Next up I’ll have to figure out how to get the Entware-ng SSHd running in place of the stock QNAP version.
Cygwin also includes a SSH client, as does pretty much every Linux distribution.
There’s a lot of options out there, from dirt cheap ARM SBCs to pricey high-end i7 Intel NUC systems.
Some of the hardware I’d been looking at includes the Udoox86 Ultra, UP Squared, Raspberry Pi 3, ODROID-XU4, and a myriad of lower-end Intel NUC and Zotac ZBOX systems.
I’m also planning to check out the Open Wrt buildroot system, as I know just the very basics about cross-compilation.
For the time being, it’s back to the forums and wikis to wrap my head around this stuff.