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What is Reverse SSH Tunneling and how does it work?

10th May 2021

Want an easy way to SSH to a device behind a firewall but don’t want to set up a VPN? Welcome to the pragmatic person’s approach - Reverse SSH tunneling.

If you’re reading this you’ve probably heard of SSH, the cryptographic network protocol usually running on port 22 which allows you access to the shell of a remote machine.

In the most basic form, you use the SSH client on your workstation to...

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OTA Updates for Raspberry Pi

5th May 2021

Due to its low cost, modularity, and open system design the Raspberry Pi devices have taken the computing and digital world by storm.

In embedded Linux development, there are two approaches when it comes to what operating system to run devices on. Either build a custom distribution with tools such as Yocto or Buildroot, or use a binary distribution where Debian and derivatives are commo...

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WebSockets for fun and profit: a communication channel for the IoT

29th Apr 2021

Imagine a swarm of IoT devices. They do not possess strong CPUs and not only have little local persistent storage and not much RAM, but with their weak network connections some are not online at all times. At the same time they provide a powerful platform. You may argue that the power comes from their number. I believe that it originates from the fact that they are connected. Assuming, for the s...

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IoT device management: Why is it important in managing software updates?

27th Apr 2021

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the proliferation of embedded connected devices across a variety of industry verticals, a host of assets are scattered globally across terrain, geography, or customer locations. Support for remote software updates is inevitable for producing customer value and effective operations. Industry verticals such as transportation, energy, consumer, smar...

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Name change for Mender Starter: Now Basic

22nd Apr 2021

We always strive to learn more about Mender customers so that it can enable us to serve them better. In an effort to do so we would like to inform Mender Starter customers that we will be changing the name of the Starter plan to Basic to reflect more of our customer profile needs. Please be assured that the name of the plan is the only change and there are absolutely no other changes to the plan....

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