The project I talked about earlier is a project to put together a secure home PBX system. Just for fun. I thought it’d be a good exercise and it would expose me to some telecommunications concepts with which I am completely unfamiliar. Getting out of one’s comfort zone is a good thing, right?
So, to get started, here’s what I’ve got as a home-networking set-up and this is how I see it changing…
Box 1: linux public server. Some ancient AMD Athalon based system with, I think, 2g RAM. Running SuSE 11, I believe. Was my hardened home server before I moved the domain out to the cloud. (here)
Box 2: Sarah’s Windows box. An HP Pavillion Slimline x3300 PC. Pretty much a piece of crap that we got at Best Buy for like $400 a couple years ago. It’s running Vista currently, but in way-I’m-too-retarded-to-do-you-any-good-scaled-down mode. Seriously. For all of Vista’s hype, this GUI looks like Windows 3.1. Crapware.
Box 3: My old windows box which I dumped when I got my current box (iMac 27″ i7…drool…) … this Vista box is a Gateway LX6810-01 and it’s a pretty decent box. I used it for a LAMP platform for a hot minute, but mostly as a glorified XBox with a keyboard.
Here’s what we’re going to do….