This device has some great features making it great for hacking.
- USB powered
- has USB host
- 10/100 Ethernet
- 2.4Ghz 150Mbps wifi
- dd-wrt client bridge (wifi client and cat5 output with DHCP etc)
projects to look into:
- Running air tunes to receive music from itunes
- Sharing usb over a network
- Connecting to a USB SDR device for radio scanning etc
EDIT: Instructions remade for Ubuntu 16.02
Got this working on a Raspberry Pi 2 by using several sets of instructions… All commands are done on the command line in a terminal instance.
- These instructions got the actual software onto my machine. Since there is no build for ubuntu, the code must be compiled on the local machine – starting with the dependent encryption suite ‘libsodium’ first .
- From the linked instructions “I also recommend installing the build-essential packages in case you’re missing compilers.”
apt-get install build-essential
- Download the libsodium to a useable directory, I used /media/libsodium which I created first using
sudo mkdir /media/libsodium
Continue reading “DNScrypt with Ubuntu 14.04 on RPi 2”
My RPi 2 is running Ubuntu-trusty from here, and I needed to add an FTP server. The FTP server will host a folder on a ntfs USB drive. Initially I tried vsftpd, but the vsftpd FTP server sucks and I ended up using a different FTP, proftpd. What I did was loosely based around these instructions.
- install proftpd from a terminal window:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install proftpd
(when a window popped up, I (eventually) I installed as a service since the other option requires more stuff I haven’t installed)
- Modify config file using nano text editor:
sudo nano /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf
Continue reading “Installing an FTP server on RPi 2 running ubuntu”
Update: Installing Ubuntu 14.04 is here (Supported through early 2019).
Note: The RPi2 with officially supported Ubuntu is proving problematic, I want to move to something more reliable.
Use a Raspberry PI as a NAS Seed Box (Network Attached Storage running torrent software). RPi 2 is perfect for this due to running at very low electrical low power and being faster than a Fast Ethernet bottleneck. I initially bought a RPi version 1B which I returned as it couldn’t send files over a wired LAN at 10MB per second (basically the bottleneck for Fast Ethernet (100mbps)). Also I can use a thin client for torrenting on my PC with Deluge rather than just a webUI.
- RPi version 2B running Ubuntu (yay linux).
- USB Drive formatted in NTFS.
- Install Samba (windows file sharing).
- Install Deluge torrent software with a web interface (deluge also supports a remote thin client 🙂 ).
Using a HDMI monitor and keyboard:
- Install Ubuntu.
Continue reading “Raspberry PI 2 as a NAS device with torrenting”