[owncloud-devel] Western Digital Proposal

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 19:33:57 GMT 2015

On Tuesday 15 December 2015 11:27:51 Michal Hrusecky wrote:
> Michal Hrusecky -  9:01 15.12.15 wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I would like to enter Western Digital contest :-) Here is my proposal of
> > what I would do with PiDrive. I would create openSUSE based image for it
> > with ownCloud setup and few extra features.
> > 
> > One feature I really like to have integrated in the image is movie
> > playback. So you can connect your PiDrive to your TV and via web browser
> > play movies stored on your drive. I have some alpha version of the
> > application running at home[1], so would integrate it, maybe extend it
> > and test it on PiDrive.
> > 
> > I would also play with avahi to publish some information about the
> > PiDrive on the network. I played with it long time ago, I know there is
> > plenty of stuff you can publish, but not really sure what makes sense,
> > so would need to reiterate on that, in theory some computers should be
> > able to autodiscover the PiDrive afterwards.
> > 
> > Other feature I would like to include is to set it up in a way that
> > there will be also some other access at least to the local files. What
> > I'm thinking about is ftp server sharing users database and allowing
> > direct access to the files. Or maybe localhost mounted wdfs exported via
> > ftp/ssh so rsync would be possible. But this needs some experimenting
> > and probably some configuration via web interface.
> > 
> > Doing some samba shares/publish name over samba would be great, but have
> > only limited experience with samba and have no windows machine to test
> > against, so I can try after the stuff mentioned before, but can't
> > promise given limited time and experience.
> > 
> During the discussion, I realized I would also try to add some easy
> means to configure and give the PiDrive IPv6 connectivity so it can be
> optionally accessed really worldwide. It is universal solution as quite
> some users nowadays no longer have public IP and it will also promote
> the importance of using not obsolete technologies like IPv4 :-)

Ha, IPv6 could be very helpful for this. Thanks for your proposal, Michal!

BTW I think we've met ;-)

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