Set up and configure a local area network and file server by building your own home-based multimedia server
If you are a developer with BeagleBone experience and want to learn how to use it to set up a network and file server, then this book is ideal for you. To make the most of this book, you should be comfortable with the Linux operating system and know how to install software from the Internet, but you do not have to be a network guru.
Create your own video theatre and music jukebox using Beaglebone. Make your multimedia library available to all the devices on your network, without spending an excessive amount of money on computer components and software.
You'll start off by installing the Debian operating system image onto your BeagleBone, and setting up the software required to serve up both audio and video files to any device on the network. Next, you'll move on to network monitoring software, and install traceroute, MTR (My traceroute), Nmap, and iptraf-ng, to monitor the traffic on your local network. Once the monitoring software is set up, you'll create a RAID array to store all your media files. You'll then go one step further, and set up live and recorded video streaming using a web-based application. Finally, you'll learn to add Wi-Fi connectivity to your multimedia server by setting up WAP on your BeagleBone system.