Hi, I installed the Matrix Synapse, and Element app. My goal is to convince my friends to migrate our WhatsApp and Discord communities to this setup. Now I have a few questions…
First, instructions on the app store say to use:
(http://umbrel.local:8008 or http://<synapse-tor-hidden-service-url).
when directing Element to your homeserver. The former works, and I was able to create an account and login BUT The latter (http://synapse-tor-hidden-service-url) returns an error of
Homeserver URL does not appear to be a valid Matrix Homeserver
When searching their githubs for advice on Tor addresses, I returned nothing. As I imagined this would be the way to access my element instance remotely, what should be done? Editpeople are reporting that this works using web browser version of element through Tor Browser! Nice.
It appears when testing federation of my Synapse instance, it returns a SRV records error. This would explain why I can not connect to any :matrix.org groups or connect to anyone outside my homeserver. How do I fix this? I’d like to be able to join groups
It sounds like this might be riding up against whatever the synapse domain is set to and my DNS settings but I am not sure how to change that via umbrel. **** EDIT**** this sounded fun so I took the weekend to just build a separate synapse server and run element on it. In that I have learned much and the DNS stuff I was way off and is for directing a purchased domain towards the public IP of your server. Not really relevant here.
Any advice greatly appreciated!