Instructions for running your own lemmy instance.

For the moment, lemmy.ml is using an explicit allowlist for instances we federate with. If you currently run an instance, and would like to be added to join.lemmy.ml:

  • Let us know either on !lemmy_instances, or commenting here.
  • We’ll add you to our allowlist.
  • Add this block to your server’s lemmy.hjson config (for open federation):
federation: {
  enabled: true
  tls_enabled: true
  # allowed_instances: lemmy.ml,other_instance.tld,... uncomment this to use an allowlist
}
  • Type !announcements@lemmy.ml into your server’s search box, and subscribe to it to connect the two instances.
@sgornick@lemmy.ml
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Maybe I’m missing a basic concept on Federation. I was assuming that the federation feature would allow a user on another instance (e.g., on Baraza.africa) to post on Lemmy.ml.

Here are two posts that Baraza.Africa shows as being posted to c/bitcoin: https://baraza.africa/c/bitcoin@lemmy.ml

However, on c/bitcoin, those posts do not show. https://lemmy.ml/c/bitcoin/data_type/Post/sort/New/page/1

Is that correct, expected behavior?

Dessalines
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Not sure exactly what’s going on there, @nutomic@lemmy.ml any ideas?

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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Could be that lemmy.ml was unreachable, and the activities didnt go through. Its supposed to retry sending in that case, but that was never actually tested.

Hiro
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thank you :3 <3

Hiro
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Hello :3 I made a new instance, mind adding it to the allowlist?

Dissonanz

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It’ll get added automatically the next time we deploy joinlemmy, which should be soon.

Lukas
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i made mentano.org

I could use some tips

th0mcat
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On your Lemmy instance, hit the Search icon, then post a full direct user of a community/user you want to look at (https://lemmy.ml/c/announcements), or a post you want to comment on (https://lemmy.ml/post/89740). Look in your logs and you should see some activity.

If you want to get updates for a Lemmy community, you have to subscribe to it.

Lukas
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yeah but they have to whitelist me, no?

I’d like to federate my new instance with you :) lemmy.jdelcampo.eu running (sometimes) on a Rock64 !

dandelion
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Maybe good to post in /c/lemmy ? Are you using dynamic IP or does the site go off-line sometimes ?

The IP is dynamic and updated with nsupdate, via my OpenWrt router. But for now it’s mostly under heavy testing from my side (I want many services to be running on this Rock64), so it’s mostly offline for now.

Vit
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Reddit killer, woo-hoo!

That is excellent news! I think congratulations are required to the developers that made this possible :)

Edit: does that mean I can, say, log on to lemmy.ml with this account, or do I have to browse it from lemmygrad.ml?

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does that mean I can, say, log on to lemmy.ml with this account, or do I have to browse it from lemmygrad.ml?

No, but you can directly interact with posts and comments on lemmy.ml (like you are doing now). Check this:

https://lemmy.ml/post/42833

https://lemmygrad.ml/post/9334

That’s interesting. I see that I still do everything from Lemmygrad, including subscribing to federated communities or posting content there.

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Yep, you never have to leave that server.

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It’s not diferent than Mastodon. It’s pretty usable. I hope the instances will be always available for public view, this will be good for us.

congrats this is a huge milestone

Hey look, a user from another instance!

Impressive work. Congrats!

How much space does the current Lemmy history take up? Wondering about how much of a load to expect if i set up a server?

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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This instance currently takes up 4.2 GB, with 3.5 GB pictures and 650 MB database. CPU usage is extremely low, under 10% on a 2 CPU VPS (including database, images etc).

@developred@lemmy.ml
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Wow. I had imagined you’d scaled infrastructure up since I last asked almost a half year ago. The project is coming along very well.

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The only thing we changed with infrastructure since then is that we migrated to OVH, because they have DDoS protection. After that we didnt have any problems.

This is a fantastic development. Way to go to the technical team.

Nice, does it mean lemmy is considered stable now ?

Dessalines
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Yes, but of course finding bugs is a never-ending process.

So the next release will be 1.0.0 ?

Dessalines
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Hrm, I haven’t thought about that, but our next release is v0.9.0 so we pry won’t skip over that.

Nice! It also looks like dev.lemmy.ml changed to lemmy.ml.

Congratulations!

Glad to see that the posts are automatically added to my RSS feed too! Good work

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