I am newbie to Start9 and have just installed it on a Cubit x86 computer I have built. The install was fast and smooth and I am impressed with the finer granularity of control StartOS offers over Pi Umbrel. I am keen to transfer my LN channels and everything to the Start9 node but I have an issue connecting to the node over Tor with an iPhone and until I am confident that I can remotely connect to the node and with wallet I won’t make the move.
I have Safari, Firefox and Brave browsers on the phone. All of them can connect quickly using the local IP address. I installed Orbot on my iPhone and after a bit of hit and miss getting the connection setting working I can get the browsers to at least try to connect to the Tor address. Firefox comes to closest in that it loads the login page but then returns a ‘unknown error’ after entering the password. Safari and Brave can’t even load the login page.
On a home computer I configured Firefox to open Tor addresses and it works fine. I just need to know how to remotely connect with my iPhone so I can use my Wallet and such. I very much look forward to a VPN solution I read is in the works. With Umbrel I also have issues with Tor but was able to resort to Tailscale to resolve which is not available here. In the meantime how do I connect?
Edit: I don’t understand why but all is working and I can open the node over Tor in all browsers on my phone. Could it be that Orbot has been connected in the background for many hours?