I did not consider is the importance of external connectivity - I had all but given up on this over the years. You’ve brought back the people’s internet of old! I chose Freedombox to replace the network services offered by my ISP’s gateway/modem/router/ap combo device. This is working splendidly, but I see that Freedombox is so much bigger. Well done!
List of things you liked
- The feeling of DDNS and Let’s Encrypt setup was profound and completely unexpected!
- Searx immediately pierced the search-engine preferences bubble. Searching the internet works again.
- When the details are accounted for, setup can be fast and high quality
- I’ve learned about modern encryption infrastructure
List of things you disliked
- Communication of removing /etc/network/interfaces entry after Debian installation could be improved or this step could be automated.
- The Configure page could better explain that Domain Name should be the FQDN rather than the DNS Domain Name of the Freedombox host.
- BIND setup could warn you to stop when you have a Shared interface. This incompatibility isn’t controlled effectively - but is documented if you read the manual first.
- CUPS could not use AES 128 GCM certificates from Let’s Encrypt. I believe that the Debian OpenSSL distribution does not include this capability.
- I have not got internal network name resolution worked out yet. It’s probably in here somewhere.