Instructions for running your own lemmy instance.

For the moment, lemmy.ml is using an explicit allowlist for instances we federate with. If you currently run an instance, and would like to be added to join.lemmy.ml:

  • Let us know either on !lemmy_instances, or commenting here.
  • We’ll add you to our allowlist.
  • Add this block to your server’s lemmy.hjson config (for open federation):
federation: {
  enabled: true
  tls_enabled: true
  # allowed_instances: lemmy.ml,other_instance.tld,... uncomment this to use an allowlist
}
  • Type !announcements@lemmy.ml into your server’s search box, and subscribe to it to connect the two instances.
@sgornick
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Maybe I’m missing a basic concept on Federation. I was assuming that the federation feature would allow a user on another instance (e.g., on Baraza.africa) to post on Lemmy.ml.

Here are two posts that Baraza.Africa shows as being posted to c/bitcoin: https://baraza.africa/c/bitcoin@lemmy.ml

However, on !bitcoin@lemmy.ml, those posts do not show. https://lemmy.ml/c/bitcoin/data_type/Post/sort/New/page/1

Is that correct, expected behavior?

Dessalines
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14 meses

Not sure exactly what’s going on there, @nutomic@lemmy.ml any ideas?

@nutomic
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34 meses

Could be that lemmy.ml was unreachable, and the activities didnt go through. Its supposed to retry sending in that case, but that was never actually tested.

Hiro
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35 meses

thank you :3 <3

Hiro
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15 meses

Hello :3 I made a new instance, mind adding it to the allowlist?

Dissonanz

Dessalines
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15 meses

It’ll get added automatically the next time we deploy joinlemmy, which should be soon.

Lukas
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Had to switch up stuff privatly, sorry

i made mentano https://lemmy.one/

I could use some tips

th0mcat
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Lukas
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16 meses

yeah but they have to whitelist me, no?

Vit
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19un año

Reddit killer, woo-hoo!

congrats this is a huge milestone

@Rumblestiltskin
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15un año

Hey look, a user from another instance!

That is excellent news! I think congratulations are required to the developers that made this possible :)

Edit: does that mean I can, say, log on to lemmy.ml with this account, or do I have to browse it from lemmygrad.ml?

@nutomic
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does that mean I can, say, log on to lemmy.ml with this account, or do I have to browse it from lemmygrad.ml?

No, but you can directly interact with posts and comments on lemmy.ml (like you are doing now). Check this:

https://lemmy.ml/post/42833

https://lemmygrad.ml/post/9334

That’s interesting. I see that I still do everything from Lemmygrad, including subscribing to federated communities or posting content there.

Dessalines
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6un año

Yep, you never have to leave that server.

@4g4th4
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@xe8
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12un año

Impressive work. Congrats!

@koavf
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10un año

This is a fantastic development. Way to go to the technical team.

@ericlathrop
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10un año

Nice! It also looks like dev.lemmy.ml changed to lemmy.ml.

@macadoum
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9un año

Nice, does it mean lemmy is considered stable now ?

Dessalines
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6un año

Yes, but of course finding bugs is a never-ending process.

@macadoum
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5un año

So the next release will be 1.0.0 ?

Dessalines
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5un año

Hrm, I haven’t thought about that, but our next release is v0.9.0 so we pry won’t skip over that.

@PorkrollPosadist
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8un año

Congratulations!

@otso
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8un año

Glad to see that the posts are automatically added to my RSS feed too! Good work

@zksmk
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7un año

Congrats on the milestone, great work devs!

@abbenm
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7un año

Awesome!

Regardless of whether it’s wanted or not, I bet this will be regarded as the flagship instance, and choices made for who gets on the allow list will serve to set a precedent that others may follow in how they decide to federate.

I’ve always said I thought the Nutomic did a great job setting the tone for what was and wasn’t expected/allowed here, and I think it carries on the very excellent standard set by other activitypub projects like Mastodon and Funkwhale in terms of not being open to toxicity. I think the allow list can help with that as well in terms of setting a standard.

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