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Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services. Self-Hosted is a chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time "self-hosters" who share their lessons and take you on the journey of their new ones. A Linux Academy podcast showcasing free and open source technologies you can host yourself.

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Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services. Self-Hosted is a chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time "self-hosters" who share their lessons and take you on the journey of their new ones. A Linux Academy podcast showcasing free and open source technologies you can host yourself.

iTunes Ratings

46 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Homelab

By MMeffert - Mar 19 2020
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This is a great show for anyone with a home lab or anyone that wants to get started.

I too hosted myself once. I was asked to leave!

By Srslol - Sep 18 2019
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Great show. Much needed for us DIY folks.

iTunes Ratings

46 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
3
0
0
0

Homelab

By MMeffert - Mar 19 2020
Read more
This is a great show for anyone with a home lab or anyone that wants to get started.

I too hosted myself once. I was asked to leave!

By Srslol - Sep 18 2019
Read more
Great show. Much needed for us DIY folks.
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Self-Hosted

Latest release on Jul 30, 2020

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Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services. Self-Hosted is a chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time "self-hosters" who share their lessons and take you on the journey of their new ones. A Linux Academy podcast showcasing free and open source technologies you can host yourself.

Rank #1: 3: Home Network Under $200

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How far can you get with a Raspberry Pi 4? We go all in and find out.

Plus our favorite travel router with WireGuard built in, and Chris kicks off Project Off-Grid. Meanwhile, Alex adopts proprietary software.

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Oct 10 2019

36mins

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Rank #2: 2: Why Self-Host? With Wendell from Level1techs

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We visit Wendell Wilson of Level1Techs and get a tour of his self-hosted setup, what he does and does not trust in the cloud, and we reminisce about the early days of computing and the internet.

Plus we discuss craftsmanship in the Linux Kernel, and address the fundamental question of "why self-host."

Special Guest: Wendell Wilson.

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Sep 26 2019

44mins

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Rank #3: 4: The Joy of Plex with Elan Feingold

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Plex Co-Founder and CTO Elan Feingold shares why he started Plex, its future direction, his home setup, his love for electric cars and the beach.

Also Alex convinces Chris to give Ghost (the blogging platform) a try.

Special Guest: Elan Feingold.

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Oct 24 2019

34mins

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Rank #4: 5: ZFS Isn’t the Only Option

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Getting your storage setup just right often takes making painful mistakes first. We share ours, our current storage setups, when ZFS is not the tool for the job, and what you should consider when protecting your data.

Plus, we share a few recent project mishaps.

Links:

Nov 07 2019

44mins

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Rank #5: 7: Why We Love Home Assistant

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Home Assistant has changed our families' lives for the better. We share tips for getting started, implementing automation, devices we use, and our favorite integrations.

Plus Alex's thoughts on automating his new LG TV and be sure to check the links!

Links:

Dec 05 2019

36mins

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Rank #6: 6: Low Cost Home Camera System

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Chris follows up on his Shinobi troubles and extols the virtues of $25 Wyze Cams to Alex, who has some exciting house news to share.

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Nov 21 2019

35mins

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Rank #7: 8: WLED Changes the Game

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Sometimes one project can lead to a hundred more. We celebrate Home Assistant's new release, the inclusion of the WLED integration and fall down the DIY project rabbit hole.

Plus some clever power solutions, cheap LED light strips, and a test drive of Project Off-Grid.

We recorded our first ever live stream to accompany this where we flash an ESP8266 board in seconds using WLED and esptool. This can be found on YouTube.

Links:

Dec 19 2019

34mins

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Rank #8: 9: Conquering Planned Obsolescence

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Master of details, open source advocate and YouTuber, Quindor from Intermittent.Tech joins us for a chat about tuya-convert to avoid planned hardware obsolescence, his new 100TB server build, highly available home setups, and his DIY LED project.

Special Guest: Andries Faassen.

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Jan 02 2020

34mins

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Rank #9: 13: IRC is Not Dead

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Self-Hosted IRC solutions are better than ever. Alan Pope joins us to make a case for the classic way to communicate online and tells us about a modern client for the web, mobile, and desktop you run on your server.

Plus, follow up on the new Self-Hosted wiki, and more.

Special Guest: Alan Pope.

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Feb 27 2020

38mins

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Rank #10: 11: Host Your Blog the Right Way

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We each like different blogging platforms, and share why. Then our tips for keeping your server secure.

Plus a great way to score cheap drives, a Project Off-Grid update, making your household light switches smart, and Alex's review of the HDHomeRun.

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Jan 30 2020

35mins

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24: OPNsense Makes Sense

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Chris figures out how hot is too hot, Alex performs an extreme remote firewall install, and we share some of our favorite SSH tricks.

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Jul 30 2020

37mins

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23: Shields Up

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We've spent thousands of dollars and over a decade refining the perfect home media setup. We get nostalgic and share what worked and what REALLY didn't.

Links:

  • Boxee Box — Boxee Box by D-Link is a Linux-based set-top device and media extender that first began shipping in 33 countries worldwide on 10 November 2010.
  • Getting Started with Media Browser for Windows Media Center
  • MythTV, Open Source DVR — MythTV is a Free Open Source software digital video recorder (DVR) project distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL. It has been under heavy development since 2002, and now contains most features one would expect from a good DVR (and many new ones that you soon won't be able to live without).
  • Popcorn Hour A-100 review
  • Microsoft Windows Media Center Extenders — The Media Center Extender with DVD Player (DMA2200) from Linksys, a division of Cisco, is an elegant solution that combines an upscaling DVD player with a dual-band Wireless-N Extender for Windows Media Center.

Jul 16 2020

42mins

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22: Slow Cooked Servers

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Chris is slow cooking some servers, Alex has self-hosted AI with a nasty gotcha and a damp basement.

Links:

  • Build The BEST Security Camera NVR — Free Locally Processed AI Computer Vision with Blue Iris.
  • Free AI Person Detection for Blue Iris — This program analyzes motion in Blue Iris cameras in real-time using Artificial Intelligence.
  • Deep Stack AI — This system uses Docker containers to run DeepStack AI and process images from a watch folder, then fires a set of registered triggers to make web request calls, send MQTT events, and send Telegram messages when specified objects are detected in the images.
  • Aeotec Multisensor 6 — Z-Wave Plus 6-in1 motion, temperature, humidity, light, UV, vibration sensor
  • Gitea — Gitea is a community managed lightweight code hosting solution written in Go. It is published under the MIT license.

Jul 02 2020

36mins

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21: The Perfect Server Build

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Serverbuilds.net’s founder JDM joins us to discuss the perfect sever for low or high-end needs, and Alex stages a Pi intervention.

Special Guest: JDM_WAAAT.

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Jun 18 2020

42mins

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20: One is None

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You're not a true self-hoster until you've lost your entire configuration at least once. Alex does a deep dive into cloud backup, plus we need your help to find the right Wifi solution for a listener.

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  • LINUX Unplugged 355: Chris' Data Crisis — Chris' tale of woe after a recent data loss, and Wes' adventure after he finds a rogue device on his network.
  • Jupiter Extras: A Chat with mergerfs Developer Antonio Musumeci — mergerfs makes JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Drives) appear like an ‘array’ of drives. mergerfs transparently translates read/write commands to the underlying drives from a single mount point, such as /mnt/storage.
  • Duplicati — Duplicati works with standard protocols like FTP, SSH, WebDAV as well as popular services like Backblaze B2, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, Google Drive, box.com, Mega, hubiC and many others.
  • restic · Backups done right! — Backing up your data with restic should only be limited by your network or hard disk bandwidth so that you can backup your files every day.
  • Backblaze — Cloud storage that's astonishingly easy and low-cost.
  • How does Backblaze support Linux Users? — There are a variety of options for using Linux with B2. These include open-source (free) and commercial applications, command-line (CLI) and graphical interface (GUI) tools, and tools that include encryption, automation, hybrid NAS/B2 support, mounting remote archives as volumes, and other capabilities.
  • How to configure Backblaze B2 with Duplicity on Linux — Duplicity can store backup data in many destinations, including Backblaze B2. This guide will help you get setup and give you the commands to do a full backup and restore of a specific folder.
  • duplicity — Duplicity backs directories by producing encrypted tar-format volumes and uploading them to a remote or local file server.
  • rsync.net — We give you an empty UNIX filesystem that you can access with any SSH tool
  • Amazon S3 Glacier — Long-term, secure, durable Amazon S3 object storage classes for data archiving, starting at $1 per terabyte per month
  • Installation Methods & Community Guides Wiki - Home Assistant — Today I want to take a step back and take a holistic view of installation methods. What installation methods do we support as a project, and what does supported mean.
  • TiddlyWiki — a non-linear personal web notebook — A unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.
  • An opinionated approach to TiddlyWiki

Jun 04 2020

36mins

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19: The Open Source Catch-22

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We react to recently proposed Home Assistant changes, Alex attempts an extreme remote install, and we take a look at HomelabOS.

Plus why Chris continues to collect Raspberry Pi's at an alarming rate.

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  • Raspberry Pi 4 Storage Benchmarks
  • Home Assistant on Twitter — "We're deprecating the Home Assistant Supervised installation on Generic Linux. Alternatives are to run Home Assistant Core in a Docker container or run our OS in a VM."
  • [On hold] Deprecating Home Assistant Supervised on generic Linux — We’re going to put the deprecation plan on hold for now. Anyone running this installation method today can continue running this. We will offer more clear information in the future.
  • traefik host mode example
  • HomelabOS — Your offline-first privacy-centric personal data center.
  • HomelabOS - Syncing Settings via Git — HomelabOS will automatically keep the settings/ folder in sync with a git repo if it has one. So you can create a private repo on your Gitea instance for example, then clone that repo over the settings folder. Now any changes you make to settings/ files will be commited and pushed to that git repo whenever you run make, make update or make config.
  • Introduction - HomelabOS — Ansible templates out the HomelabOS config file using Jinja2 templating, which is then used to deploy HomelabOS itself.
  • sanoid for ZFS Snapshots — Policy-driven snapshot management and replication tools. Using ZFS for underlying next-gen storage.

May 21 2020

38mins

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17: Where Do I Start?

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Knowing which hardware to buy or which apps to run on that shiny new hardware can be hard. Chris and Alex discuss networking gear and where to find some of the best getting started documentation on the net.

Plex have been busy and launched two new apps, we cover that and more in this episode of Self-Hosted.

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Apr 23 2020

40mins

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16: Compromised Networking

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We share some WiFi tips and essential network ideas.

And discuss one of our most significant compromises in the show so far.

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Apr 09 2020

37mins

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15: Keeping Track of Stuff

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We have a neat self-hosted home inventory management system for preppers of any type, plus Chris' simple Home Assistant trick and Alex's valiant battle with the WebSockets daemon of the reverse proxies.

Also - we answer listener questions, and share updates.

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Mar 26 2020

30mins

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14: Embracing Automation

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Wendell Wilson is back, and he and Chris are struggling with their automation setups. Also, we chat about ideal home server hardware for a server or a pfSense box.

Plus Wendell's home-rolled presence detection rig, some 3D printing chat, and more.

Special Guest: Wendell Wilson.

Links:

  • sshuttle — Where transparent proxy meets VPN meets ssh
  • Fractal Design — Fractal Design is a leading designer and manufacturer of premium PC hardware including cases, cooling, power supplies and accessories.
  • Tinkercad — Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!
  • Fusion 360 — Integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE software.
  • Pocket Rotary Cellphone — The 3D-printed case contains an ATmega2560V microcontroller and an Adafruit FONA 3G cell module, while a flexible mono eInk display adorns the outside.
  • ASRock > DeskMini A300 Series
  • LanCache.NET — Download your games once and serve them out to many people at your LAN.
  • Level1Techs Forums
  • Bluetooth Presence Detection for Home Automation — You might be here because you heard me mention my Bluetooth presence detection setup on the new SelfHosted podcast, or possibly because you want to subject yourself to an internet-of-things setup in your own home while desperately trying to escape the consequential corporate surveillance as a result of that action (soft chuckles for everyone). Let’s talk about what it is, why you might want it, and how you can minimize the downsides.

Mar 12 2020

43mins

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13: IRC is Not Dead

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Self-Hosted IRC solutions are better than ever. Alan Pope joins us to make a case for the classic way to communicate online and tells us about a modern client for the web, mobile, and desktop you run on your server.

Plus, follow up on the new Self-Hosted wiki, and more.

Special Guest: Alan Pope.

Links:

Feb 27 2020

38mins

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12: Which Wiki Wins

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We try out the top self-hosted Wikis and tell you which we like best, and Chris has a major project off-grid update.

Plus Alex tells us about his robot vacuum that runs Ubuntu.

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Feb 13 2020

34mins

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11: Host Your Blog the Right Way

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We each like different blogging platforms, and share why. Then our tips for keeping your server secure.

Plus a great way to score cheap drives, a Project Off-Grid update, making your household light switches smart, and Alex's review of the HDHomeRun.

Links:

Jan 30 2020

35mins

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10: Compromised Cameras

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Wyze and Xiaomi suffer major cloud hosted blunders, so Alex tells us about his new fully offline camera security system, tied into Shinobi.

Plus Chris gets ready for Project Off-Grid's solar upgrade, our new favorite self-hosted speed test app, and a Ring alternative.

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Jan 16 2020

33mins

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9: Conquering Planned Obsolescence

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Master of details, open source advocate and YouTuber, Quindor from Intermittent.Tech joins us for a chat about tuya-convert to avoid planned hardware obsolescence, his new 100TB server build, highly available home setups, and his DIY LED project.

Special Guest: Andries Faassen.

Links:

Jan 02 2020

34mins

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8: WLED Changes the Game

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Sometimes one project can lead to a hundred more. We celebrate Home Assistant's new release, the inclusion of the WLED integration and fall down the DIY project rabbit hole.

Plus some clever power solutions, cheap LED light strips, and a test drive of Project Off-Grid.

We recorded our first ever live stream to accompany this where we flash an ESP8266 board in seconds using WLED and esptool. This can be found on YouTube.

Links:

Dec 19 2019

34mins

Play

7: Why We Love Home Assistant

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Home Assistant has changed our families' lives for the better. We share tips for getting started, implementing automation, devices we use, and our favorite integrations.

Plus Alex's thoughts on automating his new LG TV and be sure to check the links!

Links:

Dec 05 2019

36mins

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6: Low Cost Home Camera System

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Chris follows up on his Shinobi troubles and extols the virtues of $25 Wyze Cams to Alex, who has some exciting house news to share.

Links:

Nov 21 2019

35mins

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5: ZFS Isn’t the Only Option

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Getting your storage setup just right often takes making painful mistakes first. We share ours, our current storage setups, when ZFS is not the tool for the job, and what you should consider when protecting your data.

Plus, we share a few recent project mishaps.

Links:

Nov 07 2019

44mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

46 Ratings
Average Ratings
43
3
0
0
0

Homelab

By MMeffert - Mar 19 2020
Read more
This is a great show for anyone with a home lab or anyone that wants to get started.

I too hosted myself once. I was asked to leave!

By Srslol - Sep 18 2019
Read more
Great show. Much needed for us DIY folks.