“The tyrants are only great because we are on our knees.”
Étienne de La Boétie
Renn.es is a non-profit shared GNU/Linux system in the style of the public access computers of the 90’s.
Everything is set up focused on security, simplicity and minimalism.
We provide both services which can be accessed from a web browser, and Linux shell accounts which you can SSH into.
Here are some use cases for a shell account:
- Messing around and learning about Linux
- Hosting a website, by syncing HTML pages from your computer. This website (which is made with Hugo) is a good example of this.
- Storing (a reasonable amount of) files
Public services ¶
You are free to use these services as you want. You should be able to create accounts on all of them, you only need to get in touch with us for e-mail accounts as we want to avoid spam on that as much as possible.
- renn.es: this website.
- tarneo.fr: tarneo’s blog.
- matrix.renn.es: Matrix
- git.renn.es: Gitea
- mail.renn.es: E-mail
- toot.renn.es: Mastodon
- searx.renn.es: SearXNG
- iv.renn.es: Invidious
We use refurbished/used computers as our servers. The main one is a Fujitsu Primergy tower server with 8 cores at 4 GHz and 32 GB of DDR3 RAM. We also use two Lenovo Thinkcentre 1L PC’s for backups and an OVH VPS in case our main server fails.
We believe data is radioactive. We aggregate as little of it as possible. For example, we don’t log requests on any of our websites. We will never share any data with third parties. We don’t use analytics on our websites.
Who are we? ¶
We are tarneo and spedotte, french, privacy red-pilled GNU/Linux enthusiasts. This server is maintained without any profit in mind.
If you want:
- to get a shell or email account
- to suggest a new service we could host
- us to host a website specifically for you
Just send us an email at: email@example.com.
tarneo will receive your email. If you want to, you can encrypt it with his GPG key, available on his blog.
In your email, please indicate:
- What you want of course :-)
- Information relevant to your request, e.g. the username you want for an account.
- Your (nick)name and your preferred pronouns in the signature.
The FBI has not been here.