Install on Google Compute

Create a virtual machine

  • On the Google Cloud Platform dashboard go to Compute Engine/VM instances.

  • Click the "CREATE INSTANCE" button.

  • Enter rport-server as the name.

  • Select a region near to you.

  • Select General-purpose as machine family.

  • Select N1 (Powered by Intel Skylake) as series

  • f1-micro 1vCPU,614MB Memory) as machine type ~5.00 USD monthly estimate

  • "Select Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)" as boot disk.

  • On the firewall section enable "Allow HTTP" and "Allow HTTPS".

  • Create the VM instance by clicking the Create button

Create a custom firewall

The default firewall is not suitable for the RPort server.

Go to VPC Network -> Firewall. Click on CREATE FIREWALL RULE on top of the existing rules. Create the firewall rule as shown on the screenshot. It's important to apply the rule only to specify the target tag rport-server.

Once the firewall has been created, go back to the settings of the virtual machine. Click on EDIT on the top. Scroll down to the Network Tags and enter rport-server. This attaches the newly created firewall rule to the VM. Click on Save at the bottom.

Install the RPort server on your new droplet

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

Connect over SSH to the instance using the root user. Usually, you must specify the private key created for the instance or the region. For example, ssh root@

The username is usualy extracted from the SSH key and therefore it's very likely not root.

👉 Follow the generic instructions how to install RPort on a VM.

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