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I would like to know is there a way to restrict the access to MinimServer. My understanding is any one with the IP and port 9791 should be able to access and download my music library....

Thanks
(10-12-2014 15:36)urmypal Wrote: [ -> ]I would like to know is there a way to restrict the access to MinimServer. My understanding is any one with the IP and port 9791 should be able to access and download my music library....

Thanks

MinimServer uses the UPnP protocol which doesn't include any provision for security. This is because UPnP devices are normally used on a home network where there wouldn't usually be any other hostile devices or users who shouldn't be allowed to have access to your music library.

If you are running MinimServer on a local network that does have other hostile devices or users, you would need to isolate the machine running MinimServer at the network level using a separate subnet or VLAN.

If your local network is connected to the internet via a router, the router firewall settings should prevent any hostile access to MinimServer from internet users.
(10-12-2014 16:01)simoncn Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-12-2014 15:36)urmypal Wrote: [ -> ]I would like to know is there a way to restrict the access to MinimServer. My understanding is any one with the IP and port 9791 should be able to access and download my music library....

Thanks

MinimServer uses the UPnP protocol which doesn't include any provision for security. This is because UPnP devices are normally used on a home network where there wouldn't usually be any other hostile devices or users who shouldn't be allowed to have access to your music library.

If you are running MinimServer on a local network that does have other hostile devices or users, you would need to isolate the machine running MinimServer at the network level using a separate subnet or VLAN.

If your local network is connected to the internet via a router, the router firewall settings should prevent any hostile access to MinimServer from internet users.

Thanks for the info Simon. I am running MinimServer connected to internet via router and configured the router to TEST access from outside the network and worked fine.

As it worked form outside network... now i am trying to see how to restrict the access.. Smile
(10-12-2014 16:13)urmypal Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks for the info Simon. I am running MinimServer connected to internet via router and configured the router to TEST access from outside the network and worked fine.

As it worked form outside network... now i am trying to see how to restrict the access.. Smile

Perhaps you could set up a VPN for secure external access to your local network.
(10-12-2014 16:26)simoncn Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-12-2014 16:13)urmypal Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks for the info Simon. I am running MinimServer connected to internet via router and configured the router to TEST access from outside the network and worked fine.

As it worked form outside network... now i am trying to see how to restrict the access.. Smile

Perhaps you could set up a VPN for secure external access to your local network.


Good Idea. Let me try ...
Thanks for the info and quick reply
(10-12-2014 16:29)urmypal Wrote: [ -> ]Good Idea. Let me try ...
Thanks for the info and quick reply

Do you want to enable external access to MinimServer or do you want to prevent external access to MinimServer? External access to MinimServer via a VPN isn't yet a supported feature.
Hello

I know this is an old post but I stumbled across it while looking for something else.

I know that DLNA is not designed to be secure. But is there a way to secure the MinimServer settings page so that people on my LAN cannot modify the settings?

Thanks,

Eric
You can create a subnet that is used only for the device running MinimServer and any other devices (control point, renderer) that need access to MinimServer.

I believe you could also use a VLAN for this purpose. I haven't tried this myself.
(19-03-2022 11:46)simoncn Wrote: [ -> ]You can create a subnet that is used only for the device running MinimServer and any other devices (control point, renderer) that need access to MinimServer.

I believe you could also use a VLAN for this purpose. I haven't tried this myself.

Yes, I understand, and it's actually not a bad idea if you want to restrict access to your music collection.

But I don't want to restrict access to my music collection. I want people on my network to be able to bring their own renderers. What I am looking for is a way to block people except myself from changing the MinimServer settings, most likely by mistake, perhaps intentionally.

Thanks.

Eric
I understand. This is not supported by MinimServer.
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