Today I bought Linksys NSLU2 machine. It is small, ARM based NAS and it is running Linux out-of-box. Unpacked, connected to home network and after checking that it is working I reflashed it with OpenSlug 3.10. So now it runs 2.6.16 kernel (instead of old, hacked 2.4.something) and opensource system (built with OpenEmbedded).
What for I bought it (other then taking space under desk)? I plan to run few services on it:
- NFS server with DL_DIR contents (all sources used by OpenEmbedded builds)
- TFTP server (to server kernels, rootfs images for miscelanous devices on my desk)
- SMB server (music, movies)
- Bluetooth access point for my Neo1973 phones and other devices
Too bad that small embedded PCs are harder to get that such gadgets. I hope that one day I will be able to buy machine which will replace my WiFi AP/router and NSLU2 (NAS, BT AP) in one.