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    Senior Member mr-b's Avatar
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    Picoreplayer and VPN clients

    I'd like to have a picoreplayer with access to my home LMS via a VPN. It would save me having to keep syncing my library to an sdcard.

    I've seen some details on how to configure one for OpenVPN https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...yer-over-a-VPN but it'd be a lot simpler if picoreplayer would run a hosted VPN client e.g. ZeroTier One VPN client http://www.zerotier.com/download.shtml which is pretty easy to setup.

    Is this possible?

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    I would recommend using VPN at your router. Otherwise I would guess it's possible.
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    As opposed to using a hosted VPN? Yes I could run my own VPN server but it's a lot more complex and the hosted ones are very easy to setup on clients.

    My Linux is very rusty (decades) so I was just wondering if PCP would support a Linux app like ZeroTier One. The latter's install instructions mention GPG but I've no idea if PCP has that (and I've not got an RPI yet).

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    Got me thinking...
    What if I run lms at location A
    On the router of location A running an vpn server
    Then,
    Take an pcp in location B that connects to location A via a build in vpn client.
    Kind of portable music solution.

    Bit strange would the control of pcp in location B. You should make an vpn connection to location A to control the pcp at location A
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    Openvpn should be available from the piCore repository, I've never tried it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwin2006 View Post
    Got me thinking...
    What if I run lms at location A
    On the router of location A running an vpn server
    Then,
    Take an pcp in location B that connects to location A via a build in vpn client.
    Kind of portable music solution.

    Bit strange would the control of pcp in location B. You should make an vpn connection to location A to control the pcp at location A
    Yes this is what I want to do, except I was going to use a hosted VPN so that you don't have to run a VPN server, just easily configured VPN clients on the clients and the LMS.

    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    Openvpn should be available from the piCore repository, I've never tried it.
    The link on how to configure a OpenVPN client on PCP is in my first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    I would recommend using VPN at your router. Otherwise I would guess it's possible.
    That's how I do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    Openvpn should be available from the piCore repository, I've never tried it.
    Works great with a little script to keep it connected.

    I keep 3 friends pCP systems updated using it

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    Music: 522GB,1660 albums with 23087 songs by 5204 artists mostly FLACs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff07971 View Post
    Works great with a little script to keep it connected.

    I keep 3 friends pCP systems updated using it

    Jeff
    Care to share Jeff ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Care to share Jeff ?
    Yes of course, I'll add some remarks etc to the script and post

    Jeff
    Players: SliMP3,Squeezebox3 x3,Receiver,SqueezeLite-X,PiCorePlayer x3
    Server: LMS Version: Latest Nightly on Centos 7.5 VM on ESXi 6.5.0U2 on Dell T320
    Plugins: AutoRescan/BBCiPlayer/PowerSave/PowerSwitchIII/Squeezecloud/Spotty/Player Groups
    Remotes: iPeng9/Orangesqueeze/PC/Jivelite/SqueezeLite-X
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