Linux Smart Homes For Dummies - links found in the book

Right now there's not much here but will be here is a list of links that are found in the book. Some of them have changed since the book has been printed. I'd like to update them. Since it's not possible to do that in the book I'll do it here. My Link checking program is run weekly to check the status of the links. If I find a dead link I'll try to fix it. If not I'll try to find a substitute for that link. If all else fails I'll note the change.



On the last page of the introduction the are two links the first is my email address and the other is the supposed to be the front page of my forums. Oops I got them wrong. Here are the correct links:

Part I - Bringing the Future Home

Chapter 1: Exploring the possibilities of Home Automation

  • X10 - X10, be careful and turn off the browser's Javascriptas X10 loves popups.
  • SmartHome - Electronics and home automation gadgets online store.
  • X10mp3 - control the X10 Anywhere Remote.
  • Ebay - a LARGE online Auction.
  • StormSiren

Chapter 2: Filling Your Home Aution Toolki with Linux Software

Part II - Connecting Multiple Computers without the Wires

Chapter 3:

Chapter 4: Creating a Wireless Access Point

Chapter 5: Routing Network Traffic for Free

  • Quagga routing protocol package.

Part III - Entertaining your Brain with a Little Help from Linux

Chapter 6: Building a Personal Video Recorder with MythTV

Chapter 7: Streaming Music without the Wires (Pg 129)

Twonky has changed the layout of their web site so I've added links to the Twonky Media Server and Music Server. Your choice, to see the differences visit their web site and view their line of products. Remember that this is commercial software and not open source. I don't see this as a problem as it's inexpensive and well supported. The one big difference between something like the SlimServer and Twonky is that Twonky is a UPnP server while SlimServer is a UPnP client.

Chapter 8: Having Fun with a Webcam

Chapter 9: Setting Up a Smart Phone System

Part IV - Keeping a linux Eye on the Sky

Chapter 10: Letting Linux Watch the Weather For You.

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Chapter 11: Getting Online Weather Information

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Chapter 12: Staying Comfortable with Thermostat Controls

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Part V - X10-ding your Enviroment with Home Automation

Chapter 13: Introducing X10 Home Automation

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Chapter 14: Going Wireless with X10

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Part VI - Controlling and Securing Your Automation Network

Chapter 15: Controlling Your House with MisterHouse

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Chapter 16: Controlling X10 from Misterhouse

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Chapter 17: Using the Web Interface for Remote Control

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Chapter 18: Remotely Accessing Your MisterHouse Controls

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Part VII - The Part of Tens

Chapter 19: (Nearly) Ten Cool Chores You Can Automate

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Chapter 20: Ten Gadgets Worth Checking Out.

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Linux Home Automation

If you have questions about Home Automation and/or Linux you may email me at This email address is not for unsolicated email (if I didn't opt-in then it's unsolicated).