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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Chapter 5. Setting Up a Home Server

Since you are now familiar with creating an entire root filesystem from scratch, it is a good time to create something a little more complex. Granted that a desktop can be quite useful by itself, but very often, a desktop OS on these kinds of ARM development boards might be a little too slow. However, these devices are very useful for low-power home servers.

The term home server is used here, as most services are useful to a person at home, but using a Cubieboard in a colocation center and getting it to function as a web server and mail server, for example, also works quite well. However, when doing that, security does come to mind. Security is not strongly addressed in this chapter, as it is a subject that requires ...

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