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    Run Raspberry Pi Headless as Network Appliance

    Is there a way I can setup a Raspberry Pi to run as a "headless" network appliance without requiring a keyboard and mouse (and just remote into it or SSH into it when I need to adjust settings)?

    There's a few things I need to do with a Raspberry Pi:

    1. Setup "HomeBridge" on it so I can use HomeKit on my iPhone to control my SmartThings setup (see: http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/apple...mart-home.html)

    2. Setup MeteoHub on it so I can test MeteoHub for WeatherBug (see: http://wiki.meteohub.de/Introduction)

    3. WeatherBug is having me test some DIY weather station stuff coming up.

    4. I also need a way to install an AirPrint server on it so my family can print from an iPad to my OKI network printer even through it isn't AirPrint compatible (right now I'm using Printopia for Mac which works, but I plan to decommission my iMac whenever I can).

    Thanks!
    Nathan Parker
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    Is this what you need?
    https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/v...ic.php?t=74176

    cheers, Paul

    p.s. You can do it with a PC but you'll need PuTTY for the ssh session.
    Last edited by Paul T; 2016-10-03 at 02:17.

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    I believe so. Thanks for the link. I have Bash/Ubuntu Subsystem installed on my PC.Can I use that for the SSH session and for the command line geekery?
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    Any SSH software should be fine, it's only text.
    https://www.digitalocean.com/communi...rver-in-ubuntu

    cheers, Paul

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    Sounds good. Thanks for the info. One other question. Do you happen to know of something I can install on it to setup an AirPrint server for network-enabled printers that aren't AirPrint ready (basically Printopia on a Mac but on a Raspberry Pi instead)? Thanks!
    Nathan Parker
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    Have you seen this recent ZDNet article?

    Move over Raspberry Pi, here are a dozen, better alternatives

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    I haven't but will check it out. Thanks for letting me know about it! I need to get out and around tech more now that I've left my "sheltered" Mac life behind. :-)
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