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Re: New embedded controller: opn-max


  • Subject: Re: New embedded controller: opn-max
  • From: "Daniel Berenguer" <dberenguer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 09:28:32 -0000

Hi Tim,

The slug can still be used as a NAS using NFS and you can even install
samba on it but remember that the Linksys web pages are not there any
more under OpenSlug. Nevertheless, in my opinion, you shouldn't use
the opn-max slug for other purposes as you would be compromising its
performance. Remember that other of the interests of this project is
the availability of distributing tasks among the network. So, I would
rather do:

First slug -> NAS
Second slug -> opn-max

Daniel.

--- In xap_automation@xxxxxxx, "Tim Hawes" <timsyahoo@...>
wrote:
>
> Thanks Daniel.
> Does this mean that the slug can't be used as a NAS at the same time
> as being an opn-max? (I did look at the link but maybe I missed that
> bit).
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> Cheers,
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> Tim.
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> On 9/22/07, Daniel Berenguer <dberenguer@...> wrote:
> > Hi Tim,
> >
> > That's indeed one of the interests of having an opn-max in your
network :)
> >
> > Daniel.
> >
> >
> > --- In xap_automation@xxxxxxx, "Tim Hawes"
<timsyahoo@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Daniel,
> > >
> > > This sounds pretty cool :-)
> > > If I understand you correctly, I can run a xAP controller on
a slug
> > > and not have to have a PC on 24/7...did I get that right?
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Tim.
> > >
> > >
> > > On 9/21/07, Daniel Berenguer <dberenguer@> wrote:
> > > > Hi xAP community!
> > > >
> > > > I'm proud to introduce opn-max =96 a new generation of
embedded
network
> > > > controllers aimed to work as high-level xAP masters
(good
> > > > introduction, don't you think so?).
> > > >
> > > > http://www.opnode.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=3Dopn-max
> > > >
> > > > This controller is based on a Linksys NSLU2 and only
needs an
external
> > > > drive (memory stick or hard disk) to store
applications, web
pages and
> > > > custom files. The NSLU2 typically costs less than 80
=80 (VAT
apart).
> > > > Just add the price of a memory stick, install the
necessary
software
> > > > into it and=85 voil=E0, you have an opn-max.
> > > >
> > > > Opn-max, as any other opnode, is an open source design.
This means
> > > > that you can download the source code from sourceforge
(not
yet=85) in
> > > > case you want to contribute to this project. This also
means
that you
> > > > can buy your NSLU2 from your local supplier and then
convert
it into
> > > > an opn-max controller for free.
> > > >
> > > > I'm going to need a lot of help to fine-tune opn-max so
those
> > > > volunteers=85 be ready to spend some time on the
project because
it has
> > > > plenty of features:
> > > >
> > > >  - xAP BSC interface (I'll try to add support for other
schemas in a
> > > > near future)
> > > >  - Web server for configuring and controlling opn-max
> > > >  - Event manager
> > > >  - Perl scripting with access to endpoints
> > > >  - Customizable web PHP pages with access to endpoints
> > > >  - SQLite database. Possibility of saving endpoint
values into
SQLite
> > > > tables
> > > >  - Web graphs and charts
> > > >  - SSH server for administration and installation
purposes
> > > >  - FTP server
> > > >
> > > > These features are already implemented and opn-max is
operational.
> > > > However, so many functionalities need a deep validation
process in
> > > > real applications. I'm just running opn-max on my
workbench and my
> > > > current requirements in terms of home automation are
pretty
limited.
> > > >
> > > > Moreover, Alicia, my personal web developer, has been
very
busy these
> > > > months so she couldn't help me on this project as she
wanted. This
> > > > means that some web pages could need some rework.
Anyway,
we'll see
> > > > this during the beta-tests.
> > > >
> > > > During the next weeks I'll try to fix some minor bugs
and
prepare the
> > > > necessary documentation to guide the first beta-testers
during the
> > > > installation of opn-max on their Slugs. I also have to
upload
opn-max
> > > > to opnode's sourceforge repository and create a yahoo
group
for the
> > > > opnode project.
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Daniel.
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
>




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