Would you (Darren or anyone) recommend/suggest the LAN Turtle as the always connected man-on-the-inside to facilitate a SSH tunnel for a DVR application?
A few days before the LAN Turtle was announced I began researching the best way to punch through some ISP level NAT to open up access to a Security DVR at a remote site. Immediately I thought of using a linux device on site, autoSSHing into a VPS (probably a $15/year BuyVM OpenVZ VM) with a port forward through the tunnel. I have already tested the theory with my laptop on my last visit - "ssh -R [DVR-PORT]:[DVR-LOCAL-IP]:[DVR-PORT] [uSER]@[VPS-IP]' worked perfectly, I was able to get the DVR through [VPS-IP]:[DVR-PORT]. So the hunt was on for the best linux device to use here, was originally thinking a Raspberry Pi but then the LAN Turtle was announced and looks a perfect match. It's just such a new item that I'm sure no one has really tested it at any major length in this type of capacity.
I was also wondering if the AutoSSH module could be easily modified to incorporate a local device forward like I am looking to achieve, if so I could easily see this device being used much more often in my installs.
To reiterate, I'm looking to maintain a persistent tunnel from a VPS through the LAN Turtle to a device on that LAN. [DVR]:1234 <-- [LAN Turtle] -- [Local Router NAT] -- [iSP NAT] -- [interwebs] --> [VPS]:1234