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Host IndieWeb services at home, without sysadmin skills was a session at IndieWeb Summit 2018.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/indiehosting

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IndieWebSummit 2018
Host IndieWeb services at home, without sysadmin skills
When: 2018-06-26 15:05



  • Nolan kicked off discussing email as a particular topic for self-hosting. Working on a project to make it easy to self-host email at home, using an old laptop or Raspberry Pi.
    • Why? Privacy / protection. Incentive to "monetize" you as a user disappears. Even if privacy isn't a concern, over time, you'll get a better experience.
    • Its tempting to over-focus on privacy. There are other important advantages, e.g.:
      • long-term archival
      • personal analytics
    • Nolan brought up targeting even "generation five" people -- post PC people who primarily rely upon their mobile device and may not even own a computer
  • Big questions:
    • What about internet connectivity loss? Nolan wants a system that will handle that gracefully so that the user doesn't have to worry about it.
    • What apps? In what order?
    • What about ISPs blocking?
      • Generally speaking, ISPs are fine with it as long as its for "personal use," otherwise they want you to use their business internet services.
    • What about email specific issues like block lists and spam?
    • For mail delivery? Nolan has set up a TCP proxy on a known-clean IP.
  • git.sigbus.net

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