OpenSprinkler Forums Hardware Questions OpenSprinkler Pi (OSPi) Secure internet access to OSPi Re: Re: Secure internet access to OSPi



It all comes down to whom you trust. And the truly paranoid (like me 😉 ) wonder whether the proprietary VPN software is secure. Vendors always say, “Trust me”, but (for example) the Asus RT-N66U is a poster child for unearned trust. See

I trust OpenSSH so for now I do the following:

  • Forward one port from the router to the pi for SSH
  • Use SSVNC on the client and TightVNC on the pi to access the pi’s desktop through the SSH tunnel
  • Run the interval program via Chromium web browser on the pi’s desktop

It took a little setup but it works smoothly. Maybe someday the ospi code will be secured.