[arm-allstar] Setting up node on Cellular connection

David McGough kb4fxc at inttek.net
Sun Jan 13 12:01:53 EST 2019

Hi Mike,

Setting up a Linux-based VPS with a static IPv4 address, on one of the
multitude of available providers, is probably the simplest and cheapest
solution. You should be able to get this running for no more that a few
$$$ per month.

I'll be glad to help you get OpenVPN running, I use it everywhere. As 
VPN's go, it's much simpler than many.

The "proxies" mentioned are Asterisk-based proxies, not a general purpose 

I don't foresee trying to support Echolink proxies anytime soon. I've got 
many other projects in the pipeline right now.

73, David KB4FXC

On Sun, 13 Jan 2019, "Mike Sullivan via ARM-allstar" wrote:

> All, we are switching from a Windows RF-based Echolink setup to Asterisk
> Allstar with Echolink directly tied into the controller using a RIM-RC210
> interface. We are using a Verizon cellular hotspot for our internet
> connection as we have for the past couple years (cheapest landline we can
> get is $90/mo for DSL on a "commercial property" I told them where to stick
> it) and currently I am focused on getting Echolink configured to bring it
> back online. The node is registering with Echolink, but it will not allow a
> connection. On the Windows based setup, we had to use Echolink Proxy with
> the proxy on my personal VDS server to get it to work properly. However,
> from what I understand, the package does not support Echolink Proxy, so we
> need to find a workaround.
> As the configuration stands, the modem (Verizon SmartHub) is configured to
> DMZ our router's WAN IP (TPLink router/AP combo) and the appropriate ports
> are forwarded on the router for our RPi node. I have made several attempts
> to connect from PC, phone, and had other users attempt to connect, but all
> are timing out. I'm not sure if Verizon is still blocking the needed ports
> or not.
> I know through the configuration file that there is some form of proxy
> support, but I'm not sure if that's more of an Asterisk based proxy, or a
> general proxy (I'm fairly new to using RPi's and of course the image) and
> I've also seen support for OpenVPN, but I have had such a nightmare trying
> to configure it. Would anyone have any tips/tricks on what to do? Or would
> anyone know if there will be Echolink Proxy support perhaps down the road?
> Mike Sullivan
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