Beef’n it up with what you already have

May 28, 2019

If history is doomed to repeat itself then why is technology any different? It isn’t. The newest and most shiny things in tech are usually a little more faster than the last with an added feature. That alone doesn’t make old tech obsolete. If it is still functioning well within it’s limitations while meeting production requirements then it is still working . The new kids on the block, for the most part, just give old tech competition. This discussion in the enterprise world would hardly ever take place unless millions of dollars were tied to it.

Never get rid of good tech - Cisco Ramon (STAR Labs)

I woke up today and decided to utilize my drawer and tote box of old tech to come up with some home projects for the month. The first; Home Network Attached Storage

Raspberry Pi $0
Mediasonic Probox $0
3 TB Western Digital Black hard drive $0
Samba file server for home LAN without spending anything ….. kinda Priceless

					user@buf0rd: $ apt-get update -y && apt-get install samba samba-common-bin -y
					user@buf0rd: $ nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

					[Spacegator 3TB Network Storage]
					comment = Home network attached storage
					public = yes
					writeable = yes
					browsable = yes
					path = /home/pi/NAS
					create mask = 0777
					directory mask = 0777
					read only = no
					guest ok = yes

All Done...

well not really. This project frustrated me over the next few days. The embedded PC should have been doing more. I decided to install a syslog server to utilize some of the 'extra' power

					pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get install syslog-ng
					pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo nano /etc/syslog-ng/syslog-ng.conf

Not a bad deal. A syslog server and network attached storage for $0.00. The benefits of both exceed the time in research.