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Thomas Wismer
2004-08-13, 19:32
Greetings all,



An article about hacking a Linksys Network Storage Unit
(http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Sections-article85.php) caught my eye
recently because it looks like it would be the perfect host for all of my
MP3's especially if the Slimserver software could be recompiled to run on
it. No more keeping a full machine up, the wife just needs to make sure
there is a green light on the top of the linksys device, and with it's
external USB drive support adding another 200/300 gigs of tunes is no
problem.



Has anyone looked into this yet? Does this seem feasible?



T

Gregory P. Smith
2004-08-14, 18:50
On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 10:32:11PM -0400, Thomas Wismer wrote:
> Greetings all,
>
>
>
> An article about hacking a Linksys Network Storage Unit
> (http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Sections-article85.php) caught my eye
> recently because it looks like it would be the perfect host for all of my
> MP3's especially if the Slimserver software could be recompiled to run on
> it. No more keeping a full machine up, the wife just needs to make sure
> there is a green light on the top of the linksys device, and with it's
> external USB drive support adding another 200/300 gigs of tunes is no
> problem.
>
>
>
> Has anyone looked into this yet? Does this seem feasible?

plenty of cpu power so long as you don't need to transcode audio (the
cpu most likely lacks any floating point support), but the real potential
problem is memory.

That box only has 32mb ram. If your collection is large enough to even
need one of those boxes you'll be swapping. (look at the size of your
slimp3 memory usage on your existing server today and assume it'll be
a bit more on a version compiled for that system)