Heres for the second installment of my review of this past years Summer of Code at Debian
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If you dont have old computers lying around to turn into NAS servers, you need to sleep at night without the soothing sound of computer fans or if you actually pay your own electricity bill, you might want to have a look at standalone NAS devices. Theyre cheap and can be made vastly more capable by slapping a Debian on it. If you ever heard of DD-WRT, you know the spirit.