Any more ideas for my homelab? My server can take a bit more computing

bilbo1337

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So far my server at home is running as a file server, torrent server, media server, and random desktop instance. All of this really isn't taking much resources and I feel like I'm wasting the server's potential. I've thought about nextcloud, pfsense, game server, but I suppose I'll need to brush up on networking as I don't really want to get hacked.. does anybody have some more cool ideas on what could be run?
 

bilbo1337

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I also think it would be cool to run a website. Although just like with nextcloud, game server idea, I don't want to get hacked. I'm not sure where to start on network security
 

cesmith9999

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I would not worry too much about running a website locally. it is better to leave that in the cloud and not have it as a point of being hacked at home.

I would not worry too much about the server not doing much. that is why so many NAS devices have 2-4 core CPU's and low memory. the at home use case is not like it is at work.

My Unraid server is ~ 20% utilization because of the 5 cameras that I capture video with. The rest is really low utilization.

Chris
 
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TLN

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Home Automation and virtual lab like EVE_NG are my main things, besides filestorage.
I also have videocard passed through and connected to my TV, and that makes it nice HTPC.
 
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tinfoil3d

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run a cryptocurrency node(not mining, just full node) for example for bitcoin, ethereum, doge, monero, whatever. they all need support.
 

Patrick

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I can tell you, I am personally going to be doing a lot more home automation stuff in the new place.
 
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