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Topic # 228939 31-Jan-2018 09:24
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Unsure how to term what I'm after.  But being a bit cheap, I've got a GPS Tracking server at home on my domestic ISP connection (spark)....I'm too cheap to pay the $15 a month for a static ip.

 

The GPS tracker that you buy, generally don't have DNS, so they must be set up with an IP address, obviously the more static the better.

 

I did have an AWS version of my server (and had an Azure one for a while based off my work MSDN subscription), but the AWS free tier ended.

 

So I started thinking since some of the network tools for azure or aws remain free if I could assign a public ip address and open a couple of ports, and redirect any traffic to my dynamic ip address at home.

 

So the tracker would have a static IP to play with, and I'd update the end point via api when my dynamic ip address changes.

 

Under azure they have a functions area, which seems to be a web based function, which I could write something that says when traffic on received, forward to destination ip on same port.

 

Or some sort of vpn/virtual network function.

 

Thoughts, or should I just carry on and deal with my dynamic ip (I have an sms gateway at home which can update my gps tracker reletively easy on public IP change).

 

 





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  Reply # 1949081 31-Jan-2018 10:05
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I suspect Azure functions is serverless. Too much trouble IMHO.

 

An AWS t2.nano with 0.5GB is RAM is heaps to run Linux - I have one running Nginx / PHP / MySQL no problems. Windows, maybe not. Run whatever you need there. Costs US$5 a month, less if you reserve your instance for a year.

 

Probably easiest just to keep something active on your home network so the IP doesn't change too often.





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  Reply # 1949082 31-Jan-2018 10:13
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timmmay:

 

I suspect Azure functions is serverless. Too much trouble IMHO.

 

An AWS t2.nano with 0.5GB is RAM is heaps to run Linux - I have one running Nginx / PHP / MySQL no problems. Windows, maybe not. Run whatever you need there. Costs US$5 a month, less if you reserve your instance for a year.

 

Probably easiest just to keep something active on your home network so the IP doesn't change too often.

 

 

Yeah it doesn't change that often, and I do have a script that emails me with an iphone message format with the sms I have to send the tracker to update the address.  As long as the car is started in the net 72 hours, it'll update.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1949084 31-Jan-2018 10:15
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If it were me I'd probably do something like....

 

Would be a fun little project!

 

 


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  Reply # 1949086 31-Jan-2018 10:17
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If I was in your position, I'd switch to an ISP which will give you a static IP address for a one off fee. After 3 months you'd have paid it off based on Sparks $15 per month.

 

 

 

 










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  Reply # 1949090 31-Jan-2018 10:29
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nzkc:

 

If it were me I'd probably do something like....

 

Would be a fun little project!

 

 

 

 

Yeah that's kinda what I was thinking of.  Now I'd be more comfortable on azure given my familiarity of .net...

 

I'm just reading though and trying ot figure out it it will pass all communication, or if it's just http.  This is tcp communication from the tracker.





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  Reply # 1949222 31-Jan-2018 13:09
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You can get a free VPS from Google Cloud, and also $300 free credits for new accounts. https://cloud.google.com/free/

 

With the VPS you could probably achieve what you're trying to do.


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  Reply # 1949408 31-Jan-2018 15:23
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davidcole:

This is tcp communication from the tracker.


HAProxy on your AWS instance?

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