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Richard Bown
Hi ,
Now I've got a pogoplug coming, I thinking of an alternate use for the slug.
Like most some time during the year we are away on vacation, I'm wondering if I could use it
as a webcam server, so I can ssh in from outside and see  if everything in a room is still there.
It would also need to be a dyn.dns client as well, as my ip address is dynamically assigned.
It will be a USB web cam , I've used with linux before.
What would nice is if there is a change in the video frame to store an image or two.
Has anyone done any thing like that ???

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Re: web cam server on a NSLU2

bturrie (Bugzilla)
Haven't tried it yet, but optware and debian have a package called "motion"  that will monitor a webcam and if motion is detected send a stream of pictures to a specified folder (say dropbox?). Then if you wanted you could use mutt to send a text to yourself to let you know. I just installed motion on my dockstar with ipkg install motion so I know it exists in optware but once again I haven't tried it out myself...yet...

Here's a description for ubuntu/debian.

http://blog.petrilopia.net/software/security-camera-system-ubuntu-linux-motion/


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Re: web cam server on a NSLU2

oddballhero-2
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Yes, but I actually did the print/scan server on the NSLU2 and the Webcam/surveillance server on the Pogoplug because it is more resource intensive.  I monitor multiple cameras.  You could also just use an ip webcam which usually includes a dynamic dns service contracted with the manufacturer.  You actually don't have to subscribe to a dynamic dns service provider.  You can modify one of the dns update scripts to email you your dynamically assigned IP (even encoded) whenever it changes.  It usually doesn't change that much.  Main thing is setting up your iptable rules/port forwarding.

--- In [hidden email], Richard Bown <richard@...> wrote:

>
> Hi ,
> Now I've got a pogoplug coming, I thinking of an alternate use for the slug.
> Like most some time during the year we are away on vacation, I'm wondering if I could use it
> as a webcam server, so I can ssh in from outside and see  if everything in a room is still there.
> It would also need to be a dyn.dns client as well, as my ip address is dynamically assigned.
> It will be a USB web cam , I've used with linux before.
> What would nice is if there is a change in the video frame to store an image or two.
> Has anyone done any thing like that ???
>
> --
> --
> Best wishes / 73
> Richard Bown
>
> Email : richard@...
> HTTP  :http://www.g8jvm.info
> nil carborundum a illegitemis
> ##################################################################################
> Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
> Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W ( degs+mins )
> QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
> Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
> ##################################################################################
> Please do not use the e-mail address of richard@...
> Mail hosted by 1and1, Domain screwed up by 1and1 and Freeparking
>


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Re: web cam server on a NSLU2

lance_benson
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Here's a link to documentation on my rivercam, running under openWrt on an NSLU2 since 2009:  http://www.picaxeforum.co.uk/showthread.php?13705-Rivercam-with-PICAXE-pan-tilt-control



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lance_benson
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Here's a link to documentation on my rivercam, running under openWrt on an NSLU2 since 2009:  http://www.picaxeforum.co.uk/showthread.php?13705-Rivercam-with-PICAXE-pan-tilt-control



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Re: web cam server on a NSLU2

Richard Bown
On Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:39:48 -0000
"lance_benson" <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
>
> Here's a link to documentation on my rivercam, running under openWrt on an NSLU2 since 2009:
> http://www.picaxeforum.co.uk/showthread.php?13705-Rivercam-with-PICAXE-pan-tilt-control
>
>
>

Thats interesting, as you are using both USB ports and no extra memory.
nice !

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Best wishes / 73
Richard Bown

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QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
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