I’ve been remote working full time for over 3 years now.
In that time I’ve had to work with a number of clients who restrict access to their internal systems via IP Address whitelisting.
As a developer who often works from different locations and countries this can quickly become problematic.
A paid for solution is to purchase a Dedicated Static IP VPN from a reputable provider like NordVPN. and ask the clients IT team to whitelist your new Dedicated Static IP.
This is something I’ve been doing for a while and whilst the initial set up is a little fiddly, (You have to set up 2 accounts and get their team to link them together) its worked flawlessly for me.
However if you have the following:
- SSH access to a device in a location with a Static IP (Perhaps you get one from your ISP or your office has one)
- You use Linux or OSX (Sorry windows guys I don’t think even with WSL this will work).
Then you can use the super handy command line tool SSHUTTLE to route all (or some) of your traffic through that device.
Lets take a look at getting it working…Continue reading