BarracudaDrive for the FOX Board LX

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The world's smallest application server?

We have released a free version of the FuguHub application server for the FOX Board LX.

FuguHub is a secure application server with an integrated scripting language, database engine, WebDAV server, Web File Manager, tiny SSL server, HTTPS tunnel, and various SLL VPN clients for the HTTPS tunnel. The server also comes with an easy to use Content Management System (Web Page Creator) and an Electronic Bulletin Board.

An application server, which should not be confused with a web server, is an operating system that can load and start auxiliary applications.

The FOX Board runs the Linux operating system on an ETRAX 100LX microprocessor  (100MIPS RISC CPU). The 66 x 72 mm (2.6 x 2.8 inches) Fox Board contains 8MB of FLASH and 32MB of RAM. The FOX Board can be purchased from ACME systems for 139 EUR.

FOX Board has two main field applications:
  • As a stand alone device to serve as a powerful and reliable application server.
  • As a core engine to plug onto the PCB of a user application board instead of a simple micro controller.

FOX Board Non-Commercial Version License:
You must read the Non-Commercial Version License file before downloading.

FOX Board Instructions:

  1. Download /bd.foxboard.3-9.tar.gz.
  2. Unpack and install/configure the server as explained in the readme file.

You may also be interested in reading about FuguHub for Linksys NSLU2.

Frequently Asked Questions:

FuguHub FAQ

Posted in News Friday, March 28th, 2008 by Real Time Logic

BarracudaDrive for Linksys NSLU2

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Note, the following release is for an older version of FuguHub for the Unslung firmware. For the latest version, visit the following URL: SlugOS For Dummies.

See also:
FuguHub for WD My Book Live
FuguHub for Marvell's SheevaPlug


We have released a free version of the FuguHub application server for NSLU2 and the Unslung Linux firmware.

FuguHub is a secure application server with an integrated scripting language, database engine, WebDAV server, Web File Manager, tiny SSL server, HTTPS tunnel, and various SLL VPN clients for the HTTPS tunnel.

The NSLU2 (Network Storage Link for USB 2.0 Disk Drives) is a device made by Linksys. It makes USB Flash memory and hard disks accessible over a network (NAS).

The SQLite database engine and the Lua scripting language are integrated into the FuguHub server. The server supports what is known as Lua Server Pages (LSP). FuguHub LSP applications are deployed as standard ZIP files. The ZIP files, which are in the "applications" sub directory, are loaded and mounted as read only file systems by the application server.

The server comes with a Content Management System and an Electronic Bulletin Board implemented by using LSP. The server also comes with an application designed explicitly to help new users configure the server by using a browser.

The blog engine powering this site is the same  blog engine that comes with the FuguHub application server. You can visit the Content Management System home page if you like to know more about the blog and the CMS engine, but please note that the CMS is just one of many applications in the FuguHub server.

Running an application server such as FuguHub on the NSLU2, by using an external USB flash memory for storing the database files, yields an application server that is virtually maintenance free. Technically, the server should run 24/7 for a good 20 years.

FuguHub, or BD for short, is a product developed by using the Barracuda Embedded Web Server SDK and is well suited for running on the NSLU2. FuguHub is a commercial product, but we are offering a free version for Unslung.

See the following page for more information regarding this release: FuguHub3.9-beta. The press release and most of the documentation is designed for Windows.

NSLU2 Non-Commercial Version License:

You must read the Non-Commercial Version License file before downloading.

Unslung instructions:

  1. Install unslung on your NSLU2
  2. Download /bd.unslung.3-9.tar.gz. Telnet to your NSLU2 and download as follows: wget /bd.unslung.3-9.tar.gz
  3. Unzip to any directory, but you may want to create a dedicated directory for BD such as /home/bd
  4. Start server with the following command ./bdd –p8080 –s8443, where 8080 is the HTTP port number and 8443 is the HTTPS port number. You can also start the server as a daemon: ./bdd –p8080 –s8443 -d
  5. Configure the server as explained in the readme file.

You may also be interested in reading about FuguHub for the FOX Board.

Frequently Asked Questions:

FuguHub FAQ

Posted in News Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 by David

BarracudaDrive 3.9 Beta


FuguHub is an easy to use Web Server for non techies and is now available with a free license. The included license expires Wednesday, June 11, 2008 with only some features expiring. See the FAQ for more information.

The new version includes a Content Management System (CMS) and an Electronic Bulletin Board (forum).

Online demos are now available for the CMS and the forum on our FuguHub 3.9 powered web sites. As an example, you can subscribe to the following two feeds:

You can use FuguHub to create your own feeds just like we do by using the new CMS and the forum.

We are updating our marketing strategy to provide newsletters via RSS feeds. The above blog feed gives you information from all RSS feed categories. You can alternatively subscribe to our news category if you prefer to receive our newsletters only.

News feed: http://barracudadrive.net/blog/News.rss

You can select from a vast number of RSS readers from desktop type to online WEB RSS readers. You can also use free services online that can forward any RSS feed to your mobile phone.

One desktop reader you may find useful is the Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client. Thunderbird is a good choice for an email client and can also read RSS feeds. The feeds end up in a folder that looks just like regular emails. Check out the following link if you find this interesting: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Thunderbird_:_FAQs_:_RSS_Basics

If you like to always be connected, check out the free Yahoo Alerts service, which allows you to forward RSS feeds to your mobile phone: http://alerts.yahoo.com/

Click on the Feed/Blog link after you have logged in and create an alert. You can, for example, create an alert to the FuguHub support forum: http://barracudaserver.com/forum/rss/

For additional readers and articles, do a Google search for: choose RSS reader


Download instructions for the new FuguHub 3.9 beta version:

http://barracudaserver.com/products/FuguHub/beta.lsp


Acme Fox Board

FuguHub is a product assembled by using the Barracuda Embedded Web Server SDK and can easily be put into small (Linux) devices. We will soon release a free fully featured FuguHub server for the Acme Fox Board, which runs the Linux operating system. The Acme Fox Board is a 66 x 72 mm large mini computer system.


Posted in News Thursday, March 06th, 2008 by Real Time Logic