NANOGers home data centers - What's in your closet?
a.harrowell at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 03:01:02 CDT 2011
Eric Krichbaum <eric at telic.us> wrote:
>I have a 12 pack of single mode run between wiring closets upstairs and
>downstairs. Only one server running feeding media to my xbmc's
>but quite a bit on gig. Nothing overly noisy unless you have your head
Anyone got experience with XBMC and similar linux media centre tools running on tablet or netbook class hardware? I like the idea of using a couple of el cheapo Android tablets with decent external speakers as music/video/TV/phone terminals, getting content from a NAS box and perhaps phone from a * server.
Roku etc. are far, far too expensive for what they do.
Alternatively, Eric, what are your XBMCs running on?
>From: Steven Bellovin [mailto:smb at cs.columbia.edu]
>Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 9:59 PM
>To: Joe Greco
>Cc: nanog at nanog.org; Jeff Johnstone
>Subject: Re: NANOGers home data centers - What's in your closet?
>On Aug 12, 2011, at 10:17 39PM, Joe Greco wrote:
>>> What nobody wired their abode with fiber ?
>>> Am i the only one here
>> I ran a bunch of fiber from the telco rack to the server rack to
>> reduce the risk of damage to expensive servers ... it's likely to be
>> meaningless but it is just a little extra precaution. The server
>> is at least a little bit isolated from everything else.
>That's overkill. I have very little in the house except what's needed
>support ordinary client machines for everyone in the house. That means
>to several locations, some of which have small GigE switches of their
>For example, my wife's computer is colocated with a network-connected
>printer/scanner/fax. The basement location has a WiFi access point,
>home backup server (though lately, I've started using a colo machine
>that), etc. For me -- two generations of laptops (one as backup for
>other), and a Mac Mini as backup desktop. Then there's another access
>point, a B&W laser printer, etc. But anything noisy? Nope.
> --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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