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Install on Vultr

Install your RPort server on the Vultr cloud

Create a new instance (virtual machine)

  • On the Vultr desktop, select Products and click on the instance tab.
  • Use the Plus sign on the right side to create a new instance. Click on "Deploy new server".
  • Select "Cloud Compute" as server.
  • Select a region near you.
  • Select "Debian 11 x64" as server type.
  • Choose the smallest size available, that will cost you 5$USD per month.
  • Do not add any additional features.
  • If you haven't uploaded your public SSH key yet, do so. Vultr does not support log in via password.
  • Finally, enter "Rport Server" into the hostname input field and click the blue button Deploy now.

Log in via SSH

After the instance has been deployed, grab the public IP address from the list of instances.
Grab the public IP address
Log in to the instance using SSH and the root user, for example, ssh [email protected].

Prepare the instance

Vultr installs the Exim Email-Server by default. It's not needed for RPort. 🧹 Keep your system tidy and uninstall it with apt purge -y exim4-*.

Create a Firewall

By default, new instances are deployed without a firewall. That means all connections except SSH are blocked. You require a specific firewall for the RPort server.
  • On the main products' dashboard, select the firewall tab and click on Add Firewall Group.
  • Name the firewall group RPort Server and click on "Add Firewall Group".
  • On the ipv4 rules, use the plus sign to add rules.
  • Add the following rules
    • Accept SSH 22 Anywhere 0.0.0.0/0
    • Accept TCP(HTTP) 80 Anywhere 0.0.0.0/0
    • Accept TCP(HTTPS) 443 Anywhere 0.0.0.0/0
    • Accept TCP 20000-3000 Anywhere 0.0.0.0/0
    • Accept ICMP - Anywhere 0.0.0.0/0 👈 Do not skip this rule!
    • Drop any 0-65535 0.0.0.0/0
Vultr Firewall for the rport server
Finally, click on Linked Instances, select the rport server and link it to the new firewall by clicking the plus sign.
Link the rport server instance to the new firewall
Vultr also enables a local firewall inside the virtual machine using ufw. The rport server installer detects ufw and adds the needed rules automatically. Usualy you don't need to configure the local firewall manually. When in doubt check with ufw status.

Install the RPort server