[sf-lug] Fwd: two projects

jim stockford jim at well.com
Mon Oct 16 17:15:34 PDT 2006

Here are suggestions from Mike Weber at SpiderTools.com
(CyberMontana, Inc., provides lots of training online, via CD
and DVD, and hardcopy--this is where I buy most of my

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> From: mike <mogyweb at blackfoot.net>
> Date: October 16, 2006 4:33:31 PM PDT
> To: jim stockford <jim at well.com>
> Subject: Re: two projects
> Reply-To: mogyweb at blackfoot.net
> Jim;
>   Here are a few options that work well:
> http://damnsmalllinux.org/store/motherboards/EPIA_M10000
> http://damnsmalllinux.org/store/motherboards/EPIA_5000
> This case is not as good looking as some but I have found it works 
> well.
> http://damnsmalllinux.org/store/itx_cases/MOREX_3677
> I used Centos or DSL on these boards.
> Mike
> On Thu, 2006-10-12 at 11:22 -0700, jim stockford wrote:
>> 1: multiple units in a single two-unit rackable case (enclosure)
>> the idea is to have a mini network in a 2U case, all linux nodes.
>>     one node would be the gateway with just about nothing on it
>> except sshd and squid (httpd proxy), two NICs, one for external,
>> the other for the internal LAN.
>>     second node would have almost nothing on it except sshd and
>> httpd and maybe a rdbms with some scripts (I'm learning python,
>> so that's the top candidate).
>>     third node would have a fairly full-featured bunch of stuff,
>> including RPMs and two RAID 1 drives.
>>     For all units, 1GHz is sufficient; i love RAM, so 1GB RAM always
>> seems good, except in the case of 2GB; one or two hard drives;
>> maybe one or two CD or DVD units in the box.
>>     Seems the internal LAN should include an internal switch that
>> presents an external jack for someone bringing a laptop for on-site
>> ssh access.
>>     I suppose there might be an easy way for each internal unit
>> to present console connections via cable to bulkhead connex. I
>> also suppose that's not useful--better to bring the laptop and
>> have X on the laptop render the GUI stuff on the internal nodes.
>> 2: very low power linux boxes on a boat. The idea is to have a
>> small, very low power network on the boat, hopefully directly
>> powered by 12VDC.
>>     I cannot find a source for internet access from a boat that's
>> out on the ocean. Gotta be satellite connex, I think, unless
>> possible to tap a passing submarine.
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