A few weeks back I went on eBay and got myself two Pogoplug devices. Very nice little media and file sharing devices, you plug storage in the USB ports and you get access to the data anywhere on the internet. The devices are not expensive at all and very functional. One of the things that interested me in the device is that you can enable SSH on them, login and install and run more software. Of course, the Meshcentral peer-to-peer agent would be a great target for such a device. You can leave your Pogoplug on all the time and then, use it as a low-power presence on the network to wake up other computers, monitor sleeping Intel AMT computers, etc. Best of all, you can use both Meshcentral along with the original Pogoplug software.
So, earlier today I downloaded the proper cross-compiler. I am really getting the hang of this, it took me about an hour to compile the mesh agent and get it running on the device! I also added the new mesh agent to the list of available agents on Meshcentral.com. Now, this is not for everyone just yet, you need to have a good idea what you are doing with Linux and the command prompt. I also did not research how to auto-start the mesh agent yet when the device boots up. Regardless, enable SSH on the Pogoplug web site in the settings and security menu, then I log in and remount the root file system and create a new folder with these commands:
mount -o rw,remount /
I am then ready to cut & paste the agent download and launch code from the Meshcentral.com account page (hit the Install link). After about a minute, the device will show up on Meshcentral.com and you can access file, get the command prompt, etc. Obviously, no remote desktop available.
That's it for now. Have fun with your new Pogoplug features!
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