Installing Netrinos on Linux

Netrinos provides a secure, port-free method for connecting to and interacting with Linux servers. This guide covers Netrinos installation on Debian-based Linux distributions (e.g., Ubuntu) and demonstrates its usage from a Windows PC.



  1. On your Windows PC, go to the Netrinos website.
  2. Click "Download" and choose the "Linux" option.
  3. Select the appropriate .deb installer script (it will detect your architecture).
  4. Open a terminal and SSH into your Linux server.
  5. Paste the copied installer script and execute it.
  6. Verify installation by typing netrinos.
  7. Log in using netrinos login and your Netrinos credentials.
  8. Run netrinos again to check the connection status (allow a minute for synchronization).

Accessing Your Server

  1. In the Netrinos app on your Windows PC, locate your Linux server.
  2. If the server isn't online yet, wait a moment.
  3. Close your SSH session (Ctrl-D).
  4. Reopen SSH, this time using the Tunnel Name: ssh [Tunnel Name]. Find the Tunnel Name in the Netrinos app.
  5. You are now connected securely through Netrinos. Close any open SSH ports on your firewall.

Advanced Use Case: File Sharing

If your Linux server hosts Samba shares:

  1. In Windows File Explorer, copy the Tunnel Name from the Netrinos app.
  2. In the Explorer address bar, type \\ followed by the Tunnel Name.
  3. Provide your share's login credentials.
  4. You can now access and manage files on your Linux server directly from Windows.

Security Benefits

Netrinos allows you to close firewall ports, making your server invisible to the outside world while maintaining access from your Netrinos network.

Additional Notes