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  1. #1
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    Default Need Opinion About Port Forwarding-Risk

    Greetings,

    I have a new job that requires me to travel a lot, so I am interested in streaming video from my home Mezzmo server to the hotel room. I understand how to configure Mezzmo and router to enable port forwarding, but I'm stuck on whether it is a good idea? What are the risks of exposing my Mezzmo computer (sitting on my subnet) to the internet? It does have access to other computers on my subnet, so a hacker could do real damage.

    I'm looking for opinion on whether I should do this and how to minimize risk of intrusion. Is there a better way to stream my video library? I know I can configure the router to accept connections only from the hotel IP address block, but that would be tough to manage given the amount of travel I do. I don't want to put the computer on my DMZ and expose my video library to the internet. Also, is the port-forwarded connection encrypted?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.

    VGuitarist

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    Hi,
    exposing just the Mezzmo server port to the Internet poses very little risk, we have not had any vulnerabilities reported since the web access was released. If you are concerned then you can create a new user account with very few privileges and run the Mezzmo server under that account.

    The connection to the Mezzmo server is not encrypted however if you want to add an encrypted https connection you can use nginx to provide a reverse proxy to the Mezzmo server and encrypt all the traffic sent over the Internet, see http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...ecure_protocol for more information.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
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