pivpn VS TheSpaghettiDetective

Compare pivpn vs TheSpaghettiDetective and see what are their differences.


The Simplest VPN installer, designed for Raspberry Pi (by pivpn)


AI-based failure detection for 3D printer remote management and monitoring. (by TheSpaghettiDetective)
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pivpn TheSpaghettiDetective
107 20
4,651 617
2.4% 3.9%
7.2 9.7
9 days ago about 9 hours ago
Shell JavaScript
MIT License GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of pivpn. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-07.
  • PiVPN - Router/WIFI stopped workign after Pi was unplugged
    My PiVPN setup for openvpn as per https://pivpn.io/ wouldn't pull the router over, but I agree that if your setup is doing dhcp or dns that could make it look like the router is failing.
  • How do I check how long my certs are valid for?
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    How old is your script?#1000 merged in 2020 add expiration column for -l
    reddit.com/r/pivpn | 2021-10-07
    pivpn update is supposed to take care of it, but old enough install can be buggy so probably just remove and reinstall if it's possible to re-deploy the configs.
  • I am tired of people in this sub treating VPN as "the golden hammer"
    Thus ss you'd have to be complete in that sense as otherwise you'd have nothing to connect to. Also to prevent the whole world to connect to it and start brute forcing it, you should have things like fail2ban, connection whitelists or whatever setup to reduce the attack vector somewhat. So for more most who are unexperienced, a vpn is easier to achieve... especially with a solution like https://pivpn.io to have a wireguard or openvpn setup using server and client certs on a raspberry pi for example.
  • Remote access to my Pi
    reddit.com/r/klippers | 2021-09-28
  • Failing to setup WireGuard on Raspberry Pi 4 (running Ubuntu 21.04)
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-26
    Try pivpn, easy to setup a Wireguard or OpenVPN server.
  • A few questions before I invest.
    reddit.com/r/unRAID | 2021-09-26
  • What is the simplest solution?
    reddit.com/r/VPS | 2021-09-25
    This is the best option for you. You can actually setup wireguard faily easily with pivpn although you may need to tinker around for a bit in order to expose your local network on the VPN's subnet.
  • Pi-Hole/NAS Security
    reddit.com/r/pihole | 2021-09-22
    https://pivpn.io/ Really simple to setup. Also, I found this instructions: https://www.wundertech.net/setup-wireguard-on-a-raspberry-pi-vpn-setup-tutorial/
  • Forward all traffic from a peer to another peer via a relay server
    reddit.com/r/WireGuard | 2021-09-21
    Install http://pivpn.io on your pi, open the wireguard port to it and you're set


Posts with mentions or reviews of TheSpaghettiDetective. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-21.
  • Trying to save a batch print, wish me luck boys. Came loose when i was able to spot it.
    reddit.com/r/prusa3d | 2021-10-05
    That would be pretty neat. You could probably use what The Spaghetti Detective has already come up with as a base to work off of.
  • This was not an ideal sight when I walked into work this morning :) Started the 90 hour print Friday
    You can find instructions on how to install it on their GitHub repository.
  • Is Spaghetti Detective worth it?
  • Wake up this morning and see this on my 3D printer (I use octoprint and now Iā€™m scared)
    Without running a full postmortem, it can be difficult to identify shortcomings, but based on PR#480, an example of systemic improvements that could be made are unit testing, alerting on anomalous values, using pre-built libraries to extract the IP instead of string parsing, specific code review standards for new feature shipment, etc etc. Incidents are used to identify gaps in the system that allowed them.
  • Burned up hot end...again.
    Attach a camera, hook it up to Octoprint, and set up the spaghetti detective plugin to automatically stop your print if it fails.
  • Love coming home to see a beautiful print almost completed.
  • I want pictures of your failed prints!
    If you want community support, I recommend you turn this into more of a community project. This route doesn't necessarily preclude you from turning this into something commercial if that's a goal or hangup. Consider for example TSD, whose code is fully open source and even make available a public dataset if you want to train your own TSD classifier, while still offering a very successful commercial product.
  • Come back from a hard days work to be disappointed...
    reddit.com/r/fosscad | 2021-05-20
  • Spaghetti Detective hijacked my webcam!
    reddit.com/r/octoprint | 2021-04-13
    It does indeed run the same as long as it has the right resources. You can find more info here: https://github.com/TheSpaghettiDetective/TheSpaghettiDetective

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pivpn and TheSpaghettiDetective you can also consider the following projects:


tailscale - The easiest, most secure way to use WireGuard and 2FA.

OctoPrint-FirmwareUpdater - OctoPrint plugin for flashing pre-compiled firmware images to a 3D printer.

wireguard-docs - šŸ“– Unofficial WireGuard Documentation: Setup, Usage, Configuration, and full example setups for VPNs supporting both servers & roaming clients.

gocryptfs - Encrypted overlay filesystem written in Go

Pi-hole - A black hole for Internet advertisements

SimpleLogin - The SimpleLogin back-end

dnscrypt-proxy - dnscrypt-proxy 2 - A flexible DNS proxy, with support for encrypted DNS protocols.

wireguard-windows - Download WireGuard for Windows at https://www.wireguard.com/install . This repo is a mirror only. Official repository is at https://git.zx2c4.com/wireguard-windows

Creality-Cloud-RaspberryPi3 - Creality Cloud is a platform for 3D printing creation and an ever-growing community for everyone.

bitwarden_rs - Unofficial Bitwarden compatible server written in Rust, formerly known as bitwarden_rs [Moved to: https://github.com/dani-garcia/vaultwarden]

Nebula - A scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security