Feb 192013

Just finished my first video tutorial !

This will guide you from a fresh install of Raspbian Server Edition all the way through to getting snapshots in your email.

Would love to hear some feedback on this, positive or negative πŸ™‚

Feb 142013

Version 2.4 has been released. Pick it up here


Raspbian Server Edition is Raspian with a lot of the GUI and other non-essential utilities stripped out. It’s meant to be used as an easy to deploy base for servers of any kind. It keeps the core of Raspbian with no extra utilities slapped on.


Raspbian Server Edition 2.3 is based on the 2013-02-09 release of Raspbian. Disk usage is down to around 570 megabytes.

I’ve stripped out approx 283 packages in this release. The full list can be found here.

An image is also available for your downloading pleasure.
The tar.gz version can be found here

SHA1 Hash :
5ca2ea00f9378f64d27451e3abd0cc16a984bb80 RSEv2.3.tar.gz

Please support the continued development of Raspbian Server Edition by donating !

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Feb 082013

As a continuation this post, I have completed the first version of the RaspAP WebGUI. I have yet to decide on a good name for it though.

If you would like to download it to try it out, the links to the PHP script and supporting files are here –
Zip Version
tar.gz Version

Specific instructions to install the supported software are in the post linked at the beginning of this post.
For a quick run through, read on !
The Packages required for the WebGUI are –

  • lighttpd (I have version 1.4.31-2 installed via apt)
  • php5-cgi (I have version 5.4.4-12 installed via apt)

along with their supporting packages, php5 will also need to be enabled via the following command and lighttpd restarted.

sudo lighty-enable-mod fastcgi-php
/etc/init.d/lighttpd restart

/etc/sudoers will also need to be updated with the following line –

www-data ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:/sbin/ifdown wlan0,/sbin/ifup wlan0,/bin/cat /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf,/bin/cp /tmp/wifidata /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf,/sbin/wpa_cli scan_results,/sbin/wpa_cli scan,/bin/cp /tmp/hostapddata /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf,/etc/init.d/hostapd start,/etc/init.d/hostapd stop,/etc/init.d/dnsmasq start,/etc/init.d/dnsmasq stop,/bin/cp /tmp/dhcpddata /etc/dnsmasq.conf

Once those modifications are done, unzip the files to /var/www and it should be up and running !

Keep in mind that this is a very very first alpha version of this.
In testing, it worked for me, but if you have issues or feedback, please feel free to contact me or comment on this post πŸ™‚ I look forward to hearing back from anyone who has tried this out πŸ™‚

Jan 302013

I’ve gotten some coding done on the Pi’s WiFi configuration portal.

This is a quick snapshot of what it looks like so far.
Does anyone have any feedback or comments ?


Jun 112012

I have started work on a PHP/mySQL Project which allows for simple uploading of files through a HTML form, and allows for downloads via a file listing.

Currently the features are :
Quotas per user
File upload via PHP form
File download via HTML page

It is not yet complete, but very simple and easy to setup.
Files are stored on the filesystem rather than in the database.

If this would be of use to anyone, please let me know and I can release it out into the wild.