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Old 22nd May 2022, 15:30
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Any IT gurus out there?


I need to remotely access a local IP address (in my case to access OpenMediaVault). What port do I need to use (if any)? I have tried & tried under the port forwarding section of my router, but everytime I try to remotely access, I get a connection refusal.


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Old 22nd May 2022, 22:29
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You need to forward the correct port on your home router - 80 for http, 443 for https, 22 for SSH - to the internal IP of your OpenMediaVault.

The most secure way to do it is not to to forward the service port itself, but to forward a high number port e.g. 54321 to port 80, 54320 to port 443, 54319 to port 22. So when you are outside your home network you would connect to your home public IP on whichever of those high number ports you want - i.e. http://myipaddress:54321, https://myipaddress:54320, ssh via putty or similar on port 54319. It just helps prevent the bad guys pummelling your OpenMediaVault device with logon attempts. Make sure you change the default password on the device. 12 characters at least - length trumps complexity.

If you tell us the model of your home router we can probably give more specific instructions.
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Old 28th Jan 2023, 13:16
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Thumbs up Thank you SD

Sorry for the "slight" delay in answering you. Life caught up with me and certain things were put on the far back burner. Another issue popped up reminding me of this thread I posted.

Thank you Saab Dastard for your advice. I have changed the port numbers, simple yet effective method!

I have since upgraded to a UI dream machine that manages port forwarding, but the issue still prevails. I am basically trying to remotely access a Denon streaming device, which I am able to under my local IP, but not remotely.

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I suggest you Google “remote computer access” as a starting point.
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