Home Media Fileserver – Revision 1
For the origional media server I used an Old HP machine. It was an intel 550 mhz with 512MB of ram. The case was slightly modified to accept 2xHot Swap IDE hard drives.
- OpenBSD running software raid mirroring of 2x80GB IDE Hard Drives.
- SAMBA for sharing files to the other machines on my network.
- Pure-FTPd for FTP access.
- net-smpd for monitoring usage.
- Originally this machine also functioned as a router/firewall for my home network as well.
Eventually this machine was upgraded to revision 2, and the old HP was put to use as an OpenBSD router.
OpenBSD is a great operating system, but is not optimized for storage.
This machine was depreciated to make way for a new machine with more disks, a hardware IDE SCSI controller, running FreeBSD.