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From:
Jos Poortvliet
Date:
2015-09-16 @ 17:14
Hi,

Now the ownCloud Conf is over I'm trying to wrap things up. There was one 
announcement I think you folk find interesting: https://owncloud.org/connect/

ownCloud Proxy is an app for ownCloud which solves the problem with firewalls 
and NAT, giving you a stable address even when you're moving from one network 
to another. Yes, I know people who run ownCloud on their laptop and this will 
give them a stable, public URL to share with others with!

ownCloud's Federation protocols can deal with that reasonably well and we'll 
sure work on improving that in the future.

Also, we have a VM now.

And all this is also connected, of course, to Let's Encrypt being almost 
ready:
https://letsencrypt.org/2015/09/14/our-first-cert.html

That's another problem for people running their own server - solved.

Cheers,
J

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Re: [redecentralize] connecting

From:
hellekin
Date:
2015-09-16 @ 19:15
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On 09/16/2015 02:14 PM, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Now the ownCloud Conf is over I'm trying to wrap things up. There was 
one
> announcement I think you folk find interesting: https://owncloud.org/c
onnect/
> 

They use Pagekite.  They could use Tor.  Tor is very nice for this.  I
use it to connect to my parents' computer from anywhere.  No need to
deal with dynamic DNS or stupid ADSL IP address changes.  It just works.

> 
> And all this is also connected, of course, to Let's Encrypt being almo
st
> ready:
> https://letsencrypt.org/2015/09/14/our-first-cert.html
> 
> That's another problem for people running their own server - solved.
>

Yep, LetsEncrypt FTW.  The perfect way to phase out SSL business, while
we're setting up the real GNU Internet.  Downside: it creates a SPoF
that will become more interesting for FVEY to attack once every activist
on Earth will give the finger to GoDaddy or StartSSL and switch to
automated annoyance ripper LetsEncrypt.

==
hk

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Re: [redecentralize] connecting

From:
Jos Poortvliet
Date:
2015-09-17 @ 06:09
replying on phone. blame faulty text completion/correction for any rudeness!
On Sep 16, 2015 9:16 PM, "hellekin" <hellekin@gnu.org> wrote:
>
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>
> On 09/16/2015 02:14 PM, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Now the ownCloud Conf is over I'm trying to wrap things up. There was
> one
> > announcement I think you folk find interesting: https://owncloud.org/c
> onnect/
> >
>
> They use Pagekite.  They could use Tor.  Tor is very nice for this.  I
> use it to connect to my parents' computer from anywhere.  No need to
> deal with dynamic DNS or stupid ADSL IP address changes.  It just works.

Oh, that is an interesting point, yes. And with the .onion domain, one can
be reached from the 'normal' web, too? Hey, I will create an issue for
this, but - please, the app is of course open, consider contributing some
code towards this!

https://github.com/owncloud/proxy/issues/1

> >
> > And all this is also connected, of course, to Let's Encrypt being almo
> st
> > ready:
> > https://letsencrypt.org/2015/09/14/our-first-cert.html
> >
> > That's another problem for people running their own server - solved.
> >
>
> Yep, LetsEncrypt FTW.  The perfect way to phase out SSL business, while
> we're setting up the real GNU Internet.  Downside: it creates a SPoF
> that will become more interesting for FVEY to attack once every activist
> on Earth will give the finger to GoDaddy or StartSSL and switch to
> automated annoyance ripper LetsEncrypt.

Let's see how it works out... An alternative to certificates has to be
developed and accepted some day but for now, this is indeed a massive step
forward.

> ==
> hk
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replying on phone. blame faulty text completion/correction for any rudeness!

Re: [redecentralize] connecting

From:
hellekin
Date:
2015-09-17 @ 08:45
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On 09/17/2015 03:09 AM, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
> 
> Oh, that is an interesting point, yes. And with the .onion
> domain, one can be reached from the 'normal' web, too?
>

'Normal' Web users only use DNS to resolve their names, so alternate
systems won't work for them (that includes Tor, I2P, GNS, Namecoin,
etc.).  But there's a way to access Tor onion Web services using DNS:
tor2web. Simply by appending .to to the .onion address, people can
access the .onion without having Tor installed (but without the
anonymity then.)

https://www.tor2web.org/

==
hk
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