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Nice one, the idea came once into my mind, and now it seems it has gone real. I want to see the future of this
    
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I can think of some good uses for this

Linux ISOs?
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If anything it would be an interesting experiment... fishing for data.
Setup a box somewhere for a week to a month, come back and see what you caught!
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It just...seems like a wireless NAS without an external internet connection, and a customized OS--most NAS's run some version of linux already. Am I missing something here? If you have a USB hard drive and a wireless router with a USB port that supports UPnP and you can do this for free.
    
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This seems to be so traceable...
Edited by _GTech - 3/12/12 at 11:36am
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post #16 of 55
So essentially what i'm looking at is a flash drive running linux
attached to a wireless router? Ha, thats pretty clever. If I ever live in a
dystopian state I'll set up a few of these and create a "pirate network"
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It just...seems like a wireless NAS without an external internet connection, and a customized OS--most NAS's run some version of linux already. Am I missing something here? If you have a USB hard drive and a wireless router with a USB port that supports UPnP and you can do this for free.

Yea, I'm also lost as to what this thing does/accomplishes...can anyone enlighten me?
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Yea, I'm also lost as to what this thing does/accomplishes...can anyone enlighten me?

It is an open facing wireless NAS.

Anyone can connect to it in range, and use the file storage service using the Linux interface.
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It is an open facing wireless NAS.
Anyone can connect to it in range, and use the file storage service using the Linux interface.

Can't I do the same thing with my network connected storage if the network and storage have open security?
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Can't I do the same thing with my network connected storage if the network and storage have open security?

Yes, you can do it with any hardware. The linux interface is the unique part of it, all tracking has been removed so anyone using it is anonymous to the router. All it does it store and allow access to files, nothing more. In this case simplicity is good.
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