Either they are confusing USB stick with SD card, or they are going to transfer your OS image to their own SD card, or they use their SD card which exports the root filesystem to the USB stick.Please supply
USB power cable (A plug -> PI)
USB stick with your OS on it - preconfigured with the IP we gave you
Could it be that what they are doing is creating a virtual copy of your Pi and then selling your hardware?bredman wrote:The offer is a bit confusing on some points...
1. Why do you need to supply a USB stick?
2. Why is an SD card not requested? Does this mean that edis provides the SD card with their selected operating system?
3. Why is it so cheap? Is it supported by advertising or do edis demand some processing time?
My daddy just taught me that if it looks to good to be true, it probably is.rurwin wrote:@lewmur, you win the prize for paranoia
Wouldn't make any difference to me 'cause I have no intention of sending my Pi to someone else. Half the fun of the Pi, IMO, is having multiple OS's on multiple SD cards to play with. Can't do that when someone else has my Pi.rurwin wrote: Would it make any difference if they did? Of course you could always test them. Send them a v1 RPi, wait six months and then ask for it back. If it comes back as a v2, you've proved it... and profited.
We provide you with an IPv4 and IPv6 address and you're ready to colocate your RPi in our datacenterjbeale wrote:How would the R-Pi appear on the network, is it assigned its own IPv4 address, or do you route to it from a domain name?
Thank you very much. I can't expect much support for "free" but can you point me to a setup FAQ? I got the EDIS email with "required networking-settings" but I'm wondering what I need to know about your firewall, if any. Will my machine have all network ports exposed? For example if I want to change ssh to use something other than port 22 ?ExPl0ReR wrote:We provide you with an IPv4 and IPv6 address and you're ready to colocate your RPi in our datacenter
After that you can route a domain name to this IPv4 / IPv6 and run (simple) services on that "machine".
there is no firewall between your RPi and the internet.
All ports are open. Please feel free to change your SSH-port to whatever you deem appropriate.
Everything you don't need you preferably drop using iptables.
Gerhard @ EDIS
I live in China, my local reseller(named EGOMAN, http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3195) is selling a Pi with some little modifications:
1 It's PCB is in red color, not green.
2 No CE nor FCC mark on it.
Will you accept this kind of Pi?
I could get a green Pi here anyway, but with a little more cost.
kghunt wrote:Edis order Recieved. Check!
128gb usb Recived. Check!
Os built and configured.Check!
New Edis pi arrived from Farnell. Almost Check!
Almost ready for a pi holiday. I'll be sending it with a toothbrush and change of clothes. If you can just make sure it doesn't get up to mischief I would appreciate it.
Can we get some pictures of the accommodation? After all that's what makes a holiday always have to show off pictures of the accommodation.
kghunt wrote:I posted my pi to EDIS on friday. The tracking information has been updated a few times but now it says
"Your item, posted on 24/10/13 with reference xxxxxxxx has been passed to the overseas postal service for delivery in CZECH REPUBLIC."
Is it normal for international post to Austria to go via the Czech Republic? Seems to me that Royal Mail might have made a boo boo.
I suppose I will find out when I get a signature back. Im glad I sent it signed for and that its covered by Royal Mails insurance.