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1  General Category / General Discussion / plug computer advice on: November 12, 2011, 11:22:29 AM
I am researching using a plug computer device for a syslog-ng server. I have a Snort box and I would like to buy either a sheevaplug, guruplug, or guruplug server for a syslog server.

Couple questions:
  • Would the sheevaplug be able to handle logs from a snort box with traffic coming from a max of 5 computers (home network)
  • Do I need anything other equipment to program the plug?

I plan on attaching an external hard drive to the plug to store logs.
2  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: question regarding the Guruplug on: October 20, 2011, 03:24:11 PM
Since I had a bit of time on my hands waiting for code to compile on one of my machines I downloaded ossec on my Sheeva and compiled it no problem.  Just read their INSTALL doc and you'll be fine.

Plug computers should be great for something like ossec.  You don't need much in the way of processing power.


You sir, just made my day. Now I won't have to spend $$$ on a new server just to run OSSEC. Thanks again for taking the time to check compatibility and respond to my post.   Grin
3  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: question regarding the Guruplug on: October 20, 2011, 09:41:35 AM
Can anyone confirm that the GuruPlug will run any application that would run on a regular install of Debian running on a X86 motherboard? I am concerned that software that will run on ARM architecture will not run on x86 and vice versa.

If software on x86 mobo will run on Guruplug, would I would have to compile it on the Guruplug using ./configure, make, make install?

The application that I am specifically wanting to use on the Guruplug is OSSEC http://www.ossec.net.

Thanks.
4  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / Re: question regarding the Guruplug on: October 15, 2011, 12:31:39 AM
... and I am not sure an application written for a x86 intel platform will work on this sheevaplug ARM architecture without modifying the application, is that correct?
Only if you've written some hardware architecture-specific code into the application.
Otherwise you will have to compile and link it for ARM, but not modify anything.

Thanks for reply birdman. So, if I understand correctly, I can run any application on the Guruplug that I could run on a regular install of Debian running on a X86 motherboard?  Just as long as I compile it on the Guruplug (./configure, make, make install)?

The application that I am specifically wanting to use on the Guruplug is OSSEC http://www.ossec.net.

5  Hardware and U-Boot firmware / Hardware / question regarding the Guruplug on: October 13, 2011, 04:46:17 PM
Hello, I am new to this board. From what I have read, I believe the sheevaplugs/guruplugs only support a modified version of an OS on a ARM architecture such as Debian, http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/armel/ and I am not sure an application written for a x86 intel platform will work on this sheevaplug ARM architecture without modifying the application, is that correct?

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