This blog post explains why and how to remotely access (SSH, VNC, and Port forwarding) Raspberry Pi devices from different networks.
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Everyone in the tech community undoubtedly accepts that the Raspberry Pi is one of the most popular single board computers brands that are available for both prototyping and production. There are many use cases for Raspberry Pis such as:
In most instances, when Raspberry Pis are deployed remotely, there might be instances a remote connection to the single board computer becomes necessary. In this post, we’ll be discussing the options you have at hand to connect to your Raspberry Pi remotely.
When an IoT device is deployed, the developers lose the physical access to the devices, which in turn makes it hard for them to perform software maintenance on the devices. Since we are talking about Internet of Things (IoT) edges based on Linux operating systems, there are multiple paths developers take to remotely connect to Raspberry Pis remotely:
The above mentioned tasks can come with one or more disadvantages such as:
When port forwarding is active, port scanning bots in the internet can generate unwanted traffic into your network and might even initiate denial of service attacks and brute force attacks.
If the device is behind a NAT/double NAT router and/or the network has a dynamic IP address, additional services such as DDNS need to be used, which increases the configuration time and cost.
Although services like Teamviewer and VNC are available as free versions, their functionality is limited and to extend, the paid subscriptions are required. This increases the maintenance and deployment cost as well.
To completely remove those additional configuration requirements, we offer you our Remote Access Tools, which covers the three main aspects of remote access:
Upswift remote access tools are capable of providing you all kinds of remote access to your IoT devices that reside at client premises that can either be behind wired or wireless NAT, double NAT networks, restricted networks, or even 3G/4G/5G cellular networks. We provide you this facility by creating secure connections between our server and the agent service running on your edge devices, which eliminates the requirement of additional hardware/software configuration. Unless our servers are specifically blacklisted in your network firewall rules, you should have no issue accessing your devices from anywhere in the world.
This secure connection setup also protects your devices from receiving unwanted traffic coming from port scanning bots lurking in the internet since direct port forwarding is not required when you are using Upswift remote access tools.
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