Stephen R Guglielmo on 28 Aug 2015 06:41:11 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Securing Web Site for External Traffic

On August 28, 2015 8:50:44 AM EDT, Louis K <> wrote:
>Hey Pluggers,
>I've got a simple website running behind my firewall for administrating
>our various web-based devices and services (dvr, baby monitor, etc).
>thinking about forwarding port 80 on my router to make the site
>from outside our home network.
>What are people's opinions of the best way to secure such a site? I
>the easiest would be http auth with user/password, but is that "secure
>I was also thinking about a vpn solution but am admittedly pretty green
>with that stuff and would need it to work on different platforms (iOS

To add to the other responses, if you go with http auth, I'd recommend setting up fail2ban to prevent anyone from brute forcing it.

A VPN would definitely be best. I know my phone (android 5.1.1) has options for a VPN connection. I've never used it though.
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