Figure out Mastodon on a Pi over Tor
You can too! Here is the runbook:
My new instance is http://3vih3yegheqftg4pavy3v3vhf734zevwi3qbragl3uuc26cre7hk5hyd.onion
@alevchuk I'm assuming 'regular' Mastodon users can communicate with users from an onion address instance without their client running on the tor network.
@SteakDestroyer clearnet instances don’t have Tor clients. I don’t know if it’s possible to push data. Yet, I can see the a Tor instance is able to pull data from clearnet on instances
@alevchuk replying as I don’t know how to bookmark yet. I have one of those raspberry pi built into the keyboard with 4 gb ram that I have only turned on long enough to update the software. It needs a purpose and this seems like a perfect fit.
@drgo @alevchuk looks like the pi-400 has a heat sink already (hence 1.8 ghz instead of 1.5 ghz on the 4): https://thepihut.com/blogs/raspberry-pi-roundup/raspberry-pi-400-teardown
@drgo CPU needs have a heatsink - passive cooling is good. temp needs to stays under ~60, I have the command for reporting temperature in the runbook.
@Ben socks5 rocks. Mastodon seems to be light on the Pi - I’ll monitor it for longer of course. Mastodon codebase feels good and mature.
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