more apps

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Now i'm looking for ways to save more memory to run even more apps


2007-08-30 in Poitiers, France One NSLU with Debian on a 2GB usb stick :

 - Git repository
 - lighttpd + gitweb

Planed :

 - rsync to backup my laptop and labs computer
 - rtorrent
August 29, 2007, at 09:52 PM by cbase --
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2007-08-29 cbase, Eindhoven, The Netherlands -Done the 133->266 speed mod (mfgdate:8/2005) -Done the MCP120? mod to have it automatically started when power comes up, changed the function of the power button in settings. -1GB usb-flash drive mounted inside casing, connected to 'port 1' (reconnected USB1? to 'port 3' so I still have 2 free USB connectors) -Debian ('manual' install method) -Boa webserver (lighttpd in near future?), dhcpd, screen (as 'shell'!), dropbear (less mem. than openssh), samba (eating lots of memory :( i think) -USB-powered 2.5" harddisk works, usb camera using kphoto2 works too Now i'm looking for ways to save more memory to run even more apps

August 27, 2007, at 10:57 PM by anonymous --
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2007-08-28 in Berlin 2 NSLUs? with Debian on 1GB usb sticks, one of which features a wifi/wlan-dongle and usb-audio, while the other serves the data via router. So basically 'open wifi audio', for a bit more money than all-in-one products, though.. (air-pace wlan audio, airport express, or bluetooth solutions) Still have to reduce write access to flash to a minimum.. I love the heart beat!

August 25, 2007, at 04:00 PM by jens i --
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2007-08-25 Jens I, Switzerland 1 slug@266mhz with unslung 2 gb flash as first hard drive with lighttpd, php, sqlite, dyndns automatic update, torrentflux 8 gb flash as second hard drive for downloads using torrentflux as a bittorrent client. works fine with 1-5 torrents running at the same time.

August 24, 2007, at 08:36 PM by Greg Frye --
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Greg Frye 1 slug; Unslung 5.5; 2x250GB Maxtor OneTouch drives (mirrored)

  • backup space for 3 Windows pc's and 1 Mac
  • remote access via dropbear
  • Repository of my entire MP3 collection (iTunes ripping)
to:

Greg Frye 2 slugs

 Unslung 6.8; 1 160GB Seagate drive
  • backup space for 3 Windows pc's
  • Repository of my entire MP3? collection (iTunes ripped)
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  • Twonkyvision to serve media to my Netgear MP101?
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  • running Internet pages on second thttpd
  • running Twonkyvision to serve media to my Netgear MP101
to:
 Unslung 6.8; 1 250GB Maxtor OneTouch? drive
  • alternate backup space for 3 Windows pc's
  • Asterisk PBX
August 16, 2007, at 09:50 PM by Fred -- Never saw my first post
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Sebastian, Saxony, Germany

to:

Sebastian, Saxony, Germany


2007-08-16 1 Slug previously considered worthless until I came across this excellent site 2 gb flash disk as main hard drive Running simple home website with link back to this site as a thank you and a badge of honor DYNDNS auto update. I chickened out and just did the little script but I plan on implementing version 0.9.4 beta soon ftp, smb Near future - 500gb external drive running mt-daapd and media library for XBMC fun.

Pena, Jersey, USA

August 14, 2007, at 02:28 AM by Fred Jersey USA -- ---1 Slug running Unslung with free Microcenter 2gb Flash Drive<br>tthpd server for personal stuff<bR>dydns update
August 13, 2007, at 11:28 AM by SebastianP --
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1 Slug with OpenSlugBE?, 1GB flash:

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1 Slug with OpenSlug, 1GB flash:

August 13, 2007, at 11:26 AM by SebastianP -- new Slug user
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Rohitab Batra, Mass, USA

to:

Rohitab Batra, Mass, USA


2007-08-13

1 Slug with OpenSlugBE?, 1GB flash:

  • samba server
  • cherokee server with PHP
  • CUPS print server

Sebastian, Saxony, Germany

August 12, 2007, at 05:33 PM by Rohitab Batra -- Info about my slug
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Jip, The Netherlands

to:

Jip, The Netherlands


2007-08-12

1 de-underclocked Debian Slug

  • rsync to mirror and backup my laptop's hard drive
  • apache to serve mirrored files
  • samba for file sharing
  • twonkymedia trial to serve media to my Xbox 360
  • trac/svn - planned

Rohitab Batra, Mass, USA

August 10, 2007, at 09:37 PM by Jip -- 1 Slug Debian 2.6.18-4-ixp4xx
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2007-08-10

1 Slug Debian 2.6.18-4-ixp4xx

  • apache server
  • samba server
  • torrentdownloader with Libretto
  • oxyl-box, mp3 an video server for showcenter 200

Jip, The Netherlands

August 08, 2007, at 03:19 PM by Steviedv --
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Alex Ernon, Brussels, Belgium

to:

Alex Ernon, Brussels, Belgium


2007-08-08

1st Slug uNSLUng 6.8, 160GB:

  • twonky upnp mediaserver
  • cups printerserver
  • fileserver

2nd Slug Debian, 4GB Flash:

  • hauppauge Win-TV PVR USB2?
  • lighty, php5 fastcgi

working as PVR together with tvbrowser

Steviedv, Switzerland

August 06, 2007, at 08:58 PM by JimmyNeuron -- Correction
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Alex Ernon from Brussels, Belgium

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Alex Ernon, Brussels, Belgium

August 06, 2007, at 08:56 PM by JimmyNeuron -- Another success story.
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2007-08-06 uNSLUng 6.8

  • De-underclocked
  • Web server with lighttpd, php-fcgi and mysql
  • Running videodb and kplaylist
  • And of course still serving files :-)

Lovely device, but had an irrecoverable (?) filesystem error once when a file copy failed due to a network error :-(((

Alex Ernon from Brussels, Belgium

August 04, 2007, at 08:32 PM by marceln -- removed false wikilinks
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The slug is relacing the last of the fucntions on an AMD64 Linux server running Suse 9, everything else having already been moved to a MAC Mini.

to:

The slug is relacing the last of the fucntions on an AMD64 Linux server running Suse 9, everything else having already been moved to a MAC Mini.

July 30, 2007, at 01:29 AM by Giuseppe Sammarco --
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July 30, 2007, at 01:26 AM by Giuseppe Sammarco --
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Davi Jordan near the gulf in Texas

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Davi Jordan near the gulf in Texas


2007-07-30 uNSLUng 6.8

  • WEB server with lighttpd
  • FTP server with proftpd
  • OpenSSH? for secure access

Planned:

  • Second NSLU2 for Backup Server

Giuseppe Sammarco near Palermo, Italy.

July 28, 2007, at 02:30 PM by Davi Jordan -- What we do with nsluw
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Spyingwind, Dallas, TX


to:

Spyingwind, Dallas, Tx


2007-07-28 Debian etch at 266 bogomips. Current: 160g hd and a 486 laptop as a serial to usb ternminal using puttytel. File server with controlled shares. Lamp (My own php code. Nola accounting, Blog, Outgoing mail server, Webcalendar, etc) Media (Firefly for public domain music and recorded lectures from my classes I have taught) Davi Jordan near the gulf in Texas

July 24, 2007, at 09:56 PM by Spyingwind -- Spyingwinds 1st slug
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2007-07-24 DebianSlug 4.0r0 Current:

  • SSH
  • File server

Planned:

Spyingwind, Dallas, TX

July 23, 2007, at 07:58 AM by Mike B --
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Unslung6.8 on a 2nd unit --still running @133MHZ

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Unslung6.8 on a 2nd unit -modified to 266Mhz

July 22, 2007, at 03:35 PM by Matt Gibson -- Added own details to end.
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Mike B

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Mike B


Running uNSLUng 6.8 on an otherwise unmodified slug for:

  • Media server with mt-daapd
  • rsync server so I can automatically synchronise my iTunes library to the Slug
  • Running my personal website at http://www.gothick.org.uk

Matt Gibson, Bristol, UK


July 22, 2007, at 02:20 AM by Mike B -- minor
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  • lighttpd+fast-cgi
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  • lighttpd+fast-cgi + eaccelerator
July 21, 2007, at 08:09 AM by Mike B -- new entry
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Neilor

to:

Neilor


2007-07-21 Unslung6.8 on a 2nd unit --still running @133MHZ

  • ssh
  • mt-daapd streaming to iTunes
  • thttpd for blog
  • lighttpd+fast-cgi
  • mySQL for Gallery
  • Gallery +(Gallery Remote on PC for image uploads)
  • phpMyAdmin for database admin

Mike B

July 17, 2007, at 10:41 AM by Neilor --
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2007-07-17 Debian 4.0r0

My little media centre under the stairs 24x7... currently downloading streaming music, video, photos to Xbox1 and 360 machines, podcasts for my daily commute.

Thankyou LinkSys? for not screwing this product up like you did with WRT54? Tahnkyou Linux community for giving us the most amazing set of tools limited only by the end users imagination.

Neilor

July 15, 2007, at 04:26 PM by ssb22 --
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2007-07-15 ssb22: Debian etch with a 1G Flash disk (silent; have taken steps to reduce disk writes)

  • Alarms, reminders and language practice, using Gradint with a sound chip (and eSpeak speech synth) and playing MIDI files on the slug's internal beeper
  • Send out daily MP3?-encoded language drills to other people (the actual encoding has to be done on a remote box; I use gradint's "shell-script encoding" to get the audio there and script everything over SSH using a persistent connection, see utils/email-lesson.sh in gradint.tbz for how this is done)
  • Server for a Psion terminal (connects via RS232? USB device so it's not necessary to fire up a power-hungry PC just for a quick web search or two using the access gateway)
  • Router/firewall (that cuts out at night to make sure I don't get too carried away)
  • Mail processor (custom Python script fetches and filters mail then leaves it in a maildir which mutt can access)
  • Maintain SSH tunnels (including to a host that allows only password access, so more automatic scripting required)
  • Web server (mathopd), although most of the pages are re-directed to a server that has more bandwidth but not such a convenient dyndns URL
  • SSH server (dropbear) for remote access to files and mail
July 14, 2007, at 08:33 PM by Charles -- typo
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 charles at gee mail dot com.
to:
 charles67 at gee mail dot com.
July 14, 2007, at 08:32 PM by Charles -- updated description
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DFW, Texas

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Arlington, Texas

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Slug1 de-underclocked, running 4 external 250GB USB drives in Raid5, hanging off of a Vantec 4 port USB 2.0 hub .. it took about 17 hours to build the array, and it seems to be able to take files at about 3.3Mbytes/sec. Samba/swat file server.

Thinking about adding Bit torrent, and email. I might get a second one for a PBX as the mdadm raid 5 pretty much maxes out the CPU when transferring large files. Rsync for Linux box backups :)

This thing is great, thanks to everyone who got the Debian port working, hopefully I'll be able to help the project too.

to:

CrystalShard? (gotta name it something) de-underclocked, running 4 external 250GB USB drives in Raid5, hanging off of a Vantec 4 port USB 2.0 hub .. it took about 17 hours to build the array, and it seems to be able to take files at about 3.3Mbytes/sec.

UPDATE : Using Drive Snapshot(dot de)to push it hard it was able to take about 245Mbytes/minute averaged over a backup job that used 60GB plus of space, over SMB No hiccups to date.

Thinking about adding Bit torrent, and email. I might get a second one for a PBX as the mdadm raid 5 maxxes out the CPU when transferring large files. Rsync for Linux box backups :)

Debian for this thing is great!! Thanks to everyone who got the Debian port working, hopefully I'll be able to help the project too.

Anyone else using mdadm on this with RAID 5 ? Anyone figure out how to get temperature info for USB hard drives? I tried hddtemp and it didn't see them.

 charles at gee mail dot com.
July 11, 2007, at 10:28 PM by JRO -- updated memory
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One Slug Unslung ver. 6.8, serving media from a .5TB WD mybook essential to a modded xbox running xbmc.

to:

One Slug Unslung ver. 6.8, serving media from a .5TB WD mybook essential to a modded xbox running xbmc, as well as computers and laptops running XP/Ubuntu

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Jon. P - UK

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(Upgraded to 1TB now - ver6.8+ supports USB hubs :-p )

JRO - London, UK

July 08, 2007, at 07:38 AM by Charles --
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  • firehol
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  • firehol

2007-07-08 Charles DFW, Texas

Debian etch.

Slug1 de-underclocked, running 4 external 250GB USB drives in Raid5, hanging off of a Vantec 4 port USB 2.0 hub .. it took about 17 hours to build the array, and it seems to be able to take files at about 3.3Mbytes/sec. Samba/swat file server.

Thinking about adding Bit torrent, and email. I might get a second one for a PBX as the mdadm raid 5 pretty much maxes out the CPU when transferring large files. Rsync for Linux box backups :)

This thing is great, thanks to everyone who got the Debian port working, hopefully I'll be able to help the project too.

July 05, 2007, at 02:56 AM by spliffy -- formating fix
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  • courier-imap
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  • courier-imap
  • firehol
July 05, 2007, at 02:54 AM by spliffy -- New entry
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2007-07-05 Spliffy Germany

Slug1: Debian 4.0r0, 1gb usb stick HTTPS Webmail for remote access

  • lighttpd & squirrelmail
  • vsftpd
  • firehol

Slug2: Debian 4.0r0, 4gb usb stick Internal IMAP server

  • exim4
  • fetchmail
  • bogofilter
  • procmail
    • spam filtering witch bogofilter + whitelist
    • encryption of incoming mails with gpg + blacklist
  • courier-imap
July 05, 2007, at 12:17 AM by Yang -- /* fixed web address */
July 05, 2007, at 12:14 AM by Yang -- /* fixed web address */
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Running uNSLUng 6.8 Beta and thttpd to serve a home web site on a 256MB flash drive at http://chens.homelinux.com/

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Running uNSLUng 6.8 Beta and thttpd to serve a home web site on a 256MB flash drive at http://chens.homelinux.net/

June 30, 2007, at 07:30 PM by John Page -- Minor change
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Structured View

June 30, 2007, at 07:28 PM by John Page -- Added my usage details
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Running Debian-NSLU2 now. Tried OpenSlug but it was just too limiting. Want Slug to do three things. Home email server, Upload weather station data to wunderground via wview, do some home automation lighting control. After being scared to install Debian-NSLU2 because there was no information on how much of a tax on RAM the default install would be, ran openslug/be for a couple of weeks. After being frustrated by lack of packages and documentation for openslug, installed Debian-NSLU2 on a whim. It uses the same or less RAM. I got email up and running in a day, and then native compiled Wview and required utilities in another few hours. Now I just need to work on the home automation stuff. Definitely won't be going away from Debian.

to:

Running Debian-NSLU2 now. Tried OpenSlug but it was just too limiting. Want Slug to do three things. Home email server, Upload weather station data to wunderground via wview, do some home automation lighting control. After being scared to install Debian-NSLU2 because there was no information on how much of a tax on RAM the default install would be, ran openslug/be for a couple of weeks. After being frustrated by lack of packages and documentation for openslug, installed Debian-NSLU2 on a whim. It uses the same or less RAM. I got email up and running in a day, and then native compiled Wview and required utilities in another few hours. Now I just need to work on the home automation stuff. Definitely won't be going away from Debian.


2007-06-30 John Page StructuredView? Philadelphia, PA

We love this thing.

  • Samba file server on our home office intranet(serving both Linux/Ubuntu and Windows XP laptops)
  • Subversion Code Repository for our Java/Web Development

(Next I'll have to get Continuum building and deploying to Tomcat.)

June 28, 2007, at 04:09 AM by JanAlonzo -- updated my stuff
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One SLUG running OpenSlug. I'm using it as

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One SLUG running Debian/ARM port. Services are

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 * Serving my network shares using Samba
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 * NFS server
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 * Proxy server using Squid (planned)
 * DNS and DHCP server (planned)
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 * Proxy server using Squid
 * Tor
 * Web server using Cherokee
June 28, 2007, at 02:34 AM by Garrett --
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Running NSLU2 now. Tried OpenSlug but it was just too limiting. Want Slug to do three things. Home email server, Upload weather station data to wunderground via wview, do some home automation lighting control. After being scared to install NSLU2 because there was no information on how much of a tax on RAM the default install would be, ran openslug/be for a couple of weeks. After being frustrated by lack of packages and documentation for openslug, installed NSLU2 on a whim. It uses the same or less RAM. I got email up and running in a day, and then native compiled Wview and required utilities in another few hours. Now I just need to work on the home automation stuff.

to:

Running Debian-NSLU2 now. Tried OpenSlug but it was just too limiting. Want Slug to do three things. Home email server, Upload weather station data to wunderground via wview, do some home automation lighting control. After being scared to install Debian-NSLU2 because there was no information on how much of a tax on RAM the default install would be, ran openslug/be for a couple of weeks. After being frustrated by lack of packages and documentation for openslug, installed Debian-NSLU2 on a whim. It uses the same or less RAM. I got email up and running in a day, and then native compiled Wview and required utilities in another few hours. Now I just need to work on the home automation stuff. Definitely won't be going away from Debian.

June 28, 2007, at 02:31 AM by Garrett --
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2007-06-27 Garrett Magnolia, TX

Standard unmodified slug. Interestingly got one running @133MHz one month ago from New Egg.

Running NSLU2 now. Tried OpenSlug but it was just too limiting. Want Slug to do three things. Home email server, Upload weather station data to wunderground via wview, do some home automation lighting control. After being scared to install NSLU2 because there was no information on how much of a tax on RAM the default install would be, ran openslug/be for a couple of weeks. After being frustrated by lack of packages and documentation for openslug, installed NSLU2 on a whim. It uses the same or less RAM. I got email up and running in a day, and then native compiled Wview and required utilities in another few hours. Now I just need to work on the home automation stuff.

June 27, 2007, at 09:06 AM by DougBarry --
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Doug Barry and technicians at School of engineering at the University of Greenwich (UK)

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Doug Barry and technicians at School of engineering at the University of Greenwich UK

June 27, 2007, at 09:05 AM by DougBarry --
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Doug Barry and technicians at School of engineering at the University of Greenwich (UK)

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Doug Barry and technicians at School of engineering at the University of Greenwich (UK)

June 20, 2007, at 04:08 AM by Yang -- /* New entry for home web site at chens.homelinux.com
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2007-06-19 Los Angeles, CA, USA

Running uNSLUng 6.8 Beta and thttpd to serve a home web site on a 256MB flash drive at http://chens.homelinux.com/

June 12, 2007, at 03:55 AM by Bevan Collins --
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Got my slug setup to automatically copy the photos from my digital camera as soon as it is plugged in, even beeps when done. 100% wife friendly.

2007.06.12 Kerikeri, New Zealand


June 08, 2007, at 10:38 AM by Stephan -- updated what my slug does and added my surname
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Stephan

Only 1 slug for now! Running vsftpd, openssh and that's it for now. Might turn into a USB printer and bittorrent server soon. Thanks.

to:

Stephan Hughson

Only 1 slug for now. Running vsftpd, openssh and that's it for now. Might turn into a USB printer and bittorrent server soon. Thanks.

  • update - 08/06/07 **

Now my slug has been unlocked to run at full speed, is running Debian and is currently in use as a print server only.

June 04, 2007, at 08:58 AM by DougBarry --
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Doug Barry and technicians at School of engineering at the University of Greenwich (UK) One slug, network serving weather information, taken from a WS2500? wireless weather station via USB serial hook up. Running apache2, PHP5?, MySQL? database, and doing limited number crunching. A cheap and (relatively) easy way to get your weather station on the network, without dedicating a noisy and power hungry pc to it.

Preliminary write up on: http://hal.gre.ac.uk/dev/howtomakeaweatherslug/?


June 04, 2007, at 07:40 AM by GUROU --
June 04, 2007, at 07:39 AM by GUROU --
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One NSLU2 with Unslung 6.8 on 512 MB USB-Flash (Disk 1) and a 250 GB HDD (Disk 2). Upgrade from Unslung 5.5 (not directly, but via the original firmware (R63) from Linksys.

  • File server (back up) for a home network
  • Jukebox (MP3?) for a dbox2
  • Video recorder and video storage for a dbox2

Bug: The NFS server identifies in etc/exports the flash drive in USB Slot 1 as "HDD" and the HD in USB slot 2 as "FLASH"

2007-06-01 gurou, Switzerland


May 27, 2007, at 01:24 PM by z80_fr --
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2007-05-27

May 27, 2007, at 01:14 PM by z80_fr --
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2007-05-22 Gothmolly, USA

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2007-05-22 Gothmolly, USA


Z80_fr

Paris, FRANCE

Slug 1: Unslung 6.8 with 1x 20GB (got it 2 weeks ago)

  • soon de-underclocked to 266MHz
  • native dev installed
  • openssh
  • NTP-Server (planned)

Slug 2: not yet unsluged but will be soon ;-) I've received it on friday

  • will be running at 266MHz
  • will run as a fileserver
  • will have openssh
  • will be use for my future X10 home automation I've not decided yet what software for home automation

May 25, 2007, at 11:57 PM by trillipod -- Added a few things my slug does
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Update 2007-05-25 Added:

  • Samba
  • Dokuwiki
  • Printserver

Still sterbensgeil.

May 23, 2007, at 04:07 AM by Ed --
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NSLU2, de-underclocked to 266 BogoMIPS?, running Debian 4.0 from a 2 GB flash drive connected to a USB2?.0 hub. 2x250GB Hitachi drives in USB 2.0 cases running off port 2, and one of the hub ports, with RAID-1 across the drives, and LVM carving up partitions on the resulting VG. Swapping to the HDs?, logging remotely to WRT54G? running OpenWrt. Sharing files via Samba and Firefly Media. Exporting files via NFS to MythTV? server.

to:

NSLU2, de-underclocked to 266 BogoMIPS?, running Debian 4.0 from a 2 GB flash drive connected to a USB2?.0 hub. 2x250GB Hitachi drives in USB 2.0 cases running off port 2, and one of the hub ports, with RAID-1 across the drives, and LVM carving up partitions on the resulting VG. Swapping to the HDs?, collecting syslogs from WRT54G? running OpenWrt and Linksys VoIP? box. Sharing files via Samba and Firefly Media. Exporting files via NFS to MythTV? server.

May 23, 2007, at 04:06 AM by Ed --
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NSLU2, de-underclocked to 266 BogoMIPS?, running Debian 4.0 from a 2 GB flash drive connected to a USB2?.0 hub. 2x250GB Hitachi drives in USB 2.0 cases running off port 2, and one of the hub ports, with RAID-1 across the drives, and LVM carving up partitions on the resulting VG. Swapping to the HDs?, logging remotely to WRT54G? running OpenWrt. Sharing files via Samba and Firefly Media. Exporting files via NFS to MythTV? server.

apt-get install mdadm apt-get install lvm2 apt-get install ntpdate apt-get install mt-daapd

2007-05-22 Gothmolly, USA

May 22, 2007, at 07:02 PM by jeroen -- Updated URL
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I have two slugs in my network. Eden is used as a development/playbox together with a 512mb cruzer flash, paradise is being used together with a 250Gb Lacie as a storage box, also exporting pictures as gallery.unfix.org. Both are running Debian and have native IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity to the internet.

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I have two slugs in my network. Eden is used as a development/playbox together with a 512mb cruzer flash, paradise is being used together with a 250Gb Lacie as a storage box, also exporting pictures as gallery.unfix.org. Both are running Debian and have native IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity to the internet.

May 16, 2007, at 09:16 AM by Trurl --
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One NSLU2 running uNSLUng 6.8 @256MHz + one 500GB Seagate HDD:

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One NSLU2@256MHz running Unslung 6.8 + one 500GB Seagate HDD:

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2007.05.16, Trurl, Warsaw, Poland

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2007.05.16, Bogdan, Warsaw, Poland

May 16, 2007, at 09:12 AM by Trurl --
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2007.05.16, Trurl, Warsaw, Poland

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2007.05.16, Trurl, Warsaw, Poland

May 16, 2007, at 09:10 AM by Trurl --
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- file server for 3 computers in my home network, - TwonkyMedia? 4.2.1 serves medias (pictures, mp3, films, radios) to Philips SL400i? and to Netgear MP101? (have some problems with MP101? connected via WiFi? - sometimes it stops playing music for a quite long time and then starts next song; I do not know why yet), - syslogd for WRT54GS? v4 router running Tomato, - CIFS (samba) server for WRT54GS? v4 router for storing bandwidth statistics, - web server (nothing to serve for now :-) - ftp server started occasionally to upload files from outside, - openssh to safely access files and to telnet from outside.

to:
  • file server for 3 computers in my home network,
  • TwonkyMedia? 4.2.1 serves medias (pictures, mp3, films, radios) to Philips SL400i? and to Netgear MP101? (have some problems with MP101? connected via WiFi? - sometimes it stops playing music for a quite long time and then starts next song; I do not know why yet),
  • syslogd for WRT54GS? v4 router running Tomato,
  • CIFS (samba) server for WRT54GS? v4 router for storing bandwidth statistics,
  • web server (nothing to serve for now :-)
  • ftp server started occasionally to upload files from outside,
  • openssh to safely access files and to telnet from outside.
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- ntp client, -

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  • ntp client.
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- p2p client, - raid 0.

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  • p2p client,
  • raid 0.
May 16, 2007, at 09:09 AM by Trurl --
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2007.05.16, Trurl, Warsaw, Poland

One NSLU2 running uNSLUng 6.8 @256MHz + one 500GB Seagate HDD: - file server for 3 computers in my home network, - TwonkyMedia? 4.2.1 serves medias (pictures, mp3, films, radios) to Philips SL400i? and to Netgear MP101? (have some problems with MP101? connected via WiFi? - sometimes it stops playing music for a quite long time and then starts next song; I do not know why yet), - syslogd for WRT54GS? v4 router running Tomato, - CIFS (samba) server for WRT54GS? v4 router for storing bandwidth statistics, - web server (nothing to serve for now :-) - ftp server started occasionally to upload files from outside, - openssh to safely access files and to telnet from outside.

Still working on: - ntp client, -

Future: - p2p client, - raid 0.


May 16, 2007, at 08:24 AM by Stephan --
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 * NFS server
 * Print server using CUPS
 * Scan server using SANED and XINETD
 * Jukebox for MP3 collection and internet streams
 ** USB soundcard
 ** Medion X10 remote control
 ** MPD controlled by EMPCD
to:
  • NFS server
  • Print server using CUPS
  • Scan server using SANED and XINETD
  • Jukebox for MP3 collection and internet streams
    • USB soundcard
    • Medion X10 remote control
    • MPD controlled by EMPCD
May 16, 2007, at 08:23 AM by Stephan --
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 * NFS? server
 * Print server using CUPS?
 * Scan server using SANED? and XINETD?
 * Jukebox for MP3? collection and internet streams
 ** USB? soundcard
 ** Medion X10? remote control
 ** MPD? controlled by EMPCD?
to:
 * NFS server
 * Print server using CUPS
 * Scan server using SANED and XINETD
 * Jukebox for MP3 collection and internet streams
 ** USB soundcard
 ** Medion X10 remote control
 ** MPD controlled by EMPCD
May 16, 2007, at 08:20 AM by Stephan -- new entry
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One DebianSlug, de-underclocked

 * NFS? server
 * Print server using CUPS?
 * Scan server using SANED? and XINETD?
 * Jukebox for MP3? collection and internet streams
 ** USB? soundcard
 ** Medion X10? remote control
 ** MPD? controlled by EMPCD?

Stephan, Potsdam, Germany

May 16, 2007, at 08:02 AM by Stephan -- two more links
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links (german): project home page

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links (german): project home page, pictures of the construction, movie

May 11, 2007, at 11:53 AM by Stephan -- more unintentional links removed
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1xUSB-Fast Ethernet Adapter (apparently from Mentor) (has the AX88712? chip)

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1xUSB-Fast Ethernet Adapter (apparently from Mentor) (has the AX88712 chip)

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  • The last slug (64MB RAM, memstick as / partition, compactflash as /home and 300GB Maxtor OneTouch? as /mp3 partition) has a GPS attached, logs its data and is used as an NTP server. Also, it runs SlimServer? and provide MP3 and internet radio to one SliMP3? and one Squeezebox. This slug has a swap file and I also use it for native compiling.
to:
  • The last slug (64MB RAM, memstick as / partition, compactflash as /home and 300GB Maxtor OneTouch as /mp3 partition) has a GPS attached, logs its data and is used as an NTP server. Also, it runs SlimServer and provide MP3 and internet radio to one SliMP3 and one Squeezebox. This slug has a swap file and I also use it for native compiling.
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NSLU2 w/o disk drive serves as an ethernet interface of a topfield TF5000PVR?

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NSLU2 w/o disk drive serves as an ethernet interface of a topfield TF5000PVR

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just got unslung 5.5 using a Maxtor OneTouch? II 300GB - which spins down as described.

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just got unslung 5.5 using a Maxtor OneTouch II 300GB - which spins down as described.

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So far I did it for having a music server with TwonkyVision?.

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So far I did it for having a music server with TwonkyVision.

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    - TwonkyVision? for serving files to an D-Link DSM-320. It works quit well!!
    - MySql?
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    - TwonkyVision for serving files to an D-Link DSM-320. It works quit well!!
    - MySql
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 Job's to be done: Compiling MediaTomb for testing.
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 Job's to be done: Compiling MediaTomb for testing.
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  • Gave up of using TwonkyVision? and I use Mediatomb for streaming to D-Link DSM-320. Slug speed is ok for streaming audio, but for video, it needs nothing else to be running, like aMule for example. Otherwise it works well. My Slug is not overclocked.
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  • Gave up of using TwonkyVision and I use Mediatomb for streaming to D-Link DSM-320. Slug speed is ok for streaming audio, but for video, it needs nothing else to be running, like aMule for example. Otherwise it works well. My Slug is not overclocked.
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  • Serving ROKU SoundBridge
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  • Serial to PalmIIIx
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  • LCDProc
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Less than a week into NSLU2fest? '06 and must say they are impressive, already replaced my main webserver with first NSLU2

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Less than a week into NSLU2fest '06 and must say they are impressive, already replaced my main webserver with first NSLU2

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  • Topfield TF5000PVRt connector with ftpd-topfield
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  • DnsMasq (DNS/DHCP)
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OpenSlug 2.7, 266 MHz?

250 Gb 3.5" Hitachi DeskStar? HDD, noname USB box AudioTrak? OptoPlay? USB sound card, connected to ZyXel? P-660HW ADSL modem/WiFi? router

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OpenSlug 2.7, 266 MHz

250 Gb 3.5" Hitachi DeskStar HDD, noname USB box AudioTrak OptoPlay USB sound card, connected to ZyXel P-660HW ADSL modem/WiFi router

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Runs home-developed UPnP?-compatible music server software.

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Runs home-developed UPnP-compatible music server software.

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  • backup of media files (.mp3, .DivX?.avi, .jpgs)
  • running Twonkyvision media server to serve Video. Right now, only have a PC client (boooo!!!)... waiting for the price of A/V H/W clients to come down. WinAmp? works the best.
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  • backup of media files (.mp3, .DivX.avi, .jpgs)
  • running Twonkyvision media server to serve Video. Right now, only have a PC client (boooo!!!)... waiting for the price of A/V H/W clients to come down. WinAmp works the best.
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DarkskyZ?, France

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DarkskyZ, France

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/DarkskyZ

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  • TwonkyVision?, to feed my D-Link DSM-320, seems to stream my MP3 and Divx Video's just fine!
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  • TwonkyVision, to feed my D-Link DSM-320, seems to stream my MP3 and Divx Video's just fine!
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  • one slug 266MHz mod before first power-on, unslung: two 300Gb Maxtor II OneTouch?
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  • one slug 266MHz mod before first power-on, unslung: two 300Gb Maxtor II OneTouch
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  • one 300Gb backup (RAID0? or rsync'd)
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  • one 300Gb backup (RAID0 or rsync'd)
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  • 1 with 2 250 GB Seagate Barracuda as file storage and backup for 2 PCs?, 2 Laptops and one VDR
  • 1 with 1 160 GB WD RaidEdition? as OpenVPN-Server serving an incoming VPN for me,
    and serving as an OpenVPN-client-gateway to my Servers in a CC,
  • all that behind a Siemens SE515? as 1st FW (connecting 4 other appartements to the internet),
    and another (semi-good) linksys product, a WRT54G? as firewall into our appartement.
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  • 1 with 2 250 GB Seagate Barracuda as file storage and backup for 2 PCs, 2 Laptops and one VDR
  • 1 with 1 160 GB WD RaidEdition as OpenVPN-Server serving an incoming VPN for me,
    and serving as an OpenVPN-client-gateway to my Servers in a CC,
  • all that behind a Siemens SE515 as 1st FW (connecting 4 other appartements to the internet),
    and another (semi-good) linksys product, a WRT54G as firewall into our appartement.
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  - HP832c? printer using Samba/cups
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  - HP832c printer using Samba/cups
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  - CM11A? for x10
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  - CM11A for x10
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Went from having an OLD RedHat? version on an OLD (circa 1993) PC and a 333MHz

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Went from having an OLD RedHat version on an OLD (circa 1993) PC and a 333MHz

May 11, 2007, at 11:42 AM by Stephan -- more unintentional links removed
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  1. Remote tunneling proxy (using vtun?) Currently using OpenSSH? tunnels with Putty to manage this. It will be interesting to find out more about vtun when info becomes available.
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  1. Remote tunneling proxy (using vtun?) Currently using OpenSSH tunnels with Putty to manage this. It will be interesting to find out more about vtun when info becomes available.
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with OpenSSH?, vncserver, Samba (as PDC), LAMP, popularity-contest

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with OpenSSH, vncserver, Samba (as PDC), LAMP, popularity-contest

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Jumped in with MyFirstSlug? and two external Seagate Barracuda drives (200G & 300G from Frys Outpost for $170 total after rebates). Most of the headaches were hardware related (testing different enclosures, disk configs, etc). Finally settled on a pair of MetalGearBoxes? that were (1) cheap, (2) fanless but ventilated and (3) worked. Replacing the firmware with UnSlung? 5.5 was the easiest part. Thanks!

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Jumped in with MyFirstSlug and two external Seagate Barracuda drives (200G & 300G from Frys Outpost for $170 total after rebates). Most of the headaches were hardware related (testing different enclosures, disk configs, etc). Finally settled on a pair of MetalGearBoxes? that were (1) cheap, (2) fanless but ventilated and (3) worked. Replacing the firmware with UnSlung? 5.5 was the easiest part. Thanks!

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Future: iTunes server, Gallery, ProFtpd?, and general Linux experimentation.

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Future: iTunes server, Gallery, ProFtpd, and general Linux experimentation.

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Normally-clocked (but soon to be de-underclocked) Slug running OpenVPN. Took a while to get going but it works perfectly now. I'm considering buying a bunch for work as they're so cheap and low power they make excellent VPN servers.

Tim V - if anyone wants help with OpenVPN you can try me (email talltim at gmail)

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Normally-clocked (but soon to be de-underclocked) Slug running OpenVPN. Took a while to get going but it works perfectly now. I'm considering buying a bunch for work as they're so cheap and low power they make excellent VPN servers.

Tim V - if anyone wants help with OpenVPN you can try me (email talltim at gmail)

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Use as a small web server for eBay pictures. Also as file server for Windows machines and streaming server for my DBOX2? (Not working fine now, recording broken).

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Use as a small web server for eBay pictures. Also as file server for Windows machines and streaming server for my DBOX2 (Not working fine now, recording broken).

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 - NTPClient
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SLUG1? - Overclocked, added serial port, 80GB HD, uNSLUng.

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SLUG1 - Overclocked, added serial port, 80GB HD, uNSLUng.

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  • WakeLan? to remotely wake up a workstation
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  • WakeLan to remotely wake up a workstation
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  • DynDNS update
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WayneK

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SLUG1? - 80GB/7200 USB Disc, raw drive & cheap cable.

SLUG2? - Similar to SLUG, planned to be compile/development/test host

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SLUG1 - 80GB/7200 USB Disc, raw drive & cheap cable.

SLUG2 - Similar to SLUG, planned to be compile/development/test host

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SLUG3? - Solid State Slug - 1GB Flash Disc, still running Apache+MySQL?+PHP & Multiple PHP-Apps etc!

Running APACHE/MySQL?/PHP/ATFTP/PROFTP/FREERADIUS etc., also MC, DROPBEAR, CRON, NTPCLIENT, XINETD, NLOAD etc (PHP Apps include PhpMyadmin?, WebCal?, Gallery2 (Imagemagick not running), Moodle, EGroups?, PHPBB, MediaWiki?, GeekLog?, Webalizer etc etc etc). (Note: Some apps (eg: Gallery/Moodle etc) are unusably slow, even on disc based SLUG - but its the principle that counts!)

Using the IP aliasing and virtual hosts capability of Apache/ProFTP? I have got a single SLUG sitting as 10 virtual hosts, each at a seperate IP address etc. Neat Trick!

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SLUG3 - Solid State Slug - 1GB Flash Disc, still running Apache+MySQL?+PHP & Multiple PHP-Apps etc!

Running APACHE/MySQL/PHP/ATFTP/PROFTP/FREERADIUS etc., also MC, DROPBEAR, CRON, NTPCLIENT, XINETD, NLOAD etc (PHP Apps include PhpMyadmin, WebCal, Gallery2 (Imagemagick not running), Moodle, EGroups, PHPBB, MediaWiki, GeekLog, Webalizer etc etc etc). (Note: Some apps (eg: Gallery/Moodle etc) are unusably slow, even on disc based SLUG - but its the principle that counts!)

Using the IP aliasing and virtual hosts capability of Apache/ProFTP I have got a single SLUG sitting as 10 virtual hosts, each at a seperate IP address etc. Neat Trick!

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HD is 120GB Western Digital in a CompUSA? own label 3.5" external drive case.

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HD is 120GB Western Digital in a CompUSA own label 3.5" external drive case.

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Next: PHP-enabled website (like AppWeb? or PHP-THTTPD) for this Slug and a second Slug to act as firewall.

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Next: PHP-enabled website (like AppWeb or PHP-THTTPD) for this Slug and a second Slug to act as firewall.

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One Slug, running OpenSlug 2.5 beta, VSFTPD and Samba. Storage is a 200GB Western Digital WD2000JB?. Very quiet, so long as you dampen the vibration of the drive with some foam padding under the USB hard disk case.

A bit of history: The appeal of low-power and zero noise appliances is extremely appealing to me because I hate noisy computers (I spend hours and hours in server rooms). I was introduced to this wonderful world of embedded Linux by the Linksys WRT54G?, now quite happily running OpenWrt for some time! My recently purchased Slug has been de-underclocked and has replaced my noisy and power-hungry Active Directory DC. Running Samba as a PDC, I now have a totally silent fileserver and domain controller that pulls less than 20 watts.

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One Slug, running OpenSlug 2.5 beta, VSFTPD and Samba. Storage is a 200GB Western Digital WD2000JB. Very quiet, so long as you dampen the vibration of the drive with some foam padding under the USB hard disk case.

A bit of history: The appeal of low-power and zero noise appliances is extremely appealing to me because I hate noisy computers (I spend hours and hours in server rooms). I was introduced to this wonderful world of embedded Linux by the Linksys WRT54G, now quite happily running OpenWrt for some time! My recently purchased Slug has been de-underclocked and has replaced my noisy and power-hungry Active Directory DC. Running Samba as a PDC, I now have a totally silent fileserver and domain controller that pulls less than 20 watts.

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SwavMcAv? - 13 Sep 2005

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SwavMcAv - 13 Sep 2005

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I finally unslung the slug to 5.5 Beta and installed DP500serv? 1.7.

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I finally unslung the slug to 5.5 Beta and installed DP500serv 1.7.

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FanBloodyTastic !

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Big thanks to BiG? for the DPServe? software.

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Big thanks to BiG for the DPServe software.

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I have two slugs in my network. Eden is used as a development/playbox together with a 512mb cruzer flash, paradise is being used together with a 250Gb Lacie as a storage box, also exporting pictures as gallery.unfix.org. Both are running Debian and have native IPv4? and IPv6 connectivity to the internet.

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I have two slugs in my network. Eden is used as a development/playbox together with a 512mb cruzer flash, paradise is being used together with a 250Gb Lacie as a storage box, also exporting pictures as gallery.unfix.org. Both are running Debian and have native IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity to the internet.

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Running a turbo slug using Unslung 5.5 beta with an 120 GB Seagate 7200 RPM drive in an external 3.5" ByteCC? USB 2.0 enclosure. Currently running Apache 2.0.54, PHP 5.0.4, eAccelerator 0.9.2, MySQL? 4.11, OpenSSH? 3.8pl1, WordPress? 1.5.2, Webalizer and Samba at www.avinesh.com.

Firewall and NAT are provided by a Linksys WRT54G? v2 running with 32 MB SDRAM (unlocked) and Talisman/Basic 1.0.5. DynDNS? service provided by ZoneEdit?.com.

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Running a turbo slug using Unslung 5.5 beta with an 120 GB Seagate 7200 RPM drive in an external 3.5" ByteCC USB 2.0 enclosure. Currently running Apache 2.0.54, PHP 5.0.4, eAccelerator 0.9.2, MySQL 4.11, OpenSSH 3.8pl1, WordPress 1.5.2, Webalizer and Samba at www.avinesh.com.

Firewall and NAT are provided by a Linksys WRT54G v2 running with 32 MB SDRAM (unlocked) and Talisman/Basic 1.0.5. DynDNS service provided by ZoneEdit.com.

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Running NSLU2 with Unslung 5.5beta: Apache+PHP, MySQL?, FTP, OpenSSH?. All stored on a 250GB WD2500? Harddisk. And I still use the harddisk to save data, mp3s and other files over the net...

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Running NSLU2 with Unslung 5.5beta: Apache+PHP, MySQL, FTP, OpenSSH. All stored on a 250GB WD2500 Harddisk. And I still use the harddisk to save data, mp3s and other files over the net...

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Loaded Samba, SWAT, Apache, PHP, MySQL? and tried phpBB - but runs a little slow!

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Loaded Samba, SWAT, Apache, PHP, MySQL and tried phpBB - but runs a little slow!

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Shares media via samba to my main PC, wifi laptop and xbox. Using samba for itunes rather than have another daemon running. OpenSSH? for key\passphrase only remote access. Screen and ctorrent for BitTorrent?, apart from not reporting download stats or when you disconnect to the tracker, it works rather well.

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Shares media via samba to my main PC, wifi laptop and xbox. Using samba for itunes rather than have another daemon running. OpenSSH for key\passphrase only remote access. Screen and ctorrent for BitTorrent, apart from not reporting download stats or when you disconnect to the tracker, it works rather well.

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2 x Vantec USB2?/Firewire drive cases

I'm running with the standard partitions on SDA1?, SDA2? and SDA3? with the root partition unslung to SDA1?. The difference is my SDA1? is a mere 1GB in size. SDA4? and SDB4? are identically configured partitions joined together in a RAID0? configuration. Took a lot of work to get it right, but I now have almost 800GB of RAID0? disk available to me.

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2 x Vantec USB2/Firewire drive cases

I'm running with the standard partitions on SDA1, SDA2 and SDA3 with the root partition unslung to SDA1. The difference is my SDA1 is a mere 1GB in size. SDA4 and SDB4 are identically configured partitions joined together in a RAID0 configuration. Took a lot of work to get it right, but I now have almost 800GB of RAID0 disk available to me.

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EddyP? - 10 October 2005

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EddyP - 10 October 2005

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    - OpenSSH
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  • OpenSSH? server for remote administration;
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  • OpenSSH server for remote administration;
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  • OpenSSH for secure login
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  • OpenSSH
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  • OpenSSH? server for remote admin and mucking about with from work.
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  • OpenSSH server for remote admin and mucking about with from work.
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 - OpenSSH? for remote access
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 - OpenSSH for remote access
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 - OpenSSH
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 - OpenSSH
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  • OpenSSH
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  • OpenSSH
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  • OpenSSH
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  • OpenSSH
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  • OpenSSH
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SSH (OpenSSH?)

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SSH (OpenSSH)

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  • OpenSSH? (public key only) for remote access to user accounts and secure file transfers (SFTP)
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  • OpenSSH (public key only) for remote access to user accounts and secure file transfers (SFTP)
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  • OpenSSH
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I actually use the OpenSSH?/Squid quite a bit for web browsing inside SSH from work. The little box has absolutely no trouble running a pretty active SSH tunneling session and proxying at the same time. Squid performance is very good.

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I actually use the OpenSSH/Squid quite a bit for web browsing inside SSH from work. The little box has absolutely no trouble running a pretty active SSH tunneling session and proxying at the same time. Squid performance is very good.

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  • OpenSSH for Putty Access
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 - OpenSSH
May 11, 2007, at 11:22 AM by Stephan -- unintentional links commented out
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  • POP3/SMTP proxy
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  • MP3 stream proxy
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  • Updating my DynIP? DNS address
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  • Updating my DynIP DNS address
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  • Cups USB printing to my Epson AcuLaser? C1100
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  • Cups USB printing to my Epson AcuLaser C1100
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  1. Remote Access via OpenSSH and SCP/SFTP (very cool, especially with WinSCP? and Putty)
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  1. Remote Access via OpenSSH and SCP/SFTP (very cool, especially with WinSCP and Putty)
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  1. IRC over remote shell. I have managed to get OpenSSH? tunneling to work and connect my IRC client to the miau IRC proxy which logs the channel conversations for me and maintains my connections. Really good solution now, especially with BitchX? text based IRC client I now have comprehensive cover.
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  1. IRC over remote shell. I have managed to get OpenSSH tunneling to work and connect my IRC client to the miau IRC proxy which logs the channel conversations for me and maintains my connections. Really good solution now, especially with BitchX text based IRC client I now have comprehensive cover.
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accepts and archives daily WRTG54? access and system info with Talisman source running

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accepts and archives daily WRTG54 access and system info with Talisman source running

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  • OverClock - complete : )
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1 Slug Running MySQL?, PHP-Apache, Dropbear and Dokuwiki. This thing rocks.

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1 Slug Running MySQL, PHP-Apache, Dropbear and Dokuwiki. This thing rocks.

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Since then I've installed Apache/PHP, MySQL?, Webalizer, whois, IMAP (Uwash), dropbear and a number of other utilities to see how it would go as a mini-server for some of my smaller clients. Many thanks to those that have developed and packaged these for the NSLU2 - they installed and operated with a minimum of fuss (unlike some other distributions!). My only problem is that an upgrade of busybox had a conflict with something else I installed so it never happened.

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Since then I've installed Apache/PHP, MySQL, Webalizer, whois, IMAP (Uwash), dropbear and a number of other utilities to see how it would go as a mini-server for some of my smaller clients. Many thanks to those that have developed and packaged these for the NSLU2 - they installed and operated with a minimum of fuss (unlike some other distributions!). My only problem is that an upgrade of busybox had a conflict with something else I installed so it never happened.

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Of interest to others perhaps is that I have successfully installed PHPGroupware? [www.phpgroupware.org], and it appears to work reasonably well albeit rather slowly. When installing the applications into the MySQL? database the device froze and required a restart but everything seemed to be there at that time and I was able to continue with the installation and setup normally.

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Of interest to others perhaps is that I have successfully installed PHPGroupware? [www.phpgroupware.org], and it appears to work reasonably well albeit rather slowly. When installing the applications into the MySQL database the device froze and required a restart but everything seemed to be there at that time and I was able to continue with the installation and setup normally.

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The first embedded MP3? Surround Decoder of the World was run on a NSLU2.

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The first embedded MP3 Surround Decoder of the World was run on a NSLU2.

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  • And of course the MP3? Surround decoder
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  • And of course the MP3 Surround decoder
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Get a web-based fileserver running for remote access to my MP3?, vids, docs

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Get a web-based fileserver running for remote access to my MP3, vids, docs

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  • The last slug (64MB RAM, memstick as / partition, compactflash as /home and 300GB Maxtor OneTouch? as /mp3 partition) has a GPS attached, logs its data and is used as an NTP server. Also, it runs SlimServer? and provide MP3? and internet radio to one SliMP3? and one Squeezebox. This slug has a swap file and I also use it for native compiling.
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  • The last slug (64MB RAM, memstick as / partition, compactflash as /home and 300GB Maxtor OneTouch? as /mp3 partition) has a GPS attached, logs its data and is used as an NTP server. Also, it runs SlimServer? and provide MP3 and internet radio to one SliMP3? and one Squeezebox. This slug has a swap file and I also use it for native compiling.
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Works as a home music center, stores MP3?,FLAC music file collection,

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Works as a home music center, stores MP3, FLAC music file collection,

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  • TwonkyVision?, to feed my D-Link DSM-320, seems to stream my MP3? and Divx Video's just fine!
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  • TwonkyVision?, to feed my D-Link DSM-320, seems to stream my MP3 and Divx Video's just fine!
May 11, 2007, at 11:08 AM by Stephan --
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One DebianSlug, de-underclocked with ForcePowerAlwaysOn, serves as a controller for a two-sided and custom-build display. Consisting of 1040 blue LEDs? and controlled by a ARCADEmini board this display shows animations and text messages while hanging above the entrance of a student pub.

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One DebianSlug, de-underclocked with ForcePowerAlwaysOn, serves as a controller for a two-sided and custom-build display. Consisting of 1040 blue LEDs and controlled by a ARCADEmini board this display shows animations and text messages while hanging above the entrance of a student pub.

May 11, 2007, at 10:52 AM by Stephan --
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links (german): project home page

May 11, 2007, at 10:49 AM by Stephan -- new entry
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One DebianSlug, de-underclocked with ForcePowerAlwaysOn, serves as a controller for a two-sided and custom-build display. Consisting of 1040 blue LEDs? and controlled by a ARCADEmini board this display shows animations and text messages while hanging above the entrance of a student pub.

upLUG, Potsdam, Germany

May 10, 2007, at 10:08 PM by Jan Alonzo -- added my slug usage
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One SLUG running OpenSlug. I'm using it as

 * Print server using cups
 * Serving my network shares using Samba
 * DAAP server using mt-daapd
 * Proxy server using Squid (planned)
 * DNS and DHCP server (planned)

Jan Alonzo - Sydney, Australia

May 01, 2007, at 01:52 AM by Ostrogoth -- My slug config
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Jon. P - UK

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Jon. P - UK


One still-underclocked Slug running uNSLUng 6.8, connected to Seagate FreeAgent 250GB USB HDD, running TwonkyMusic 4.2.1 and serving music all over my house. Many, many gracious thanks to the original NSLU2 hackers and everyone who's added to the wealth of resources. (with a final nod and wink to MBM and openwrt)

Ostrogoth - CLT

April 28, 2007, at 11:03 AM by FelixofMars --
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Running my blog off a 1G flash drive using Apache: http://felixofmars.no-ip.org.

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Running my blog off a 1G flash drive using Apache: [Removed link as its currently down]

April 21, 2007, at 03:59 PM by Jon P -- Added my xbmc server to the list
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One Slug Unslung ver. 6.8, serving media from a .5TB WD mybook essential to a modded xbox running xbmc.

Thanks for all the help!

Jon. P - UK

April 19, 2007, at 06:59 PM by Jake M -- Didn\'t know anchor format
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Currently serves as a web server (for a blog about modifying the slug), network share and print server (not yet working). Since I'm not paying for a static IP, wrote a little script that automatically broadcasts the slug's IP to a web host, which modifies a redirect page, which you can find here: <a href="http://slug.jakemcgraw.com">slug.jakemcgraw.com</a>.

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Currently serves as a web server (for a blog about modifying the slug), network share and print server (not yet working). Since I'm not paying for a static IP, wrote a little script that automatically broadcasts the slug's IP to a web host, which modifies a redirect page, which you can find here: http://slug.jakemcgraw.com

April 19, 2007, at 06:56 PM by Jake M --
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Jim Richmond, Portsmouth, NH

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Jim Richmond, Portsmouth, NH

_____________________________ One SLUG running Debian firmware:

 - 500Gb USB Hard Drive
 - HP1020? LaserJet?

Software:

 - OpenSSH?
 - Apache2
 - Samba
 - PHP5?
 - SQLite?

Currently serves as a web server (for a blog about modifying the slug), network share and print server (not yet working). Since I'm not paying for a static IP, wrote a little script that automatically broadcasts the slug's IP to a web host, which modifies a redirect page, which you can find here: <a href="http://slug.jakemcgraw.com">slug.jakemcgraw.com</a>.

Jake McGraw?, New York, NY, USA

April 19, 2007, at 04:16 AM by Jim Richmond Portsmouth NH -- forgot signature...
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Jim Richmond, Portsmouth, NH

April 19, 2007, at 04:14 AM by Jim Richmond Portsmouth nh -- Oregon Scientific WMR 9X8 weather station server
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Gas, Florence ITALY

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Gas, Florence ITALY

_____________________________

Oregon Scientific WMR-9X8 weather station server

One SLUG running Unslung firmware connected to:

 - 1 Gb flash disk
 - Staples USB 1.1 hub
 - Logitech Quickcam 3000 Pro
 - Cables2go USB to serial adapter
 - Oregon Scientific WMR968? weather station

Developed custom software to drive the weather station and upload weather data and webcam images to a remote web site. Email me using richmond at ureach dot com if you'd like more info on the software.

Thanks to all who helped to open up this great little box...

April 14, 2007, at 09:08 AM by Rigas Wendel --
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Our two XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA, which made the file explorer on our XP clients crash all the time, when I still was using the linksys linux version.(WinScp? is scheduled using Windows's task scheduler.)

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Our two XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA, which made the file explorer on our XP clients crash all the time, when I still was using the linksys linux version.(WinScp? is scheduled using Windows's task scheduler.)On the slug you need package openssh-scp to receive the files.

April 12, 2007, at 10:04 PM by Gas --
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One SLUG running Debian Etch

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Running NFS and CIFS shares for my home network, DNS server (bind9), http proxy server (squid), DynDns? client, news server (leafnode). The NAS data is syncronized from the first disk to the second every 4 hours with a rsync script.

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Running NFS and CIFS shares for my home network, DNS server (bind9), http proxy server (squid), DynDns? client, news server (leafnode).

NAS data is syncronized from the first disk to the second every 4 hours with a rsync script.

April 12, 2007, at 10:01 PM by Gas -- One SLUG running Debian Etch
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Connected to two 400GB Freecom disks.

Running NFS and CIFS shares for my home network, DNS server (bind9), http proxy server (squid), DynDns? client, news server (leafnode). The NAS data is syncronized from the first disk to the second every 4 hours with a rsync script.

Gas, Florence ITALY

April 07, 2007, at 10:36 PM by Vic Z -- added webcam
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Two Slugs - running Debian Etch - One is File, DNS, DHCP & Music Server, One is Web Server and development machine.

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Two Slugs - running Debian Etch - One is File, DNS, DHCP & Music Server, One is Web Server, webcam and development machine.

April 05, 2007, at 05:40 PM by Vic Z -- Updated Config details
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One Slug - Debian Etch - File, Web, DNS, DHCP & Music Servers

Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb, ext3, serving Macs and Windows and Linux PCs? with Samba, Boa web server, dnsmasq, mt-daapd iTunes server, Squid proxy server. Take a look at http://zonko.ath.cx for more info.

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Two Slugs - running Debian Etch - One is File, DNS, DHCP & Music Server, One is Web Server and development machine.

Slug 1 arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24! Slug 2 made Jan 2007 still arrived with 2.3R24. Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two drives on Slug 1, 500Gb & 80Gb (ext3), serving Macs and Windows and Linux PCs? with Samba, dnsmasq, mt-daapd iTunes server, Squid proxy server. Slug 2 with one 80Gb drive running Boa web server. Take a look at http://zonko.ath.cx for more info.

March 31, 2007, at 02:22 AM by JM Toronto -- Debian with 4-port USB hub and five disks
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Five 2.5" notebook disks hanging off a NSLU2 distro, four on a cheap-o USB hub.

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Five 2.5" notebook disks hanging off a Debian distro, four on a cheap-o USB hub.

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Debian installed on 20Gb disk (overkill, base install only uses 1Gb).

Four other disks are 2x80GB and 2x40Gb, am sharing out one 80Gb and one 40Gb with Samba.

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Debian installed on 20Gb ext3 disk (overkill, base install only uses 1Gb).

Four other ext3 disks are 2x80GB and 2x40Gb, am sharing out one 80Gb and one 40Gb with Samba.

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Am spinning down the disks hourly (using "sg_start" command from "sg3-utils" package).

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Am spinning down the disks hourly (from cron using "sg_start" command from "sg3-utils" package).

March 31, 2007, at 02:18 AM by JM Toronto -- Debian with 4-port hub and five disks
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1 NSLU2 ("SLUGGISH"), used as .... a NAS!

Five 2.5" notebook disks hanging off a NSLU2 distro, four on a cheap-o USB hub. They're housed in individual (5) external USB enclosures.

Debian installed on 20Gb disk (overkill, base install only uses 1Gb).

Four other disks are 2x80GB and 2x40Gb, am sharing out one 80Gb and one 40Gb with Samba.

Using 'rsnapshot' to perform daily (7), weekly (4), and monthly (6) snapshots of the first 80Gb disk onto the second 80Gb disk, and first 40Gb onto 2nd 40Gb.

Am spinning down the disks hourly (using "sg_start" command from "sg3-utils" package).

With complete Debian archive available, one could experiment with iSCSI! (pkg: open-iscsi). That might be a fun project for my next Slug.

JM, Toronto

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March 24, 2007, at 01:44 AM by Vic Z -- One Slug - Debian Etch - File, Web, DNS, DHCP & Music Servers
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Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb, ext3, serving Macs and Windows and Linux PCs? with Samba, Boa web server, dnsmasq, mt-daapd iTunes server. Take a look at http://zonko.ath.cx if you like!

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Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb, ext3, serving Macs and Windows and Linux PCs? with Samba, Boa web server, dnsmasq, mt-daapd iTunes server, Squid proxy server. Take a look at http://zonko.ath.cx for more info.

March 20, 2007, at 10:06 PM by Vic Z --
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Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb ext3 serving Macs and Windows and Linux PC's with Samba; Boa web server, dnsmasq. mt-daapd iTunes server. Take a look at http://zonko.ath.cx if you like!

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Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb, ext3, serving Macs and Windows and Linux PCs? with Samba, Boa web server, dnsmasq, mt-daapd iTunes server. Take a look at http://zonko.ath.cx if you like!

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Slug - Debian - File, Web, DNS, DHCP & Music Servers

Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb ext3 serving Macs and Windows and Linux PC's with Samba; Boa web server, DNSMasq?. MT-daapd ITunes? server. Take a look at http://www.zonko.ath.cx if you like!

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One Slug - Debian Etch - File, Web, DNS, DHCP & Music Servers

Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb ext3 serving Macs and Windows and Linux PC's with Samba; Boa web server, dnsmasq. mt-daapd iTunes server. Take a look at http://zonko.ath.cx if you like!

March 20, 2007, at 09:40 PM by Vic Z --
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Slug - Debian - File, Web, DNS, DHCP Servers

Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb ext3 serving Macs and Windows and Linux PC's with Samba; Boa web server, DNSMasq?. Take a look at http://www.zonko.ath.cx if you like!

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Slug - Debian - File, Web, DNS, DHCP & Music Servers

Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb ext3 serving Macs and Windows and Linux PC's with Samba; Boa web server, DNSMasq?. MT-daapd ITunes? server. Take a look at http://www.zonko.ath.cx if you like!

March 20, 2007, at 09:38 PM by Vic Z --
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Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb ext3 serving Macs and Windows and Linux PC's with Samba; Boa web server, DNSMasq?. Take a look at www.zonko.ath.cx if you like!

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Slug - Debian - File, Web, DNS, DHCP Servers

Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb ext3 serving Macs and Windows and Linux PC's with Samba; Boa web server, DNSMasq?. Take a look at http://www.zonko.ath.cx if you like!

March 20, 2007, at 09:35 PM by Vic Z -- Slug - Debian - FIle, Web, DNS, DHCP Server
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Slug arrived with 'Made Nov 2006' sticker and 266MHz from Amazon UK, but firmware 2.3R24 ! Upgraded to R63, worked OK but NTFS a disaster, accidentally powered off drive and then couldn't get it recognised again nomatter what, though OK on Windows. Installed Unslung, worked well, but couldn't resist installing Debian once RC2 came out. So far working really well, a couple of issues during install resolved using online docs, since then have two HDs? up 500Gb & 80Gb ext3 serving Macs and Windows and Linux PC's with Samba; Boa web server, DNSMasq?. Take a look at www.zonko.ath.cx if you like!

Vic, UK


March 14, 2007, at 09:35 AM by Rob -- New user
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One slug V2.3R63-uNSLUng

Slug arrived with 2.3R23 or some such firmware and Linksys firmware update failed - "No enough free space."(sic). Installing uNSLUng went without a hitch, with an old 512MB flash drive I had lying around. Now we can access a FAT32? drive from any of the 4 PCs? in the house, it's great!

Thanks so much for doing uNSLUng :D

I will try adding spindown at some stage, but at the moment I'm happy that it's working and I want to keep it that way.

Rob, New Zealand

March 09, 2007, at 12:12 PM by Morten Denmark --
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One slug V2.3R63-uNSLUng, 133 mhz.

Serving two computers (mac and pc) and hopefully soon a Pinnacle Soundbridge in the livingroom as a Firefly server. Runs from a Kingston 1 gb. stick with the music on a 250 gb. Lacie Porsche - No spindown (yet) - but still very, very silent.

Next project: to convince my girlfriend that this little server is the time and money well spent.

Morten, Denmark


March 07, 2007, at 11:28 PM by Robin --
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Robin Jacobs, Spain

1 Slug running Unslung 6.8, attached 500Gb WD myBook and a 320Gb Maxtor

Mainly used as fileserver for my home network, sometimes running amule but download speeds are low and amule seam to have some memory leaks. Without amule the slug is rock stable (last reboot over three months ago)


March 03, 2007, at 11:08 AM by bsmeets --
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3. Backup system for all PC & laptop files. Faraday has 2x 120GB drives, and runs on Unsling 3.16, 133MHz..

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3. Backup system for all PC & laptop files. Faraday has 2x 120GB drives, and runs on Unsling 3.16, 133MHz.

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March 03, 2007, at 11:05 AM by bsmeets -- Info.WhatPeopleAreReallyUsingTheirSlugsFor
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Bob Smeets, Netherlands

4 slugs at home:

1. Asterisk server for 5 Linksys ATAs? (3102 + PAP2T?), plus Thomson ST2020? IP phone. In addition, bobpodder.org podcatcher client script, with auto push script in case I plug in my mp3 player to USB port 2. Empress has 1GB stick, and runs on Unslung 3.16. Already at 266MHz when purchased. 2. Twonkyvision 3.0 server for 8000+ mp3s and wavs, from my own CD collection. Havilland has 2x 240GB drives, and runs on Unsling 3.16, 133MHz. 3. Backup system for all PC & laptop files. Faraday has 2x 120GB drives, and runs on Unsling 3.16, 133MHz.. 4. Primary DNS server for various domains I own. Thames runs on a 1GB memory stick, on V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta, 133MHz.

February 27, 2007, at 03:57 AM by grok00 -- Added slug info
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Frank S (grok00) Atlanta Georgia

4 slugs total!

At home:

Slug 1 - Strictly used as a file server with two 120GB Maxtors - one backs up on to the other

Slug 2 - Used as a webserver and media server. Running thttp as webserver for pictures for family and friends, mt-daapd for mpgs and Twonky Vision for both music and videos serving a Dlink Media Center. Also supplies NTP service for home network. 250 GB and 500GB disk.

Remote Astronomical Observatory:

Slug 3 - File Server, Apache, MySql?, SSH and more - 160 GB drive

Slug 4 - OpenVpn? - provides VPN connection between my house and my remote observatory - 2 GB memory stick


February 25, 2007, at 09:26 PM by Gothnet Dave -- Add another testimonial
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One of the baddest small toys on the world.

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One of the baddest small toys on the world.


Gothnet (Dave), London, UK, Feb 07

Got my slug a few days ago. It's called emphyrio. Emphyrio runs on Debian Etch RC1? (the install failed a couple of times, stick with it!) and has a 250GB USB hard drive attached:

  • Email - postfix for smtp and dovecot for IMAP
  • Dropbear - compact and low memory SSH server
  • Lighttpd - Lightweight but full featured webserver
  • Samba - for windows network filesharing
  • If there's enough power left then soon hopefully torrentflux
  • Or maybe slimserver. Or maybe I should get a second slug...
February 22, 2007, at 09:28 PM by mas -- added my entry
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Creds to the people that took their time to evolve this tiny thing to something great :)

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Creds to the people that took their time to evolve this tiny thing to something great :)


mas, Netherlands - February 07

1 slug used as Media- and Fileserver: Linux version 2.6.18-4-ixp4xx (Debian 2.6.18.dfsg.1-10) - etch rc1

  • loop-aes for encrypted data shares
  • samba file server
  • ssh (secured with denyhosts)
  • mt-daapd (svn-1489) with manual oggdec tremor patch
  • ctorrent-dh2 with ctcs

One of the baddest small toys on the world.

February 21, 2007, at 06:48 PM by John --
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Stockholm, Sweden - February 07

Bought my first slug today :) Firmware upgrade was very easy and went smoothly. Attached a WD MyBook? 250GB disk.

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John, Stockholm, Sweden - February 07

Bought my first slug today :) Firmware upgrade to Unslung 6.8 was very easy and went smoothly. Attached a WD MyBook? 250GB disk.

February 21, 2007, at 05:40 PM by John --
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Stockholm, Sweden - February 07

Bought my first slug today :) Firmware upgrade was very easy and went smoothly. Attached a WD MyBook? 250GB disk.

  • File-server for family
  • FTP to get access from friends/school
  • Ventrilo
  • Backup

Creds to the people that took their time to evolve this tiny thing to something great :)

February 09, 2007, at 06:24 PM by metrillipodnet -- What I use my slug really for :-)
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trillipod, Münster, Germany

1 slug named "slug" (how uninspired) running DebianSlug with one 40GB-Disk attached. It took me less then one day to set up the following services (and still performing very good):

  • openssh
  • DNS (bind9)
  • sendmail (yes, acting as SMTP-server)
  • POP (qpopper)
  • IMAP (courier)
  • Apache 2.2 w/ ssl & PHP5?
  • MySQL?-Server (mysql 5)
  • NTP-Server
  • takes my daily backups

This really rocks. Thanks to all the people who made this possible!

February 01, 2007, at 09:39 PM by London -- added new entry
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London, UK

Slug 1: Unslung 6.8 with 1x 200GB Maxtor OneTouch?

  • de-underclocked to 266MHz with a pair of tweezers
  • running as a web server
  • DropBear
  • PHP, MySQL?, PHP-FCGI, PHP-GD
  • Lighttpd
  • GeekLog? + MediaGallery? (performing well and handling image resizing etc..)

Slug 2: Unslung 6.8 with 2x 250GB Maxtor OneTouch? (mirrored)

  • already running at 266MHz
  • running as a fileserver
  • DropBear
  • mt-daapd

January 30, 2007, at 04:02 PM by paul sundvall -- modified my row
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See statistics on uptime, load and ntp drift on http://www2.paulsundvall.net/stats

January 26, 2007, at 04:25 AM by jfetters -- update information on my machine
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jfetters

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php-thttpd

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lighttpd php

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NSLU2[2] TBA Will be using as a mirror for ipkg.nslu2-linux.org when complete. Note to nslu2-linux.org developers, please design something where we can easily mirror the ipkg site and have a set or worldwide mirrors to take some of the load off of your site.

January 23, 2007, at 05:21 PM by Eddy Schouten --
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Eddy Schouten (mail@ESchouten.nl)- Two slugs, running on 3.18Beta

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Eddy Schouten - Two slugs, running on 3.18Beta

January 22, 2007, at 04:57 AM by bf --
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- Apache w/mod_proxy - openssh - sendmail - nylon

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  • Apache w/mod_proxy
  • openssh
  • sendmail
  • nylon
January 22, 2007, at 04:56 AM by bf --
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I'm running unslung 6.8 beta with the nightly snapshot firefly 1433 to provide a pinnacle soundBridge V2.5.150 with mp3-music stored on an USB-powered Seagate ST9120801? 2,5'' disk. The slug is connected to the soundbridge by a cross-over cable. The installed Linksys firmware was signed as V2.3RA5 and the slug (Oct 06) is running without changes at 266MHz (BogoMips? 263,78).

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I'm running unslung 6.8 beta with the nightly snapshot firefly 1433 to provide a pinnacle soundBridge V2.5.150 with mp3-music stored on an USB-powered Seagate ST9120801? 2,5'' disk. The slug is connected to the soundbridge by a cross-over cable. The installed Linksys firmware was signed as V2.3RA5 and the slug (Oct 06) is running without changes at 266MHz (BogoMips? 263,78).


BF, United States

Unslung 6.8 to 1Gb USB Stick

- Apache w/mod_proxy - openssh - sendmail - nylon


January 19, 2007, at 07:00 AM by Peter Kraft Austria -- I\\
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I had an older machine that I used to download the occaisional torrent, run as a syslog server and act as a music/video server to my modded xbox. I have now retired this machine as the slug does all this for me. Next step is to create a basic home website/ftp server. Fun little product :)

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I had an older machine that I used to download the occaisional torrent, run as a syslog server and act as a music/video server to my modded xbox. I have now retired this machine as the slug does all this for me. Next step is to create a basic home website/ftp server. Fun little product :)


Peter Kraft, Schönkirchen, Austria

I'm running unslung 6.8 beta with the nightly snapshot firefly 1433 to provide a pinnacle soundBridge V2.5.150 with mp3-music stored on an USB-powered Seagate ST9120801? 2,5'' disk. The slug is connected to the soundbridge by a cross-over cable. The installed Linksys firmware was signed as V2.3RA5 and the slug (Oct 06) is running without changes at 266MHz (BogoMips? 263,78).

January 18, 2007, at 08:52 PM by Humpda --
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I had an older machine that I used to download the occaisional torrent, run as a syslog server and act as a music/video serve to my modded xbox. I have now retired this machine as the slug does all this for me. Next step is to create a basic home website/ftp server. Fun little product :)

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I had an older machine that I used to download the occaisional torrent, run as a syslog server and act as a music/video server to my modded xbox. I have now retired this machine as the slug does all this for me. Next step is to create a basic home website/ftp server. Fun little product :)

January 18, 2007, at 08:48 PM by Humpda --
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Darryl Humphreys, Brisbane, Australia

Running Unslung 6.8 beta with... Syslog-ng with logrotate and enhanced-ctorrent with screen.

I had an older machine that I used to download the occaisional torrent, run as a syslog server and act as a music/video serve to my modded xbox. I have now retired this machine as the slug does all this for me. Next step is to create a basic home website/ftp server. Fun little product :)

January 17, 2007, at 10:39 AM by Tim Walker -- Updated my entry regarding Bluetooth adapter
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  • Bluetooth access point - I have a bunch of photos on my mobile phone, and would like to transfer them over to 'ayeka' via BT (USB Bluetooth dongles are quite cheap now, so it sounds like an interesting option)

On my 'might do it one day if I really need another project' list:

  • Install an infrared USB 'dongle' for file transfer and/or PPP access (don't have many devices which would use it, though)
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  • Bluetooth access point - I have a bunch of photos on my mobile phone, and would like to transfer them over to 'ayeka' via FTP-over-Bluetooth. (Update (2007/1/17): Now have a Belkin USB BT dongle, which is recognised by the system and can scan for other BT devices. Looks like I'll need an OBEX FTP program for file transfers; OpenOBEX? isn't in the Unslung package repository, so I may have to compile my own.)
January 15, 2007, at 12:05 PM by Paul Sundvall --
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Paul Sundvall, Stockholm, Sweden

using Debian+thttpd, works fine! I use my slug for web hosting and backups. http://www2.paulsundvall.net

January 14, 2007, at 10:48 PM by Ed Rubinsky --
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January 14, 2007, at 10:42 PM by Ed Rubinsky -- What I\\
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Ed Rubinsky, Cherry Hill, NJ USA The slug is relacing the last of the fucntions on an AMD64 Linux server running Suse 9, everything else having already been moved to a MAC Mini. The remaining functions were backup - what the slug was meant for, DHCP server for my local lan and TFTP server for several PXE clients. Since I was running atftp on the Suse box, I'm running it on the slug as well. Other than copying the dhcpd.conf file and the tftpboot directory and changing the IP addresses where needed, the only change was to add the next-server option to the relevant dhcp entries.


January 14, 2007, at 12:58 PM by Yann E MORIN -- Beautify the list of my useage.
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Curently used as: file server (NFS, samba), ftp (vsftpd), http (apache), scm (svn+mod_svn), wiki (dokuwiki), ntp server (internal), dns (dnsmasq, internal) Planned use as: print server (cups, lpr, samba), router, bluetooth AP, media streaming (looking for good SW).

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Curently used as:

  • file server (NFS, samba)
  • ftp (vsftpd)
  • http (apache)
  • scm (svn+mod_svn)
  • wiki (dokuwiki)
  • ntp server (internal)
  • dns (dnsmasq, internal)

Planned use as:

  • print server (cups, lpr, samba)
  • router*
  • bluetooth AP
  • media streaming (looking for good SW).
January 14, 2007, at 05:51 AM by Duke Schempp -- Variety of uses
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2 Slugs. Running fileserver & slimserver to serve my MediaMVP player. See my Profile for more info.

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2 Slugs. Running fileserver & slimserver to serve my MediaMVP player. See my Profile for more info.


Duke Schempp, Moorhead, MN USA Using the SLSUG to serve photos, play music and store back-ups. All on a wireless network See my progress at:

http://myslug.blogspot.com/

January 13, 2007, at 03:56 AM by Steve Dalton --
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2 Slugs. Running fileserver & slimserver to serve my MediaMVP player. See my [Profile->SteveDalton] for more info.

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2 Slugs. Running fileserver & slimserver to serve my MediaMVP player. See my Profile for more info.

January 13, 2007, at 03:54 AM by Steve Dalton --
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2 Slugs. Running fileserver & slimserver to server my MediaMVP player

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2 Slugs. Running fileserver & slimserver to serve my MediaMVP player. See my [Profile->SteveDalton] for more info.

January 13, 2007, at 03:36 AM by Steve Dalton --
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Steve Dalton, Gold Coast, Australia

Had 2 slugs for a while now. Running Unslung until recently when I decided to install Debian on them. They are both clocked to 266MHz by removing R83 as described in OverClockTheSlug?.

Slug 1

(workhorse - main file server for house)

  • Running NSLU2 Etch RC1?
  • Nexstar 2 200Gb disk
  • DNS & DHCP
  • TFTP (for MediaMVP box to get firmware)
  • Samba
  • SlimServer?
  • Cups (serving Brother MFC-9180 multifunction laser on 2nd USB port)

Slug 2

(development box - for playing around and demos)

  • Running NSLU2 Etch RC1?
  • 40Gb 2.5 disk in Fujitsu case
  • Samba

Hoping to have a play around with a few things on the 2nd box, such as:

  • Webcam
  • Bluetooth (I have a bluetooth dongle)
  • LCD Screen

I'm hopefully going to be documenting everything I do soon at http://dalts.com

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SteveDalton, Gold Coast, Australia

2 Slugs. Running fileserver & slimserver to server my MediaMVP player

January 13, 2007, at 03:23 AM by Steve Dalton --
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Had 2 slugs for a while now. Running Unslung until recently when I decided to install Debian on them

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Had 2 slugs for a while now. Running Unslung until recently when I decided to install Debian on them. They are both clocked to 266MHz by removing R83 as described in OverClockTheSlug?.

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Hoping to do some playing around with webcams and surveillance on the 2nd box when I get some time.

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Hoping to have a play around with a few things on the 2nd box, such as:

  • Webcam
  • Bluetooth (I have a bluetooth dongle)
  • LCD Screen

I'm hopefully going to be documenting everything I do soon at http://dalts.com

January 13, 2007, at 02:56 AM by Steve Dalton -- Added my uses
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Steve Dalton, Gold Coast, Australia

Had 2 slugs for a while now. Running Unslung until recently when I decided to install Debian on them

Slug 1

(workhorse - main file server for house)

  • Running NSLU2 Etch RC1?
  • Nexstar 2 200Gb disk
  • DNS & DHCP
  • TFTP (for MediaMVP box to get firmware)
  • Samba
  • Slim Server
  • Cups (serving Brother MFC-9180 multifunction laser on 2nd USB port)

Slug 2

(development box - for playing around and demos)

  • Running NSLU2 Etch RC1?
  • 40Gb 2.5 disk in Fujitsu case
  • Samba

Hoping to do some playing around with webcams and surveillance on the 2nd box when I get some time.

January 11, 2007, at 08:15 AM by Nick Leteney -- Added Nick Leteney, UK
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Nick Leteney, UK

Had 1 Slug for about 18 months

  • 2 Maxtor disks (120Gb & 320 Gb)
  • Unslung 6.8
  • DNS & DHCP, WINS
  • Proxy
  • Basic File Server
  • Itunes & CCXstream? server
  • Storage for all media accessed from XBOX, XBOX 360 (via PC), PSP (via PC), PCs?, MACs? & Orb
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Michael Perrin, UK

Present:

  • Unslung 6.8
  • OpenSSH? for Putty Access
  • Nethack
  • Midnight Commander
  • VSFTPD - Configured to support FXP
  • THTPD - Runs a website of mine
  • Basic file server

Future:

  • Some sort of Mail Server (with webmail for external access maybe)
  • Try out OpenSlug on a new one
January 07, 2007, at 08:23 PM by tawalker -- A few updates to my \'to do\' and \'would like\' lists
January 07, 2007, at 07:14 PM by tawalker -- A few updates to my \'to do\' and \'would like\' lists
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I've hooked up a Belkin USB 1.1 mini-hub, which currently has a Pertelian USB LCD display plugged in (running lcdproc to display system stats, etc. - had to compile lcdproc myself on the slug).

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  • lcdproc - hoping to buy a Pertelian 4-line USB LCD display soon, and try and get it working with lcdproc on Unslung to show system stats, etc. (Updated (2007/05/01): Got the LCD, and it is now running on the slug with lcdproc - had to compile lcdproc from source on the slug as there's currently no Unslung package for it. I'm writing a howto for Pertelian+lcdproc+Unslung, as it's a bit different from other slug firmwares, but not especially difficult.)
  • A music server which doesn't 'bomb' on me - maybe Slimserver (with Softsqueeze player until I can afford a Squeezebox ;-) )?
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  • A music server which doesn't 'bomb' on me - maybe Slimserver (with Softsqueeze player until I can afford a Squeezebox ;-) ), but more likely GNUMP3D?
  • Bluetooth access point - I have a bunch of photos on my mobile phone, and would like to transfer them over to 'ayeka' via BT (USB Bluetooth dongles are quite cheap now, so it sounds like an interesting option)

On my 'might do it one day if I really need another project' list:

  • Install an infrared USB 'dongle' for file transfer and/or PPP access (don't have many devices which would use it, though)
January 06, 2007, at 05:29 PM by Steve G -- Moved from Unslung to SlugOS/LE Debian
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I used to have a mail server with:

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This was replaced in October 2006:

1 x 64M FatSlug? @266 MHz?, SlugOS/LE 3.10, Debian Etch via bootstrap
+ sda = 1GB Flash drive + sdb = WD 160GB hard drive

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- getmail to pull mail from various POP3 accounts
- Dovecot to serve it up to my PC's (using Windows + Mozilla Thunderbird)
- appWeb + PHP + Squirrelmail so I can access it remotely
- openldap to provide the same address book to Squirrelmail & Thunderbird - wonderful!
- openssh + openssl

Also using the default Samba to provide NAS for my Windows machines just as LinkSys intended, and NTPClient to keep it's clock in order.

TO DO: Maybe I'll set up a MTA instead of polling POP3 accounts.
TO DO: I might try setting up an audio server...

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- exim4 - getmail to pull mail from various old POP3 accounts
- Dovecot IMAP to serve it up to my PC's (using Windows + Mozilla Thunderbird)
- LightTPD? + PHP-FCGI + Squirrelmail so I can access it remotely
- openldap provides the same address book to Squirrelmail & Thunderbird
- openssh

January 05, 2007, at 11:32 AM by Tim Walker -- Updated my entry: Pertelian display now running via lcdproc on Unslung!
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  • lcdproc - hoping to buy a Pertelian 4-line USB LCD display soon, and try and get it working with lcdproc on Unslung to show system stats, etc. (Have already installed the development packages, and it looks as if lcdproc compiled successfully on the slug, so that's a start.)
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  • lcdproc - hoping to buy a Pertelian 4-line USB LCD display soon, and try and get it working with lcdproc on Unslung to show system stats, etc. (Updated (2007/05/01): Got the LCD, and it is now running on the slug with lcdproc - had to compile lcdproc from source on the slug as there's currently no Unslung package for it. I'm writing a howto for Pertelian+lcdproc+Unslung, as it's a bit different from other slug firmwares, but not especially difficult.)
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I actually use the OpenSSH?/Squid quite a bit for web browsing inside SSH from work. The little box has absolutely no trouble running a pretty active SSH tunneling session and proxying at the same time. Squid performance is very good.

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I actually use the OpenSSH?/Squid quite a bit for web browsing inside SSH from work. The little box has absolutely no trouble running a pretty active SSH tunneling session and proxying at the same time. Squid performance is very good.


zhulien

Slug 1, named Eri

  • not de-underclocked
  • no secondary storage
  • interface for Topfield STB

Slug 2, named Fio

  • de-underclocked
  • 1 x 2GB USB thumbstick
  • runs Apache webserver and hosts my personal homepage (http://zhulien.kicks-ass.net/)

I'm also a fan of the Metal Slug video game series, hense the names.

December 21, 2006, at 02:35 PM by Fendermb4 --
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- Overclocked - 2x300GB hard drives in cheap enclosures, mirrored - Just used for file storage

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  • Overclocked
  • 2x300GB hard drives in cheap enclosures, mirrored
  • Just used for file storage
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- Overclocked - 2x300GB hard drives in cheap enclosures - Backs up my Xbox media center - The drive that isn't unslung to is attached via a USB hub. I occasionally attach other drives, including some NTFS ones. - OpenSSH? - Squid

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  • Overclocked
  • 2x300GB hard drives in cheap enclosures
  • Backs up my Xbox media center
  • The drive that isn't unslung to is attached via a USB hub. I occasionally attach other drives, including some NTFS ones.
  • OpenSSH?
  • Squid
December 21, 2006, at 02:29 PM by Fendermb4 -- Fendermb4 Slug Success
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So far I've tested the phidgets interface kit and LCD, which work perfectly, and I can control my two test servos using minicom on the slug. Fantastic piece of hardware!

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So far I've tested the phidgets interface kit and LCD, which work perfectly, and I can control my two test servos using minicom on the slug. Fantastic piece of hardware!


Fendermb4

Slug 1, named Stormwind - Overclocked - 2x300GB hard drives in cheap enclosures, mirrored - Just used for file storage

Slug 2, named Gringotts - Overclocked - 2x300GB hard drives in cheap enclosures - Backs up my Xbox media center - The drive that isn't unslung to is attached via a USB hub. I occasionally attach other drives, including some NTFS ones. - OpenSSH? - Squid I actually use the OpenSSH?/Squid quite a bit for web browsing inside SSH from work. The little box has absolutely no trouble running a pretty active SSH tunneling session and proxying at the same time. Squid performance is very good.

December 20, 2006, at 05:50 PM by Dakster -- Slug running gentoo for robotics control and sensing
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Would probably buy another slug if I could find them ultra-cheap (as Staples in the UK were selling them for £30 recently). If/when Linksys stop making NSLU2s?, I'd like to have a spare in case 'ayeka' fails on me...

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Would probably buy another slug if I could find them ultra-cheap (as Staples in the UK were selling them for £30 recently). If/when Linksys stop making NSLU2s?, I'd like to have a spare in case 'ayeka' fails on me...


Dakster

1 Slug 266 MHz? (named bubo) 1 40 GB usb power hard drive 1 USB hub 1 Belkin F5U109? USB to Serial adaptor 1 Phidgets lcd/8-8-8 interface kit http://tinyurl.com/yxc6c5 1 SSC-32 channel servo controller from lynxmotion.com http://tinyurl.com/yjkk35

I'm going to be using my slug for running an automated pipette lab instrument. I've attached a 40 GB usb hard drive to hold a gentoo linux booted by openslug, a phidgets interface kit for an LCD display and inputs/outputs, and the SSC-32 controller attached to the slug by way of the usb->serial adaptor to run up to 32 servos.

Using gentoo gives me a familiar linux development environment to write my software. Ultimately this will drive an large X-Y mover with multiple pipette attachments to automate lab sample dilution and other monotonous tasks lab tasks.

So far I've tested the phidgets interface kit and LCD, which work perfectly, and I can control my two test servos using minicom on the slug. Fantastic piece of hardware!

December 20, 2006, at 11:36 AM by Tim Walker -- Added dovecot as IMAP server
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  • 'maildrop' server - polls all our POP3? accounts (fetchmail), delivers (sendmail) and sorts (procmail) messages to individuals, who can then pick them up locally over IMAP or webmail
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  • 'maildrop' server - polls all our POP3? accounts (fetchmail), delivers (sendmail) and sorts (procmail) messages to individuals, who can then pick them up locally over IMAP (dovecot) or webmail
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  • phpGroupware for a family calendar/address book (connected with LDAP server?)
  • Console e-mail client - don't really like mutt, but pine isn't packaged for Unslung
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  • phpGroupware - mainly for a family calendar/address book (connected with LDAP server?) but maybe for webmail if it's better than Roundcube
December 20, 2006, at 11:23 AM by Tim Walker -- Added my entry
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I'm looking to get another Slug, with a Debian install on it to become a LAN "control" server, handling LDAP for single-signon, and a few other little odds and ends I want to incorporate into a server. I've considered actually having a repository slug as well, moving subversion/apache2-ssl to it (but still with the repo directories being in the current slug, simply mounted to the new one), and expanding to also have BugZilla? and MediaWiki?, integrated together to have a full development repo system all-in-one.

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I'm looking to get another Slug, with a Debian install on it to become a LAN "control" server, handling LDAP for single-signon, and a few other little odds and ends I want to incorporate into a server. I've considered actually having a repository slug as well, moving subversion/apache2-ssl to it (but still with the repo directories being in the current slug, simply mounted to the new one), and expanding to also have BugZilla? and MediaWiki?, integrated together to have a full development repo system all-in-one.


T. Walker

1 x slug ('ayeka') - presume it is 266MHz (bought new Nov 2006) Unslung 6.8 Seagate 320Gb external USB2? drive

The slug replaced an old PC running Debian, and I haven't missed it one bit - the slug does it all better. I love this box - quiet, reliable (mostly!), low-power, versatile... what's not to like?

Here's what 'ayeka' provides for our home network:

  • Windows file sharing for music, photos, videos, etc.
  • php-thttpd/PHP/MySQL? for our intranet and a few web apps (Roundcube webmail, TorrentFlux?, Jinzora) - not 100% convinced that php-thttpd is reliable enough for the latter, but don't really want to install Apache as the slug is working pretty hard already
  • 'maildrop' server - polls all our POP3? accounts (fetchmail), delivers (sendmail) and sorts (procmail) messages to individuals, who can then pick them up locally over IMAP or webmail
  • OpenSSH? (public key only) for remote access to user accounts and secure file transfers (SFTP)
  • Anonymous FTP 'dropbox' (vsftpd) for friends/family to send us files too large to go by e-mail ('upload' directory is configured to allow write access only, so files in there can't be listed or downloaded)
  • NFS for the Linux boxes
  • no-ip.com (dynamic DNS service) update client

On my 'to-do' and 'would like' list:

  • OpenLDAP? server for shared address book
  • phpGroupware for a family calendar/address book (connected with LDAP server?)
  • Console e-mail client - don't really like mutt, but pine isn't packaged for Unslung
  • lcdproc - hoping to buy a Pertelian 4-line USB LCD display soon, and try and get it working with lcdproc on Unslung to show system stats, etc. (Have already installed the development packages, and it looks as if lcdproc compiled successfully on the slug, so that's a start.)
  • A music server which doesn't 'bomb' on me - maybe Slimserver (with Softsqueeze player until I can afford a Squeezebox ;-) )?

Would probably buy another slug if I could find them ultra-cheap (as Staples in the UK were selling them for £30 recently). If/when Linksys stop making NSLU2s?, I'd like to have a spare in case 'ayeka' fails on me...

December 02, 2006, at 10:00 AM by Rigas Wendel --
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Our two XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA, which made the file explorer on our XP clients crash all the time ...

The Outlook-Database is saved by (a) using XPs? backup tool, which works also with a running and open outlook and creates a lokal backup file on the XP machine; (b) this backup file is transfered by tfp once per day to the slug. vsftpd is used on the Slug for that.

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I switched from the built in linksys Linux version to OpenSlug, after I had to learn that the backup of our Outlook database, that was created daily, was useless, when I needed it, because it had the size of 0 bytes!! (I suppose that Outlook was running when the linksys tried to copy the file "outlook.pst" over the net to the usb disk.)

Now the solution is the following:

Our two XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA, which made the file explorer on our XP clients crash all the time, when I still was using the linksys linux version.(WinScp? is scheduled using Windows's task scheduler.)

The Outlook-Database is saved by (a) using Windows XP's backup tool, which works also with a running and open outlook and creates a lokal backup file on the XP machine; (b) this backup file is transfered by tfp once per day to the slug. Package vsftpd is used on the Slug for that.(FTP is scheduled using Windows's task scheduler.)

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ntp in combination with timezones is used for keeping the correct time.

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Package ntp in combination with package timezones is used for keeping the correct time.

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The Outlook-Database is saved by (a) using XPs? backup tool, which works also with a running and open outlook and creates a lokal backup file on the XP machine; (b) this backup file is transfered by tfp once per day to the slug. VSFTPD is used on the Slug for that.

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The Outlook-Database is saved by (a) using XPs? backup tool, which works also with a running and open outlook and creates a lokal backup file on the XP machine; (b) this backup file is transfered by tfp once per day to the slug. vsftpd is used on the Slug for that.

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Ntpd is used for keeping the correct time.

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The script is scheduled using package cron.

ntp in combination with timezones is used for keeping the correct time.

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In addition to that the slug hosts a TwonkyVision? Media Server (rel. 4.2) that broadcasts mp3s to our Noxon IRadio?.

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In addition to that the slug hosts a TwonkyVision? Media Server (rel. 4.2 beta) that broadcasts mp3s to our Noxon IRadio?.

November 29, 2006, at 11:53 AM by Kris Atkins -- Added a link to my blog (attention whore I know)
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Oh and if you're in the uk you can get them from staples for £20

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I also recently got it running my little blog http://allyourbasekris.kicks-ass.org (It's all about working as a professional singer in the north-east of England)

Oh and if you're in the uk you can get nslu2's from staples for £20

November 28, 2006, at 04:41 PM by Xlorep DarkHelm -- Adding entry
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Xlorep DarkHelm?

1 Slug, 266MHz Debian Installer RC1? Maxtor Onetouch II 300GB external USB 2.0 drive

I'm using it as a complete fileserver solution for my home LAN :

  • subversion (w/ apache2-ssl)
  • samba (my roommate uses Windows for things)
  • amuled ED2K? server/daemon (x2 -- one for me, one for my roommate) -- with cpulimit managing the resources of this to not overload the slug
  • NFS server (I mount my LAN's MySQL? 5.0 database files to here, and my amuled downloads directory is mounted on my personal computer for ease of use)

I'm looking to get another Slug, with a Debian install on it to become a LAN "control" server, handling LDAP for single-signon, and a few other little odds and ends I want to incorporate into a server. I've considered actually having a repository slug as well, moving subversion/apache2-ssl to it (but still with the repo directories being in the current slug, simply mounted to the new one), and expanding to also have BugZilla? and MediaWiki?, integrated together to have a full development repo system all-in-one.

November 27, 2006, at 07:35 PM by Rigas Wendel --
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I replaced dropbear by sshd.

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I replaced dropbear with openssh using ipkg with the -force-depends option.

November 26, 2006, at 08:54 PM by DavidH --
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Lcie USB2? Porche 200Gb - Creative Usb External Sound Card (with working remote control)

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lighttpd openvpn mpd (controled by Lirc) NFS server

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  • lighttpd
  • openvpn
  • mpd (controled by Lirc)
  • NFS server
  • Lirc
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Debian Installer RC1?

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Oh and if you're in the uk you can get them from staples for £20

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Oh and if you're in the uk you can get them from staples for £20


DavidH? I'm using the slug as a digital VCR for freebox with : lighttpd openvpn mpd (controled by Lirc) NFS server http://slugplayer.free.fr

November 26, 2006, at 07:43 PM by Rigas Wendel -- changes on my entry
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The Outlook-Database is saved by (a) using XPs? backup tool, which works also with a running and open outook and creates a lokal backup file on the XP machine; (b) this backup file is transfered by tfp once per day to the slug.

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The Outlook-Database is saved by (a) using XPs? backup tool, which works also with a running and open outlook and creates a lokal backup file on the XP machine; (b) this backup file is transfered by tfp once per day to the slug. VSFTPD is used on the Slug for that.

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I replaced dropbear by sshd.

November 26, 2006, at 07:39 PM by Rigas Wendel -- More info on how I use the slug
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Our two XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA ...

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Our two XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA, which made the file explorer on our XP clients crash all the time ...

The Outlook-Database is saved by (a) using XPs? backup tool, which works also with a running and open outook and creates a lokal backup file on the XP machine; (b) this backup file is transfered by tfp once per day to the slug.

A very simple and basic script list the files that were transfered to the slug within the last 5 days. The result of this script is converted to a http-file and is published by thttpd. So whenever I open a browser in one of our XP clients I can see what has been backed up .... I made this page my startup page.

Ntpd is used for keeping the correct time.

November 24, 2006, at 08:19 AM by Kris Atkins -- Added me to list
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At this time it's a good device for my networked media.

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At this time it's a good device for my networked media.


Kris Atkins

DebianSlug, 160gb HD Turboslug

Running torrenflux for me and the wife, works quite well, I'm getting good d/l speeds Plus I'm using it to run a small forum using PunBB?, I think this is the best purchase I ever made.

Oh and if you're in the uk you can get them from staples for £20

November 23, 2006, at 02:21 PM by Sylvain Marchand -- The Great mod devices
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Added 2005-01-09: Flashed uNSLUng-3.17-beta some days ago and it seems to work great :-)

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Added: Flashed uNSLUng-3.17-beta some days ago and it seems to work great :-)

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Phil Endecott -

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Zadrau - 2 slugs - Sweden

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Sweden

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RhH? Copenhagen

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giannimagni - Sassari-Italy

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Yann E. MORIN, Rennes, France, 20061114

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Yann E. MORIN, Rennes, France,

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Serafeim Papastefanos - Athens, Greece 15-11-06

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Serafeim Papastefanos - Athens, Greece

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Sylvain Marchand Unslug 6.8 beta, 1 GB flash stick. in disk 2 in the first USB port 1 put 5 NTFS disk of 250 GB 266 mhz mod twonky media server It's working very good. I use that for save my divx security camera and my ripped DVD and MP3? music It's working good over my wireless network and my DSM 320

I just wait a Nerworked DVD reader and a TV Tuner to put in my DSM-320... I planned tu put the DSM 320 with a projector and remove any other device in my living room At this time it's a good device for my networked media.

November 15, 2006, at 09:28 PM by fcarolo -- fixed link formatting
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I have two slugs in my http://unfix.org/~jeroen/network/ network. Eden is used as a development/playbox together with a 512mb cruzer flash, paradise is being used together with a 250Gb Lacie as a storage box, also exporting pictures as http://gallery.unfix.org gallery.unfix.org. Both are running Debian and have native IPv4? and IPv6 connectivity to the internet.

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I have two slugs in my network. Eden is used as a development/playbox together with a 512mb cruzer flash, paradise is being used together with a 250Gb Lacie as a storage box, also exporting pictures as gallery.unfix.org. Both are running Debian and have native IPv4? and IPv6 connectivity to the internet.

November 15, 2006, at 03:34 PM by Serafeim --
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Serafeim Papastefanos - Athens, Greece 15-11-06

Unslug 6.8, 2 GB flash stick.

I'm using my NSLU2 as a UPnP? media server with uShare. It works really good and cooperates with other UPnP?/AV tools without problems.

I'm using the flash disk and not a hard disk to reduce the size of the media server since it's going to be used for a demo on UPnP?.

November 14, 2006, at 10:10 PM by Yann E MORIN -- Added ymorin.is-a-geek.org description
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Yann E. MORIN, Rennes, France, 20061114

OpenSlug 3.10, 4GiB as turnup-disk, 120+250GiB for data

Curently used as: file server (NFS, samba), ftp (vsftpd), http (apache), scm (svn+mod_svn), wiki (dokuwiki), ntp server (internal), dns (dnsmasq, internal) Planned use as: print server (cups, lpr, samba), router, bluetooth AP, media streaming (looking for good SW).

http://ymorin.is-a-geek.org/

Thanks to all of you, making this possible!

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Rigas Wendel, Munich, Germany - 14.11.2006

OpenSlug 3.10 with 300 GB hard drive

Our two XP machines connect once a day to the slug and synchronize our data using WinSCP3. Using this software, I finally could get rid of SAMBA ... In addition to that the slug hosts a TwonkyVision? Media Server (rel. 4.2) that broadcasts mp3s to our Noxon IRadio?.

November 14, 2006, at 08:33 PM by gilesthomas --
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Giles Thomas, London, UK - 14 November 2006

Unslung 6.8 and Lacie 200Gb drive

Just got started, really, but everyone's made the whole thing so easy that I've been able to get s3sync (a really nifty Ruby script) to synchronise files up to the Amazon S3 service with just a couple of evenings' work! Very cool stuff: a NAS server that backs itself up offsite for $100 plus the cost of the disks :-)

Thanks to everyone for making this possible!


September 15, 2006, at 03:19 PM by giannimagni --
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Unslug 5.5 & Lacie 250GB drive (7+ mounth)

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Unslug 5.5 & Lacie 250GB drive (7+ months)

September 15, 2006, at 03:18 PM by giannimagni -- add my profile
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giannimagni - Sassari-Italy 15-09-06

Unslug 5.5 & Lacie 250GB drive (7+ mounth)

  • SSH
  • Samba
  • Enhanced-ctorrent + CTCS
  • aMuled
  • development* backup procedure (rsync) on new 250 GB Western Digital MyBook? Essential

I love this "cigarette package"...


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Very happy to say I'm using the slug for six month, now!

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Very happy to say my Slug is running for about six months, without any maintenance need!

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Everything is working on two 1Gb pendrives.

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Everything works on two 1Gb pendrives.

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Lighttpd FastCGI? PHP Samba Python and...py-django, currently in development!

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  • Lighttpd
  • FastCGI?
  • PHP
  • Samba
  • Python
  • and...py-django, currently in development!
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September 14, 2006, at 07:00 PM by piciosluggmailcom -- picioslug - slug entry
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Picioslug Siena-Italy 14-9-06

Very happy to say I'm using the slug for six month, now! Lighttpd FastCGI? PHP Samba Python and...py-django, currently in development! Everything is working on two 1Gb pendrives.

Thanks guys, really!


September 09, 2006, at 07:13 PM by Phil Endecott -- Link to me slug index page
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I have set up a cross development environment and used it to port Anyterm.

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It also logs the power output from my solar panel over a Zigbee radio link, which is graphed here.

I have set up a cross development environment and used it to port Anyterm (see http://anyterm.org/).

There are links to all of my Slug projects here.

September 08, 2006, at 03:24 PM by HaganFox -- Narrowed wide content.
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    * 266 MHz? (for around 2 months)
    * Samba server
    * squid proxy server
    * apache on port 8000 for my home website (edit: I removed apache and installed lighttpd + php instead - much faster and with lower memory footprint)
    * mysql database server
    * postgresql database server (removed)
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  • 266 MHz? (for around 2 months)
  • Samba server
  • squid proxy server
  • apache on port 8000 for my home website (edit: I removed apache and installed lighttpd + php instead - much faster and with lower memory footprint)
  • mysql database server
  • postgresql database server (removed)
September 08, 2006, at 03:22 PM by HaganFox -- Narrowed wide content.
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  - OpenSlug is working OK.
  - aMule 2.0.3 works ok, but sometimes it crashes OpenSlug. I think some memory consuption issue or disk issue.
  - Gave up of using TwonkyVision? and I use Mediatomb for streaming to D-Link DSM-320. Slug speed is ok for streaming audio, but for video,  it needs nothing else to be running, like aMule for example. Otherwise it works well. My Slug is not overclocked.
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  • OpenSlug is working OK.
  • aMule 2.0.3 works ok, but sometimes it crashes OpenSlug. I think some memory consuption issue or disk issue.
  • Gave up of using TwonkyVision? and I use Mediatomb for streaming to D-Link DSM-320. Slug speed is ok for streaming audio, but for video, it needs nothing else to be running, like aMule for example. Otherwise it works well. My Slug is not overclocked.
August 30, 2006, at 08:25 PM by Poutnik --
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    * apache on port 8000 for my home website (edit: I removed apache and installed lighttpd + php instead - much faster and with lower memory footprint)
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    * postgresql database server (removed)
August 18, 2006, at 06:47 PM by thx1011 -- Update
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  Update:  18/9/2006

  - OpenSlug is working OK.
  - aMule 2.0.3 works ok, but sometimes it crashes OpenSlug. I think some memory consuption issue or disk issue.
  - Gave up of using TwonkyVision? and I use Mediatomb for streaming to D-Link DSM-320. Slug speed is ok for streaming audio, but for video,  it needs nothing else to be running, like aMule for example. Otherwise it works well. My Slug is not overclocked.
August 17, 2006, at 02:40 PM by RhH -- WOW
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RhH? Copenhagen 17-08-06

This is just the single greatest thing, I've ever purchased!

It runs: Storage (Samba) Music server (mt-daapd) SSH (OpenSSH?) Torrent downloader (enhanced-ctorrent + ctcs)

I must say, I'm awe struck by the muscle of this little fella. I've tried the following simultaneously and still no choke:

4xCMD running pings against it 2xItunes streaming mp3 from it 2xCtorrent downloading on it 2x700MB avi files playing from it 4xSSH sessions doing various stuff

O_o whats really in this thing!?


August 16, 2006, at 09:25 PM by postjosh --
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postjosh in nyc aug 16 '06

i'm using it to back up 2 ibook g4 macs and hold my itunes library. i'm running unslung 6.08 from the flash memory on the nslu2. i found that if i unslung it to a drive, that drive would never spin down. i'm using two western digital mybook essential 250 gb drives and they spin down nicesly after about 10 mins. i'm backing up the ibooks using superduper accross a wifi network. the nslu2 is connected to an airport exterme via ethernet and wirelessly to the network using wds. i only keep the library for itunes on the nslu2. i run itunes on an ibook. the connection is reliable, but the startup time is slow. i'm planning on doing the mod that speeds up the nslu2 processor speed. thanks for all the tips here. for under $400 new, i have 500 gb for music an unattended backup. the slug rocks!

August 16, 2006, at 09:16 PM by Poutnik -- new story
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Poutnik - Czech Republic 16.8.2006

Unslung 6.8 Beta - running for almost a year (combined with 5.5 version)

    * 266 MHz? (for around 2 months)
    * Samba server
    * squid proxy server
    * apache on port 8000 for my home website
    * mysql database server
    * postgresql database server

Simply great...

August 13, 2006, at 05:59 PM by johan -- new entry
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Sweden 2006-08-13

DebianSlug

streaming media to my kiss dvd-player, Web-server (thttpd), print-server

August 06, 2006, at 09:56 AM by Lev2120 --
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Markus <Lev2120@gmx.net>

uNSLUng 6.8 250GB HDD, 512MB USBKey? (unsling onto)

Besides the common use as a fileserver my NSLU serves as a shoutcast recorder. Every morning a nice new load of music. :-)

July 30, 2006, at 06:29 PM by bartek -- added my entry
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Bartek Wilczynski <bartek@rezolwenta.eu.org>

I've just recently bought the thing and already installed the DebianSlug on it. Since I have the old debian on it, I'll use it as a general purpose "home server".

Thanks for all developers for contributing to it.

July 23, 2006, at 11:50 AM by General Slug -- NSLU2 and the Speedtouch 330 USB ADSL Modem
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General Slug, UK, July 2006

Openslug 3.8-beta (Custom Speetouch ADSL Kernel) - 1Gb Flash

Slug is used in combination with a kernel mode Speedtouch 330 USB ADSL modem. gShield is used for NAT/IPTables? firewalling, port-forwarding, etc. SSH for remote log-on.

The Speedtouch USB 330 ADSL Modem has been used in combination with the Slug for 5 months; it is 100% reliable.

It is about time that the speedtouch kernel module was made part of the standard Openslug release.


July 21, 2006, at 01:34 PM by phil endecott --
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I'm using it to serve two printers via a D-Link 7-port USB 2.0 hub, using CUPS. The print queue is displayed on my SlugTerm LCD display, which I can also use to log in using a USB keyboard.

I may also try to use it as a "scanner server" using SANE, but it is hard to justify as I don't actually use the scanner very often.

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I'm using it to serve a printer via a D-Link 7-port USB 2.0 hub, using CUPS. Power to the printer is switched by the Slug using my SlugPower power switch. The print queue can be displayed on my SlugTerm LCD display, which I can also use to log in using a USB keyboard.

It is also set up as an NFS server, serving a 4GB flash drive as /home to my other machines. (The only moving parts in my network are in the printer: no fans, no disks.)

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In the future I'd like to be able to remotely power-on/off the printers, for which I'll need some sort of USB-controlled relay board.

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July 21, 2006, at 12:25 PM by n --
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Nick, Redbourn, Herts, UK July 2005

Openslug 3.10 - 1GB flash (after stability problems with unslung 5.5/6.8)

To download recordings from my topfield pvr (puppy, ftpd-tofield) to replace the EPG on the toppy (radio times, openntp, rt2mei - see www.wooders.co.uk/rt2mei) to server music to mp101 (twonkyvision, spare nfs 250GB disk in enclosure, and backup copy on windows PC - via nfs mount: kernel-module-nfs - 2.6.16-r6.4 ) backup OS to a spare flash memory stick using rsync


July 18, 2006, at 02:46 PM by JimmyFergus --
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JimmyFergus - Diskless (NFS) OpenSlug web/mail server Work in progress. Turboslugged 2005/10

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JimmyFergus - NSLU2/Debian ssh/web/mail/squirrelmail/privoxy server. Turboslugged 2005/10

July 17, 2006, at 08:38 PM by Klaas -- Added an entry
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Klaas - Netherlands 17.06.2005

Unslung 6.8 Beta

  • OpenSSH?
  • Samba server
  • thttpd on port 8888 for KML pages to a KISS DP-1500s
  • thttpd on port 8081 for my own website on WWW
  • armlink for serving a KISS DP-1500s (PC-Link replacement)
  • unslung to 1 Gb SD flash card in a multi-card reader on USB-1
  • swap on a small capacity CF card in that same multi-card reader
  • 250 GB Western Digital MyBook? Essential (will spindown automatically)

July 15, 2006, at 03:49 PM by Cud --
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  • 266 MHz? (Update 15.07.2006)
July 15, 2006, at 03:47 PM by Cud --
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July 14, 2006, at 04:14 AM by PP -- clarify
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  • Network Mail server (IMAP)
  • Asterisk PBX server, serving softphones on PCs and a Sayson/Aastra 480i SIP phone
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  • IMAP Network Mail server (fetchmail to dovecot)
  • PBX server, serving softphones on PCs and a Sayson/Aastra 480i SIP phone (asterisk)
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  • Net backup and storage for PCs
  • Network printer server (printer on second USB port)
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  • Net backup and storage for PCs (ftp/scp)
  • Network printer server - printer on second USB port (cups)
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  • Wiki
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  • Wiki (didiwiki)
July 14, 2006, at 04:08 AM by PP -- update: imap!
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  • Network Mail server (IMAP)
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  • Network printer server (printer on second USB port)
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June 14, 2006, at 09:38 AM by Provat --
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Debian Slug OS 3.10 beta running successfully in dhcp boot on an overclocked slug , with packages installed like mldonkey, samba,gmediaserver,midnight commander,amule

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Debian Slug OS 3.10 beta running successfully in dhcp boot on an overclocked slug , with packages installed like mldonkey, samba,gmediaserver,midnight commander,amule,gnump3d.

June 14, 2006, at 09:36 AM by Provat -- Debian Slug OS beta 3.10
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Provat --- Paris/France 14/06/2006 Debian Slug OS 3.10 beta running successfully in dhcp boot on an overclocked slug , with packages installed like mldonkey, samba,gmediaserver,midnight commander,amule DEBIAN the best the greatest. Do whatever you like with. Liberty at last.

June 13, 2006, at 06:47 PM by ephejasus -- ephejasus slug
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ephejasus - Germany 13.06.2005

Unslung 6.8 Beta

  • OpenSSH?
  • Samba server
  • netatalk (Apple fileserver)
  • thttp
  • PHP
  • unslung to 512 MB flash
  • 250 GB Hitachi drive

June 07, 2006, at 12:45 PM by Cud --
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Cud - Finland 07.06.2006

Unslung 6.8 Beta

  • Twonkyvision (D-Link DSM-320)
  • Jinzora
  • Puppy (ProCaster? TF5102C? 200Gb)
  • Webserver
  • OpenSSH?
  • PHP
  • Samba server
  • 400 Gb WD HDD
  • 512 Mb Flash
June 03, 2006, at 08:57 PM by zadrau -- updated my post
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June 02, 2006, at 01:54 PM by BlaineLefebvre --
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Blaine Lefebvre - 3 turbo-slugs

1 just serving files like it was build to do with a big wonking usb hard drive

1 fully loaded development system, apache, qmail and other assorted stuff with 40G laptop drive

1 as a server to the main one, currently running mysql, cvs and rsnapshot to pull down backup of webserver with 20G laptop drive

www.quirky.ca

Running Apache, PHP, DNSMASQ, webalizer, qmail and lots of PHP apps Just set up a wap server for cell phone access.

All and all a good learning experience.


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May 29, 2006, at 01:35 AM by PP --
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DebianOpenSlug mixing Sid and Sarge booting from OpenSlug 2.7 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz. Patched for auto-power-on with MCP120?-450DI/TO method.

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DebianOpenSlug mixing Sid and Sarge booting from OpenSlug 2.7 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz. Patched for auto-power-on with MCP120-450DI/TO method.

May 29, 2006, at 01:34 AM by PP -- updated
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DebianOpenSlug booting from OpenSlug 2.5 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz. Patched for auto-power-on with MCP120?-450DI/TO method.

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DebianOpenSlug mixing Sid and Sarge booting from OpenSlug 2.7 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz. Patched for auto-power-on with MCP120?-450DI/TO method.

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  • DNS & DHCP server
  • Wiki
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  • DNS server
May 26, 2006, at 06:40 AM by zadrau -- added my slugs
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Zadrau - 2 slugs - Sweden 2006-05-26

Slug 1 OpenSlug-2.7-Beta

Slug 2 OpenSlug-2.7-Beta

  • 250GB Iomega
  • OpenSSH?
  • Samba server
  • NFS server
  • DNSMasq? (dns & dhcp server)
  • tftp server (atftp)
  • Twonkey media 3.1 (serving media to a Xbox360 and an Acer LCD TV)

May 26, 2006, at 02:59 AM by igor --
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Igor from Milan Italy. 25/26-05-2006 I've just finished installing Debian on my nslu2. Wow! Everything's working! The only weird thing is that while I was planning the overclock, I tested cpu speed by doing 'cat /proc/cpuinfo' and got 266 BogoMips? with the original HW. Someone else got the same result?

To do: LAMP server. Audio Stream server.


May 23, 2006, at 09:33 AM by SwavMcav -- spelling & formatting
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I rebuilt my slug after disk crash and use it for general shared storage (backed up daily) and serving media to Kiss DVD player.

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I rebuilt my slug after disk crash and use it for general shared storage (backed up daily) and serving media to Kiss DVD player.

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  down automatically without any mucking about straight from the box

- 1 slug running unslung 5.5 - rsync performing daily scheduled incremental backups from disk 1 to disk 2 - dp_serv1.7 serving up movies/music/pictures to Kiss 1504 network dvd player

To do :

- mail server - de-underclock

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  down automatically without any mucking about straight from the box.
- 1 slug running unslung 5.5
- rsync performing daily scheduled incremental backups from disk 1 to disk 2
- dp_serv1.7 serving up movies/music/pictures to Kiss 1504 network dvd player

To do :
- mail server
- de-underclock\\

May 23, 2006, at 09:19 AM by SwavMcav -- spelling mistake correction
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SwavMcav? - Glasgow, Scotland's Bigesst and Best City, UK, 23 may 2006

I rebuilt my slug after disk crash and now have.

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SwavMcav? - Glasgow, Scotland's Biggest and Best City, UK, 23 may 2006

I rebuilt my slug after disk crash and use it for general shared storage (backed up daily) and serving media to Kiss DVD player.

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  down automatically without any mucking about straight from the box
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To do :

- mail server - de-underclock

May 23, 2006, at 09:12 AM by SwavMcav -- SwavMcAv - added entry
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SwavMcav? - Glasgow, Scotland's Bigesst and Best City, UK, 23 may 2006

I rebuilt my slug after disk crash and now have.

- 2 x 250GB Western Digital Essentials drives (one live, one backup)- these babies spin

  down automatically without any mucking about straigt from the box

- 1 slug running unslung 5.5 - rsync performing daily scheduled incremental backups from disk 1 to disk 2 - dp_serv1.7 serving up movies/music/pictures to Kiss 1504 network dvd player

May 22, 2006, at 08:52 PM by david --
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David - Stockholm, Sweden 29 May 2006

- One slug running unslung 5.5, - 250 Gb maxtor drive. - dp_serv0.9, feeding a Kiss dp 1500 dvd player with movies/music. - TwonkyMusic server, feeding music to a Netgear mp101 and a Noxon Terratec player. - Libbt, downloading torrents, controlled by my own made Windows app.


May 21, 2006, at 06:44 PM by mjed -- Another slug
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mjed - St Albans, UK, 21st May 2006

One slug running OpenSlug 2.7 beta on a 2Gig USB Flash drive. Overclocked, and an extra 3 USB ports added. RAID 1 and 0 across two 250G drives using the inbuilt USB ports. Raid 1 space used for critical data, the raid 0 for non-critical (and is much bigger). A bit of swap also on the HDD to save the flash memory from this stress! Samba 3 running as PDC (with swat). Roaming profiles saved on RAID1? space. Extra drive mapped onto RAID0?.

Future - may add a webserver, or some streaming media. I run most other linux home-network utilities already on my WRTG54?!

May 20, 2006, at 10:21 AM by hedone --
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==Note for Debian installers: When you go from the Linksys firmware to the Debian port, if you don't have ALL of the networking settings configured (I didn't have a gateway or DNS set), the firmware will NOT boot. I got this info from the IRC chatroom the Debian developers camp in.==

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==Note for Debian installers: When you go from the Linksys firmware to the Debian port, if you don't have ALL of the networking settings configured (I didn't have a gateway or DNS set), the firmware will NOT boot. I got this info from the IRC chatroom the Debian developers camp in.==


hedone , ghent Belgium May 20 2006

My First slug and very happy with it ! (already thinking about buying a second for php/mysql)

  • de-underclocked ;-)
  • screen + bitchx for IRC
  • postfix + dovecot (imap) for mail
  • samba for fileserving needs (300 GB maxtor)
  • ssh for external access
  • ddclient + thttpd for webserving

thanks a lot !

May 09, 2006, at 01:40 AM by digitalsushi -- added mine and a warning on a debian bug
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Thanks to everybody of nslu2-linux.org.

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Thanks to everybody of nslu2-linux.org.


digitalsushi - New Hampshire USA May 8 2006

  • My second slug, but first overclocked and running something else (I went with the Debian port)
  • 160 and 200 gig drives stock in cheap 15 dollar plastic USB enclosures

==Note for Debian installers: When you go from the Linksys firmware to the Debian port, if you don't have ALL of the networking settings configured (I didn't have a gateway or DNS set), the firmware will NOT boot. I got this info from the IRC chatroom the Debian developers camp in.==

May 02, 2006, at 01:00 PM by Prometeux -- My use
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Prometeux - Santander -Spain - 2 May 2006

My First slug but not the last :P

  • DebianSlug ARM oficial PORT
  • 3,5" 80GB main disk
  • Lighttpd + PHP + SqlLite?
  • TorrentFlux?
  • Vsftp
  • Openssh
  • Surveillance with webcam, streaming and recording
  • TODO: overcloking,Home automation X10... and follow researching :)

Thanks to everybody of nslu2-linux.org.

April 24, 2006, at 05:09 PM by Steve G -- Moved to uNSLUng 6.8-beta
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1 Slug, uNSLUng 5.5beta & de-underclocked to 266MHz\\

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1 Slug, V2.3R63-uNSLUng-6.8-beta & de-underclocked to 266MHz\\

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- getmail to pull mail from various POP3? accounts\\

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- getmail to pull mail from various POP3 accounts\\

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Also Samba to provide NAS for my Windows machines, just as LinkSys? intended, and NTPClient? to keep it's clock in order.

TO DO: Maybe I'll set up a MTA instead of polling POP3? accounts.

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Also using the default Samba to provide NAS for my Windows machines just as LinkSys intended, and NTPClient to keep it's clock in order.

TO DO: Maybe I'll set up a MTA instead of polling POP3 accounts.
TO DO: I might try setting up an audio server...

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e - Germany - April 23rd, 2006

  • DebianSlug (installation worked exactly as described on http://www.cyrius.com/debian/nslu2/)
  • Debian Etch with kernel 2.6.15-nslu2
  • 266 MHz? (just used a sharp knife and some force to remove the resistor)
  • 2,5" HDD with 40GB as main disk
  • USB-Hub with 2 HDDs? (250GB, 300GB) for backups
  • ToDo?: try my webcam
  • having a full-featured Debian system on the NSLU2 is just great. Thank you very much for the great work.
April 18, 2006, at 02:11 AM by Roberto --
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Roberto - Stamford, CT - April 17th, 2006

1 Slug, unslung 5.5beta
* openssh
* cups (installed but not yet working)
* todo: de-underclocking
* todo: disk spin-down
1 300GB Samsung 3.5"
1 Vantec NexStar? 3 enclosure (NST-360U2)


April 04, 2006, at 08:11 PM by Steve G -- Introducing my Slug
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Seymour Butts (boogers@snot.net) - 2 Slug, Unslung 5.5

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Seymour (boogers@snot.net) - 2 Slug, Unslung 5.5

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A Slug with OpenSlug 2.5-beta sends a text file out the console port. The text file consists of VT-220 escape sequences that show a cristmas tree with blinking stars and such and a model train running across the screen. The file is old (I grabbed it from the motd our admin put on the VAX in 1987, no idea where it really originates).

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A Slug with OpenSlug 2.5-beta sends a text file out the console port. The text file consists of VT-220 escape sequences that show a cristmas tree with blinking stars and such and a train running across the screen. The file is old (I grabbed it from the motd our admin put on the VAX in 1987, no idea where it really originates).

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Steve G - Cambridge, UK - April 2006

1 Slug, uNSLUng 5.5beta & de-underclocked to 266MHz
+ an old 20GB 2.5" drive in a cheap enclosure from eBay!

Basically working as a mail server:
- getmail to pull mail from various POP3? accounts
- Dovecot to serve it up to my PC's (using Windows + Mozilla Thunderbird)
- appWeb + PHP + Squirrelmail so I can access it remotely
- openldap to provide the same address book to Squirrelmail & Thunderbird - wonderful!
- openssh + openssl

Also Samba to provide NAS for my Windows machines, just as LinkSys? intended, and NTPClient? to keep it's clock in order.

TO DO: Maybe I'll set up a MTA instead of polling POP3? accounts.

April 03, 2006, at 12:50 PM by hemaho -- hemaho - 2 slugs - Germany April 04, 2006
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 - to do: learning more about Linux.
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 - to do: learning more about Linux.

hemaho - 2 slugs - Germany April 04, 2006

Slug1, 266MHz, unslung-5.5, 2* 120GB HDD: SMB, NFS, WINS, DNS, DHCP, RSYNC, NTP, SYSLOG

Slug2, 266Mhz, openslug-2.7, 2* 40GB HDD: NFS, SSERVER/GGRAB (Streaming for my Dreambox 500S)

Todo: mailserver with spamfilter on slug2

Works great, thanks to the teams from unslung and openslug for this great piece of software!!


April 02, 2006, at 06:48 PM by janne5011 --
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Thanks nslu2-linux.

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Thanks nslu2-linux.


janne - Sweden April 2006 uNSLUng 5.5beta slug (266MHz)

 - OpenSSH?
 - cups Printserver with a Oki printer
 - Simple homesite http://jnrn.sytes.net/
 - Samba shares and swat
 - to do: learning more about Linux.
April 02, 2006, at 03:51 PM by Provat --
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Provat - Paris/France - April 2006

Ok, Had my 2nd slug overclocked and running openslug beta 2.7. I have dedicated it to run amule. So done as I said in my previous posting. Slug 1 running unslung and slug 2 running openslug. Thanks nslu2-linux.

March 30, 2006, at 11:03 AM by SFraser --
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Running my blog off a 1G flash drive using Apache: http://felix.no-ip.org.

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Running my blog off a 1G flash drive using Apache: http://felixofmars.no-ip.org.

March 30, 2006, at 11:02 AM by SFraser --
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S.Fraser - UK - March 2006

Running my blog off a 1G flash drive using Apache: http://felix.no-ip.org.

Also using Twonky 3.1 with a USB HDD to run my MP3? collection to UPNP devices.

TO DO, Plans to add a small gallery to website and to make remote login avalible so I can edit while not at home.


March 26, 2006, at 09:59 PM by DarkskyZ -- Update
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I use my Turbo Slug with two Maxtor PATA 160Gb in Connectland boxes. It is Unslung to 5.5 and running the following packages :

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2 Slugs both running unNSLUng 5.5 @ 266MHz

Slug 1 : 2 x 300Go

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  • mt-daapd to access my music library from all my LAN computers running iTunes (would need to get one of those Airtunes devices too...). This is a very cool feature !
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  • mt-daapd to access my music library from all my LAN computers running iTunes (would need to get one of those Airtunes devices too...). This is a very cool feature !
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  • RSync? to get the Disk 1 to Disk 2 backup to work again as the main goal of my SLUG at this time is still backing up my workstations effectively and safely.
to:
  • rsync
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  • Bash
  • Updated Samba too.

This is quite a basic setup but playing around with the SLUG is really fun so I may try (many) other packages.

I am yet thinking of making 2 distant SLUGS backing up each other through SSH through the web using Rsnapshot but I'd better get improved Linux skills first so this is just a project at this stage.

to:
  • BASH
  • All packages upgraded
  • Drive 1 to drive 2 activated (thanks to rsync hack)

Slug 2 : 1 x 40Go

  • OpenSSH?
  • NTPD
  • rsync
  • BASH
  • All packages upgraded

Slug 1 and Slug 2 are actually 800km away from each other, with DSL on each side. I set up a backup job that backups some "vital" stuff from Slug 2 to Slug 1 through ssh using a script with rsync and cron. I also set up another script that synchronizes a "shared" folder on each Slug. It runs 3 times a day. Very usefull ! This remote backup function is really a cool application as I get remote backup storage as easy as pie :o)

All this really helps me improve my Linux skills each day.

March 23, 2006, at 12:31 PM by Provat --
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Principally using it for three multimedia servers(Twonky3.1, wizd, Oxylbox on apache) to feed each and every multimedia players(upnp and non upnp) at home

to:

Principally using it for three multimedia servers(Twonky3.1, wizd, Oxylbox on apache) to feed each and every multimedia players(upnp and non upnp) at home, Can't imagine doing /running all these without a PC.

TO DO, Planning to have another slug to run open slug for a change to run amule, and mail server, as I don't wanna break my unslung.

March 23, 2006, at 12:23 PM by Provat -- Slug Usage
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Provat - Paris, France - March, 2006

Using unslung 5.X beta and overclocked my slug. Principally using it for three multimedia servers(Twonky3.1, wizd, Oxylbox on apache) to feed each and every multimedia players(upnp and non upnp) at home

March 21, 2006, at 12:02 PM by Navisence -- added my installation
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Navisence - Leuven, Belgium - March 2006

Gentoo Slug as in this article: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Linksys_NSLU2.

Slug in use as openssh-server, also running postfix, fetchmail, procmail, bogofilter, mutt, courier-imap and exporting NFS shares to the home network.


March 18, 2006, at 09:25 AM by Florian --
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Second Slug also running Gentoo Linux with USB soundcard and 80GB 2,5" HDD acting as MP3?-Player and Slimserver for the Squeezebox from Slimdevices. For that the RAM is a bit small, and response times are too long :-(

to:

Second Slug also running Gentoo Linux with USB soundcard and 80GB 2,5" HDD acting as MP3?-Player and Slimserver for the Squeezebox from Slimdevices. For that the RAM is a bit small, and response times are too long but it works ;-)

March 18, 2006, at 09:24 AM by Florian -- my success story
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Florian, SW Germany

First Slug running Gentoo Linux with three external 160GB Seagate HDDs? acting as fileserver in a small company. Two HDDs? as Software RAID1? and one as backup with daily, weekly and monthly backup jobs.

Second Slug also running Gentoo Linux with USB soundcard and 80GB 2,5" HDD acting as MP3?-Player and Slimserver for the Squeezebox from Slimdevices. For that the RAM is a bit small, and response times are too long :-(


March 09, 2006, at 11:43 AM by benpapworth --
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uNSLUng 5.5beta slug (266MHz)

to:

uNSLUng 5.5beta slug (266MHz) with 320Gb WD drive

March 09, 2006, at 11:28 AM by benpapworth --
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Ben Papworth, UK

uNSLUng 5.5beta slug (266MHz)

 - OpenSSH?
 - Secure CVS server over SSH
 - Twiki running on thttpd
 - Samba shares

Pretty useful box for hosting development wiki and CVS.

Ben

February 22, 2006, at 08:26 AM by Lorenzo M --
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Lorenzo Mattei, Italy

one slug with Openslug 3.17 (266 MHz?)

 - OpenSSH? for remote access
 - thttpd for my little web site
 - vsftpd 
 - samba/nfs shares
 - rsync for backup my PC
 - mt-daap serving music to my PCs?
 - amuled (controlled from web and from amulegui on PC)

TODO:

 - dp500serv to stream to my player
 - USB scanner service to scan from other PC in the lan

Lorenzo

February 18, 2006, at 02:37 AM by Erik H -- Added section for my slugs (Erik H.)
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Erik H., Germany

2 Slugs (still 133 MHz?)

1. Slug is "production environment"

   Uses Unslung 5.5-beta and a 1 GB USB-Stick behind DSL-modem.
   Some extra packages (perl+date-manip, wakelan, apache,ssh)
   to run a bunch of CGI-scripts implementing a simple
   "TV recording" web page. When a recording has to start
   the Slug powers up the TV-Tuner-PC.
   Also running ddclient binary to sync my WAN-IP with dyndns.org.
   Open (optional): Connect HD to Slug, copy recordings to SLUG-HDD so
   they can be accessed from remote even if TV-Tuner-PC is off (again).

2. Slug is "development environment"

   Still original firmware. The idea is to run native development environment
   (Unslung, OpenSlug, etc.) and to store backups of old sources/projects and
   new projects (e.g. replacing the above slow perl+date-manip solution
   with native C-programs).

OverClocking?:

   Currently using old harddisk circuit boards to train breaking
   of resistors (seems to be easy) or to properly remove/add one
   using soldering (never done before) to go for 266 MHz? ;-)

Erik


February 12, 2006, at 03:52 PM by tuxorama -- slugs running by tuxorama
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Tuxorama

2 Slugs

1 with Openslug / Debian 1 with Gentoo/arm

to:

Tuxorama - Darmstadt, Germany

2 Slugs:

  • 1 with Openslug / Debian
  • 1 with Gentoo/arm
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  • Attached digital vt420 Terminal
  • RFID Reader connected and running

Todo: a webcam (logitec quickcam II) Todo: a sound device

to:
  • Attached digital vt420 Terminal
  • RFID Reader connected and running
  • Working on expansion board (4 relais / 4 Opto inputs)
  • Todo: a webcam (logitec quickcam II)
  • Todo: a sound device
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  • perl running
  • samba/nfs running

Todo: cone mailclient Todo: mp3 server

to:
  • perl running
  • samba/nfs running
  • Todo: cone mailclient
  • Todo: mp3 server
February 12, 2006, at 03:45 PM by tuxorama --
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  • Attached digital VT420? Terminal
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  • Attached digital vt420 Terminal
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Todo: MP3? server

to:

Todo: mp3 server

February 12, 2006, at 03:44 PM by tuxoramalinuxpartnercom -- slugs running by tuxorama
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Tuxorama

2 Slugs

1 with Openslug / Debian 1 with Gentoo/arm

Hardware:

  • Attached digital VT420? Terminal
  • RFID Reader connected and running

Todo: a webcam (logitec quickcam II) Todo: a sound device

Software:

  • perl running
  • samba/nfs running

Todo: cone mailclient Todo: MP3? server


February 07, 2006, at 10:12 PM by PacoGonzalez --
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Firmware is original Linksys v2.3r25 with the RamHackU2 patch. Additionally i run a second httpd instance on port 81 with the data on a usb-flash.

Plz dont break it, it's here http://212.254.198.33:81/

to:

Firmware is original Linksys v2.3r25 with the RamHackU2 patch. I did run a second httpd instance on port 81 with the data on a usb-flash. Worked fine. Then, i went running only one httpd instance on port 80 with the data on a usb-flash. Works fine, except that i cant enable telnet any more because i could not figure out how to chmod the telnet.cgi on the flash...

Plz dont break it, it's here http://212.254.198.33/

February 07, 2006, at 06:52 PM by PacoGonzalez -- user sucess story
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PacoGonzalez?

Finally have it working ! Dont laugh, its kind of complicated for the linux illiterate. Firmware is original Linksys v2.3r25 with the RamHackU2 patch. Additionally i run a second httpd instance on port 81 with the data on a usb-flash.

Plz dont break it, it's here http://212.254.198.33:81/


February 05, 2006, at 08:15 PM by JingoJazza --
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 Gnump3d: Just install perl and gnump3d as per instructions and mod a file bin/getlibdir as per http://www.mail-archive.com/gnump3d-users@gnu.org/msg00143.html , works great.....
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February 05, 2006, at 08:14 PM by JingoJazza --
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Gnump3d: Just install perl and gnump3d as per instructions and mod a file bin/getlibdir as per http://www.mail-archive.com/gnump3d-users@gnu.org/msg00143.html , works great.....


 Gnump3d: Just install perl and gnump3d as per instructions and mod a file bin/getlibdir as per http://www.mail-archive.com/gnump3d-users@gnu.org/msg00143.html , works great.....
February 03, 2006, at 11:03 AM by Jingojazza --
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Jingojazza

2 Slugs at 266MHz

1 with latest LinkSys? Firmware soon to be unslung. Used for windows file sharing and storing music to two 250GB USB Drives.

1 Unslung 5.5

  • OpenSSH? server for remote admin and mucking about with from work.
  • Extra thttp serving my own small web pages.
  • Twonkyvision UPnP? Media server serving mp3s to my Netgear MP101?.
  • Gnump3d mp3 ogg media server to my home pcs.

The Slug seems to be able to serve mp3s etc to my MP101? and up to 4 PCs? using the Gnump3d server with no problem. It does seem to take a while to boot up, must be the indexing of the large music collection.

Todo: Would like to get a webcam running for home security and remote monitoring.

All in all has been a great project and a good learning experience.


February 02, 2006, at 05:54 AM by Merlin123 --
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  • Openslug 2.6 on a 256MB USB stick
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  • Openslug on a 256MB USB stick
February 02, 2006, at 01:11 AM by Merlin123 --
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- Openslug 2.6 on a 256MB USB stick - 250GB Drive with integrated USB 2.0 hub with samba - Topfield 5500PVR accessed via ftpd-topfield

to:
  • Openslug 2.6 on a 256MB USB stick
  • 250GB Drive with integrated USB 2.0 hub with samba
  • Topfield 5500PVR accessed via ftpd-topfield
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February 02, 2006, at 01:08 AM by Merlin123 --
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Merlin123

1 Slug@266MHz - Openslug 2.6 on a 256MB USB stick - 250GB Drive with integrated USB 2.0 hub with samba - Topfield 5500PVR accessed via ftpd-topfield

Todo: Webcam

January 31, 2006, at 07:43 PM by Tracy --
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Three slugs:

Link_NAS - overclocked - File and Print server running uNSLUng

  - 300GB Maxtor Drive
  - Twonkymedia (for Xbox)
  - HP832c? printer using Samba/cups

Link_ED - overclocked - Utility server running uNSLUng

  - 2.5GB Seagate Pocket Drive
  - CM11A? for x10
  - Running heyu and bluelava to control lights

Link_STORM - web page server running Open Slug

  - 160GB Segate Drive
  - Davis Weather Envoy
  - wview handles weather data (www.taengle.net/weather)

Still have some fine tuning to do - cutting over from older boxes, but...

Went from having an OLD RedHat? version on an OLD (circa 1993) PC and a 333MHz Windows box to three little slugs and now I have less heat and noise AND a lot of capacity available. These things are GREAT!

January 30, 2006, at 06:47 AM by olli -- olli
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olli, Germany, Hannover

  • 2 Slugs, both installed with unslung 5.5, working great
  • 1 with 2 250 GB Seagate Barracuda as file storage and backup for 2 PCs?, 2 Laptops and one VDR
  • 1 with 1 160 GB WD RaidEdition? as OpenVPN-Server serving an incoming VPN for me,
    and serving as an OpenVPN-client-gateway to my Servers in a CC,
  • all that behind a Siemens SE515? as 1st FW (connecting 4 other appartements to the internet),
    and another (semi-good) linksys product, a WRT54G? as firewall into our appartement.

Would like to do more, but not daring to ... working all so well by now ... ;-)


January 28, 2006, at 05:37 PM by DarkskyZ --
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  • vsftpd
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January 27, 2006, at 04:34 PM by cz --
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cnczane, Westgonsin what:

  • one slug 266MHz mod before first power-on, unslung: two 300Gb Maxtor II OneTouch?

why: media server vision, was:

  • one 300Gb files
  • one 300Gb backup (RAID0? or rsync'd)

vision, as implemented:

  • TWO 300Gb files
  • TWO MORE to be purchased for backup <sigh>

January 26, 2006, at 04:42 AM by Peter Dahlman peterkodnu --
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/Peter Dahlman (peter@kod.nu)

January 26, 2006, at 04:39 AM by Peter Dahlman peterkodnu -- Seems to work but poor diskperformance
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Rien

to:

Rien


  • unslung 5.5
  • USB-Drive from Western Digital
  • TwonkyVision?, to feed my D-Link DSM-320, seems to stream my MP3? and Divx Video's just fine!
January 25, 2006, at 06:26 PM by Rien -- my success story
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Rien, the Netherlands

January 25, 2006, at 06:24 PM by Rien -- my success story
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Keep all these good things going !

to:

Keep all these good things going !


After having some stability issues with twonkyvision on unslung 5.5 I switched to openslug and it works fine now. Great device to use with Twonkyvision

my hardware: nslu2 @ 266Mhz usb1: 1 x 2,5" 10 GB disk in 2,5" conceptronics case(system) usb2: noname usb hub with attached:

    1 x 3,5" 250GB maxtor (data)
    1 x 3,5" 250GB samsung in 3,5" conceptronics case (data)

installed is: openslug twonkyvision media server 3.0 samba swat

todo: add mt-daap or openslug equivalent for itunes support

P.S. for those who wonder about the disk capacity. Yes its all used for Media files. I have put my CD collection to mp3, stored all my digital photo's and with openslug and twonkyvision I have no problems with it (mp3: 10.000, photo: 6.000,video: 250)

Thanks to all the persons who made this possible.

Rien

January 24, 2006, at 02:10 PM by DarkskyZ --
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  • Bash
January 23, 2006, at 04:14 PM by DarkskyZ --
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DarkskyZ?, France

I use my Turbo Slug with two Maxtor PATA 160Gb in Connectland boxes. It is Unslung to 5.5 and running the following packages :

  • OpenSSH? for secure login
  • mt-daapd to access my music library from all my LAN computers running iTunes (would need to get one of those Airtunes devices too...). This is a very cool feature !
  • NTPD to keep my SLUG on time and all my LAN devices as well !
  • RSync? to get the Disk 1 to Disk 2 backup to work again as the main goal of my SLUG at this time is still backing up my workstations effectively and safely.
  • Updated Samba too.

This is quite a basic setup but playing around with the SLUG is really fun so I may try (many) other packages.

I am yet thinking of making 2 distant SLUGS backing up each other through SSH through the web using Rsnapshot but I'd better get improved Linux skills first so this is just a project at this stage.

Keep all these good things going !

January 17, 2006, at 02:39 PM by Anakin --
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I've a 266Mhz Slug with a 2.5" 80Gb hard-drive in a usb 2.0 case.

to:

I've a 266Mhz Slug with a 2.5" 80Gb hard-drive in a usb 2.0 case.

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- OpenSSH? server for remote administration; - samba&ftp&sftp access to my backups; - rsync for a fast syncronization of backups; - rtorrent to download torrents 24h/24h; - amuled to download from emule/kadmlia networks (controlled from my notebook with amulegui); - centralized syslog repository for all my networked-stuff.

to:
  • OpenSSH? server for remote administration;
  • samba&ftp&sftp access to my backups;
  • rsync for a fast syncronization of backups;
  • rtorrent to download torrents 24h/24h;
  • amuled to download from emule/kadmlia networks (controlled from my notebook with amulegui);
  • centralized syslog repository for all my networked-stuff.
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This is a magic box!

to:

This is a magic box!

January 16, 2006, at 02:36 PM by Anakin --
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I'm using the new DebianSlug(LE) for:

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I'm using the new DebianSlug(LE) based on official Debian etch (testing) repositories for:

January 16, 2006, at 02:07 PM by Anakin -- Added my slug (gimli)
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Anakin, Italy

I've a 266Mhz Slug with a 2.5" 80Gb hard-drive in a usb 2.0 case. I'm using the new DebianSlug(LE) for: - OpenSSH? server for remote administration; - samba&ftp&sftp access to my backups; - rsync for a fast syncronization of backups; - rtorrent to download torrents 24h/24h; - amuled to download from emule/kadmlia networks (controlled from my notebook with amulegui); - centralized syslog repository for all my networked-stuff.

I can't use it as mail-server because my ADSL provider uses to block the SMTP port :( . I'm still looking for other ideas. :D

This is a magic box!

January 15, 2006, at 03:37 PM by evilninjamaster -- what am I using my slug for
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evilninjamaster, London, UK

  • backup of media files (.mp3, .DivX?.avi, .jpgs)
  • running Twonkyvision media server to serve Video. Right now, only have a PC client (boooo!!!)... waiting for the price of A/V H/W clients to come down. WinAmp? works the best.
  • serving audio to iTunes via mt-daapd
January 12, 2006, at 08:28 PM by Peter --
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DebianOpenSlug booting from OpenSlug 2.5 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz.

to:

DebianOpenSlug booting from OpenSlug 2.5 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz. Patched for auto-power-on with MCP120?-450DI/TO method.

January 10, 2006, at 08:03 AM by slavikb -- added Vyacheslav Batenin story
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Vyacheslav Batenin, Moscow, Russia

OpenSlug 2.7, 266 MHz?

250 Gb 3.5" Hitachi DeskStar? HDD, noname USB box AudioTrak? OptoPlay? USB sound card, connected to ZyXel? P-660HW ADSL modem/WiFi? router

Works as a home music center, stores MP3?,FLAC music file collection, plays music files through the sound card to my home stereo system.

Controlled by HP IPAQ rx3700 PDA running Nevo 2.0 media control software.

Runs home-developed UPnP?-compatible music server software.

Plans: 1) Install Squid proxy (still have to figure how to stop it constantly accessing

   filesystem to allow HDD spindown when idle).

2) Publish sources for my music server.

January 06, 2006, at 02:30 AM by Vasile Dumitrescu --
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One slug running Unslung 3.17beta. 2x250GB Hitachi drives, in Silverdrive (no-name) enclosures using ALi chipset.

to:

One slug running OpenDebian? BE. 3x250GB Hitachi drives, in Silverdrive (no-name) enclosures using ALi chipset.

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to:
  • storage server for family pictures (including automated daily rsync between 2 disks)
January 04, 2006, at 12:35 PM by RainerW --
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Hardware: Allnethttp://www.allnet-usa.com/ ALL6100

to:

Hardware: Allnet ALL6100

January 04, 2006, at 12:27 PM by RainerW --
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Hardware: Allnet ALL6100

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Hardware: Allnethttp://www.allnet-usa.com/ ALL6100

January 04, 2006, at 12:03 PM by RainerW --
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Frankfurt, Germany

Slug running at 266mhz with OpenSlug 2.7-beta firmware.

Features:

  • PPP dialup
  • USB Bluetooth (Belkin) <--> Cell phone
  • DnsMasq? (DNS/DHCP)
  • Iptables (NAT)
  • SSH/Dropbear
  • 512 MB memstick (mounted as /)

Todo (preferred to the current solution):

  • Diald
  • wvdial
  • Upgrade Slug to 128MB Ram

Hardware: Allnet ALL6100


January 04, 2006, at 05:46 AM by msteveb -- msteveb is using his slug for ...
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msteveb Brisbane, Australia

  • OpenSlug 2.7+, no external disk, 266MHz
  • Topfield TF5000PVRt? connector with ftpd-topfield
  • Bluetooth Access Point for Palm

January 03, 2006, at 09:02 PM by jfetters -- added another satisfied user
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jfetters Texas, USA

Less than a week into NSLU2fest? '06 and must say they are impressive, already replaced my main webserver with first NSLU2

NSLU2[1] http://dyn.homelinux.com/ Unslung 5.5 Beta php-thttpd openssh eaccelerator samba

NSLU2[2] TBA Will be using as a mirror for ipkg.nslu2-linux.org when complete. Note to nslu2-linux.org developers, please design something where we can easily mirror the ipkg site and have a set or worldwide mirrors to take some of the load off of your site.


January 02, 2006, at 05:18 PM by Peter --
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  • Network printer server
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  • Network printer & scanner server
to:
  • Network scanner server (no-go so far...)
January 01, 2006, at 10:06 PM by michaelebrown --
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Box 1 runs my Byte Red website 24x7, where I'm attempting to sell my art. Has a 2.5 inch 20GB Toshiba drive attached. Totally quiet, and a trickle of electricity. I'm using Thttpd 2.25b from ACME Laboratories for my webserver, Webalizer for my website usage statistics, and qmail for my mailserver.
to:
Box 1 runs my Byte Red website 24x7, where I'm attempting to sell my art. Has a 2.5 inch 20GB Toshiba drive attached. Totally quiet, and a trickle of electricity. I'm using Thttpd 2.25b from ACME Laboratories for my webserver, Webalizer for my website usage statistics, and qmail for my mailserver.
December 31, 2005, at 03:33 PM by Peter --
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DebianOpenSlug booting from OpenSlug 2.5 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz?.

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DebianOpenSlug booting from OpenSlug 2.5 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz.

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  • Asterisk PBX server, serving softphones on PCs? and a Sayson/Aastra 480i SIP phone
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  • Asterisk PBX server, serving softphones on PCs and a Sayson/Aastra 480i SIP phone
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  • Net backup and storage for PCs?
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  • Net backup and storage for PCs
December 31, 2005, at 03:31 PM by Peter --
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  • LDAP server
December 31, 2005, at 03:27 PM by Peter --
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DebianOpenSlug? booting from OpenSlug 2.5 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz?.

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DebianOpenSlug booting from OpenSlug 2.5 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz?.

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  • LAN Mail server (IMAP)

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to:
  • Network Mail server (IMAP)

December 31, 2005, at 03:23 PM by Peter --
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StrongStrong

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StrongStrong

---

Peter Passchier, Vancouver, Canada

DebianOpenSlug? booting from OpenSlug 2.5 on 120 GB 3.5" hard drive, running at 266 MHz?.

Main uses:

  • Asterisk PBX server, serving softphones on PCs? and a Sayson/Aastra 480i SIP phone
  • TFTP server for phone config files & firmware upgrades
  • Net backup and storage for PCs?

Future ideas:

  • Network printer & scanner server
  • DHCP server
  • DNS server
  • LAN Mail server (IMAP)

---

December 30, 2005, at 09:12 AM by kamcgough --
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Auto start, timed shutwdowns Battery Operation mt-daapd Twonky Mediaserver Serving ROKU SoundBridge? Flash Boot rsync'd podcasts/audiofiles over wireless Serial to PalmIIIx?

to:
  • Auto start, timed shutwdowns
  • Battery Operation
  • mt-daapd
  • Twonky Mediaserver
  • Serving ROKU SoundBridge?
  • Flash Boot
  • rsync'd podcasts/audiofiles over wireless
  • Serial to PalmIIIx?
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RF controlled starts from keychain fob LCDProc?

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  • RF controlled starts from keychain fob
  • LCDProc?
December 30, 2005, at 09:10 AM by kamcgough -- add carputer
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kamcgough, York Pennsylvania

Slug Carputer

Features: Auto start, timed shutwdowns Battery Operation mt-daapd Twonky Mediaserver Serving ROKU SoundBridge? Flash Boot rsync'd podcasts/audiofiles over wireless Serial to PalmIIIx?

Soon to be released: RF controlled starts from keychain fob LCDProc? StrongStrong

December 18, 2005, at 10:21 AM by thx1011 --
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Thx1011, Lisbon, Portugal

 Just bought my first Slug... :-)
 Using OpenSlug 2.7 bin with an old portable 2,5' 30GB disk with a no-name case. Works very well.

 Using for:
    - Compilation environment (testing)
    - aMule 2.0.3 (Still in tests)
    - TwonkyVision? for serving files to an D-Link DSM-320. It works quit well!!
    - MySql?
    - Thttpd
    - OpenSSH?

 Job's to be done: Compiling MediaTomb for testing.

 Lot of things for a so little device and very low power consuming device.

Good work!

17.12.05

December 17, 2005, at 03:28 PM by krifi07 --
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krifi07, Munich

just got unslung 5.5 using a Maxtor OneTouch? II 300GB - which spins down as described. Thanks to all the guys who did put a lot of effort and work in producing all these descriptions - for people like me, as a complete Linux newbie. So far I did it for having a music server with TwonkyVision?. Reading all this, I'm thinking about doing further nice things with it...

16.12.05

December 10, 2005, at 03:33 AM by JonathanH --
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Jonathan H

Using a 266mhz slug with uNSLUng 5.5 Beta firmware and a 80GB Maxtor Onetouch HDD.

  • Using Postfix as a backup MX.
  • Using thttpd and MRTG to graph my router via SNMP.
  • Using cTorrent to download torrents.

As the slug is overclocked and on 24/7 I have attached a chipset heatsink using thermal adhesive to the CPU.

10.12.05

December 04, 2005, at 06:07 PM by michaelebrown --
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2-Dec-2005 hase

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2-Dec-2005 hase

December 04, 2005, at 06:06 PM by michaelebrown --
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Box 2 contains a fairly complete GNU development environment. Has a 2.5 inch 40GB Toshiba drive attached. Currenting in the process of overclocking?. Occasionally attach another 40GB USB drive for backup.
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Box 2 contains a fairly complete GNU development environment. Just overclocked. Has a 2.5 inch 40GB Toshiba drive attached. Occasionally attach another 40GB USB drive for backup.
December 04, 2005, at 06:04 PM by michaelebrown --
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Box 2 contains a fairly complete GNU development environment. Has a 2.5 inch 40GB Toshiba drive attached. Occasionally attach another 40GB USB drive for backup.
to:
Box 2 contains a fairly complete GNU development environment. Has a 2.5 inch 40GB Toshiba drive attached. Currenting in the process of overclocking?. Occasionally attach another 40GB USB drive for backup.
December 03, 2005, at 12:20 PM by michaelebrown --
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[[Home of some unslung logos|http://bytered.com/downloads-logos.html]

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Home of some unslung logos

December 03, 2005, at 12:19 PM by michaelebrown --
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Michael E Brown - I have two slugs. One for my website and one for development.

[[http://bytered.com/unslung/unslung-baby-133mhz.png|http://bytered.com/downloads-logos.html]

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Michael E Brown - (~10/2004) I have two slugs. One for my website and one for development.

http://bytered.com/unslung/unslung-baby-133mhz.png [[Home of some unslung logos|http://bytered.com/downloads-logos.html]

December 03, 2005, at 12:13 PM by michaelebrown --
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Box 1 runs my Byte Red website 24x7. Has a 2.5 inch 20GB Toshiba drive attached. Totally quiet, and a trickle of electricity. I'm using Thttpd 2.25b from ACME Laboratories for my webserver, Webalizer for my website usage statistics, and qmail for my mailserver.
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[[http://bytered.com/unslung/unslung-baby-133mhz.png|http://bytered.com/downloads-logos.html]

Box 1 runs my Byte Red website 24x7, where I'm attempting to sell my art. Has a 2.5 inch 20GB Toshiba drive attached. Totally quiet, and a trickle of electricity. I'm using Thttpd 2.25b from ACME Laboratories for my webserver, Webalizer for my website usage statistics, and qmail for my mailserver.
December 02, 2005, at 08:04 AM by hase --
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Hartmut Semken

Running a seasons greeting at the companies office - pure geek style.

A Slug with OpenSlug 2.5-beta sends a text file out the console port. The text file consists of VT-220 escape sequences that show a cristmas tree with blinking stars and such and a model train running across the screen. The file is old (I grabbed it from the motd our admin put on the VAX in 1987, no idea where it really originates).

I am using the console port on the motherboard. As level shifter I use a cable originally intended for some GSM-Phone - cheap way to get a max3232 with all external parts and a D-sub connector :-)

Using an original Dec VT-220 is probably as retro as you can get - if you want the double height characters.

Photo of the setup on mobimuemmel-is-a-geek.net, the text file is there as well.

2-Dec-2005 hase

November 30, 2005, at 01:35 PM by Liviu Ionescu -- Large jukemox
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Fantastic bit of kit. Will be buying more.

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Fantastic bit of kit. Will be buying more.


Liviu Ionescu

Running a modified OpenSlug (booting from a loop mounted ext filesystem stored on a FAT formatted HDD)

Freecom FHD-2 Pro 80G USB powered (the slug had no problems to power it).

Jukebox with more than 400 disks (almost 6000 songs). mt-daapd seems to have no problems with that many files, it scans the entire libray in 2-3 minutes at startup and serves iTunes in several seconds.

To update the music library I export the mp3 directory to my PC and use iTunes with the remote resource; performance is not a problem.

2005.11.30

November 27, 2005, at 04:16 AM by mark t --
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It works great :-) Many thanks to Unslug Staff All.

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It works great :-) Many thanks to Unslug Staff All.


Mark T Unslung 5.5 250GB drive using rsync over ssh to mirror live servers So easy to setup, and wonderfully cheap hardware too. Fantastic bit of kit. Will be buying more.

November 20, 2005, at 02:27 AM by michaelebrown --
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November 18, 2005, at 09:10 PM by michaelebrown --
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Box 1 runs my Byte Red website 24x7. Has a 2.5 inch 20GB Toshiba drive attached. Totally quiet, and a trickle of electricity. I'm using Thttpd 2.25b from ACME Laboratories for my webserver, Webalizer for my website usage statistics, and qmail for my mailserver.
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Box 1 runs my Byte Red website 24x7. Has a 2.5 inch 20GB Toshiba drive attached. Totally quiet, and a trickle of electricity. I'm using Thttpd 2.25b from ACME Laboratories for my webserver, Webalizer for my website usage statistics, and qmail for my mailserver.
November 13, 2005, at 11:34 AM by Roberto P --
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As a total Linux beginner, this took me around 4 hours to achieve, which I think just goes to show what a great job everyone has done!! Thanks to you all....

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As a total Linux beginner, this took me around 4 hours to achieve, which I think just goes to show what a great job everyone has done!! Thanks to you all....


Roberto P.

Running Unslug 5.5 with Maxtor 250GB drive.

- SSH Terminal with dropbear

- iTunes Server with mt-daapd

- File sharing and network backup

It works great :-) Many thanks to Unslug Staff All.

November 11, 2005, at 01:36 PM by Steve W --
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Steve W

One Slug running 5.5Beta with a 250Gb Buffalo USB 2.0 drive.

Using the Slug as an iTunes server (mt-daapd).

As a total Linux beginner, this took me around 4 hours to achieve, which I think just goes to show what a great job everyone has done!! Thanks to you all....

November 08, 2005, at 09:03 AM by Frank --
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This is the most amaing thing I ever saw.... and it's not the end.

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This is the most amazing thing I ever saw.... and it's not the end.

November 08, 2005, at 08:59 AM by Frank -- Frank L - 1 Slug on steroids serving iTunes and Files from a 120GB Argosy enclosure
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todo: turbo mod the slug, set up a dns cache, think about setting up a http proxy.

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todo: turbo mod the slug, set up a dns cache, think about setting up a http proxy.


Frank L

Got me one Slug, fed it some 266MHz steroids and set it up as file server and iTunes server in 2 days... not bad for a Windows geek but Linux beginner (of the absolute kind).

This is the most amaing thing I ever saw.... and it's not the end.

November 08, 2005, at 04:16 AM by DaveP -- Dave P added his slug details.
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2005-11-05


Dave P

One slug running unslung 5.5 with a 250GB western digital branded enclosure. It's running:

  • appweb with gallery 1.5
  • proftpd
  • openssh/ssl
  • kernel nfs - I did try unfs3 but I couldn't get it to work with my BSD box.

todo: turbo mod the slug, set up a dns cache, think about setting up a http proxy.

November 03, 2005, at 09:56 AM by Garry -- NSLU2 server for hauppauge mediamvp
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Garry

One slug running Unslung 5.5 160GB USB hard drive modified vdr-mediamvp (0.1.6), the server for hauppauge mediamvp now has most of the functions enabled, videos, music, photos (slideshow) internet radio, news feed, etc.

Thanks for all the guys making this possible.

November 02, 2005, at 04:22 AM by Schorsch --
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  • uNSLUng 5.5
  • puppy 1.11*

ftpd-topfield 0.6

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  • uNSLUng 5.5
  • puppy 1.11*
  • ftpd-topfield 0.6
November 02, 2005, at 04:21 AM by Schorsch --
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uNSLUng 5.5, puppy 1.11, ftpd-topfield 0.6, all installed in flash Using perl and Net::FTP to communicate

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  • uNSLUng 5.5
  • puppy 1.11*

ftpd-topfield 0.6 all installed in flash, using perl and Net::FTP to communicate

November 02, 2005, at 04:15 AM by Schorsch -- New entry
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01.11.2005

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01.11.2005


Schorsch

NSLU2 w/o disk drive serves as an ethernet interface of a topfield TF5000PVR? uNSLUng 5.5, puppy 1.11, ftpd-topfield 0.6, all installed in flash Using perl and Net::FTP to communicate

2005-11-02


November 01, 2005, at 01:39 PM by Brian Dorling --
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De-underclocked Slug running unslung 5.5 Beta 250 Gb Maxtor Drive in icybox USB 2.0 Enclosure so no spindown (yet) Twonkyvision Media Server: to stream music everywhere Samba: for file storage thttpd: for our family web server

to:
 * De-underclocked Slug running unslung 5.5 Beta
 * 250 Gb Maxtor Drive in icybox USB 2.0 Enclosure so no spindown (yet)
 * Twonkyvision Media Server: to stream music everywhere (See Note)
 * Samba: for file storage        
 * thttpd: for our family web server

Note: I was never going to accept a Windows Box as a proprietary or uPnP server for Media files, but I never thought the Linux box that would do it would be this small!

November 01, 2005, at 01:34 PM by Brian Dorling --
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27.10.2005

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27.10.2005


Brian

De-underclocked Slug running unslung 5.5 Beta 250 Gb Maxtor Drive in icybox USB 2.0 Enclosure so no spindown (yet) Twonkyvision Media Server: to stream music everywhere Samba: for file storage thttpd: for our family web server

Great work guys!

01.11.2005

October 27, 2005, at 05:42 AM by Diggo --
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Dennis (diggo a t freewaregamez.de)

1 x NSLU2 - I am using DebianSlug and run:

  • One complete LAMP
  • Torrentdownloader
  • MRTG, to watch my Servers and Routers
  • Not yet a PDC, this will be on my next NSLU :)
    THANKS TO ALL YOU GUYS THAT MAKE THIS SMALL BOX SO POWERFUL!

27.10.2005

October 25, 2005, at 05:01 AM by Steinar Midtskogen -- Added an entry for my current use
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Steinar

Three slugs (OpenSlug 2.7):

  • One slug (memstick as / partition, compactflash card as /home) uses photopc to control a Coolpic 995 digital camera which acts as a webcam.
  • Another slug (memstick as / partition, compactflash as /home) run two 1-wire weather station networks.
  • The last slug (64MB RAM, memstick as / partition, compactflash as /home and 300GB Maxtor OneTouch? as /mp3 partition) has a GPS attached, logs its data and is used as an NTP server. Also, it runs SlimServer? and provide MP3? and internet radio to one SliMP3? and one Squeezebox. This slug has a swap file and I also use it for native compiling.

They all serve what they log with NFS, but I'm considering to use unison instead. I managed to make a bytecode version of unison, whereas a native code version failed because ocaml uses hardware floating point whereas the gcc toolchain uses software floating points.

October 22, 2005, at 01:22 PM by JimmyFergus --
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JimmyFergus - Diskless (NFS) OpenSlug web/mail server 2005/10/21

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JimmyFergus - Diskless (NFS) OpenSlug web/mail server Work in progress. Turboslugged 2005/10

October 21, 2005, at 07:31 AM by JimmyFergus --
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JimmyFergus - Diskless (NFS) OpenSlug web/mail server

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JimmyFergus - Diskless (NFS) OpenSlug web/mail server 2005/10/21

October 20, 2005, at 07:21 PM by JimmyFergus --
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Love the possibilities of this machine, thinking about getting another one to play since this one is in production now :-)

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Love the possibilities of this machine, thinking about getting another one to play since this one is in production now :-)


JimmyFergus - Diskless (NFS) OpenSlug web/mail server


October 13, 2005, at 08:35 PM by hoberion -- hoberion\'s setup
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Hoberion

Unslung 5.5b, 1GB flash disk, OC'ed Reverse Proxy server (apache) for internal webservers sshd Tried to run Jinzora but it was too slow

Soon: moving reverse proxy to squid Main portal for internal sites

Love the possibilities of this machine, thinking about getting another one to play since this one is in production now :-)

October 13, 2005, at 02:00 PM by jstueve -- updated my porfile
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Have one slug hooked up to a Maxtor OneTouch 200GB

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Have one slug hooked up to a Maxtor OneTouch 200GB, and a USB SD/Key reader

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  1. OpenSSH
  2. <strike>Apache</strike>
  3. nanoblogger (using the default thhtpd server)

Using it for NAS for my home network, mainly photos, ReplayTV archive using DVArchive on my desktop, might do music based storage too.

Interested in making it a SMB/PDC for my home network and using its storage to store profile information. And generally mucking about in Linux and such.

to:
  1. OpenDebianSlug?

with OpenSSH?, vncserver, Samba (as PDC), LAMP, popularity-contest

October 09, 2005, at 09:42 PM by EddyP -- Added another success story
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EddyP? - 10 October 2005

One slug running Unslung 5.5 1x40 GB HDD 1xUSB-Fast Ethernet Adapter (apparently from Mentor) (has the AX88712? chip)

The slug runs as:

 * router/firewall for my internet connection
 * ftp server
 * subversion server for my work

Soon:

 * web server to host my projects
 * build/test machine for Debtoo

I want to thank all the guys that contributed to this project, and also to the ones that made it possible.

October 05, 2005, at 06:28 AM by Lurgen --
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Lurgen - 5 October 2005

Unslung 5.5 2 x Seagate Barracuda 400GB IDE disks 2 x Vantec USB2?/Firewire drive cases

I'm running with the standard partitions on SDA1?, SDA2? and SDA3? with the root partition unslung to SDA1?. The difference is my SDA1? is a mere 1GB in size. SDA4? and SDB4? are identically configured partitions joined together in a RAID0? configuration. Took a lot of work to get it right, but I now have almost 800GB of RAID0? disk available to me.

Primary use is sharing out my media collection (video and audio), but I also use it to store backups of data that resides on other machines.

Thanks for all the effort from the entire project group too.

October 04, 2005, at 11:43 PM by Phil Endecott --
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I've installed OpenDebianSlug? on a brand-new NSLU2 with a 512MByte flash drive. I'm using it to serve two printers via a D-Link 7-port USB 2.0 hub, using CUPS. I've boosted the clock speed to 266MHz using the resistor mod.

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I've installed OpenDebianSlug? on a brand-new NSLU2 with a 512MByte flash drive. I've boosted the clock speed to 266MHz using the resistor mod.

I'm using it to serve two printers via a D-Link 7-port USB 2.0 hub, using CUPS. The print queue is displayed on my SlugTerm LCD display, which I can also use to log in using a USB keyboard.

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Next I need to set up a cross development environment, as I plan to port Anyterm. I'd also like to be able to remotely power-on/off the printers, for which I'll need some sort of USB-controlled relay board.

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I have set up a cross development environment and used it to port Anyterm.

In the future I'd like to be able to remotely power-on/off the printers, for which I'll need some sort of USB-controlled relay board.

October 04, 2005, at 11:26 PM by seanzilla --
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\\

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seanzilla oct 4 2005

unslung 5.5 512 mb usb stick in slot 1 and maxtor 1 touch as drive 2

October 04, 2005, at 11:23 PM by seanzilla -- just another success story
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Planning to add more memory, and look into a way to manage hdd spindown via the slug.

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Planning to add more memory, and look into a way to manage hdd spindown via the slug


My slug is serving webpages with apache, twonkyvision is dishing out the media, and VSFTPD is doing its thing. I have also un-underclocked by removing the resistor noted and have not had any problems.

October 03, 2005, at 05:22 AM by Eddy Schouten --
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  • Speedmod running now on 266Mhz (default = 133Mhz)
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  • running qmail... is the next step
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  • Speedmod running now on 266Mhz (default = 133Mhhz)
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  • Samba mount from slug 1
  • GCC compiler for development
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  • smb.mount from slug 1
  • GCC compiler for native development
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  • Cups USB printing to my Epson AcuLaser? C1100
October 03, 2005, at 05:13 AM by Eddy Schouten --
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October 01, 2005, at 07:35 AM by Wibbleman --
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        currently using 256MB FLash? disc, waiting for IDE/USB cable from ebay to use old IDE disc
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        Using another spare 80GB disc and £1 USB/IDE cable from ebay!
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(PHP Apps include PhpMyadmin?, WebCal?, Gallery2 (Imagemagick not running), Moodle, EGroups?, PHPBB, MediaWiki?, GeekLog?, Webalizer etc etc etc).

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(PHP Apps include PhpMyadmin?, WebCal?, Gallery2 (Imagemagick not running), Moodle, EGroups?, PHPBB, MediaWiki?, GeekLog?, Webalizer etc etc etc). (Note: Some apps (eg: Gallery/Moodle etc) are unusably slow, even on disc based SLUG - but its the principle that counts!)

September 29, 2005, at 12:55 AM by hilikus --
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hilikus - September 29, 2005

Unslung 5.5Beta on a 300GB Seagate, R83 removed.

Shares media via samba to my main PC, wifi laptop and xbox. Using samba for itunes rather than have another daemon running. OpenSSH? for key\passphrase only remote access. Screen and ctorrent for BitTorrent?, apart from not reporting download stats or when you disconnect to the tracker, it works rather well.

Planning to add more memory, and look into a way to manage hdd spindown via the slug.

September 27, 2005, at 05:06 PM by Darren Morgan --
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LDAP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, NFS, syslog-ng, postfix

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LDAP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, NFS, syslog-ng, postfix


Daz - September 27, 2005

Running NSLU2 with Unslung 5.5Beta - Un-De-Clocked with Seagate 80GB Barracuda HDD for silent running.

Loaded Samba, SWAT, Apache, PHP, MySQL? and tried phpBB - but runs a little slow! Well worth the £50 I spent on ebay!

Thanks to you all for your hard work.

September 27, 2005, at 10:28 AM by EvilGenius --
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 I have a tiny 2 port USB hub hooked up sometimes that contain a bluetooth dongle, a gps, a USB wifi or an external disk (noname cheap cabinet). I may be getting another slug pretty soon...
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I have a tiny 2 port USB hub hooked up sometimes that contain a bluetooth dongle, a gps, a USB wifi or an external disk (noname cheap cabinet). I may be getting another slug pretty soon...

September 24, 2005, at 07:06 PM by ov2k --
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I've got mine setup as a personal web server (thttpd), and I'm planning on setting up qmail at some point. The sftp server is useful, and if that isn't enough, I can tunnel over SSH to the SMB shares. I can actually play songs in Winamp across the ssh tunnel without streaming, although this really amounts to bandwidth abuse. On my list of things to look into is a more normal streaming server.

Right now I'm running a cheap Coolmax 2.5" enclosure with a spare 12GB Fujitsu MHK2120AT. This is only a temporary solution until I can actually get around to installing a new 120Gb drive and enclosure.

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I've got mine setup with a second instance of thttpd serving webpages to the public, ssh and sftp for terminal, tunneling, and file transfer purposes. I've tunneled SMB over SSH before, and I've configured squid to allow secure wireless browsing on unsecured access points by tunneling into the slug via ssh and passing the proxy through the tunnel to squid. I use the SMB shares for simple backup from computers on the network, and I've used the slug as a repository for partition images of the system partitions of systems on my network.

I'm running a Fujitsu 80GB drive in a Bytecc enclosure.

September 23, 2005, at 02:54 PM by Lou -- Lou
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It was so easy to install. Thanks 4 all of your work!

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It was so easy to install. Thanks 4 all of your work!


Lou - September 23, 2005

Running NSLU2 with Openslug 2.1beta with some 2.3beta packages. Waiting for 2.6. Been running for a number of months.

LDAP, DHCP, DNS, NTP, NFS, syslog-ng, postfix

September 21, 2005, at 11:55 PM by Bomi --
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Bomi - September 22, 2005

Running NSLU2 with Unslung 5.5beta: Apache+PHP, MySQL?, FTP, OpenSSH?. All stored on a 250GB WD2500? Harddisk. And I still use the harddisk to save data, mp3s and other files over the net... It was so easy to install. Thanks 4 all of your work!

September 21, 2005, at 03:11 AM by drone -- edit user
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  • I am hooked on the slug. After my first slug, I got another one after 6 weeks... =)
  • SLUK is the unslung (5.5) serving a 250G and 300G USB disk thru samba and mt-daapd, its great! openssh, rsync, rsnapshot and nload gets my admin and backup needs done easy.
  • blug is a openslug 2.5 binary, running from 128MB flash (64MB / and 64MB swap) . I am looking at getting DenianSlug? running from a 2nd 128MB flash, atleast a test boot maybe even splitting root out to the 1st flash 64MB partition. Its got a tiny 2 port USB hub hooked up sometimes that contain a bluetooth dongle, a gps, a USB wifi or an external disk (noname cheap cabinet). Its the devslug! Getting debian on it would probably make the slug even more usefull, atleast for me.
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  • Im hooked on the NSLU2, I have 2 already.
  • It used to be SLUK running unslung (5.5) serving a 250G and 300G USB disk thru samba and mt-daapd with openssh, rsync, and rsnapshot it did what I wanted the easy way. Then there was a openslug 2.5 binary, running from 128MB flash (64MB / and 64MB swap), for testing and poking around.
  • Now its all debonaras.org all the way for my NSLU2! Since Im a debian fan all the way. Still sticking with one for stable serving of files/music and one for the testing.
 I have a tiny 2 port USB hub hooked up sometimes that contain a bluetooth dongle, a gps, a USB wifi or an external disk (noname cheap cabinet). I may be getting another slug pretty soon...
September 21, 2005, at 12:26 AM by Avinesh Bangar --
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Running a turbo slug using Unslung 5.5 beta with an 120 GB Seagate 7200 RPM drive in an external ByteCC? USB 2.0 enclosure. Currently running Apache 2.0.54, PHP 5.0.4, eAccelerator 0.9.2, MySQL? 4.11, OpenSSH? 3.8pl1, WordPress? 1.5.2, Webalizer and Samba at www.avinesh.com.

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Running a turbo slug using Unslung 5.5 beta with an 120 GB Seagate 7200 RPM drive in an external 3.5" ByteCC? USB 2.0 enclosure. Currently running Apache 2.0.54, PHP 5.0.4, eAccelerator 0.9.2, MySQL? 4.11, OpenSSH? 3.8pl1, WordPress? 1.5.2, Webalizer and Samba at www.avinesh.com.

September 21, 2005, at 12:25 AM by Avinesh Bangar -- Added Unslung version and drive specs.
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Running a turbo slug using Unslung 5.5 beta with Apache 2.0.54, PHP 5.0.4, eAccelerator 0.9.2, MySQL? 4.11, OpenSSH? 3.8pl1, WordPress? 1.5.2, Webalizer and Samba at www.avinesh.com.

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Running a turbo slug using Unslung 5.5 beta with an 120 GB Seagate 7200 RPM drive in an external ByteCC? USB 2.0 enclosure. Currently running Apache 2.0.54, PHP 5.0.4, eAccelerator 0.9.2, MySQL? 4.11, OpenSSH? 3.8pl1, WordPress? 1.5.2, Webalizer and Samba at www.avinesh.com.

September 21, 2005, at 12:22 AM by Avinesh Bangar --
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Running a turbo slug with Apache 2.0.54, PHP 5.0.4, eAccelerator 0.9.2, MySQL? 4.11, OpenSSH? 3.8pl1, WordPress? 1.5.2, Webalizer and Samba at www.avinesh.com.

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Running a turbo slug using Unslung 5.5 beta with Apache 2.0.54, PHP 5.0.4, eAccelerator 0.9.2, MySQL? 4.11, OpenSSH? 3.8pl1, WordPress? 1.5.2, Webalizer and Samba at www.avinesh.com.

September 21, 2005, at 12:21 AM by Avinesh Bangar -- Added my turbo slug entry
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I have two slugs in my http://unfix.org/~jeroen/network/ network. Eden is used as a development/playbox together with a 512mb cruzer flash, paradise is being used together with a 250Gb Lacie as a storage box, also exporting pictures as http://gallery.unfix.org gallery.unfix.org. Both are running Debian and have native IPv4? and IPv6 connectivity to the internet.

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I have two slugs in my http://unfix.org/~jeroen/network/ network. Eden is used as a development/playbox together with a 512mb cruzer flash, paradise is being used together with a 250Gb Lacie as a storage box, also exporting pictures as http://gallery.unfix.org gallery.unfix.org. Both are running Debian and have native IPv4? and IPv6 connectivity to the internet.


Avinesh - September 20, 2005

Running a turbo slug with Apache 2.0.54, PHP 5.0.4, eAccelerator 0.9.2, MySQL? 4.11, OpenSSH? 3.8pl1, WordPress? 1.5.2, Webalizer and Samba at www.avinesh.com.

Firewall and NAT are provided by a Linksys WRT54G? v2 running with 32 MB SDRAM (unlocked) and Talisman/Basic 1.0.5. DynDNS? service provided by ZoneEdit?.com.

Thanks go to the NSLU2-Linux team for making this happen. Keep up the good work!

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Big thanks to BiG? for the DPServe? software.

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Big thanks to BiG? for the DPServe? software.


Jeroen - 18 Sep 2005

I have two slugs in my http://unfix.org/~jeroen/network/ network. Eden is used as a development/playbox together with a 512mb cruzer flash, paradise is being used together with a 250Gb Lacie as a storage box, also exporting pictures as http://gallery.unfix.org gallery.unfix.org. Both are running Debian and have native IPv4? and IPv6 connectivity to the internet.

September 16, 2005, at 01:13 PM by Drone -- - Drone slugs edit.
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  • devslug is a openslug 2.0 binary, running from 128MB flash / . Its got a bluetooth dongle and a tiny 2 port USB hub. Its getting wifi and maybe gps, but I think Ill build a cross compile environment before that happens. Need to port bluemote (bt remote control sw) aswell. Now the question is, how long can I run this on a battery!
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  • blug is a openslug 2.5 binary, running from 128MB flash (64MB / and 64MB swap) . I am looking at getting DenianSlug? running from a 2nd 128MB flash, atleast a test boot maybe even splitting root out to the 1st flash 64MB partition. Its got a tiny 2 port USB hub hooked up sometimes that contain a bluetooth dongle, a gps, a USB wifi or an external disk (noname cheap cabinet). Its the devslug! Getting debian on it would probably make the slug even more usefull, atleast for me.
September 13, 2005, at 01:47 PM by SwavMcAv -- Unslung 5.5 Beta with DPServe 1.7
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SwavMcAv? - 13 Sep 2005

I have achieved the next step on the path to audio visual enlightment!

I finally unslung the slug to 5.5 Beta and installed DP500serv? 1.7.

This streams the content of my USB drives in the attic of my house to the Kiss DVD player under the telly in the living room. If I need more storage for my media I can just plug in another cheap Maxtor drive.No power hungry PC required. Just my wee slug humming away in the attic.

FanBloodyTastic? !

What next? Bittorrent? mail server? Itunes?..ah the possibilities.

Big thanks to BiG? for the DPServe? software.

September 13, 2005, at 12:29 PM by EdLuck --
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Ed Luck - 13 Sep 2005

One Slug, running OpenSlug 2.5 beta, VSFTPD and Samba. Storage is a 200GB Western Digital WD2000JB?. Very quiet, so long as you dampen the vibration of the drive with some foam padding under the USB hard disk case.

A bit of history: The appeal of low-power and zero noise appliances is extremely appealing to me because I hate noisy computers (I spend hours and hours in server rooms). I was introduced to this wonderful world of embedded Linux by the Linksys WRT54G?, now quite happily running OpenWrt for some time! My recently purchased Slug has been de-underclocked and has replaced my noisy and power-hungry Active Directory DC. Running Samba as a PDC, I now have a totally silent fileserver and domain controller that pulls less than 20 watts.

What more could you ask!


September 13, 2005, at 06:15 AM by RonM --
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Ron - 13 Sep 2005

After having 'played' with Debian on some older PC's, I stumbled across this little device. I started with Unslung 5.5 but had some stability issues and decided to give OpenSlug a try. My Slug has been running rocksolid stable ever since. Haven't overclocked it yet, but will do so very soon. had a spare 2.5" USB hardisk (40GB) which holds everyting at the moment (rootfs, data, swap). It is powered through the USB interface of the Slug.

My Slug is used as a replacement for an old PC running Debian and acting as a fileserver, mailserver, webserver, DNS/DHCP server, FTP server, Time server for the LAN. Currently I'm running:

 - OpenSlug 2.5-beta
 - SAMBA
 - DNSMASQ
 - VSFTP
 - OPENNTP
 - THTTPD
 - XMAIL

Had to compile XMAIL natively from the original sources since I couldn't get the Unslung package running and there is no OpenSlug package.

Next: PHP-enabled website (like AppWeb? or PHP-THTTPD) for this Slug and a second Slug to act as firewall.


September 12, 2005, at 07:41 PM by Spiral Scratch -- slug update
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Spiral Scratch 12 Sep 2005

After a little bit of fiddling around, now the proud owner of an unslung (5.5 beta) NSLU2 running mt-daapd.

HD is 120GB Western Digital in a CompUSA? own label 3.5" external drive case.

Next up: VPN, Gallery2 (thanks for the idea Wibbleman!). I may even dare to de-underclock soon.


September 10, 2005, at 08:14 PM by Wibbleman -- What I did in the holidays.....
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Wibbleman - 10 Sep 2005

One week in after first loading Unslung5.5beta, I've now got a total of 3 SLUG's (all de-underclocked, of course)

SLUG1? - 80GB/7200 USB Disc, raw drive & cheap cable. SLUG2? - Similar to SLUG, planned to be compile/development/test host

        currently using 256MB FLash? disc, waiting for IDE/USB cable from ebay to use old IDE disc

SLUG3? - Solid State Slug - 1GB Flash Disc, still running Apache+MySQL?+PHP & Multiple PHP-Apps etc!

Running APACHE/MySQL?/PHP/ATFTP/PROFTP/FREERADIUS etc., also MC, DROPBEAR, CRON, NTPCLIENT, XINETD, NLOAD etc (PHP Apps include PhpMyadmin?, WebCal?, Gallery2 (Imagemagick not running), Moodle, EGroups?, PHPBB, MediaWiki?, GeekLog?, Webalizer etc etc etc).

Using the IP aliasing and virtual hosts capability of Apache/ProFTP? I have got a single SLUG sitting as 10 virtual hosts, each at a seperate IP address etc. Neat Trick!

Great fun, was a challenge to get familair with LINUX, but think Ive made it!


September 09, 2005, at 09:18 PM by Phil Endecott -- Described Phil Endecott\'s Slug
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Phil Endecott - 2005-09-09

I've installed OpenDebianSlug? on a brand-new NSLU2 with a 512MByte flash drive. I'm using it to serve two printers via a D-Link 7-port USB 2.0 hub, using CUPS. I've boosted the clock speed to 266MHz using the resistor mod.

I may also try to use it as a "scanner server" using SANE, but it is hard to justify as I don't actually use the scanner very often.

Next I need to set up a cross development environment, as I plan to port Anyterm. I'd also like to be able to remotely power-on/off the printers, for which I'll need some sort of USB-controlled relay board.

September 07, 2005, at 11:17 PM by Greg Frye --
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Greg Frye 1 slug; Unslung 3.18; 2x250GB Maxtor OneTouch drives (mirrored)

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Greg Frye 1 slug; Unslung 5.5; 2x250GB Maxtor OneTouch drives (mirrored)

September 05, 2005, at 01:22 AM by repvik --
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I've taken several intermediate photos that you can find here : http://w.ods.org/nslu2/

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I've taken several intermediate photos that you can find here : http://w.ods.org/nslu2/photos

September 04, 2005, at 11:07 PM by Willy Tarreau -- A few mods with photos to explain them
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Willy Tarreau - 2005/09/04

Found this project very interesting and loved the box when I first saw its description 2 months ago. I now use it as a general purpose little server, for various things including code portability testings, benchmarks, temporary replacement system, web server load-balancer, etc... I've even never used the initial firmware. Now, the box has changed quite a bit :

  • "overclocked" to 266 MHz?
  • added the serial port
  • added USB device port
  • modded it to auto-power on

I've taken several intermediate photos that you can find here : http://w.ods.org/nslu2/

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Just set up a wap server for cell phone access.

September 01, 2005, at 12:29 AM by Wayne Kauffman -- 2 are better than 1
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WayneK?

A newbie to this fun and I'm still figuring out how best utilize the toyz. Web server enhancements and remote access thru the hardware firewall are next on the learning program.

  1. 1 NSLU2 , overclocked, 2*200GB, slug 5.5beta, Twonkyvision mediaserver, SSH
  2. 2 NSLU2, R63 firmware, 1* 250GB NTFS +????. Nice to see that multiple NTFS drives show up with hub stuck onto disk 1.
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becol_BE

1 NSLU2, overclocked, 250GB Maxtor running Openslug 2.5 beta

  • Serves files to the workstations via Samba / NFS
  • Remote acces via SSH/SFTP
  • WakeLan? to remotely wake up a workstation
  • Apache + mod_php4 for a small website and for putting public documents on the web
  • Monitors UPS (MGE Protection Center 500) via NUT 2.0.1
  • DynDNS? update
  • ntpdate to synchronize clock
  • Native development enviroment (to install stuff like NUT from source)
August 23, 2005, at 05:27 AM by repvik --
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August 23, 2005, at 05:10 AM by slebetman --
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Alexander Dong ( qiwen ! gmx (a) de )

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Alexander Dong ( qiwen ! gmx (a) de )


slebetman http://slebetman.homeip.net

SLUG1? - Overclocked, added serial port, 80GB HD, uNSLUng.

Use as my main web server. Also as a means to access all my files from the outside world via SFTP/SSH.

This is actually my main machine right now. I'm accessing it either via my wife's Windows box or from work. Apart from this sweet slug I don't personally own another PC.

In the future I'll also be using it as a home automation server/master (why I need the serial port).

August 19, 2005, at 10:44 PM by AlexanderDong -- Added overclock status
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Tim V - if anyone wants help with OpenVPN you can try me (email talltim at gmail)

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Tim V - if anyone wants help with OpenVPN you can try me (email talltim at gmail)


Alexander Dong One Slug, OpenSlug 2.5 Beta, 160GB HD Use as a small web server for eBay pictures. Also as file server for Windows machines and streaming server for my DBOX2? (Not working fine now, recording broken).

Software:

 - Apache
 - Samba
 - NFS
 - NTPClient?

What I would like to do:

 - Overclock my slug
 - Build up a development environment and try to compile ggrab
 - Add a swap partition
 - Try my webcam. :-)

Cheers Alexander Dong ( qiwen ! gmx (a) de )

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Tim V - if anyone wants help with OpenVPN you can try me (email talltim at gmail)

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Normally-clocked (but soon to be de-underclocked) Slug running OpenVPN. Took a while to get going but it works perfectly now. I'm considering buying a bunch for work as they're so cheap and low power they make excellent VPN servers.

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backup of webserver with 20G laptop drive

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Recently loaded up Rsnapshot as im installing and writing more and more webapps.

Thinking about getting another to backup main one and run Mysql and qmail to offload web server.

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NSLU2 unsluged with 160GB hd.

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I'd been researching home NAS solutions for a while, and the info on www.nslu2-linux.org sold me on the Slug versus the Kuro or Dynology products&communities.

Jumped in with MyFirstSlug? and two external Seagate Barracuda drives (200G & 300G from Frys Outpost for $170 total after rebates). Most of the headaches were hardware related (testing different enclosures, disk configs, etc). Finally settled on a pair of MetalGearBoxes? that were (1) cheap, (2) fanless but ventilated and (3) worked. Replacing the firmware with UnSlung? 5.5 was the easiest part. Thanks!

Now: serving photos 24X7 to various displays in the house and backing up networked machines nightly. Future: iTunes server, Gallery, ProFtpd?, and general Linux experimentation.

This site rocks!

August 10, 2005, at 10:10 AM by landslide -- my slug.
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Landslide (David T)

A fattened and overclocked NSLU2 (128Mb RAM) with a 1Gb memstick for my root drive.

I plan to start building some packages and contributing to the NSLU2 Linux community.

Currently just toying with slug, learning about embedded Linux.

August 10, 2005, at 03:34 AM by repvik --
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August 10, 2005, at 03:06 AM by repvik -- Update what I'm using my slugs for
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Øyvind Repvik - 1 Slug; OpenSlug; 120GB Seagate External

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Øyvind Repvik - 2 Slugs; OpenSlug; 120GB Seagate External

Slug #1, running OpenSlug 2.5-beta:

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And it doubles as my slug-dev server ;)

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Slug #2, running OpenSlug unstable:

  • Testing slug.
August 05, 2005, at 10:47 AM by Damien --
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General playing about.

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General playing about.


Damien

NSLU2 unsluged with 160Gb hd.

Present:

  - storing all my media on a network
  - php-thttpd web server: ok

Future:

  - using php-thttpd to serve file for the Freebox (a cheap adsl+phone+tv+mpg2 device connected to TV and hifi system) using a dedicated webinterface.
  - NFS/FTP

Cheers,

August 05, 2005, at 12:55 AM by Chris R --
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NSLU2 - Overclocked (removed R83) Hosting my divx and mp3 collection to my modded xbox under the telly. Backs up all my docs from my main PC every day using samba and an app called Cobian Backup Its my first play with Linux at home, though I have used it a bit previously but only to accomplish certain work tasks. Good fun to play properly without messing up a clients box :) Have installed phpgroupware for webmail and filesharing to my brother, but alas was too slow to be workable really so need to look at something else instead. I was actually surprised how easy it was to set up an SQL server, Apache webserver, PHP and Groupware! I expected it to be lot worse TBH.

Plans for future: Learn more about Linux, especially the standard directory structure as I am having trouble tracking down config files and logs in there at the mo ;) Get a web-based fileserver running for remote access to my MP3?, vids, docs Get mail server setup General playing about.

August 02, 2005, at 03:58 PM by BlaineLefebvre --
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Recently loaded up Rsnapshot as im installing and writing more and more webapps.

Thinking about getting another to backup main one and run Mysql and qmail to offload web server.

July 28, 2005, at 10:46 PM by ade --
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Ade - Slimserver-Turbo

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Slimserver-Turbo

July 26, 2005, at 02:05 PM by Anonymous Coward --
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The first embedded MP3? Surround Decoder of the World was run on a NSLU2.

  • Unslung firmware 5.5
  • USB 5.1 sound interface
  • ALSA 1.0.9
  • And of course MP3? Surround decoder

Best Regards, Anonymous Coward

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Since then I've installed Apache/PHP, MySQL?, Webalizer, whois, imap (Uwash), dropbear and a number of other utilities to see how it would go as a mini-server for some of my smaller clients. Many thanks to those that have developed and packaged these for the NSLU2 - they installed and operated with a minimum of fuss (unlike some other distributions!). My only problem is that an upgrade of busybox had a conflict with something else I installed so it never happened.

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Since then I've installed Apache/PHP, MySQL?, Webalizer, whois, IMAP (Uwash), dropbear and a number of other utilities to see how it would go as a mini-server for some of my smaller clients. Many thanks to those that have developed and packaged these for the NSLU2 - they installed and operated with a minimum of fuss (unlike some other distributions!). My only problem is that an upgrade of busybox had a conflict with something else I installed so it never happened.

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To do the install, the order i followed was

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To do the install, the order I followed was

  1. Installed uNSLUng firmware
  2. Followed the UseAMemoryStickAsMainDrive instructions
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Hiya, I run a small consulting company which does quite a bit of linux work. The NSLU2 looked like it had quite a bit of potential and so I've been using it for some experimental work lately.

It has proved to be reliable, with good uptime, and the instructions to run Unslung 5.5 were clear so I installed that early on.

Since then I've installed Apache/PHP, MySQL?, Webalizer, whois, imap (Uwash), dropbear and a number of other utilities to see how it would go as a mini-server for some of my smaller clients. Many thanks to those that have developed and packaged these for the NSLU2 - they installed and operated with a minimum of fuss (unlike some other distributions!). My only problem is that an upgrade of busybox had a conflict with something else I installed so it never happened.

Anyway it's certainly not fast, so I'm not sure how it would work in real practice but for mail, backup, and other lesser tasks I think there is certainly potential here for this. Perhaps if I was to overclock then the speed would improve enough to make it more useful in some situations.

Of interest to others perhaps is that I have successfully installed PHPGroupware? [www.phpgroupware.org], and it appears to work reasonably well albeit rather slowly. When installing the applications into the MySQL? database the device froze and required a restart but everything seemed to be there at that time and I was able to continue with the installation and setup normally.

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Hiya, I run a small consulting company which does quite a bit of linux work. The NSLU2 looked like it had quite a bit of potential and so I've been using it for some experimental work lately.

It has proved to be reliable, with good uptime, and the instructions to run Unslung 5.5 were clear so I installed that early on.

Since then I've installed Apache/PHP, MySQL?, Webalizer, whois, imap (Uwash), dropbear and a number of other utilities to see how it would go as a mini-server for some of my smaller clients. Many thanks to those that have developed and packaged these for the NSLU2 - they installed and operated with a minimum of fuss (unlike some other distributions!). My only problem is that an upgrade of busybox had a conflict with something else I installed so it never happened.

Anyway it's certainly not fast, so I'm not sure how it would work in real practice but for mail, backup, and other lesser tasks I think there is certainly potential here for this. Perhaps if I was to overclock then the speed would improve enough to make it more useful in some situations.

Of interest to others perhaps is that I have successfully installed PHPGroupware? [www.phpgroupware.org], and it appears to work reasonably well albeit rather slowly. When installing the applications into the MySQL? database the device froze and required a restart but everything seemed to be there at that time and I was able to continue with the installation and setup normally.

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Ignore the stuff on the page, it's merely there as something to look at and see how the wee beastie is performing, I'm even more useless than I claim to be there. PhpGroupware? can be reached with a /phpgroupware/login.php at the end of this address. Username demo, password demo, but be warned it is _slow_ ! Additionally I have NOT configured the mail section for security reasons but you will get the idea I'm sure :-) Calendar etc should display ok.

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Ignore the stuff on the page, it's merely there as something to look at and see how the wee beastie is performing, I'm even more useless than I claim to be there. PhpGroupware? can be reached with a /phpgroupware/login.php at the end of this address. Username demo, password demo, but be warned it is _slow_ ! Additionally I have NOT configured the mail section for security reasons but you will get the idea I'm sure :-) Calendar etc should display ok.

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Right now the Slug is serving up internet radio to 2 SliMP3 players in different rooms without a hitch, CPU is 55-75% according to top. Nice one!

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