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Home automation (node-red)

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This is a tiny (5GB disk 512MB RAM) VM hosting node-red for my home automations (as well as pihole and openvpn). I increased it to 10GB and 1024MB to better allow unattended updates and fit software. IFTTT stopped offering a reasonable free service, so I opted to replace with in-home. This time I opted for node-red rather than openHAB or the like as my home automation needs are modest and I’ve grown more confident in node-red’s capabilities.

I’ve got it connected to a local MQTT broker if I want to expand its horizons.

Node types I’ve added during it’s evolution include:

  • node-red-contrib-cronplus
  • node-red-contrib-state
  • node-red-node-mysql
  • node-red-node-ping
  • node-red-node-twilio

And also arp-scan.