Episode 251

If it's not FOSS - Don't Host It


September 21st, 2021

56 mins 16 secs

Your Hosts

About this Episode

Even when you can self host it, relying on proprietary software can be challenging. This week Noah & Steve step through the latest self hosting options! Canonical extended their support for Ubuntu for 10 years, plus our picks!

-- During The Show --

01:00 Caller James

  • Windows won't run well on a RaspberryPi
  • Look at a Skull Canyon NUC
  • RaspberryPi 4GB model should handle 1080P or lower

06:05 User Responds Wiping Flash Media - Dalton

  • Boomstick
    • Self Contained
    • Automatic/semi-automatic
    • USB stick based
    • SSD and HDD Eraser
  • Boomstick Gitlab
  • Noah does not trust SSD firmware

09:12 Windows 10 Bloat Removal Script - Charlie

10:30 User Reflects on EP 250 - Bhikhu

12:44 Synology & Docker Applications - Chas

  • NAS products have a lesser CPU
  • Might have issues with wireguard and containers
  • Synology can take features away anytime

18:00 LAN based chat server - Anthony

  • Matrix - Protocol
  • Synapse - Server
  • Element - Client/App
  • Setup a unfederated unregistered Synapse
  • Use your own internal domain
  • SSL/domain is only required for federation

24:50 Pick of the Week

25:55 Gadget of the Week

35:05 Ubuntu Life Cycle Extended to 10 Years

  • Ubuntu Blog
  • Only for paying customers
  • Ubuntu sources are not public unlike Red Hat
  • Red Hat puts a lot of effort into open sourcing everything - "It's part of the company DNA"

48:00 Self Hosting

  • Locally controlled and/or Open Source
  • Gold bar is Internet goes away and you don't notice
  • Living on an island
  • Libvirt/Proxmox
  • PFSense/OPNSense
  • Plex/JellyFin/Kodi
  • Seafile
  • NextCloud
  • TrueNAS/Open Media Vault
  • MediaWiki/XWiki
  • Funkwhale
  • Volumio
  • PiHole

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