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.

    • @petunia
      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.