I've previously used Dataplicity without issues. Recently I reformatted my SD card with a fresh Raspbian OS and would like to install Dataplicity again.

However, when I use the curl script provided on the Dataplicity website to install the software I get the following error:

% Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                     Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
      0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0curl: (7) Failed to connect to www.dataplicity.com port 443: Network is unreachable

I'm unsure why this is occurring, as the Pi has internet connection and there appears to be no issues with the Dataplicity site otherwise. Has anyone experienced this issue and found a solution?

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    Commented Jun 28, 2020 at 22:12

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Are you able to run 'curl https://www.dataplicity.com/' on your Pi without error? If not, it could be either a network connection issue, or something like a proxy server interfering with your ability to reach the dataplicity.com site from your device. Best, Elliot.

  • No, the curl command brings up that response quoted above. I'm not behind a proxy and am able to connect to the dataplicity website on my other devices Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 3:06

I faced the same issue. Try running the following command:

echo ipv4 >> ~/.curlrc

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