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As the question text reads, I need to enable remote access on my RPi over the internet without using port forwarding. I have a custom OS and can not do a general update without overwriting some of the customization. I think that using weaved is great but it will not find the software using apt-get unless I do a general update first. I might be able to update a specific software if needed but not sure what those are.

  • So, you need to remotely setup the device, without being able to connect via the default SSH configuration? Why can't you update the RPi? – Jacobm001 Feb 23 '16 at 20:32
  • I am working on a customized image and can break it if I update the software. I have found through further research that the apt-get update does not actually update any software but instead the index of the repository so it is fine to use. Now given an updated repository I can get the software I need easily. I am using weaved and so far its great (even if its a little slow). Thank you for your response but I think I got it figured out. – cosmosparda Feb 23 '16 at 21:31
  • Would you mind self answering then? It could help people with similar problems in the future :) – Jacobm001 Feb 23 '16 at 21:33
  • Please note that I rolled your edit to the title back, that's not how things are done here. If you think your answer sufficiently addresses the question feel free to accept it. – Ghanima Feb 23 '16 at 21:39
  • Thank you for doing so. It wont let me accept it yet. Gotta wait a few hours – cosmosparda Feb 25 '16 at 14:07
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I found that when using the apt-get update command does not actually update any software but instead the index of the repository so it is fine to use. Now given an updated repository I can get the software I need easily. This is as opposed to apt-get upgrade in which it will update (or "upgrade") the packages to the newest versions and thus ruining the customization of the system.

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