Install on AWS EC2

get your RPort Server up and running in less than 5 minutes on your own EC2 instance.

Start a new instance

Do not install the RPort server on an existing instance where other applications are already running. You will very likely create conflicts.

Because RPort has almost no dependencies it will run flawlessly on any halfway modern Linux. We recommend using Debian 10. Debian is lightweight and secure.

  • Log in to your AWS console, go to ECS and select your preferred region.

  • Click "Launch Instances" and type "Debian" into the search bar. Select 64-bit (x86) and click the blue Select button.

Select a Debian Instance

The RPort server doesn't require a lot of CPU, disk, or memory resources. Selecting a t2.micro instance is perfect. ✋Do not launch the instance yet. Click "Next: Configure Instance Details".

Select a micro instance.

On "Step 3: Configure Instance Details" you don't have to change anything. Take over all the pre-selected defaults. Click "Next: Add Storage".

On "Step 4: Add Storage" you don't have to change anything. 8 GiB is fairly enough disk storage. Take over all the pre-selected defaults. Click "Next: Add Tags".

On "Step 5: Add Tags" you don't have to change anything. But feel free to add tags to keep your ECS instance well organized. Click "Next: Configure Security Group".

On "Step 6: Configure Security Group" setting up the security group is crucial. Enter the following settings.

Type

Protocol

Port Range

Source

Description

SSH

TCP

22

0.0.0.0/0

SSH

All ICMP -IPv4

ICMP

0-65535

0.0.0./0, ::/0

ICMP PING

HTTP

TCP

80

0.0.0./0, ::/0

HTTP

HTTPS

TCP

443

0.0.0./0, ::/0

HTTPS

Custom TCP

TCP

20000-30000

0.0.0./0, ::/0

RPort Tunnel Range

Security Group

Do not skip the ICMP IPv4 rule. Your server must respond to ICMP ping echo requests. Otherwise, the automated setup of DNS and SSL will fail.

After creating the security group click "Review and launch".

Don't worry about the warning "Your security group, RPort Server, open to the world. That's intended.

Now click "Launch" to launch the instance. On the last step select which SSH keys to use. The decision is up to you. Finally, launch the instance.

Install the RPort server on your new ECS2 instance

From the list of instances grab the public ipv4 address of your newly created instance.

Grab the IP address of the new instance.

Connect over SSH to the instance using the admin user. Usually, you must specify the private key created for the instance or the region. For example ssh -i .ssh/ec2-ohio.pem [email protected]

After the login, change to the root account by typing in sudo -i.

👉 Now proceed to Install RPort on any virgin cloud VM