Automated Living Backend Server

This is the sub-project for Automated Living: This is the server backend component

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I originally was going to have 1 server be responsible for the OpenCV, TFTP, NFS, and Notification server, but I have since split the responsibilities.

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  • Packages and IP setup

    James Wynhoff04/26/2018 at 23:29 0 comments

    apt-get install xinetd tftpd tftp

    and in  /etc/network/interfaces :

    auto enp3s0:1
    iface enp3s0:1 inet static
    name TFTP Server

    and then 

    /etc/init.d/networking restart

    enp3s0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr d4:3d:7e:ba:a9:56
              inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: fe80::d63d:7eff:feba:a956/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:433088 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:11424 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:66214575 (66.2 MB)  TX bytes:1114489 (1.1 MB)

    enp3s0:1  Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr d4:3d:7e:ba:a9:56
              inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

    Sweet, up and running!

    next I will configure the services!

  • Really MSI?

    James Wynhoff04/04/2018 at 20:57 0 comments

    I just recently got my office in a (mostly) usable state at the new house, and threw my hand usb installer into the PC I was going to use as a server with a fresh 3tb sata drive, I came back to it today and found things were a hot steaming mess, the scripts I have on my auto installer relies heavily on having an internet connection, this was actually the first time I have had a problem with this, I should make everything fail gracefully, it doesn't, it turns it into a hot mess.

    Right away I found the problem, the integrated NIC is putting on a good show, but its all for show.

    It gets a link light, you can detect the interface, but it wont DHCP, and wont respond to static settings, I booted a LiveUSB to confirm it wasnt just an issue with this install, no dice.

    Maybe now I remember why this PC landed in the reuse pile.....

    I know somewhere in this house exists a PCI-E NIC, I just saw it...... a few weeks ago?

    Oh boy..

  • It all starts with an ISO...

    James Wynhoff04/02/2018 at 22:14 0 comments

    Today I will be working on getting the first server set up, I will post its specs here as soon as I figure out what machine I will use...

    Its roles will be:

    TFTP Server (boot SBCs)

    Central Log server

    Notification server (using prowl to send messages to the phones)

    Video Transcoding (lowest priority)

    HDMI framegrabber (more details soon)

    It will have a virtual interface sitting at for TFTP serving so I can hard encode the address in uboot and let this be as easy to deploy as possible without interfering with standard network setups.

    The base will be Ubuntu 16 Server

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