Debian2Debian

Making Debian for the Home Easy

Home networking should be easy. Unfortunately, from the number of questions on various forums, that doesn't seem to be the case.

 I figured, since MS Windows networks well with other Windows machines, and Mac OS X is pretty seamless with other OS X machines, we should have a way to make Debian machines work flawlessly with other Debian machines.

There are two kinds of D2D machines, servers and clients. These should plug into a network and just see each other and share effortlessly. There are a few goals for the project:

  • Be based on Debian with no outside packages and as little post-install configurtion as possible.
  • Offer the standard XDG directories shared from a server with no need to worry about authorization or permissions.
    • Documents
    • Music
    • Pictures
    • Videos
    • Backups
  • Share the Music, Photos, and Videos so that client applications see and use them with no configuration.
  • Offer an easy backup solution to the server.

 Click for large version. Solid lines are complete features. Dotted lines indicate planned features.

I've got the first iteration out the door and packed up as .deb files. I plan to have a mini.iso for them soon (much like the Debian Preseed project). Click on the D2D server or the D2D client pages to read more and download what I've got so far.