With all of the de-platforming that is going on now, I did some research in to what it would take to build your own truly autonomous servers, to be a bonified ISP yourself, equal to the one you subscribe to now. What would it take to give you a recognized and cataloged node on the world-wide-web in your own right, without being just an appendage to someone else’s internet gateways?
First of all, that is not as expensive as one might think. If you can afford to purchase a new car, and are willing to fill out mountains of paperwork, you could probably do it. But there is still the “last mile” problem. The guy that provided the most information about how he did it said that he still uses his consumer CenturyLink service to access his own servers from home. If you live in a building that is wired with fiber, you might be able to avoid the “last mile” problem.
One requirement to be your own internet provider also, is to own a router that is capable of cataloging every ip address on the global world-wide-web and to use communications protocols that most routers don’t use (and are not capable of using) when only going through an ISP to reach the web. It takes lots of capacity and special registrations and protocols.
So my question is this. What can the Librem Server be used for? Can you use it to be your own ISP? If not, what would you use the Librem Server for? Also, with all of the required registrations to bring up your own servers or your own internet nodes (just to be issued the IP addresses and other complex connection information), you’re definitely not an unknown entity by that point. What advantage does having a de-activated Intel Management Engine have at that point? What does a good candidate for needing their own Librem Server look like? What advantages does the Librem Server give you?