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Useful projects for idle vps

chipchip Member

Hi all,

I'm after useful projects for idle vps's.... I remembered about archive team so I've installed there docker container and am helping the archiving efforts

However what other useful projects can I I put an idle vps too?

Thanks

Chip

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  • Every ppls here are asking the same question.

    Don't give me hope.

  • You can install a monitoring service to monitor your other servers. Do the same with all your servers.

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  • Contribute it to VirMach? They are still trying to provision orders correctly

  • @imok said:
    You can install a monitoring service to monitor your other servers. Do the same with all your servers.

    I've already got one running zabbix.... pretty idle too apart from monitoring stuff

  • Adblock DNS is a good project to run on idle VPS, something like https://pi-hole.net/

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  • Install Wireguard and use as VPN

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  • @orion504 said:
    Adblock DNS is a good project to run on idle VPS, something like https://pi-hole.net/

    I got around 4 of HostHatch VPS doing this.. :smile:

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  • Should we create a LET wiki to share the public services running on idle VPSes? We can benefit each others, like the DNS service above, multiple DNS endpoints around the world can help LET users in any regions. DNS query is supposed to be very lightweight hence not much affect the monthly bandwidth or CPU. They are all idle anyway :joy:

  • What is the utility of pihole when you can just use nextdns.io?

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  • @Unbelievable said:
    What is the utility of pihole when you can just use nextdns.io?

    Because I can and I have idling VPSs

    Don't give me hope.

  • I guess it is the case when limit of 300K requests/month is reached? Otherwise just find some way, any way, to make use of the idle VPSes :sweat_smile:

  • @chip said:
    I remembered about archive team so I've installed there docker container and am helping the archiving efforts

    Good idea. I have the Virmach $8.88 special and I'm now running ArchiveTeam.
    The box has 2 CPUs and "fair share" is 33% (i.e. 0.66 core), so I set the CPU limit on Docker container to be safe.
    As for bandwidth, 2000GB can last a long time.

    docker run --detach \
      --publish 127.0.0.1:8001:8001 \
      --restart unless-stopped \
      --memory 1G --cpus 0.5 \
      archiveteam/warrior-dockerfile
    
    Thanked by 1Erisa
  • TOR middle nodes are nice, assuming AUP allows it.

    Thanked by 10xbkt
  • If idle, cancel. Save that money for your family, buy them some burgers.

    Thanked by 2yoursunny Erisa
  • anyNodeanyNode Member, Provider

    I'm a fan of Syncthing, so I'll usually toss up a relay to help people move files securely when they can't make a direct connection. https://relays.syncthing.net/

    Thanked by 2govac8 chip
  • @elliotc said:

    @Unbelievable said:
    What is the utility of pihole when you can just use nextdns.io?

    Because I can and I have idling VPSs

    Your answer still applies to nextdns. I'm currently testing nextdns to replace the half dozen piholes I've made. Mostly for easier management since pihole doesn't do any official syncing. With the old version, I could edit white and black lists from github and have all pi's grab it. With the database, I have to use pihole interface, which isn't publicly exposed for easy management.

    Piholes just stop working or have intermittent random delays for whatever reason. Haven't seen that with nextdns so far.

  • dragon1993dragon1993 Member
    edited December 2020

    Try the n8n.io workflow automation.

  • How well does ArchiveTeam Warrior instances run on VPS services with less than the recommended 60gigs anyways?

  • @Bertie said:
    How well does ArchiveTeam Warrior instances run on VPS services with less than the recommended 60gigs anyways?

    I've got a racknerd vps with 2gb ram and 45gb disk space... its running fine

  • chipchip Member
    edited December 2020

    @orion504 said:
    Should we create a LET wiki to share the public services running on idle VPSes? We can benefit each others, like the DNS service above, multiple DNS endpoints around the world can help LET users in any regions. DNS query is supposed to be very lightweight hence not much affect the monthly bandwidth or CPU. They are all idle anyway :joy:

    Thats a good idea if people want to share what they have got setup and running

    I want to know what I can use these for to help others... like the team archive project and [email protected] (wbich i believe has been discontinued in the last few years)

  • Daniel15Daniel15 Member
    edited December 2020

    Huginn (basically a self-hosted IFTTT): https://github.com/huginn/huginn. n8n looks fancier but isn't as sophisticated as Huginn. I've used it for monitoring subreddits for new posts containing particular keywords, via Reddit's search RSS feeds.

    Backups of your home PCs. I store all my backups (both of my home machines and of all my other VPSes) on two separate storage VPSes with two separate providers. For backups from Linux clients I use Borgbackup and backupninja (https://0xacab.org/riseuplabs/backupninja, apt install backupninja on Debian) to do daily backups to one storage VPS, then I have a cronjob to rsync the entire backups directory to the second storage VPS. Borg is encrypted, optionally with both a password and a key file, and compressed (with zstd for best compression).

    Photo gallery apps (self-hosted Google Photos alternative)? Photoprism just released their first 'stable' (non-beta) release a few days ago.

    Cloud file storage (self-hosted Google Drive alternative)? Seafile is excellent.

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  • install monitoring system to monitor other idle VPSes. let them idling happily.. 😊

    thanks for all the fish 🐟

  • May the idle VPSes LET in peace? :joy:

    What monitoring solution you folks install to monitor other VPSes? Netdata?

  • chihcherngchihcherng Member
    edited January 1

    You can set up a tier 2 (DNS) server for the OpenNIC project (https://www.opennic.org/), or make the Internet safer by detecting malware-infected computers, as the video below shows, and report them:

  • That one is the most annoying piece of software I dealt with in a long time. They have a new one written in Rust (https://github.com/mozilla-services/syncstorage-rs), but I'm not sure whether it's ready for production use.

    Thanked by 2BBTN Erisa
  • AndyEAndyE Member
    edited January 1

    I have a crypto/blockchain project going using about a dozen VPS's I found mostly here on LET. I only have the test net running now during the development and testing phase. We have been working on this for a couple of years and this is the first public discussion of the project.

    The nodes are not very demanding and will run mostly idle with the following specs:
    1-2 vCPU
    1-2 GB of RAM
    50+ GB hard drive (The test net has been running about 2 years and currently uses 12GB)
    500 GB monthly bandwidth (Uses about half this while under moderate use)

    I am looking to bring up the main net in a few months, but could do it sooner if enough people are interested in helping out by running nodes to strengthen the main network. It would be nice to spend more time coding and less setting up and maintaining the nodes.

  • May be nextcloud as a google photos alternative

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  • ferriferri Member

    @Daniel15 said:
    Huginn (basically a self-hosted IFTTT): https://github.com/huginn/huginn. n8n looks fancier but isn't as sophisticated as Huginn. I've used it for monitoring subreddits for new posts containing particular keywords, via Reddit's search RSS feeds.

    Backups of your home PCs. I store all my backups (both of my home machines and of all my other VPSes) on two separate storage VPSes with two separate providers. For backups from Linux clients I use Borgbackup and backupninja (https://0xacab.org/riseuplabs/backupninja, apt install backupninja on Debian) to do daily backups to one storage VPS, then I have a cronjob to rsync the entire backups directory to the second storage VPS. Borg is encrypted, optionally with both a password and a key file, and compressed (with zstd for best compression).

    Photo gallery apps (self-hosted Google Photos alternative)? Photoprism just released their first 'stable' (non-beta) release a few days ago.

    Cloud file storage (self-hosted Google Drive alternative)? Seafile is excellent.

    Never knew bout huggin. Thanks

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  • seriesnseriesn Member, Top Provider

    Y'all need Jesus and stop hoarding/idling 😂.

    Jokes aside,
    https://github.com/awesome-selfhosted/awesome-selfhosted

    If you got free time, this is the best thing ever.

  • Yeah me too have 3 vps and now idling :(

  • FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire

    @blackeye said:
    Yeah me too have 3 vps and now idling :(

    "Humanity is f*cked up" - Jay

  • @FAT32 said:

    @blackeye said:
    Yeah me too have 3 vps and now idling :(

  • BertieBertie Member
    edited January 1

    @chihcherng said: You can set up a tier 2 (DNS) server for the OpenNIC project (https://www.opennic.org/),

    Every VPS provider that I know of, explicitly or implicitly bans open DNS resolvers, even if you promise to implement the config to significantly limit DNS reflection attacks.

    Would be nice to learn of low-end VPS providers that are okay with OpenNIC nameservers.

  • @blackeye said:
    Yeah me too have 3 vps and now idling :(

    I have three VPS idling, so I traded one for a donation to Wikimedia Foundation.


    @yoursunny said:

    @chip said:
    I remembered about archive team so I've installed there docker container and am helping the archiving efforts

    Good idea. I have the Virmach $8.88 special and I'm now running ArchiveTeam.
    The box has 2 CPUs and "fair share" is 33% (i.e. 0.66 core), so I set the CPU limit on Docker container to be safe.
    As for bandwidth, 2000GB can last a long time.

    Only URLTeam 2 works. Others are broken...


    @Sanjue007 said:
    May be nextcloud as a google photos alternative

    Nextcloud is a Dropbox alternative that is not limited to 3 devices.
    I've been using Bacloud Nextcloud and it's getting slower and slower.
    Maybe I need to install an instance myself...

    Thanked by 2chip Sanjue007
  • chipchip Member

    @Daniel15 said:
    Huginn (basically a self-hosted IFTTT): https://github.com/huginn/huginn. n8n looks fancier but isn't as sophisticated as Huginn. I've used it for monitoring subreddits for new posts containing particular keywords, via Reddit's search RSS feeds.

    Backups of your home PCs. I store all my backups (both of my home machines and of all my other VPSes) on two separate storage VPSes with two separate providers. For backups from Linux clients I use Borgbackup and backupninja (https://0xacab.org/riseuplabs/backupninja, apt install backupninja on Debian) to do daily backups to one storage VPS, then I have a cronjob to rsync the entire backups directory to the second storage VPS. Borg is encrypted, optionally with both a password and a key file, and compressed (with zstd for best compression).

    Photo gallery apps (self-hosted Google Photos alternative)? Photoprism just released their first 'stable' (non-beta) release a few days ago.

    Cloud file storage (self-hosted Google Drive alternative)? Seafile is excellent.

    This looks good .... I use IFTT .... Will have look into it

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