Set up and configure a local area network and file server by building your own home-based multimedia server
About This Book
Who This Book Is For
If you are a developer with BeagleBone experience and want to learn how to use it to set up a network and file server, then this book is ideal for you. To make the most of this book, you should be comfortable with the Linux operating system and know how to install software from the Internet, but you do not have to be a network guru.
What You Will Learn
Create your own video theatre and music jukebox using Beaglebone. Make your multimedia library available to all the devices on your network, without spending an excessive amount of money on computer components and software.
You'll start off by installing the Debian operating system image onto your BeagleBone, and setting up the software required to serve up both audio and video files to any device on the network. Next, you'll move on to network monitoring software, and install traceroute, MTR (My traceroute), Nmap, and iptraf-ng, to monitor the traffic on your local network. Once the monitoring software is set up, you'll create a RAID array to store all your media files. You'll then go one step further, and set up live and recorded video streaming using a web-based application. Finally, you'll learn to add Wi-Fi connectivity to your multimedia server by setting up WAP on your BeagleBone system.
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Bill Pretty began his career in electronics in the early 80s with a small telecom start-up company that would eventually become a large multinational. He left this company to pursue a career in commercial aviation in northern Canada. Next, he joined the Ontario Center for Microelectronics, a provincially funded research and development center. Bill left this for a career in the military as a civilian contractor at what was then called Defense Research Establishment Ottawa. Thus began a career that was to span the next 25 years and continues until today. Over the years, Bill acquired extensive knowledge in the field of technical security and started his own company in 2010. This company is called William Pretty Security Inc. and provides support in the form of research and development to various law enforcement and private security agencies. Bill has published and presented a number of white papers on the subject of technical security. For a number of years, he was also a guest presenter at the Western Canada Technical Conference, a law enforcement-only conference held every year in western Canada. A selection of these papers is available for download from his website.
Glenn Vander Veer
Glenn Vander Veer has been an embedded firmware developer for various microprocessors and microcontrollers for the past 20 years. He has been tinkering with electronics and all types of computers for over 30 years now. His interests lie in computer security, audio and video development, and tinkering with various operating systems. This is Glenn's first book, but definitely not his last.
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