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Install on AWS EC2
get your RPort Server up and running in less than 5 minutes on your own EC2 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 11 Bullseye. 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 Bullseyeinto the search bar.
- Click on "N results in AWS Marketplace"
- Look for the official Debian logo and select
Debian 11provided by Debian.
Use the marketplace
Select the official Debian image
The RPort server doesn't require a lot of CPU, disk, or memory resources. Selecting a
t2.microinstance 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.
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.
From the list of instances, grab the public ipv4 address of your newly created instance.
Grab the IP address of the new instance.
After the login, change to the root account by typing in