I’m new to Banana Pi, and single-board computers.
I recently bought the R2 because I needed a fast 2GB ram router/NAS server and the R2 seemed like a good choice for me.
My question is which image do you recommend for this kind of purpose? I’ve seen the OpenWRT image but I guess it has a lot of limitations because it’s wip.
On Ubuntu I know how to setup a NAT and NAS but it lacks the web interface for router which I really need. Also does Ubuntu come with SATA drivers or do I have to compile the kernel manually for that?
About WiFi Access Point mode does it work?
I would need some kind of bandwidth monitoring per client and port forwarding via web interface and overall status of the R2.
Also do you recommend putting a heatsink with thermal paste on the CPU? Does it improve the performance and lifespan?
Is there somehow I can check temperatures because lm-sensors can’t detect anything.
port-forwarding is a 2-liner in iptables…doing this over web-frontend can be a security hole. Do you change your forwardings so often?
system monitoring can be done with various web-tools (have none running):
for lm-sensors, there must be support for the chipset (what says sensors-detect)? havn’t tried it yet…but also here debian should be the first supporting it (with actual kernel).
currently i have no high temperature on my pi (but don’t stressed it yet)…