VPN setup issues

HI I just realized I set up a VPN and the string template I used from the setup instructions contained a segment with the IP assigned by my IP plus :28967. I recently set up a VPN and I can just select a dropdown menu to change the IP to another part of the world and wonder if this impacts the setup commands? as I change the IP via the VPN do I also need to continually change that IP in the setup command string?

Here is the string template docker run -d --restart unless-stopped -p 28967:28967 -p -e WALLET=“0xXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX” -e EMAIL="user@example.com" -e ADDRESS=“domain.ddns.net:28967” -e BANDWIDTH=“20TB” -e STORAGE=“2TB” --mount type=bind,source="",destination=/app/identity --mount type=bind,source="",destination=/app/config --name storagenode storjlabs/storagenode:beta

If you provide an explanation please keep in mind I’m not a techie but have put a lot of time into figuring out how to make this thing work on my home system and it does or did work until I realized I’m using a VPN and maybe it actually isn’t working

Hello @wizardofwhere,
Welcome to the forum!
Not all VPN allows a port forwarding. If you used the one with this feature, then you should change the left part of the port mapping -p vpnport:28967
The DDNS domain should be updated with the DUC automatically, but it should be running on the host with the docker and VPN client.

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Thanks for the help. I input the info into the string and when I tried to run it in CMD window I got this response: docker: invalid publish opts format (should be name=value but got ‘vpnport:28967’).

Of course you need to substitute “vpnport” with the port number.

But may I ask what you’re trying to achieve by tunneling everything through a VPN? Why adding more overhead to your connection and making it most likely slower?

I have a VPN for some other stuff I’m working on. I set up port forwarding on my router though and despite the VPN the node . Side question: how do I see if my node is online? This is what I see in my CMD window

Storage Node Dashboard ( Node Version: v0.22.1 )


ID 1aCjf2tEh4VQyEsozrn6wNQ6cVNFaBcDCd8rYhacnFuDE5CQt6
Last Contact ONLINE
Uptime 19m32s

               Available        Used      Egress     Ingress
 Bandwidth        1.5 TB     30.1 GB     18.6 GB     11.5 GB (since Oct 1)
      Disk       75.0 GB      0.9 TB


2nd line just below your node id :wink:

Cool. I accidently got it working. Looks like even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while

Yes. You just needed to substitute the port with the actual number