07-05-2018 01:20 AM
I currently have a static IP from my ISP and have 2 devices (my NVR and my NAS). to connect to them remotley via a web browser i need to forward port 80, for each of the devices?
This means i can only connect to 1 of the devices remotley at the moment. Is there any way that would allow me to connect to both?
07-05-2018 01:36 AM
Use VPN: Sending login credentials in the clear is a rather bad idea. With a VPN you can use just your internal private IPs to connect without portforwarding.
The offer posibility is to create a forward rule for the second device PublicIP:8080 -> Internal2:80
07-05-2018 01:42 AM
07-05-2018 03:42 AM
I'd rather use a VPN instead of different port forwardings. Usually if you think about forwarding a second port, the third one isn't far away. First you want to access the web interface only and later you want to connect a network share to download some data. Even though you can forward any ports you like, it may or may not be secure. Speaking of network shares, SMB/CIFS aren't meant to be used via internet and thus can cause severe security issues. Sure, right now you want the web interface only, but I bet it doesn't stop there...
Using a VPN connection you can access every local service remotely, without having to think about security of that specific service as the traffic is encrypted by the VPN. So even accessing an unencrypted FTP server is perfectly safe through a VPN tunnel. Actually even the web interface you are trying to forward is far from secure as long as it's not https.
07-06-2018 07:48 AM
thank you for your advice! I have set up a vpn successfully. the question is, is there an "easier" way to access both of the devices without having the remember the ip addresses of each?
07-06-2018 08:12 AM
If you always access them from the same laptop/computer, you could simply add their hostname/FQDN to your hosts file, either on Windows, Mac or *nix.
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