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Router security running an audio server

Hi. I'm currently running an audio streaming service (Airsonic) from main pc and intend to move that to a networked Raspberry Pi soon to reduce the security risk to my main pc and not have it constantly powered. I read that the gold standard security option for this setup is reverse proxy with nginx but between that and the dynamic ip tinkering i'm out of my depth. For an easier time i was wondering this. Since i know that only myself and one other person will be accessing the server with our mobile phones can i configure the router to block all connections not coming from those sources? I suppose mobiles don't have fixed ip's so could a rule be setup in the MAC filters to only allow connections from those two MAC addresses?

 

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Re: Router security running an audio server

You’d need your own router that supports that 


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Re: Router security running an audio server

I see there are MAC filtering options in the Superhub 3 settings. Do they not allow for what i'm describing?

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MAC filtering is for internet access.

Not remote access filtering. 


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Re: Router security running an audio server

internet connections don't know the mac address. what only works on the local network

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Re: Router security running an audio server

i see.. ok thanks all. Any suggestions on improving security for this setup on the router or am i just going to have to have a crash course in the stuff mentioned earlier?

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Re: Router security running an audio server

You could always put it behind a VPN. 

But personally it's probably easier to just put a server in the DMZ and make regular backups, if it gets compromised at some point just restore from backup. Just make sure no services are open that you don't need and remember that if it's a proper DMZ, you can't access any other local devices from that PC or access it from the internal network - only external. 

[Not sure if the Virgin box supports a proper DMZ though...] 

 

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Ok thanks. I did see a DMZ option but it's new to me so will have to read up.

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DMZ is the worst idea. only run and open the ports and services to the internet you need.

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Re: Router security running an audio server

A quick scan leads me to the same conclusion. As it is i only need one port forwarded and am trying to make it more secure, but as i'll only have the one drive attached and will have it backed up it's not the end of the world if someone gets into it.

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