Matthias Thym

🇪🇺 European at Heart

🐧 Linux Advocate and Avid User of FOSS

👨‍💻 DevOps Engineer/Automation Specialist at smaXtec 🐄

❄️ Daily Driving NixOS since 2020

🏀 Basketball Nut


Fully declarative Homelab on NixOS ❄️
Matthias Thym

In this talk, we'll explore the intricacies of setting up a reproducible personal home server or homelab using a fully declarative approach on NixOS.

Building upon the foundation laid by last year's introduction to NixOS and the Nix ecosystem, this talk takes participants on a journey from a fully declarative disk setup to the configuration of a wide range of services suitable for Linux server and homelab enthusiasts.

Emphasizing reproducibility and ease of configuration, this session should appeal to NixOS users and homelab enthusiasts running other Linux distributions.

HS i2
Securely access your home server from anywhere
Matthias Thym

In this talk, we'll explore how you can securely access your home server or homelab from anywhere using a managed Wireguard VPN (Virtual Private Network).

With Headscale, an open source, self-hosted implementation of the Tailscale control server, we can forward traffic from a cheap, rented VPS (Virtual Private Server) to devices in our home network added to our tailnet.

This way you don't have to open any ports on your devices at home towards the world wide web to be able to access services running on them. Thereby you mitigate a lot of the risks coming with a publicly accessible server.

HS i1