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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2018 3:08 PM

Knowing your home IP address, what is the correct method for accessing the TIPI's storage from a REMOTE location?  I've tried various methods, but nothing seems to work.



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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2018 3:34 PM

Your home network is usually NATed* behind the router. Your home network address is very likely something like 192.168.xx.xx. You'd have to establish a port forwarding in your network router.

 

*network address translation

 

(That's the typical situation here; I suppose it is similar to yours.)



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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2018 4:08 PM

open port 22 on your firewall to the pi i tend to use a random port number on the outside interface to stop the script kiddies from hacking my ssh 

ssh in using linux or putty or winscp for copying files 

definitely change the default passwords if you do this.. or you will get owned 

 

this is basic linux stuff man do you even linux? 



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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2018 8:40 PM

Your home network is usually NATed* behind the router...

... You'd have to establish a port forwarding in your network router.

 

 

Gotcha, I suspected as much.  I'm well aware my local network IP addresses are different from my Internet address, I was kind of hoping that there was a simple string, given that I know both addresses.  

 

Anything that to do with the router changes is not gonna happen, unless my memory comes back.



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Posted Tue Jul 3, 2018 8:59 PM

 

this is basic linux stuff man do you even linux? 

 

I own a grand total of two devices that run on Linux, one RPi 3 and one RPi3B+.  One is used strictly as an Internet browser on the big screen in the bedroom, the other is hooked to the TI.  I'm not sure I've owned the first one more than a year yet, so no, I've never needed to screw around with Linux, let alone learn something for which I did not own or use. 

 

I also do not know Greek, Russian, Fortran, Cobol, 9900 Assembly, Forth or a thousand other computer languages, or human languages.  Speaking Greek may be 'basic' to a three year old in Greece, but for others, well...



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Posted Wed Jul 4, 2018 7:59 AM

I use WinSCP to ftp in, didn't have to bother with setting up port forwarding or mess with the router at all. 

 

https://winscp.net/eng/index.php


Edited by jjh76, Wed Jul 4, 2018 8:03 AM.


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Posted Wed Jul 4, 2018 8:13 AM

That looks kind of neat.

 

What I really want to is be able to do is access my TIPI from my Android phone when I'm away and upload a file using the browser and TIPI HTML interface. 



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Posted Wed Jul 4, 2018 8:40 AM

 

I own a grand total of two devices that run on Linux

 

Nah, I'm pretty sure you own quite a few more, Linux is everywhere these days...

 

 

What I really want to is be able to do is access my TIPI from my Android phone when I'm away and upload a file using the browser and TIPI HTML interface. 

Well, there you have it, Android is Linux... :)

So is the software in your TV, Set-top-box, internet router, wireless printer, IP camera, ...

 

In all seriousness though, if it's just a matter of accessing the TIPI web interface remotely via a browser-capable device, you should just forward a public a port (your choice) on your router to port 9900 on the Raspberry Pi. It really depends on your router's web UI how exactly you need to do that, but just log in and look around a bit. It should be really straight forward.



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Posted Wed Jul 4, 2018 8:59 AM

I use WinSCP to ftp in, didn't have to bother with setting up port forwarding or mess with the router at all. 

 

https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

 

That is not the point. Typically, your home network uses private IP addresses (unless you have IPv6) which you cannot reach from outside of your network; one example is the range 192.168.0.0/16. As long as you are in your home network, this is not a problem, you can use any software to connect.

 

As I understood, the question was how to reach the network from outside. In that case, your router perform a translation of your internal addresses to its (single) external address and back. But this only works for requests from inside and their corresponding responses. From outside, you can only reach the router. When you set up port forwarding like router.external.net:22 -> tipi.internal.net:22, then you can ssh to your router, and it will forward that to the tipi.



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Posted Thu Jul 5, 2018 3:55 PM

Probably the best thing for you to do is to go to https://remotedesktop.google.com/on your home pc.. and set that up to be accessible with:

Set up remote access

Set up this computer to be remotely accessed from another device. To get started, click the download button.

 

This should work mac, linux or winderz

 

then all you need is to go to that web page on any other computer, or use the google remote access app on your phone..and then use that computer to access your tipi..

 

It will transition firewalls automatically and is secured with your google account 

 

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