[App_rpt-users] Building a "network"

Robert Newberry N1XBM at amsat.org
Thu Jul 14 21:32:39 EDT 2016


Yes thank you. This was enough to get me started on where tk start looking.

N1XBM
Apparare Scientor
Paratus Communicare
Allstar Node # 27086, 41540, 41812, 42086, 42658, 42657
www.radioguysrepeaternetwork.com

On Jul 8, 2016 5:00 PM, "Stephen - K1LNX" <k1lnx at k1lnx.net> wrote:

> Hi Robert,
>      We run a small statewide DMR (MOTOTRBO) network and use OpenVPN on
> Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite's at all of our repeater sites, and peer them all
> back to a Ubiquiti Edgerouter Pro, it works like a champ. We allocated a
> /24 to each site in the 172.18.x.x range and kept the IP scheme consistent
> for each piece of gear. We don't allow access to anything outside of our
> VPN, everything is funneled in and out on our core router. Most of our
> sites are on LTE connections so this was the best option we could find.
>
> Ideally, if you have a site with a static IP and fiber, you could locate
> your core router there, and have that be the OpenVPN "server" with the rest
> being "clients". If you setup a certificate based VPN, you can issue certs
> for each site and when config'd properly it will connect to the server with
> no port forwarding needed, just outbound internet access on UDP 1194 by
> default. We chose the Ubiquiti gear to make it simple to deploy, but you
> could easily do it with a standard linux install as well.
>
> Hope that helps or at least gives you some ideas :)
>
> 73
> Stephen
> K1LNX
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Robert Newberry <N1XBM at amsat.org> wrote:
>
>> I have a network here in Maine with a half dozen repeaters with a mix of
>> analog and digital repeaters. I mostly hang a router at the site, set the
>> port forwards and I'm off an running.
>>
>> Since I plan on expanding my network if it would make more sense to use
>> VPN routers and put all of my equipment/sites on the same subnet. Although
>> I don't know all of the ins and outs of this. Such as one site in
>> particular I was given my own static IP on a fiber connection and I
>> supplied a router. Other sites I am plugged into the same router as other
>> equipment that does not belong to me.
>>
>> Security is something I need to get better at such using things like
>> fail2ban which I haven't sat down to figured out yet. I've even wondered if
>> anyone would be willing to do a "talk" on this.
>>
>> I would be interested in other people's opinions.
>>
>> N1XBM
>> Apparare Scientor
>> Paratus Communicare
>> Allstar Node # 27086, 41540, 41812, 42086, 42658, 42657
>> www.radioguysrepeaternetwork.com
>>
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