Years ago, I was a member of a forum called DSLWebserver
(officially, DSL/Cable Web Server). It was a site dedicated to helping folks run their own web server from their home broadband connection
The forum became defunct, sadly, but I still remember the fun we had chatting about really obscure bugs and playing "is my site up?"
We should play that game more often. Even if it's a single HTML page, there's something very satisfying about hosting your own homepage
@cypnk I fondly remember when I found out about dynamic dns updates and hosting my own email. I became obsessed. Sendmail stores all my mail in a single spool while qmail stores each email in its own file? Gotta have it! And so on.
@noflashphotography DynDNS was my provider at the. Always fun to make sure I updated my IP or else they would delete the entry due to inactivity ;)
@cypnk Cheap cloud kinda makes this less worthwhile IMO.
@feoh Different goals. If all you need is a server, then sure. This is something fundamentally different
@cypnk Absolutely! Fun for fun's she is a house of a different color!
@cypnk Best thing I ever hosted was a WAP gateway for myself and friends for our phones. That was so cool digging down into hidden menus on dumb phones and putting in my dynamic DNS address to go online for free.
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