Rootconf 2019

On infrastructure security, DevOps and distributed systems.

Learnings from running my Home Server (and why you should run one too)

Submitted by Abhay Rana (Nemo) (@captn3m0) on Jan 15, 2019

Section: Full talk of 40 mins duration Technical level: Intermediate Status: Confirmed & Scheduled


I did my own PC build in September 2017, and have been running it as a personal home server ever since. If you work in infrastructure, running a homeserver is a great way to help yourselves learn new things, experiment with technologies that are too dangerous or bleeding edge for your work, and self-host your own infrastructure.


This talk will cover the important bits:

  1. A brief overview of my homeserver setup
    i. What all Hardware is involved ii. What all services are running iii. Networking and how to route traffic to your home.
  2. Infrastructure Setup
    i. Terraform Configuration ii. Service Configuration iii. Running a Kubernetes Cluster iv. Security
  3. Q&A

Speaker bio

Nemo is a Software Engineer at Razorpay, where he maintains a robust payment infrastructure on top of Kubernetes. He loves playing boardgames, and pen-testing indian government websites.



  • Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) a year ago

    Share draft slides and preview video by 18 February to close evaluation on your proposal.

  • Appliance Repair Vancouver (@appliancerepairvancouver) 11 months ago

    Thanks, we really found this helpful in the office!

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