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Managing a remote station using ZeroTier
If you wish to manage and view data from a remote adsb station, follow the steps below before you deploy to the remote location
ZeroTieris a peer to peer networking tool that is free (for up to 50 devices). Unlike other tools such as
OpenVpnwhich route all traffic over the VPN, ZeroTier selectively routes only some of your traffic. In practice if both your remote station and local computer are 'members' of the same ZeroTier network then they appear to be on the same local LAN. This guide assumes you have physical access to the machine you wish to install ZeroTier on.
Now you need to create a ZeroTier 'network' for your devices to connect to - this is as simple as clicking on the
Create a Networkbutton once you have logged in to ZeroTier. If you need help, have a look at the
Getting Startedguide (but stop before the step where you assign IP address ranges).
You should now have a unique 16 character Network ID e.g.
255724d630f06682. Make a note of this as you will need it in the next steps.
The next step is to deploy a ZeroTier container on your remote station, feel free to choose your own container, but in this example we will use this well maintained container with multi-architecture support by
docker-compose.ymlfile that was created when deploying
ultrafeeder. Append the following lines to the end of the file:
Once the file has been updated, issue the command
docker compose up -din the application directory to apply the changes and bring up the
Open a shell inside the
zerotiercontainer with the following command.
sudo docker exec -it zerotier bash
and then join your network
zerotier-cli join xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
where xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is the 16 digit ID of your network.
finally exit the shell with the command
Now that your remote station has joined the network you need to authorise it. Logon to your ZeroTier account in a browser, click on the network you created earlier and scroll down to the
Memberssection. Check the box marked
Authfor your remote station and take note of the
You can now use the Managed IPs to communicate as if your devices were on the same network.