Server Ash

Ash was my main home server .


Ash was my main home server. It hosted a few virtual machines (including this website), it also a good point to document the configuration somewhere; as the source of this website is on git hub this also makes a nice config back-up.

Named after Ash Ketchum


This a visualised instance of mythUbuntu. This is my forth upgrade to my home mythtv server. The screenshots for mythweb give an idea of greatness of mythtv

Available at but you need a user name and password unlike your standard magazine the newsagents for TV.

This is my first mythtv running in a virtual machine - the trick is to pass the USB, only later versions of Ubuntu (14.04.04 or +), keep the same bus and device after warm boots of the USB controller.

    <hostdev mode='subsystem' type='usb' managed='yes'>
        <address bus='2' device='2'/>
      <alias name='hostdev0'/>


This the workhorse of the server in terms fo the outside world. It runs Pound, the Pound program is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end for Web servers.

The detailed config is stored To help get let's encrypt I used a few google searches and this post Let's Encrypt Certificates and Pound Load Balancer

The config file for pound, redirects anything to the https except for /.well-known/acme-challenge/ - ironically used for let's encrypt.


This is a simple server to share files on the lan. Folder with are on Samba shares, to move around between users and machines.


This site, static hosted from nginx, Lektor target of target = rsync://bms@barwap.lan/home/bms/


A virtual machine running Lubuntu, (Ubuntu that is lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient by using lightweight applications and LXDE,), with has calibre in the background so I get my daily paper to my kindle. Also it is nice to have another desktop handy.


Hosting of, more information detailed under


Running an instance of -so we can share files externally with ease. .