Entries for tag "devops"

RTMP Streaming Server

We all know Twitch and Youtube streaming, and some may know Hitbox. But what if you wanted to implement your own streaming server?

So what are the actual benefits to just using the mentioned services?

  • Private streams, no one can see them, no one can find them
  • Record everything without additional cost
  • Define which qualities the stream will be transcoded to
  • Embed streams on your own websites
  • May run "offline" just in your home for surveilance uses.

But there are disadvantages too:

  • Needs to run on a rented or owned box (so does probably cost something)
  • Machine with the server needs to be powerful
  • Probably does not scale to many viewers

IKEv2 VPN with StrongSWAN

Wow this was harder than i thought.

I just wanted to get a modern VPN on all my devices without the hassle to install third-party VPN clients on all of them (hello OpenVPN o/). The protocol of choice seems to be IKEv2 as all devices that I own seem to support this and it is more secure than the old PPTP or L2TP protocols the devices could support natively.