[FoRK] poor man's PAN

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Jun 21 10:19:12 PDT 2013

Does it actually store stuff? They talk about seeding the box and the 
parts description (and yours of course) include reference to a FAT32 usb 

What's the advantage of having stuff on it?  I'm  assuming it simplifies 
p2p sharing without any internet connection.  Is it just for file 
sharing or can you actually proxy an interweb connection through it?


On 6/21/2013 9:48 AM, Tom Higgins wrote:
> I have a little TPlink running a hand tweaked version of Piratebox (
> http://daviddarts.com/piratebox-diy-openwrt/) being powered by an extern
> battery pack (both one I cobbled together and a commercial bought one).
> With a good sized usb stick/sd<>usb device i have enough storage fro a nice
> chunk of my music collection, a ton of books and some goodies I don't mind
> sharing out. When i am out and about it gets 10+ hours (less with increased
> use) when it is on the commercial battery pack, about 6 hours on my jerry
> rigged battery pack and longer than i can count when its draining off the
> car battery.
> I have played with a portable RasPi device...my battery rigs power it just
> fine , the storage situation is about the same....but man the stuff you can
> pack on a Pi. Nothing like having a shell to run  elinks on :)-
> -tom

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