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embedded automation computer

ZuntarZuntar North Carolina Icrontian
edited Feb 2009 in Hardware
So I've got my hands on one of these puppies, what would you do with it?

The version I have is 600Mhz with 512Mb ddr, duel nic, with embedded Win XP.

Comments

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    Does it Fold? ;)

    I have no idea what I'd use it for.
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    Use it for an always-on downloading client or as a controller for a small display that can be used as a media interface with another server box.

    (I love these things.)
  • ZuntarZuntar North Carolina Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    The guy who gave it to me is using 2 of them as a redundant firewall PF whatever.

    Hmmm.... @Snarkasm.... things to think over.

    Probably not so good at folding.
  • Your-Amish-DaddyYour-Amish-Daddy The heart of Texas
    edited Feb 2009
    Hmm. I'd use it as a controller interface for an automatic drink mixer.
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    Either a web server or a firewall. Throw monowall or IPCop on there.
  • ZuntarZuntar North Carolina Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    What do you think about SafeSquid?
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    *shrug* Don't know anything about it.
  • mas0nmas0n dallas Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    I would also use it as a firewall. Smoothwall FTW.
  • JBJB Carlsbad, CA
    edited Feb 2009
    Connect it to a Roomba and make it fetch you beer :)
  • ZuntarZuntar North Carolina Icrontian
    edited Feb 2009
    JB wrote:
    Connect it to a Roomba and make it fetch you beer :)

    lol^^

    I have a WRT54GL Running Tomato firmware, so I am quite happy with my firewall setup right now. I do have little kids that "play" on the internet, so I am thinking more of a content filter setup or some other line of defense, mostly because I can..... I think.
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