Hi everyone. Instant Emby fan and new Member here. As a network geek, I wanted to ask about port forwarding and security concerns in general. I'm a little uneasy about punching holes in my home firewall and wanted to know if others have run into similar concerns, and what they've done about it. As a former Plex user, one thing I liked was that I didn't have to port forward anything...being away from home I could still log into my Plex library just fine. I don't know how they achieve this btw, maybe via proxy or a reverse connection to the client? But in Emby, I can't access my library without forwarding TCP port 8096.
So...here are my questions:
1) Anybody feel the need to change the default Emby port to something else for security reasons? If so, anyone have any issues doing so?
2) I tried using TCP port 8920 for https connectivity and couldn't get my Android client app to connect. Normal http connections over 8096 work just fine. Any one else having this issue?