Sharing a Minecraft Server running on Localhost with Your Friends Online

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    In this guide, we’ll walk through the process of exposing your localhost Minecraft server to the internet using Pinggy. By following these steps, you can seamlessly play with friends from around the world. Summary In Minecraft, launch a map and initiate the server setup. Click on Open to LAN. Note the port number. Example: 25565. Open a terminal / cmd, and run the following command (replace 25565 with your port): ssh -p 443 -R0:localhost:25565 tcp@a.

    Access raspberry pi remotely to control iot devices

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    In this blog, we’ll discuss how to securely connect to your Raspberry Pi or IoT device remotely from anywhere over the internet without port forwarding, allowing you to remotely manage your devices more effectively. There are three main ways to access your Raspberry Pi remotely over the internet: SSH - Secure Shell, a cryptographic network protocol for secure remote access to devices over an unsecured network such as the internet.

    Outage Incident Report Nov 6, 2023

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    Summary November 6, 2023 1.30 AM UTC - Major outage detected. All regions are affected. 2.30 AM UTC - Issue with DNS detected. The domain went to “serverHold”. No prior notice or response from the domain registrar. 5.30 AM UTC - Transferred domain from Porkbun to AWS Route53. 6.30 AM UTC - “serverHold” status persisted on AWS. Support tickets opened. 12.10 PM UTC - New domain “” configured. Tunnels accessible.

    Scaling across Multiple Regions

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    A user from South Korea brought to our attention that Pinggy works great for them, but it is slow. The answer to “why” was obvious to us. Pinggy was hosting its servers in the USA, specifically in Ohio. One key goal of Pinggy is to provide not only tunnels but fast and reliable tunnels. To improve the situation, we decided to host the tunnels in the region nearest to where the user is creating the tunnel from (as the default behavior).

    TLS Tunnel

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    A TLS tunnel, often referred to as an SSL tunnel, establishes a secure channel that enables encrypted data transmission between two endpoints. This safeguards the information from eavesdropping and tampering, as it relies on the TLS protocol to create an encrypted connection between a client and a server. TLS tunneling ensures end-to-end encryption, a crucial element in preserving the confidentiality and integrity of data transmitted over the internet. This security feature shields sensitive information from prying eyes and malicious eavesdroppers, including internet service providers.

    T-Mobile Port Forwarding

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    Summary Open terminal or command prompt. Paste the following command in the terminal (replace 22 with the port you want to forward): ssh -p 443 -R0:localhost:22 After running the tunneling command, you will receive a public URL in the following format: tcp:// You can use this address and port to connect to your local port from outside the local network. Sign in to to get persistent URLs and persistent TCP ports for your tunnels.

    Ngrok - But without downloading anything

    Paste this command to get a tunnel to localhost, port 8000: ssh -p 443 -R0:localhost:8000 Your browser does not support HTML video. Ngrok is an excellent tool loved by developers worldwide. If you need to expose your localhost server, Ngrok comes in handy. However, utilizing Ngrok requires downloading a platform-specific program (binary) for your operating system, be it Mac, Windows, or Linux. Subsequently, you must make the binary executable and launch it from the terminal.

    Remote Desktop for Raspberry Pi and other IoT devices

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    You remotely access your Raspberry Pi desktop from anywhere using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Even if your Pi is outside your local network, you can access it easily over the internet using Pinggy. Summary Step 1. Run these commands on your Raspberry Pi: sudo apt update sudo apt install xrdp sudo systemctl start xrdp Step 2. Run this command to get a public URL to your Raspberry Pi: ssh -p 443 -R0:localhost:3389 tcp@a.