Expose Toon port 80

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Expose Toon port 80

Postby jmw » Thu May 07, 2020 12:53 pm

Hi,

I need external access to just http://<toon internal ip>/happ_pwrusage?action=GetCurrentUsage.
I only need to read the values.

The quick way is to NAT my internet router from some random port to port 80 on my internal Toon IP.
But this will expose everything running on Toon on port 80.
Is this safe ? Or should I go a different route / implement additional security ?

System: Rooted Toon, version 5.25.8
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Re: Expose Toon port 80

Postby TerrorSource » Thu May 07, 2020 4:04 pm

Best way to do this is with a VPN connection to your internal network.
Other option is Port Forwarding, that indeed exposes everything running on that port on that device to the open world.
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Re: Expose Toon port 80

Postby jmw » Thu May 07, 2020 5:09 pm

TerrorSource wrote:Other option is Port Forwarding, that indeed exposes everything running on that port on that device to the open world.


Are the services on port 80 of a standaard rooted Toon just for reading data or could you also control (i.e. change settings) using the http services on that port?
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Re: Expose Toon port 80

Postby TheHogNL » Thu May 07, 2020 5:15 pm

jmw wrote:
TerrorSource wrote:Other option is Port Forwarding, that indeed exposes everything running on that port on that device to the open world.


Are the services on port 80 of a standaard rooted Toon just for reading data or could you also control (i.e. change settings) using the http services on that port?


You can control also.
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Re: Expose Toon port 80

Postby RoadXY » Thu May 07, 2020 8:38 pm

Might be very technical but if you insist on opening a port to Toon, best would be to use a reverse proxy and set the proxy up for basic authentication
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Re: Expose Toon port 80

Postby jmw » Mon May 11, 2020 12:53 pm

Thanks.

I build a basic auth reverse proxy on my Synology NAS. (using Nginx)
Used my internet router to do NAT.

Works now.
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