How can you feed piaware data from a network you don't own?


#1

I’m new to piaware. It was pretty easy to setup. I have a Virtual Radar Server sitting in the Cloud, so to speak. It resides on an Amazon AWS ec2 instance.

My piaware is at my house. I added port forwarding from my home router for 30005 and 30105 and bada boom, bada bing we have data going from the clouds to the Cloud.

I would like to add a second receiver to my setup. Now my daughter goes to college about 60 miles away. 5th floor dormitory with a reliable internet connection. I doubt I would be able to get the University’s IT department to add port forwarding for my piaware. I’ve read a bit about using socat. However, I couldn’t seem to get that to work.

Should I continue on that path? Any pointers? Or is there an easier solution?


#2

You’d have to go the other way, and push data from the dorm pi to the ec2 instance, rather than port forwarding inbound connections to the pi.


#3

I have the Port Forwarding working from my home to the ec2.instance.

How do I push data from the dorm to the ec2 instance? Is the best/easiest using socat?


#4

socat should work.

Setting up a VPN is probably a better bet, though, since at some point you’ll probably need to do maintenance on the remote Pi.