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how to get a RPI ONLINE
in some articles i write about my tests for webserver, my own dyn dns...
also storing data to a online service like google sheets or using this service.
now more and more other services come up, and mostly vague about the service costs
and all not very clear what it is and what you get.

other point is how you can trust any of that new "device" services companies,
as you open up your PC, tablet, phone, and the RPI
on the other hand my RPI never contains private data, a setup rarely lives longer as a week...

summary: update 18-02-2017 update 18-02-2017
here first i want try ( info from forum )
you understand that i love the webpage background

make a account with your email and a password
and they give you a script code you need to run on the RPI

$ curl -s | sudo sh
Welcome to the Dataplicity Shell Quick Install
This may take up to 15 minutes on some systems, but often < 30 seconds

[step 1 of 5] updating system...
Selecting previously unselected package python-medusa.
(Reading database ... 90322 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking python-medusa (from .../python-medusa_1%3a0.5.4-7_all.deb) ...
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Selecting previously unselected package supervisor.
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Setting up python-medusa (1:0.5.4-7) ...
Setting up python-meld3 (0.6.5-3.1) ...
Setting up supervisor (3.0a8-1.1+deb7u1) ...
Starting supervisor: supervisord.
Processing triggers for python-support ...
Selecting previously unselected package libossp-uuid16.
(Reading database ... 90540 files and directories currently installed.)
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Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up libossp-uuid16 (1.6.2-1.3) ...
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Setting up python-dev (2.7.3-4+deb7u1) ...
[step 2 of 5] installing Dataplicity...
id: dataplicity: No such user
/tmp/tmpp1s_A3/ In
securePlatformWarning: A true SSLContext object is not available. This prevents
urllib3 from configuring SSL appropriately and may cause certain SSL connections
to fail. For more information, see
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 11 not upgraded.
Need to get 54.4 kB of archives.
After this operation, 264 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 wheezy/main python-psutil arm
hf 0.5.1-1 [54.4 kB]
Fetched 54.4 kB in 1s (29.9 kB/s)
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Setting up python-psutil (0.5.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for python-support ...
[step 3 of 5] installing Tuxtunnel...
[step 4 of 5] registering device 'RPI2'...
[step 5 of 5] starting service...

Dataplicity Shell is now installed!
Your device will be online in a few seconds
Visit to manage your device
$ Restarting supervisor: supervisord.

now when i look at the browser page i see a device RPI21 ( my RPI name is RPI2 )
and when i press a button what looks like a 'update' a terminal window opens.
looks like the user creation for user 'dataplicity' is incomplete because a /home/dataplicity/ is missing what causes errors when i try to start 'mc'

now i go in PUTTY as myuser
cd /home/
sudo mkdir dataplicity
sudo chown dataplicity:dataplicity dataplicity

then i try a sudo xxx and am asked for a password?? it is not the login password to my account there??

ok, got a very fast answer back from forum
thanks @Elliot_M
so you need to su login as pi ( or your superuser ) with
su pi
( raspberry )

now i learned that with this i can open a terminal in my RPI via a browser, but i hope soon i can also open a desktop?

i play more with the user and miss the HOME
as the .bash_aliases not work
test by
change by
usermod -d /home/dataplicity dataplicity but does not work: it say "usermod no changes"

try change password
$ sudo passwd dataplicity
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

it did not ask for login? but also not show the prompt, so i typed the new password and it worked.
at second login not needed the password again / was the user overwritten?
$ sudo chage -l dataplicity
Last password change : Sep 27, 2015
Password expires : never
Password inactive : never
Account expires : never
Minimum number of days between password change : 0
Maximum number of days between password change : 99999
Number of days of warning before password expires : 7
well, i should have checked that before i changed the password, anyhow this also not works.

also the mc not run again,

so this dataplicity user is a very strange user. update 18-02-2017
getting one of that emails from i want try it again and see for new features.
i tested a RPI2 and a RPI3 with updated raspbian and could not install. but with the help of Elliot /email/online chat now i am connected again.

-a- requirements:
a raspberry pi connected to the internet
( i work headless RPI3 with power-supply via WIFI )

-b- start browser to
( get account / verify email... )
+ add new device and see a CLI you should execute from terminal
curl | sudo python
what ended on 2 RPI in a error.
now acc Elliot here the manual procedure:
sudo apt-get install -y supervisor
sudo python

to have your usual environment ( like my .bash_aliases ..)
su pi

after i am up to date and connected again i look for the new stuff:
example wormhole remote VNC
we have VNC already, so start at NOVNC
sudo apt-get install git websockify
git clone git:// #12MB
cd noVNC
./utils/ --vnc --listen 80
error but with sudo better
sudo ./utils/ --vnc --listen 80

but today is not a lucky day, possibly need some changes for the now pre installed real VNC.

as there is a other example using python and Flask and see also
i want test that, comparing it with my recent play with node.js...
first i just follow the flask web page example, i found about the port command,

and learned that i need start with "sudo python3 ..." if i want use port 80 ( instead 3456 )

and loading some nice template from and show via dataplicity wormhole
next i want test the
register/make a account here
UPDATE: pricing !!
see here for RPI
chmod +x weaved-nixinstaller_1.2.13.bin

you can select different / multiple service:
SSH on port 22
Web (http) on port 80
WebIOPi on port 8000
VNC on port 5091 (tested with tightvncserver)
A custom TCP service on your port of choice

give email and password from your weaved account and find your device:

as i try for webserver ( what would be a kind of useless / or maybe very private / website )
need to check on that [share] button

pls. note the limitations for the
30 min , one device

i used that SD card and run a manual upgrade to JESSIE
resulting in a 6.5GB used /dev/root/ system
( while the new JESSIE image is only 4.2GB / without my installations )
Weaved still runs but the "homepage" i made is gone?
ok, its a apache change:
copy /var/www/ to var/www/html/

Dataplicity terminal also ok update 18-02-2017
also want to test install of weaved, this time also for the new real VNC
install for RPI here
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install weavedconnectd
sudo weavedinstaller


the option with the online vnc not worked, but with my local vnc viewer and the proxy thing worked.

now you reach by

real VNC connect? forum