[plug] Help with setting up a simple server

Andrew Innes andrew.c12 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 13:03:30 AWST 2017

Hi Travis,
I’m looking at page 24 of the manual for your device at http://www.ztemobiles.com.au/downloads/User_guides/MF910_Help1.0.pdf
It looks like you can block all traffic and then whitelist connections to websites/ports.
Do you know what websites/services you will be using at the jamboree?


From: Travis Innes
Sent: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 12:47 PM
To: Andrew Innes
Cc: plug at plug.linux.org.au
Subject: Re: [plug] Help with setting up a simple server

HI Andrew,

It's a Telstra 4G Mobile Hotspot (model MF910) that we use to connect laptops to the internet.  Thats the only hardware we currently use and have.


On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:17 PM, Andrew Innes <andrew.c12 at gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Travis
What model modem do you have?
From: Travis Innes
Sent: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 11:52 AM
To: plug at plug.linux.org.au
Subject: [plug] Help with setting up a simple server
I'm a scout leader and I need some help with an upcoming event, JOTA/JOTI (Jamboree Over The Air/Jamboree Over The Internet) .  It is the biggest connection of scouts from across the world each year.  Using radios and the internet scouts are able to talk to others around the world and find out more about scouting in other countries.
I need help with the Internet side of the equation.  I'm looking for someone to setup what I think would be a simple server.  The problem we have every year is a lack of computers for the scouts to use.  Last year we had some scouts bring their own laptops, however thanks to windows and programs updating we chewed through 7GB of data.  The year before we used just under 1GB.
We use a prepaid telstra mobile broadband connection for our access.  What I'd like to do is have that connected to a server that the laptops connect to.  So the scouts aren't directly connecting to the mobile broadband.  Then I'd want to be able to set a white list of IP's or sites that the connected computers can connect to.  This would prevent programs from being able to update, as they wouldn't be able to connect to their home base.
Given we are a scout group I don't want to spend a lot of money on hardware.  If there is anyone who is in a position to help me out with what I need in the way of hardware and can volunteer some time to get this working it would be greatly appreciated!

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