While working as an admin you come across some unusual requests. We have a conference room at work where we’ve been requested to have a fixed-position USB webcam, but they want to locate the usb cable approx 25+ feet away. They’ve also requested not to have a lot of running cables in the room, so this means also hiding the cables away in the wall. This would also mean some kind of adapter/extension cable. Looking around online, you can buy USB extension cables (some powered), that run 50-ish feet, but they’re usually in the $40+ range. I’m cheap, so I wanted a viable alternative.
Category Archives: Networking
Inspired by the folks over at Backblaze, who describe in this post how they build (pretty much from scratch, and with a breakdown of components and basic wiring diagram) their own Debian-based SAN devices to power their backup business, I’ve decided to try and build my own Linux-based iSCSI SAN device.