Does anyone have experience using ZeroTier for remote access?

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Geoff AB6BT

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John - WA7UAR

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Hi Geoff, 
ZeroTier seems like a fascinating concept... and is a working product for early adopters. I'm imagining it could become an alternative to running SmarLink or a personal VPN to securely connect/tunnel to our remote stations?

Below is a link to their 'about' page and a link to their online manual.

I'm hoping someone here in the Flex community with more understanding than I have could theorize/explain how using something like ZeroTier might allow new methods for remote radio operation of Flex Radios (or any network capable radio). Thanks for asking the original question.

https://www.zerotier.com/about.shtml and https://www.zerotier.com/manual.shtml

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John - K3MA

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I am going to play around with this virtual network solution but if you buy this hardware box it would seem the Flex could be made local when it is remote.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zerotier-edge-open-source-enterprise-vpn-sd-wan#/updates/all
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John - WA7UAR

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So I decided WTH -- and I ordered one the ZeroTier Edge virtual network hardware boxes. It will eventually require a monthly fee for a basic connection to their "software defined network" (SDN) but the benefit for a Flex Radio Server could be huge. Live/learn/grow!
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John - WA7UAR

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This is where I went to order it.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ze...
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John - WA7UAR

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ZeroTier has posted an updated that they expect to begin delivery this coming Monday, October 15, 2018.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zerotier-edge-open-source-enterprise-vpn-sd-wan/x/620106#/updates...

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Kari Gustafsson SM0HRP, Elmer

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Thanks for the info. Will buy one. Have you received yours?
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John - WA7UAR

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No. I’m sure I’m at the bottom of their list. I’ll post here again when I have an update. Thanks Kari.
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John - WA7UAR

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Here is a 2017 (?) video interview on Facebook with the creator of the TierZero Edge router:
https://m.facebook.com/appleboxnetwor...
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