Fort Collins Connexion comments for home servers?

Zak Smith zak at
Sat Feb 18 07:02:41 UTC 2023

On Fri, Feb 17, 2023 at 10:12:02PM -0700, Bob Proulx wrote:
> However like Stephen I recommend renting a cloud provider hosted node,
> at the $5/month level is sufficient, to get a public static IP
> address.  Then VPN between your dynamic house address at home to the
> static IP on the server.  There are several of us doing exactly this
> type of setup.  For email, web, and other services.  If you look at

This is exactly what I've been doing for almost a decade.   I use
xinetd to forward some ports back to the home machines over the vpn.
Works great.  Outgoing mail uses the hosted (in my case colo'd) nodes
as relayhosts.

Zak Smith
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