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Offline steets250

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MIOS Server Bypass
« on: November 24, 2014, 12:19:34 am »
I was snooping around my Vera when I noticed this page. Looks like there is a built in dynamic dns page that could be used as a customizable access to Vera with varying security levels.

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Re: MIOS Server Bypass
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2014, 05:43:12 am »
Looks like the standard DDNS registration UI from OpenWRT.

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Re: MIOS Server Bypass
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2014, 02:20:54 pm »
So would it work as a MIOS server alternative? I'm not familiar with OpenWRT.

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MIOS Server Bypass
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2014, 04:00:35 pm »
Pretty much all routers have this functionality.  It's just a piece that can be configured to 'register' an IP Address <-> DNS Name entry into a (Dynamic) Domain Name Service (DNS)

You typically do this type of thing as one of the (many) steps to setup a VPN entry point (for example)

Setting this up doesn't actually provide the access, just the address/name registration (so a client can look it up from outside your network)

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Re: MIOS Server Bypass
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2014, 04:03:03 pm »
So would it work as a MIOS server alternative?

No.  It is still missing the authentication code that getvera.com provides, so you couldn't prove you are an authorized user of your Vera if you tried to connect from the outside (or, worse, everyone is authorized).

At best it could give you a steady DNS name for you to use as a VPN endpoint.  But you'd have to set up the VPN server on a (different) host in your LAN, and then that host might as well do the DDNS too.

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Re: MIOS Server Bypass
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2014, 04:15:01 pm »
Ok. Thanks for the info!