Raspberry PI Phone Home

This can be done on any systemd based system, this example is on a Raspberry PI running Raspbian (jessie).

# apt-get install autossh

Generate SSH key and copy it over

# ssh-keygen

# ssh-copy-id [email protected]

Create /etc/systemd/system/autossh.service

 


[Unit]
Description=AutoSSH service
After=network.target

[Service]
User=root
Environment=AUTOSSH_PIDFILE=/tmp/autossh.pid
ExecStart=/usr/bin/autossh -M 0 -f -N -T -q -o ServerAliveInterval=30 -o ServerAliveCountMax=3 -R 9993:localhost:22 [email protected]
PIDFile=/tmp/autossh.pid
Restart=always

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Reload systemd

# systemctl daemon-reload

Enable/Start Service

# systemctl enable autossh

# systemctl start autossh

Now from “server” you should be able to reach your PI

# ssh localhost -p 9993

 

 

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