NVR, Raspberry Pi, PiVPN

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  1. davw

    davw Getting the hang of it

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    Got a Dahua IP camera and NVR - wanting to access video away from home network.
    Looks like VPN is best way.
    UK user on VirginMedia so stuck with their router.
    Thinking of getting a Raspberry Pi and installing PiVPN or similar.
    Is this the best way?
    Where does the RPi sit - I have router>POE Switch>extra switch in loft. ( can it go up there?)
    Thinking of running pihole as well.

    your thoughts/experiences please.

    cheers
     
  2. rscole

    rscole n3wb

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    I am running that setup without any problems. Raspberry pi 3,with raspbian pihole and pivpn. Can access the ip camera and nvr fine. As my ISP does not provide a free static ip I am using a free ddns account.
     
  3. Camit

    Camit Getting the hang of it

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    With pivpn you still need to fordward a port in your router. I don’t know if I would do that ;)
     
  4. Ip2b

    Ip2b Young grasshopper

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    Considering you have to forward a port, does that make the PIVPN unsecure? If so, why have the PIVPN in the first place?
     
  5. bp2008

    bp2008 Staff Member

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    No. Forwarding a port is only a security problem if the thing you forwarded to is vulnerable.
     
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    Ip2b Young grasshopper

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    That makes, sense, thank you.