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Author Topic: Kiwi hosted via Starlink  (Read 1009 times)

Offline Evil Elvis

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Kiwi hosted via Starlink
« on: February 27, 2023, 2016 UTC »
is hosting a Kiwi via Starlink do-able?
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Re: Kiwi hosted via Starlink
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2023, 0429 UTC »
Starlink claims uploads of 10-20Mbps. That should be plenty of upstream bandwidth bandwidth if those speeds are accurate and hold for your location.

Starlink claims 20-40ms on the latency side. Dropping a web search suggests real-world reports seem to be more like 40-55ms with worst case typically be more towards 100ms.  Should suffice.

The "problem" with Starlink is CGNAT. BTW, it is the same issue for most cell data connections.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier-grade_NAT

You will need to tunnel the data out to a publicly accessible point, like a reverse proxy hosted on a public IP address. AFAIK, KiwiSDR is no longer allowing new accounts for its reverse proxy, so you would be on your own to host and setup a solution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_proxy

You could use a low-cost shared hosting service to setup and host a reverse proxy like frp.

https://github.com/fatedier/frp

Alternatively, apparently some are using the free Cloudflare Tunnel service. You would need a domain name, which you can register and manage via Cloudflare as well for about $10 a year.

https://forum.kiwisdr.com/index.php?p=/discussion/2197/alternatives-to-reverse-proxy
« Last Edit: February 28, 2023, 1909 UTC by RobRich »
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