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.

  • Hellsadvocate
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    311 months ago

    Interesting so I can’t visit a Lemmy community as a magazine within kbin if I don’t have an account?

    • Kaldo
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      411 months ago

      You can if someone else subscribed to it in the past. If nobody ever did, then that community is unknown to kbin and you won’t find any data on it whether you’re logged in or not.

      • Hellsadvocate
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        11 months ago

        In that case, how often is the lemme community updated on the kbin instance? Does it download updates every time the user visits?

        • Kaldo
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          111 months ago

          My understanding is that instances have worker threads that continually pull new data from linked communities (the ones at least 1 person is subscribed to). It should be almost instant but recently it’s sometimes delayed due to huge influx of traffic.

    • Jeena
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      411 months ago

      Yes you can, even on Mastodon, and you can subscribe to PeerTube channels in /kbin and Lemmy, etc.