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RE: NANOGers home data centers - What's in your closet?
From: Alexander Harrowell <a.harrowell () gmail com>
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 10:01:02 +0200

Eric Krichbaum <eric () 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
the closets.


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? 

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Bellovin [mailto:smb () cs columbia edu] 
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 9:59 PM
To: Joe Greco
Cc: nanog () 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

Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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