Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:33:32 +0300 From: croco@...nwall.com To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: new Owl On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 02:25:24PM +0300, gremlin@...mlin.ru wrote: > On 2016-08-25 05:38:56 +0300, Solar Designer wrote: > > > We'll need to decide on whether and what to do with Owl next, > > beside the prolonged life support. One possibility is turning > > it into a smaller (and safer?) OpenVZ 7 hosting platform than > > OpenVZ project's own VzLinux is (which is based on RHEL7, > > inheriting the bloat), but nothing is certain yet. > > That's how I use it. > > Besides being the virtualization host, Owl perfectly fits for small > services normally running in a VDS (for me, that's only OpenVPN) > or in VPS Colleagues, could you pay attention to another possible task Owl perfectly fits, namely a router/NAT box, primarily for SOHO environment? I actually used Owl as a router for approx. 12 years (well, there was a P1 box with two ethernets running Owl). I decided to retire that box when I actually realized that it consumes a notable amount of electricity running 24*7, generating a lot of noise with all these coolers, and a tiny Raspberry Pi will do exactly the same at almost no electricity cost and with no noise at all. I would continue using Owl for that purpose but I failed at my attempts to build it for Raspberry, so my RasPi now runs Raspbian. >From the other hand, there are some (actually, many) devices that are able to run OpenWRT; I think Owl, if it existed for these devices, could be better option than OpenWRT. Furthermore, I wouln't be too surprized to see quagga being included into Owl or at least being available as a package, making Owl PC a good cheap replacement for a Cisco router :-) -- Croco
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