Host IndieWeb services at home, without sysadmin skills was a session at IndieWeb Summit 2018.
Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/indiehosting
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.