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This Week in Self-Hosted (1 March 2024) 7 min read
This Week in Self-Hosted

This Week in Self-Hosted (1 March 2024)

Self-hosted news, software updates, launches, and a spotlight on Docker Socket Proxy - a secure proxy for exposing the Docker API

By Ethan Sholly
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In the News

Nginx Challenger? Cloudflare’s Pingora Rust Framework Goes Open-Source
A new tech takes aim at Nginx, now that it’s open-source. So, is it better? What do you think?
The Difference Between WordPress and is a place you can download and learn about the open source content management system known as WordPress. Those files and database can be hosted anywhere you like. is a place that sells a hosted WordPress site.
Bitwarden’s app is about to get a lot prettier
Bitwarden’s next update will focus on eye candy and a native codebase

Software Updates

Security Updates

New Software

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Community Content

Bluesky cracks the window
Let’s get this out of the way - I am an avid supporter of the fediverse. I peek into other platforms all the time to get a feel for what’s different, and find things that might make our community better. I have yet to run across anything that compares to what I’ve found in my cozy social home. Just call me a nosy neighbor.

Weekend Discussion (@[email protected])
Weekend Discussion 💬 What self-hosted dashboard are you using? Share screenshots below! #selfhost #selfhosted #selfhosting #homelab #homeserver #dashboard #startpage

Content Spotlight: Docker Socket Proxy

Meet Docker Socket Proxy, a deployable proxy that allows users to control the level of access an application has when connected to the Docker API socket. Meant to replace blanket access to /var/run/docker.sock for software that utilizes communication with the Docker API for functionality (Uptime Kuma, Homepage, Dozzle, etc.), Docker Socket Proxy proxies the connection to the API and limits which sections can be accessed through user-defined environment variables. Access to events, ping, and version are enabled by default, but other sections are available, including containers, networks, images, configs, and more.

Docker Socket Proxy can be installed via Docker and easily modified to enable or disable specific API sections using environment variables tagged with a '0' or '1'.

Links: GitHub

What We're Watching

What We're Listening To

The Homelab Show Ep. 122 – Why the Fundamentals are Important with Special Guest Veronica – The Homelab Show

Smart Home and Automation

Using Zigbee2MQTT and ZHA with One Coordinator
This article covers how to run both Zigbee2MQTT and ZHA on a single coordinator in Home Assistant, complimenting each others features and device support.
Eufy’s new 360-degree 4K camera doesn’t need Wi-Fi or power outlets
It has AI detection and automatic network switching, too.

Upcoming Events

Voice Assistant Contest - Let’s build and win some prizes!
We are organizing a voice assistant contest between the 17th of January and the 10th of March. You can win some Home Assistant Green, some Home Assistant SkyConnect, and a chance to be on a livestr…


What is a Secrets Manager? | Bitwarden Blog
Learn the answer to the question, “what is a secrets manager?” and discover how these solutions protect data from falling into the wrong hands.

Command Line Corner: Ctrl + x + e

Ctrl + x + e is a useful shortcut for instantly firing up an editor from the command line. By default, the shortcut will open a blank editor – but its usefulness shines when entered along with a line of text, which will automatically appear in the first line of the editor after hitting Ctrl + x + e.

This is particularly handy when running complex commands that may need to be documented for future reference.

/$ _

GNU nano 7.2

/$ echo -e "correct\fhorse\fbattery\fstaple"

GNU nano 7.2
echo -e "correct\fhorse\fbattery\fstaple"_

Click here to view an archive of commands shared in previous newsletters.

Navigating Cloud Storage: What is Latency and Why Does It Matter?
Latency is an important factor impacting performance and user experience. Let’s talk about what it is and some ways to get better performance.

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