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Dynamic DNS account + SSH from the internet?

asked 2014-01-16 17:24:19 +0300

lupastro gravatar image

updated 2014-01-16 17:24:54 +0300

I know it is risky, but how feasible would it be to enable incoming ssh connections from the internet?

The reason for that would be a remote access to the device in case someone steals it.

If a DDNS account was configured in the phone, the phone would be accessible when connected to the internet. Therefore it would be possible to log in and wipe it remotely.

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All Provider I know use private IP Adresses for UMTS Devices, so you couldn't reach the phone from internet directly.

EanderAlx ( 2014-01-16 19:03:57 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-16 18:04:45 +0300

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I would do this by having the phone connect to an openvpn server and allowing incoming connections with a key from the VPN only. That way you could establish necessary configurations to your $OTHER_MACHINE and the phone. Communications would be reasonably safe, and if the phone were stolen, you could lock it down, enable tracking, etc.

There could even be a nice graphical interface...

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