Technologies Used to Build Atla

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NUC

Intel NUC 5CPYH

Running on an Intel NUC, Atla is both powerful and small while drawing only 5 watts at idle.

Specifications

  1. Intel Celeron N3050 
  2. 8GB of RAM
  3. 128GB SSD

Ubuntu

Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus

The latest edition of Ubuntu GNU/Linux long term support release is the core of Atla. 
Allowing for incredible stability and unbeatable uptime.

NGINX

NGINX Web Server

Lightweight and highly responsive, NGINX (Pronounced engine x) is the web server that is powering this very site.

NGINX is also pulling double duty as a reverse proxy server for some internal sites on the LAN side.

strongSwan

strongSwan IPsec VPN Server

For a long time, to gain access to resources inside the local network that Atla sits on, port fowards were used. This not only presents a security risk but also mean maintaining a NAT list that can get pretty complex and out of control.

These days to access internal resources, Atla hosts a strongSwan IPsec VPN server set up to respond to IKEv2 clients and trusted with a LetsEncrypt public certificate. 


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