Its the talk of the town (lwn, /., Linux devices, TG Daily, ..?) & I too was excited when I read about it. A small linux server with decent processor, ram & hd; a Network card and an usb interface. For less then 100$. Hot damn! If I didnt have my soekris allready, this might have gone a long way too! That lil bugger only eats 5watt & has more processor power than my current file server!!!!!
Dont have any use for it now however. I might think of some though 🙂 I’ve been racking my brain from the moment I read the post 😀 The options are obvious.. Webserver, Fileserver (with possibly extra USB storage), Download box, SSH/VPN portal, Controlling power/UPS for other machines, Print server, Streaming media server ………..
In security context or rather breaking in context its quite cool. Configure it to call home, plug it into the foreign network (requires physical acces, but that cant be a problem..) & blamo! access to the network 😉 It can sniff, it can download, it can ……….. So thats cool 😉
But asfor my personal needs.. I havent thought of anything I need that I havent got already just yet.
& wtf? Google MIGHT have gone down after a DDOS MIGHT have been initiated against the service? Thats just publishing anything! I did appreciate Elise Huard’s comments on the matter today. We take GMail for granted even though there are NO guarantees whatsoever.. :s