How do I share my photos over the net to friends

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How do I share my photos over the net to friends

Post by ozstar » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:02 pm

Hi,

I have a TS231P and and which is connected to my LAN and I wish to give certain individuals access to photos via the web. I do have port forwarding done already.

Some good tutorials (newby) or help please.

Thanks

oz

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Re: How do I share my photos over the net to friends

Post by spile » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:26 pm

https://www.qnap.com/en/how-to/tutorial ... e-station/
Mitigation: https://cybernews.com/resources/nas-security-guide/
In order to reduce risk, when I need to share files, I normally use Google Drive.

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Re: How do I share my photos over the net to friends

Post by ozstar » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:50 pm

Many thanks, have taken that in.

The only onesI am giving access to the NAS, will be my close family.

I have an Easy SSL Certificate on my Qnap Cloud address but would like one or it on my IP # as well.

Also if it makes it safer from hackers on the net, I would like a VPN on the NAS. I do have a VPN account for my phones where I can choose any country etc., but not sure how to set this up on the NAS.

oz

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Re: How do I share my photos over the net to friends

Post by spile » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:26 pm

You are going to run a VPN service on your network so your IP Vanish or whatever isn’t going to work here. Options are to use a VPN capable router, Open VPN on your NAS, a dedicated appliance or a diy installation on something like a Raspberry Pi.
I chose the last option for reasons of cost and flexibility and run piVpn with Wireguard on a 2Gb RPi 4.

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Re: How do I share my photos over the net to friends

Post by ozstar » Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:32 pm

Wo..
Took a look at the Rasberry Pi.
What a groovy little gadget !
Is there a tutorial I can follow to set it up for what I need as a VPN ?
Thanks for the head up on this.

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