Working remotely has many advantages, but you sometimes lack some infrastructure. Specially if you use several computers or you share space with other SUSE co-workers. We are 3 Susers in Gran Canaria and we plan to share an office. So we have bought a Cubietruck, a tiny device with minimum power consumption, an ARM processor, a SATA interface and a Gigabit ethernet.

The plan is to come-up with a set of recipes to configure such device to:

  • Share the VPN connection.
  • Nightly mirror images from dist.suse.de and, potentially, from the upcoming images repository.
  • Provide a way to install those images via network.
  • Provide some mechanism for sharing files in the local network.
  • Host a nice landing page about the Gran Canaria office. :-)
  • More ideas are welcome...

Hopefully everything powered by openSUSE (it would be great if somebody can help us with the initial installation, which I don't expect to be trivial in such device).

We will use the Raspberry scripts by Silvio as inspiration https://github.com/moio/raspberry-openvpn-gateway https://wiki.microfocus.net/index.php/OpenVPNonRaspberry_Pi

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    • a_faerber
      over 3 years ago by a_faerber | Reply

      I see that my Wiki page https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Cubietruck still has not been updated with instructions, but Tumbleweed "cubietruck" images are available at the usual location http://download.opensuse.org/ports/armv7hl/tumbleweed/images/ that you can trivially extract and dd to an SD card.

      • ancorgs
        over 3 years ago by ancorgs | Reply

        I already tried (with two different recent builds) and it failed to boot. It threw me to the u-boot menu. I had a very similar issue with ARMbian, by the way. Using Cubian (quite old) everything seems to run ok, so I'm sure its not a hardware problem.

        • a_faerber
          over 3 years ago by a_faerber | Reply

          Please report such problems with more details on the opensuse-arm mailing list. My setup is working fine, including the very latest v2016.01-rc1 U-Boot and both 4.3.0-2 and 4.4.rc3 kernels. Might be an issue with the JeOS image.

          • ancorgs
            over 3 years ago by ancorgs | Reply

            That was always the plan, but I didn't find the time until this morning. Reported there finally.

    • mcaj
      over 3 years ago by mcaj | Reply

      Hi I would like to help you to setup VPN, routering, DNS/DHCP and maybe also mirroring isos. ping mi on next Monday via IRC

    • ancorgs
      over 3 years ago by ancorgs | Reply

      We have parked our Cubietruck in in 3.1.7. Feel free to drop by.

    • dmacvicar
      over 3 years ago by dmacvicar | Reply

      Silvio Moioli has some Salt states to setup a raspberry as an openvpn router for his co-working space, may be those are useful to your project.

    • lnussel
      over 3 years ago by lnussel | Reply

      the image mirroring part might be also interesting for e.g. the taipei office

    • IGonzalezSosa
      over 3 years ago by IGonzalezSosa | Reply

      Although it's a work in progress (we're still polishing things), we have the system fully working. You can check the nice homepage (as long as the Cubietrack is still connected) and also you can take a look to the Gitlab project.

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