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Internet of Things, edge computing, IoT device software, C++


macchina.io EDGE Release 2022.1 Available

We are happy to announce that macchina.io EDGE release 2022.1 is now available. This is a maintenance release that upgrades the bundled POCO C++ Libraries, as well as the Remoting and OSP frameworks to their latest release. Furthermore, we have added support to the build system to build macchina.io EDGE without the JavaScript engine.

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Using a Let’s Encrypt Wildcard Certificate with macchina.io REMOTE

For running the macchina.io REMOTE server (also known as reflector server), a wildcard certificate is required. Wildcard certificates have become quite expensive recently. While it was possible to buy one for about 250 $, minimum prices seem to have doubled in recent months. However, it’s not necessary to buy a wildcard certificate. A free wildcard […]

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macchina.io REMOTE and macchina.io EDGE are not affected by CVE-2021-44228 (Log4j vulnerability)

None of our products are implemented with Java and do not use log4j. Therefore, none of our products are affected by the recently discovered Remote Code Execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228) in the Apache Log4j logging utility. Furthermore, we have also checked our software supply chain, and none of the tools we use are affected by this […]

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Video: Using the macchina.io REMOTE Command-Line Clients for SSH, SCP and SFTP

This video gives a quick demonstration how to use the macchina.io REMOTE command-line client tools for remote SSH, SCP and SFTP access to a device via macchina.io REMOTE. These tools are available for Windows, macOS and Linux. macchina.io REMOTE provides secure remote access via web (HTTP), shell (SSH), file transfer (SFTP), remote desktop (VNC, RDP) […]

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Video: Running the macchina.io REMOTE Device Agent with Docker on a Synology DiskStation

A step-by-step tutorial how to install and run the macchina.io REMOTE Device Agent on an edge device capable of running containers. In this video, the macchina.io REMOTE Device video will be installed on a Synology DiskStation to get secure remote access to the DiskStation Manager web application. macchina.io REMOTE provides secure remote access via web […]

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Video: Running the macchina.io REMOTE Device Agent with Docker and Docker Compose

A step-by-step tutorial how to install and run the macchina.io REMOTE Device Agent on a device like a Raspberry Pi or similar Linux device with Docker and Docker Compose. macchina.io REMOTE provides secure remote access via web (HTTP), shell (SSH), file transfer (SFTP), remote desktop (VNC, RDP) and other protocols to IoT devices behind routers […]

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Video: Installing the macchina.io REMOTE Device Agent on a Raspberry Pi or similar Linux device

A step-by-step tutorial how to install the macchina.io REMOTE Device Agent on a Raspberry Pi (or similar Linux device). Links mentioned in the video: macchina.io REMOTE SDK including WebTunnelAgent WebTunnelAgent Executable for Raspberry Pi (Debian 11.x/Bullseye) WebTunnelAgent Documentation WebTunnelAgent.properties File Template (GitHub) init.d script for WebTunnelAgent (GitHub) To learn more about macchina.io REMOTE, visit: https://macchina.io/remote […]

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Video: Getting Started with macchina.io REMOTE – SSH into a remote Raspberry Pi behind a NAT router

This video guides you through the first steps with macchina.io REMOTE. macchina.io REMOTE provides secure remote access via web (HTTP), shell (SSH), file transfer (SFTP), remote desktop (VNC, RDP) and other protocols to IoT devices behind routers or firewalls. No port forwarding, scarce public IPv4 addresses, or complex and inflexible VPNs required. In this video, […]

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How to Provide Secure Remote Access to IoT Edge Devices via Web, SSH and Remote Desktop

Remote access for IoT devices through NAT and Firewalls

Secure remote access to IoT edge devices is one of the fundamental building blocks of the Internet of Things. End users want to access and manage their devices via web or mobile app, service partners need access to devices installed at remote locations, and product sup-port teams need to be able to log-in to devices installed at customer sites.

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Communication with Bluetooth Low-Energy Devices on Linux

Why are so many IoT developers connecting with Bluetooth?

What is Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy? Bluetooth is a wireless technology used to build Personal Area Networks (PAN) or piconets. Since it’s original development by Ericsson in 1989, it has grown in popularity to the point where today it has become a standard feature in many segments of the consumer electronic market. The use […]