Setting up Meshify Tunnel and Relay Services

Introduction

Our containerized services provide building blocks for your virtual private network. We make it easy to get the services you need without having to sign up with a cloud provider. Tunnel service provides an endpoint in the given region and all traffic is sent through the tunnel. Relay service is exactly the same, but all traffic destined for the given subnet is routed through the relay, not all traffic. This makes it easy to configure a relay to connect to hard-to-reach servers sitting behind a NAT.

Purchase

Existing Premium and Professional customers automatically have relay and tunnel services enabled on their account. In addition, we’ve added a new “Relay Service” product to provide a lower-cost solution. After purchasing service on this website, you can continue to the Meshify Admin to configure it.

Setup

Click on the “Services” tab in the Meshify Admin and you’ll see your newly purchased subscription.

Meshify Tunnel and Relay Services

Click “Add Service Host” and choose how and where you would like to configure the service.

Click “Submit” once you have completed the form. Service will begin immediately.

Configured Service Host

Next, download and install the Meshify Agent for Windows or Linux.

Once installed, login, and click “Add to Mesh”:

Meshify Agent – Adding a host to the mesh

Pick a name for your host and join the mesh you just created when adding the service host. Note that the public endpoint and listen port can be left empty in this scenario. After a few seconds the mesh will install and immediately begin routing traffic through the service host.

Click on the “Hosts” tab in the admin and you’ll now see two hosts created: the service host, and client you added.

Congratulations, you have configured your service host! Note that to disable routing through the service host, use the switch in the Meshify Agent to disable the service. Otherwise, it is always on.