[Freedombox-discuss] Lessons from a FreedomBox alternative - Tonido

Sébastien Lerique seblerique at wanadoo.fr
Sun Jun 26 17:15:45 UTC 2011

Hello everybody,

On 26/06/11 11:23, Bob Mottram wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Jun 2011 22:29:33 +1000, John Walsh wrote:
>> My hope is that the FreedomBox designers take the time to get right
>> port-forwarding of a multi-user (for home users) "safe social
>> networking .... with privacy-respecting federated services".because
>> their are plenty of plugcomputers out there with ugly interfaces. I
>> will stick with Tonido's ugly consumer solution until FreedomBox gets
>> it right - please take the time to get it right.
> Indeed I'm also using a plug computer running Debian, and it's used by
> more than just myself.  It would be good for the Freedombox project to
> assume a typical use case were the system will have a few users, who
> will probably be a small number of family or friends.

Based on the last talks given by Eben Moglen (mostly PDF 2011 [0]), i'm
confused as to where the FreedomBox sits in a home network: would it be
a plugcomputer behind my ISP router's firewall (meaning port forwarding)
but with a special status on the home network (e.g. i route some or all
requests through it), or would it be a router replacing my all-in-one
router-wireless AP-DSL modem? (see PDF talk around 10'10'') In which
case port-forwarding isn't a UI problem anymore (though other problems

Best regards,

[0] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gORNmfpD0ak

Sébastien Lerique
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