> Thinks about explaining to someone that self-hosting isn't hard

> Remembers that I've been tinkering with servers and *nix systems since I was like 14 years old



I keep thinking about this and fundamentally it comes down to this - to make it *truly* easy for the uninitiated, you have to be supplying the modem to avoid port forwarding, NAT loopback issues etc, and you have to either have a list of vetted isp's or automated tools for testing if they've blocked ports.

These things are a total pain to work with if you don't know what you're doing, but are considered "not our problem" by most self hosting projects.

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