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   * Transfer large files ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Deluge|Deluge]], [[FreedomBox/Manual/Transmission|Transmission]], [[FreedomBox/Manual/I2P|I2P]])
   * Upload files to your website for other to consume publicly.
   * Privately share files ([[FreedomBox/Manual/bepasty|Bepasty]])
   * Keep your files synchronized to your !FreedomBox ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Syncthing|Syncthing]])
   * Locally ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Samba|Samba]])
   * Transfer large files with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Deluge|Deluge]], with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Transmission|Transmission]], or with [[FreedomBox/Manual/I2P|I2P]].
   * Upload files to your website for others to consume publicly.
   * Privately share files with [[FreedomBox/Manual/bepasty|Bepasty]].
   * Keep your files synchronized to your !FreedomBox  with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Syncthing|Syncthing]].
   * Locally with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Samba|Samba]].
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   * Publish a blog ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Ikiwiki|Ikiwiki]])
   * Host a personal or community wiki ([[FreedomBox/Manual/MediaWiki|MediaWiki]])
   * Publish a blog  with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Ikiwiki|Ikiwiki]].
   * Host a personal or community wiki with [[FreedomBox/Manual/MediaWiki|MediaWiki]].
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     * There can be a system-wide website.
 * Publish multimedia content (photos, videos, music, ...):
   *
[[FreedomBox/Manual/MiniDLNA|MiniDLNA]]
 * Sync your calendar and contacts ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Radicale|Radicale]])
 * Organize your e-books into collections ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Calibre|Calibre]])
     * There can be a system-wide website with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Apache_userdir|User Websites]] .
 * Publish multimedia content (photos, videos, music, ...) with [[FreedomBox/Manual/MiniDLNA|MiniDLNA]].
 * Sync your calendar and contacts with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Radicale|Radicale]].
 * Organize your e-books into collections with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Calibre|Calibre]].
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   * 1 To 1 chat calls (!FreedomBox intermediates establishing connection, then peers talk to each other): [[FreedomBox/Manual/JSXC|JSXC]]?, [[FreedomBox/Manual/Matrix|Matrix]]+[[FreedomBox/Manual/Coturn|Coturn]]?    * 1 To 1 chat calls (!FreedomBox intermediates establishing connection, then peers talk to each other) with [[FreedomBox/Manual/JSXC|JSXC]]?, or with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Matrix|Matrix]]+[[FreedomBox/Manual/Coturn|Coturn]]?
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     * Text: [[FreedomBox/Manual/ejabberd|Ejabberd]]
     * Audio: [[FreedomBox/Manual/Mumble|Mumble]]
     * Text: with [[FreedomBox/Manual/ejabberd|Ejabberd]].
     * Audio: with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Mumble|Mumble]].
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   * !FreedomBox serves as persistent client (remains connected to some external room while you're absent).
     * Text: [[FreedomBox/Manual/Quassel|Quassel]], [[FreedomBox/Manual/I2P|I2P]]
   * Remain connected to some external room while you're absent.
     * Text: with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Quassel|Quassel]], or with [[FreedomBox/Manual/I2P|I2P]].
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   * Escape search engine filter bubbles using a metasearch engine ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Searx|Searx]])
   * Block ads while browsing the web ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Privoxy|Privoxy]])
 * Connect securely to your !FreedomBox services ([[FreedomBox/Manual/OpenVPN|OpenVPN]]) from the internet
   * Escape search engine filter bubbles using a metasearch engine like [[FreedomBox/Manual/Searx|Searx]].
   * Block ads while browsing the web. With [[FreedomBox/Manual/Privoxy|Privoxy]].
 * Connect securely to your !FreedomBox services from the internet through [[FreedomBox/Manual/OpenVPN|OpenVPN]].
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   * Check your email ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Roundcube|Roundcube]])
   * Read news ([[FreedomBox/Manual/TinyTinyRSS|Tiny Tiny RSS]])
   * Host a multiplayer block sandbox ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Minetest|Minetest]])
   * Collaboratively edit a text document ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Infinoted|infinoted]])
 * Circumvent censorship using a socks5 proxy ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Shadowsocks|Shadowsocks]])
   * Check your email with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Roundcube|Roundcube]].
   * Read news with [[FreedomBox/Manual/TinyTinyRSS|Tiny Tiny RSS]].
   * Host a multiplayer block sandbox with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Minetest|Minetest]].
   * Collaboratively edit a text document with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Infinoted|Infinoted]].
 * Circumvent censorship using a socks5 proxy like [[FreedomBox/Manual/Shadowsocks|Shadowsocks]].
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   * users and set access privileges ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Users|Users and Groups]])    * Grant !FreedomBox accounts and access privileges to users (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Users|Users and Groups]]).
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     * Provide DNS service for your local network ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Bind|bind]])
     * Connect storage devices ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Storage|Storage]])
     * Provide linux accounts to users (SSH), including python3, ...etc
     * Provide DNS service for your local network with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Bind|bind]].
     * Connect storage devices (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Storage|Storage]]).
     * Provide a linux (including python3, etc) console accesible through [[FreedomBox/Manual/SecureShell|SSH]].
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   * Access your !FreedomBox from the public Internet ([[FreedomBox/Manual/PageKite|Pagekite]], [[FreedomBox/Manual/Tor|Tor]], [[FreedomBox/Manual/DynamicDNS|Dynamic DNS]])
   * Obtain a certificate for your domain ([[FreedomBox/Manual/LetsEncrypt|Let's Encrypt]])
   * Manage network connections over Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or PPPoE ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Networks|Networks]])
   * Access your !FreedomBox from the public Internet via [[FreedomBox/Manual/PageKite|Pagekite]], [[FreedomBox/Manual/Tor|Tor]], or [[FreedomBox/Manual/DynamicDNS|DNS]].
   * Obtain a certificate for your domain from [[FreedomBox/Manual/LetsEncrypt|Let's Encrypt]].
   * Manage network connections over Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or PPPoE
(See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Networks|Networks]]).
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     * Configure system name and interface language ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Configure|Configure]])
     * Configure time zone and network time service ([[FreedomBox/Manual/DateTime|Date and Time]])
     * Configure system name and interface language (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Configure|Configure]]).
     * Configure time zone and network time service (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/DateTime|Date and Time]]).
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     * Run diagnostic tests ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Diagnostics|Diagnostics]])
     * Configure service discovery ([[FreedomBox/Manual/ServiceDiscovery|Service Discovery]])
     * View which services are allowed through the firewall ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Firewall|Firewall]])
     * Watch storage consuption in each device ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Storage|Storage]])
     * from a web interface ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Cockpit|Cockpit]])
     * Run diagnostic tests (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Diagnostics|Diagnostics]]).
     * View which services are allowed through the firewall (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Firewall|Firewall]]).
     * Watch storage consumption in each device (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Storage|Storage]]).
     * from a web interface with [[FreedomBox/Manual/Cockpit|Cockpit]].
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     * Upgrade software packages automatically ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Upgrades|Software Upgrades]])
     * View disk information or expand a partition ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Disks|Disks]])
     * Create and restore filesystem snapshots ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Snapshots|Snapshots]])
     * Backup your data ([[FreedomBox/Manual/Backups|Backups]])
     * Upgrade software packages automatically (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Upgrades|Software Upgrades]]).
     * View disk information or expand a partition (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Disks|Disks]]).
     * Create and restore filesystem snapshots (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Snapshots|Snapshots]]).
     * Backup your data with Borg (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/Backups|Backups]]).
     * Configure service discovery (See [[FreedomBox/Manual/ServiceDiscovery|Service Discovery]]).

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Features

Implemented

Here is a list of user-facing features that have been implemented in FreedomBox. You can also check FreedomBox introduction and supported hardware related pages.

Use Cases for User Applications

With FreedomBox, you can:

  • Share files:
    • Transfer large files with Deluge, with Transmission, or with I2P.

    • Upload files to your website for others to consume publicly.
    • Privately share files with Bepasty.

    • Keep your files synchronized to your FreedomBox with Syncthing.

    • Locally with Samba.

  • Publish web content:
    • Publish a blog with Ikiwiki.

    • Host a personal or community wiki with MediaWiki.

    • Host regular websites:
      • Each user has her own website.
      • There can be a system-wide website with User Websites .

  • Publish multimedia content (photos, videos, music, ...) with MiniDLNA.

  • Sync your calendar and contacts with Radicale.

  • Organize your e-books into collections with Calibre.

  • Chat with friends:
    • 1 To 1 chat calls (FreedomBox intermediates establishing connection, then peers talk to each other) with JSXC?, or with Matrix+Coturn?

    • Host chat rooms (traffic goes through FreedomBox):

    • Remain connected to some external room while you're absent.
  • Share your internet connection with local devices.
    • Escape search engine filter bubbles using a metasearch engine like Searx.

    • Block ads while browsing the web. With Privoxy.

  • Connect securely to your FreedomBox services from the internet through OpenVPN.

    • in order to publish services in untrusted networks
    • in order to access through untrusted networks as if you were locally there.
  • Host your own web office apps:
  • Circumvent censorship using a socks5 proxy like Shadowsocks.

  • Learn how to use each application:
    • Offline Manual
    • Online resources
    • Community support
      • Forums
      • Mailing List
      • IRC channel
  • Other features and solutions

Use Cases for the System Owner

  • Invite friends to use your box:
    • Grant FreedomBox accounts and access privileges to users (See Users and Groups).

    • Use a single login for FreedomBox Interface, XMPP, Ikiwiki and SSH

    • Share infrastructure resources:
      • Provide DNS service for your local network with bind.

      • Connect storage devices (See Storage).

      • Provide a linux (including python3, etc) console accesible through SSH.

  • Connect your FreedomBox to the world:

    • Access your FreedomBox from the public Internet via Pagekite, Tor, or DNS.

    • Obtain a certificate for your domain from Let's Encrypt.

    • Manage network connections over Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or PPPoE (See Networks).

  • Control your FreedomBox:

    • Customize it:
      • Configure system name and interface language (See Configure).

      • Configure time zone and network time service (See Date and Time).

    • Know what's happening in your box:
      • Run diagnostic tests (See Diagnostics).

      • View which services are allowed through the firewall (See Firewall).

      • Watch storage consumption in each device (See Storage).

      • from a web interface with Cockpit.

    • Solve and prevent troubles:
  • Learn how to administer your box:
    • Offline Manual
    • Online resources
    • Community support
      • Forums
      • Mailing List
      • IRC channel

Planned

These features are planned for upcoming releases.

  • Run your own federated social networking server (diaspora*)

  • Host your photos and videos (?MediaGoblin)

  • Run your micro-blogging social network (GNU Social, Mastodon, Pleroma)

  • Email server
  • Scheduled backups
  • Manage and share your bookmarks (Shaarli)

Applications available in each Release

Application

Description

Debian 9 (Stretch)

Debian 10 (Buster)

Comment

Dynamic DNS

Access to FreedomBox

?

(./)

Pagekite

Access to FreedomBox

?

(./)

Tor

Anonymity Network

(./)

(./)

I2P

Anonymity Network

{X}

{X}

added in buster-backports

Transmission

BitTorrent Web Client

(./)

(./)

Deluge

BitTorrent Web Client

(./)

(./)

Minetest

Block Sandbox

(./)

(./)

Radicale

Calendar and Addressbook

(./)

(./)

Quassel

Chat Client (IRC)

(./)

(./)

JSXC

Chat Client (XMPP)

(./)

(./)

Ejabberd

Chat Server (XMPP)

(./)

(./)

Matrix Synapse

Chat Server (Matrix)

{X}

(./)

only in buster-backports

Roundcube

Email Client

(./)

(./)

Bepasty

File Publishing

{X}

{X}

added in buster-backports

Sharing

File Publishing

?

(./)

?MLDonkey

File Sharing

{X}

(./)

Tahoe-LAFS

File Storage (Distributed)

?

(./)

Syncthing

File Synchronization

?

(./)

Infinoted

Gobby Server

(./)

(./)

Tiny Tiny RSS

News Feed Reader

{X}

(./)

Calibre

Organise e-Books

{X}

(./)

Shadowsocks

SOCKS5 proxy

{X}

(./)

OpenVPN

Virtual Private Network

(./)

(./)

Mumble

Voice Chat Server

(./)

(./)

Repro

VoIP Server (SIP)

(./)

{X}

Privoxy

Web Proxy

(./)

(./)

Searx

Web Search

{X}

(./)

MediaWiki

Wiki

{X}

(./)

Ikiwiki

Wiki and Blog

(./)

(./)


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