Looking to maybe self host my own instance, I’m still learning about the fediverse. If a different instance that I federate with hosts something illegal are there risks to me? Is anything from other instances hosted on my server like a copy of it? Or would I only end up hosting things my users post? I’m paranoid and sorry if this is a silly question.

  • @pe1uca
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    711 months ago

    AFAIK only text is copied, media stays in the instance where the community is hosted.

    • @petunia@lemmy.world
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      411 months ago

      It depends on the software. Some proxy all content from remote servers so you only connect to your home server (Mastodon). Others don’t, instead they make clients load remote content themselves (Lemmy). If you use browser client you can see all the connections being made.

      • @pe1uca
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        311 months ago

        Yes, depends on the software, the post is about lemmy so I was talking about lemmy