Friday, October 22, 2010

I have an idea!

Most of my sentences that start like that end up becoming long involved projects and this one is probably no different.

I need an arduino and an ethershield for this idea.
I want to make a device that I can "telnet" to from the internet log in, issue a command and start, shutdown or reboot my home pc.

I have exposed a couple of ports on my Ubuntu box to the internet. I’d like to keep it powered down unless I intend to use it.

Having a device like this would let me save energy and secure my machine just a bit better. If it's turned off, you can't hack at it.

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