[NZLUG] Privacy server

Robin Paulson robin at bumblepuppy.org
Fri Jun 21 12:53:57 NZST 2013

On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 09:16:07AM +1200, Rob Connolly wrote:
> Have a look at git-annex [0] for this. It was originally designed to

i've heard about that elsewhere, i'll check it out

> I'm also wondering if the Raspberry Pi might be suitable for the
> hardware end of this. They have the advantage of being cheap and easy to
> get hold of, but the hardware is pretty underpowered. Perhaps each node
> would need to be made up of several Pis.

the rpi is great, but for a few dollars more, there are plenty of more powerful 
alternatives, mainly based upon an allwinner cortex a8, with a 1.5GHz arm 7, 1GB 
of ram plus wifi built in. 1 usb 2.0 port also, and a microsd port

there are loads on ebay, but this is the cheapest i could find:

a few dollars over that, and you can get dual-core or quad-core, 2GB ram

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