The spider is born, or Arachnids in your firewalls

Over the years I’ve heavily complained whenever my media-server/firewall  linux server dies. Since I also use this box for my own personal development/code, it’s become a real pain when it dies.

This is usually due to a hard drive failure incident. I’ve now gotten gatvol of this, and decided to get a new system.

I did go a little bit nuts on the HDD redundancy side this time, and also — a bit crazy with the design.

One of the principal requirements was a zero-noise policy. Having fans spinning in my study (whilst quaint, and steampunky) has become overbearing. Most of my “live” wall-based PC decorations sleep when they’re not used (thank you Wake-On-Lan) but the box that controls this all is typically always alive, and has to be accessible all the time.

Meet the spider:

Components:

Dilly and I welded the thing together in about six hours. Angle-iron ftw!

The spider final welded construction

 

 

Author: roelf on January 29, 2014
Category: Uncategorized
1 response to “The spider is born, or Arachnids in your firewalls”
  1. Dilly says:

    Haha 6 hours pfft, it didn’t take that long to construct, the spider was completed within an hour – it just required an additional 5 hours of improvisations that’s all 🙂

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