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Contents

  1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION
    1. What is FreedomBox ?
    2. What does it do ?
    3. Does FreedomBox do secure email server?
    4. Do i need some kind of expertise to start using FreedomBox?
    5. What is the link between Debian and FreedomBox?
    6. How can I ask a question?
  2. HARDWARE (SBC)
    1. Which single board computer (SBC) do you recommend?
    2. What is a single board computer (SBC)?
    3. A thing that is new to me is Open Hardware. What makes open hardware open? Anything in particular that I should be aware of?
    4. Do I need a single board computer like Cubietruck or Raspberry PI to run FreedomBox?
    5. Having never used such a device before what are your experiences in terms of performance with these small machines (SBC)?
    6. I'm wondering what wifi adapter to get, preferably one that runs with free firmware, can you recommend one?
  3. DOWNLOAD & INSTALL
    1. General
      1. What does mean "flashing an SD card"?
      2. Do I first have to install Debian on a Cubietruck or is FreedomBox a system in itself?
      3. What would be the benefit of first installing Debian, then FreedomBox packages?
      4. What should I know about installing FreedomBox on SBCs?
      5. SD card is not detected through USB or OTG on a Cubietruck SSD edition. Did I miss something?
      6. I'm happy to give the LIME2 board a try. It shouldn't be a problem to flash that with FreedomBox image, should it?
      7. Where can I find some documentation about a Cubietruck first boot?
    2. HowTo
      1. How to uninstall freedombox?
      2. How to configure my router in case of dynamic DNS?
      3. How to create a DNS name with GnuDIP?
    3. Trouble Shooting
      1. After the installation, I can only login via ssh with the account I had before running the FreedomBox setup script, how to fix it?
      2. I'm having some problems getting FBX working on a BeagleBone Black. The latest release would boot once, but after the initial reboot it wouldn't boot again.
      3. I’m trying to install freedom box on my raspberry pi 2 B and the interface plinth does not install correctly.
      4. http://freedombox.local/ gives "server not found" and Nmap (0 hosts up). What did I miss?
      5. Why can i not login to my user? i followed the instructions on installing freedombox on debian sid and i'm stucked with a tty login denied permission to my user account
  4. USE & APPLICATIONS
    1. General
      1. How to display FreedomBox version through the User Interface?
    2. Network Admin
      1. How to connect to FreedomBox from the Internet?
      2. How to access Plinth from outside the LAN?
      3. How to have a homepage on https://freedombox.local/ or the public ip?
      4. I would like to configure my network statically for now. How to do that in the "Networks"-Setting?
      5. How to change the default IP range and class in FreedomBox?
      6. How to find IP addresses leased by FreedomBox?
      7. Command-line interface: Port Forwarding in FreedomBox HowTo?
    3. SIP Server (repro)
      1. Does anyone know the port that the SIP should be configured on?
    4. Chat Server (XMPP)
      1. How to add a new XMPP user?
      2. How to change the password of a XMPP user?
  5. ABOUT FREEDOMBOX COMMUNITY
    1. If somebody can connect me with the people inside FreedomBox I need to talk to, it would be great.
    2. What is the difference between progress calls and hack calls?
    3. Where can i go to help FreedomBox get translated into my language?
  6. BUSINESS
    1. Can I use the FreedomBox logo?

1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION

1.1. What is FreedomBox ?

1.2. What does it do ?

1.3. Does FreedomBox do secure email server?

1.4. Do i need some kind of expertise to start using FreedomBox?

1.6. How can I ask a question?

2. HARDWARE (SBC)

2.1. Which single board computer (SBC) do you recommend?

2.2. What is a single board computer (SBC)?

2.3. A thing that is new to me is Open Hardware. What makes open hardware open? Anything in particular that I should be aware of?

2.4. Do I need a single board computer like Cubietruck or Raspberry PI to run FreedomBox?

2.5. Having never used such a device before what are your experiences in terms of performance with these small machines (SBC)?

2.6. I'm wondering what wifi adapter to get, preferably one that runs with free firmware, can you recommend one?

3. DOWNLOAD & INSTALL

3.1. General

3.1.1. What does mean "flashing an SD card"?

3.1.2. Do I first have to install Debian on a Cubietruck or is FreedomBox a system in itself?

3.1.3. What would be the benefit of first installing Debian, then FreedomBox packages?

3.1.4. What should I know about installing FreedomBox on SBCs?

3.1.5. SD card is not detected through USB or OTG on a Cubietruck SSD edition. Did I miss something?

3.1.6. I'm happy to give the LIME2 board a try. It shouldn't be a problem to flash that with FreedomBox image, should it?

3.1.7. Where can I find some documentation about a Cubietruck first boot?

3.2. HowTo

3.2.1. How to uninstall freedombox?

3.2.2. How to configure my router in case of dynamic DNS?

3.2.3. How to create a DNS name with GnuDIP?

3.3. Trouble Shooting

3.3.1. After the installation, I can only login via ssh with the account I had before running the FreedomBox setup script, how to fix it?

3.3.2. I'm having some problems getting FBX working on a BeagleBone Black. The latest release would boot once, but after the initial reboot it wouldn't boot again.

3.3.3. I’m trying to install freedom box on my raspberry pi 2 B and the interface plinth does not install correctly.

3.3.4. http://freedombox.local/ gives "server not found" and Nmap (0 hosts up). What did I miss?

3.3.5. Why can i not login to my user? i followed the instructions on installing freedombox on debian sid and i'm stucked with a tty login denied permission to my user account

4. USE & APPLICATIONS

4.1. General

4.1.1. How to display FreedomBox version through the User Interface?

4.2. Network Admin

4.2.1. How to connect to FreedomBox from the Internet?

4.2.2. How to access Plinth from outside the LAN?

Access to Plinth is restricted to LAN IP addresses by default. (Note: This restriction does not apply when using a Pagekite or .onion address.) The list of restricted addresses can be found in /etc/apache2/sites-available/plinth.conf. If needed, you can add an IP address block to the <RequireAny> section, and then reload the apache2 service for it to take effect.

4.2.3. How to have a homepage on https://freedombox.local/ or the public ip?

4.2.4. I would like to configure my network statically for now. How to do that in the "Networks"-Setting?

4.2.5. How to change the default IP range and class in FreedomBox?

4.2.6. How to find IP addresses leased by FreedomBox?

4.2.7. Command-line interface: Port Forwarding in FreedomBox HowTo?

  firewall-cmd --zone=external --add-port=2233/tcp
  firewall-cmd --zone=external --add-forward-port=port=2233:proto=tcp:toport=22:toaddr=192.168.1.4

For a detailed described check this link: "Configure Port Forwarding using the CLI".

4.3. SIP Server (repro)

4.3.1. Does anyone know the port that the SIP should be configured on?

4.4. Chat Server (XMPP)

4.4.1. How to add a new XMPP user?

4.4.2. How to change the password of a XMPP user?

5. ABOUT FREEDOMBOX COMMUNITY

5.1. If somebody can connect me with the people inside FreedomBox I need to talk to, it would be great.

5.2. What is the difference between progress calls and hack calls?

5.3. Where can i go to help FreedomBox get translated into my language?

6. BUSINESS

6.1. Can I use the FreedomBox logo?


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