Running on an Intel NUC, Atla is both powerful and small while drawing
only 5 watts at idle.
The latest edition of Ubuntu GNU/Linux long term support release is the
core of Atla.
Allowing for incredible stability and unbeatable uptime.
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.
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.