I'm new to Octoprint. I installed it yesterday on an old notebook on Ubuntu Server 32Bit and it looked good so far.
Logically the next step would be to get a Raspi and fit it into my printers base plate, but I was wondering if I can/should use my server which is located rather near to the printer and is on 24/7 anyway.
My server runs Ubuntu and I use it mainly as fileserver. i3 and 4GB RAM should be powerful enough.
Any thoughts? I would consider opening Octoprint to the outside (portforwarding on the firewall) so I'm especially interested in the security record of Octoprint. I assume security was/is not on the top of the development goals of this great piece of software.
I don't mind the extra cost of a Raspi, or the additional power consumption, but using the server sounds like a sleek solution.