[owncloud-devel] Wester Digital Appliance

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 19:18:27 GMT 2015


On Thursday 17 December 2015 18:23:26 Daniel Ripoll wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm amazed how many of us are interested in the
> autodiscovery stuff, lol.
> 
> Ok, behind this point I think, that for my self
> instead of doing autodiscovery, for my self, may I
>  help with the the Web Server / dynamicDNS / SSL stuff

Yeah, that will need some love and attention.

> ;)
> 
> And for the webserver, is there apache for some
> special reason?
> 
> OwnCloud works fine with nginx with a good config
> and it's more suited to pi specs.

Yeah, for performance reasons it might totally make sense to go for NGINX. We can do some prototyping, testing - see which one is faster, right?

> 
> 
> 
> 
> El 17/12/15 a las 18:13, Jos Poortvliet escribió:
> > On Tuesday 15 December 2015 10:40:49 Christian Rost wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> a few days ago I read the blog on owncloud.org about the
> >> WD-ownCloud-Appliance and was really excited to read all the
> >> proposals.
> >>
> >> First a few words about myself. I'm Christian, Linux Consultant
> >> and Trainer at B1 Systems, located near Ingolstadt, Germany. I
> >> did a few ownCloud Projects so I know the Software and the code.
> >>
> >> Well, I decided to write my thought down because in my humble
> >> opionon this should keept as simple as possible, so everybody
> >> all over the world, no matter what experience should be able to
> >> buy the parts and use it without knowing anything about ownCloud
> >> / linux and all the other parts behind the GUI.
> >>
> >> As in the blog mentioned there is already an image which can be
> >> used but there is manual coniguration with keyboard / tv needed.
> >>
> >> So the goal is to do this automatically.
> >>
> >> Why not using this image and create a simple webconfig tool
> >> where the user can submit all necessary information. And a
> >> confiurationscript or configurationsoftware (puppet etc.) will
> >> take care that everything is configured in a proper way?
> >>
> >> After initial boot the user connect the Pi to TV/Screen and get a
> >> message like "please open browser and got to 192.168..... to
> >> start webconfig tool" or we develop a small tool which can
> >> autodiscover the webconfig tool and open a browser on the users
> >> notebook to start the webconiguration.
> >
> > Yeah, the autodiscovery I think is the kind of stuff we need,
> > Mickaël Fourgeaud talked about developing this. We'd need a server
> > and client side, perhaps you two can figure out something together
> > here?
> >
> >> This webconfig tool can configure for example (not limited to):
> >> - Apache - SSL (let's encrypt etc) - SSL renew cert
> > Yeah, I think let's encrypt timing has been perfect for us ;-)
> >
> >> - mySQL - my.cnf - Backup
> >
> > Some backup solution we'll need, somehow. I was hoping to see a
> > proposal for developing that. There are some pieces here and
> > there, like ownBackup for example.
> >
> >> - php.ini - dynDNS - ownCloud - Config Backup - AntiVirus for
> >> ownCloud (clamav) (not sure if performance is enough) - Username
> >> / Password for HostOS - Automated Updates (Host OS) (ownCloud
> >> via updater) - firewall - UPNP (to open Port on Router) (not sure
> >> if this is not too risky) - much much more
> >>
> >> After initial configuration the webconfig tool can reside on the
> >> system but is now protected via username / password so nobody
> >> can reset / reconfigure the system.
> >>
> >> But to implement and test everything above We need a lot of time
> >> so let's start small and simple like owncloud did. Let's create
> >> a great solution, easy to use for everybody.
> >>
> >> What do you think?
> >>
> >> This proposal is not an application for a dev-kit ( I already
> >> have a few raspies)
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >>
> >> Christian
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
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