[Freedombox-discuss] Add remoteStorage to FreedomBox

Markus Sabadello markus at projectdanube.org
Tue Oct 13 07:44:30 UTC 2015

Thanks this is very helpful. Michael and I should be able to work on
this tomorrow, i.e.
1. improve the Debian package per your suggestions
2. add a simple Plinth module

Will get back to you.


On 10/12/2015 06:18 PM, Sunil Mohan wrote:
> On 10/11/2015 08:53 PM, Markus Sabadello wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I think in the past I already mentioned Unhosted
>> <http://unhosted.org/> a few times. The idea is that you can run
>> client-side browser apps such as Litewrite <http://litewrite.net/>,
>> which store all data on your "remote storage". I'd like to propose
>> that now may be a good time to add this to FreedomBox.
>> I created a PDF that shows the basic user flow with screenshots: 
>> http://debian-dev.freedombox.at/doc/FreedomBox%20RemoteStorage.pdf
>> Also, I created a Debian package for the remoteStorage server: 
>> https://github.com/peacekeeper/debian-node-restore
>> The package is available at this Debian repo that Michael and I use
>> for testing: http://debian-dev.freedombox.at/
>> Questions:
>> 1. Could someone help to review my Debian package, look for bugs,
>> and then help actually getting it into Debian?
> I had a glance (not a full review) at the Debian package.  Some comments:
> - The default user could be removed as signup is enabled.
> - The URLs that the Apache configuration is mapping should probably be
> all under /restore (also simplifies the configuration).
> - <Proxy *> allowing access to all hosts is not good.  It should
> selectively allow for URLs this conf is proxying.
> - 'Allow from all' is outdated.
> - Does the application run as root?  Good to create a separate user.
>> 2. Sunil are you interested in showing this at the SFLC demo?
>> I think this is a super powerful function for FreedomBox, since it's
>> not just yet another "thing" that you self-host, but really a new way
>> to think about our online data..
> It would indeed be very nice to show at the demo.  I spoke to Marc Jones
> and he agrees too.
> However, we only have a short period before the demo and I am occupied
> with quite a few items.  Would you be able to get into shape for the
> demo?  This has to be well in advance of the demo so that we can ensure
> everything is working properly.
> Looks like the Debian package is mostly in shape.  We would want a quick
> Plinth module that allows enabling/disabling the server and show
> information on how to use the server.
> I wish I could be more assistance.

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