UNIX.dog Services

UNIX.dog provides useful services for all critters >:D
Most services are hooked into LDAP and use the same username and password you registered with.


An SSH shell is provided for all registered users. You can use the SSH shell to store files and create your webpage! Password authentication is disabled, so make sure your SSH keys are set on the Account page.

The host keys are published under DNS and are as follows:

256 SHA256:cnAVPz7z2ZZUUqzXmoTNQ58QSZ8eH0NC0C6B93u7Ai4 root@woofer (ECDSA)
256 SHA256:HxDZv8mvpbimMzamM2L+fJ+R2sv0P3jehklfrxqz8QM root@woofer (ED25519)
3072 SHA256:1BH7BPNlROWxh+4/LttipJQFLps+J51IHRn+f6j+tVI root@woofer (RSA)


XMPP Messaging

XMPP is a federated IM protocol. UNIX.dog uses ejabberd, and you can connect to it using a client of your choice. A web client is also provided at xmpp.unix.dog. Check out xmpp.org for more information, and join discuss@muc.unix.dog for the UNIX.dog main chatroom. Your JID should be username@unix.dog.

Legacy Network Bridges

Some custom bridges are also available for use, including a Matrix Bifrost bridge and an IRC Biboumi bridge, both accessible from XMPP.

More information can be found on the bridges page.

Mumble VoIP

Mumble is a free VoIP software that you can download from mumble.info. You can join at chat.unix.dog. Users can create their own non-persistent channel, but if you'd like a persistent channel for your group, just reach out. Dogs don't bite. Usually.


The future of messaging is here! Electronic mail services are provided. You can connect any standard email client to smtp.unix.dog and imap.unix.dog using your credentials to access your inbox. The server also provides sendmail over SSH, with your mailbox at ~/Mail, so you can use neomutt or another terminal client of your choice.
Webmail is provided at mail.unix.dog.

Akkoma (ActivityPub)

Akkoma is a federated social media platform, forked from Pleroma. It can communicate with other instances running Mastodon, Misskey, Friendica, and more. Check it out at akko.unix.dog.

Files and Productivity

IPFS Upload & Pinning

A custom-built IPFS remote pinning service is available at UNIX.dog. It's hosted at u.unix.dog. Also, it works as a simple cURL or online file uploader; you don't need to use a local IPFS node :3


Nextcloud is a FOSS, federating cloud drive platform with support for messaging, web calendar and contacts management, and more. It is available at cloud.unix.dog, and you can log in with your UNIX.dog account for 10GB of storage :3


Forgejo Git Hosting

Forgejo is a simple git host. It is hosted at git.unix.dog and should automatically import your SSH public key in the LDAP directory. Please keep in mind that Forgejo applies changes from LDAP every 24 hours, so you may not immediately get an account. SSH and HTTP push/pull is completely supported.

Static Webhosting

Files under ~/public are hosted at unix.dog/~username. A list of user websites can be found here.

Gemini Hosting

You can also host gemini pages under ~/public/gemini. UNIX.dog runs the Molly-Brown server, so all pages are hosted under unix.dog/~username as well. :3


Yggdrasil Node

The server is also a part of the Yggdrasil network, which provides a layered mesh routing scheme based on IPv6 addresses that encode public keys.

You're free to use Yggdrasil to access any of these services (some might not work correctly without configuration), or even peer with the server for access to the network.

Here are the connection details: