I like the poll...
It's an AXIS 2100, I actually completely re-wrote the IP Cameras guide on the wiki to reflect how to setup IP cams under motion. There was no clear guide on how to do that, and the IP guide that was there, was an ancient method.
I'll let you know my progress since you once played with the idea.
the whole point about lmce is home automation Wink
whats the problem with letting LMCE have its own HA network behind your existing infrastructure? The price of the second nic? I think you like to swim against the mainstream Wink
Ok, you are probably right, I do like swimming upstream alot of time. But as far as why I have a problem with letting lmce be my router are probably more personal to me. And your right, i'm assuming this for other users as well, but remember hari, i'm not pushing this on users who are already setup, i'm only suggesting this to the users with this specific issue. It started off as only a suggestion, then turned into a debate, now it's just a long ass thread that needs to go away.
The main problems (in my case) I see with allow lmce to be your gateway are this.
I already have a stable network setup with a stable and secure gateway. I didn't want to have to reconfigure everything on the lmce box to perform the same tasks as my already existing gateway. There is just far too much to do, not to mention some compilation and the flavor differences (Fedora vs Ubuntu).
As I have been building this box, i've run into so many unstable issues, I didn't want to risk using it as my gateway, be at work one day, need to reference some material I have on my PC's at home, and not be able to remote in and retrieve the information because my lmce box locked up, or other malfunction.
The default setup is not very secure, and in newbie users defense, some of these people I bet still haven't changed their default passwords, and if they have their firewalls disabled, or those ports open for access, anyone can just ssh into their box and really screw stuff up. Also, if by chance they have phpmyadmin on there or something of that nature, and port 80 is open to the outside or firewall disabled, i'll just be helping myself to their database also. Actually, if one can ssh in i'll just put phpmyadmin on it oneself, well I am not going to go on about lmce's inherit vulnerabilities, I made my point.
But yeah, your right, as I said in another post I believe, I mentioned that lmce is about home automation and attracts mostly home automation enthusiasts, and if your a HA enthusiasts, then you problably are a slightly more advanced user than just plain newbies. So it defeats the whole dhcp vs newbie argument thing because of that little assumption.
I hope you are right but experience tells me otherwise
experience tells me the same thing, but I have this annoying habit of having faith in humanity. I believe all my faith does is reliably let me down.