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Reverse proxy

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:17 am
by lockyuk
After migrating from synology to qnap whilst the hardware is much better (from a ds918 to a 653d with 16gb ram) the only thing I feel is lacking is that of a natively done reverse proxy similar to synology and even better if full and auto renewing let's encrypt certificates were added within, I would even go as far as to say I would pay for it, I sm sure this has been asked before, love to hear people's thoughts and opinions!

Re: Reverse proxy

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:33 am
by jaysona
lockyuk wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:17 am
After migrating from synology to qnap whilst the hardware is much better (from a ds918 to a 653d with 16gb ram) the only thing I feel is lacking is that of a natively done reverse proxy similar to synology and even better if full and auto renewing let's encrypt certificates were added within, I would even go as far as to say I would pay for it, I sm sure this has been asked before, love to hear people's thoughts and opinions!
There are a few threads on setting up a reverse proxy either using Apache or nginx, however given the poor security posture of QTS and the various QTS apps, all one needs is to use a VPN to remotely access their NAS. Making the NAS available on the Internet is just asking for trouble.

The embedded Apache server is pretty useless too, QNAP, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to not let the user control the Apache web sever configuration. The Apache service startup is a stupidly complex script that rewrites the various Apache config files, cleans Apache logs, etc every time the service is started or restarted.

There are other options, some more complicated than others, but quite honestly, unless you are a tinkerer and like to get your hands dirty by getting under the hood, you'd be better of with a Synology - unless you really require the Oomph of the QNAP hardware. I'd hardly call a Celeron J4125 as something with any level of Oomph. :p