[clug] Local hosting providers for either SSH Tunnel or "Reverse VPN"

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Jul 28 04:35:54 UTC 2021


Thanks very much.
I’m completely ignorant about the VPS hosting market - seemed expensive the few times I looked.

Knowing there’s “affordable” options out there is really useful.

Thanks for the tips on techniques - Home Automation is really where this is headed, I should take that angle.


> On 28 Jul 2021, at 14:26, Bob Edwards via linux <linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> Not sure what you might mean by "full-blown Linux VPS"... I have a
> hosted Linux VPS in Sydney that costs around $72/year. Lets me run
> what ever services I can on a home Linux machine, including SSH
> tunnels, DIY reverse proxy (using OpenVPN), web servers etc., all
> simultaneously... At the time, this was cheaper than the difference
> between a domestic and business NBN plan, let alone power, hardware
> and other costs.
> The other way to solve this is to run your web server at home and
> use Dynamic DNS to keep it accessible remotely (unless you have a
> static IP, like Brett). Both would need port-forwarding set up on
> your home router. Some/many ISP plans still won't work as they
> allocate private IPs for the last link to your home (ie. don't
> support incoming TCP connections at all).
> Also, you may want to look at using MQTT instead of SSH for your
> comms, esp. if you have a number of devices to control and want
> to keep things in sync.
> OpenHAB and Home Assistant both support MQTT. See Wikipedia for more
> details.
> cheers,
> Bob Edwards.

Steve Jenkin, IT Systems and Design 
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