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If you need to find something on your network, get your IP easily, or test your system’s ports WhatIP has you covered.

While the Librem 5 can act as a phone in the above video it was acting more like a server. The host Librem 5 was running Dictionary services, an SSH server, Apache2 web services, Server Lab Inventory, and Samba. Because PureOS relies on the solid core of Debian, I was able to copy-paste from Debian howto tutorials with little to no changes.

With great power comes great responsibility

It’s important to follow proper setup procedures when hosting anything on your persons. As you move around wifi networks, so do your services. Just like hosting in the cloud, you have to take responsibility to properly set up and update your software. Strong passwords are a must in case you want to attach to an untrusted network like a coffee shop or airport.

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From finding your local printer’s IP, all the way to verifying self-hosted services are properly running, WhatIP has you covered.

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Purism believes building the Librem 5 is just one step on the road to launching a digital rights movement, where we—the-people stand up for our digital rights, where we place the control of your data and your family’s data back where it belongs: in your own hands.

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