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#1 quackpipe OFFLINE  

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 11:44 AM

How does my ISP see my outgoing network traffic?  Do they see the actual music titles? Movie titles? and Podcast titles? Or is it just file type information that they see. I have about 15 users. 5 of them are in my house, 7 of them are scattered around the country and a few are in different corners of the world.  I'm probably streaming about 10-15 hrs a day to various users mostly HD content. I don't have an SSL cert setup yet and wondering if I should if my ISP is snooping on my data.  

 

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 02:15 PM

Encrypt your server.  THey can see everything sent across the wire that ins't encrypted.



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Posted 28 December 2019 - 05:10 PM

As long as you have setup HTTPS for your remote access, your ISP and anyone/anything else monitoring that data transmission can see X client is connected to Y server, and roughly how much data is being sent back/fourth. The actual data itself is encrypted between client/server, so they can't see what exactly is being sent/received, just roughly how much data there is.

Edited by darkassassin07, 28 December 2019 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 28 December 2019 - 08:25 PM

Thank you both. To enable HTTPS I need to do that whole SSL cert setup, right?

My buddy just got Plex and apparently it’s just a checkbox to enable ssl on that system.

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 08:34 PM

With Emby you have to setup your ssl configuration as it is your server.  Where the other guys, you are login into their server not yours.



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Posted 28 December 2019 - 11:11 PM

Last question if anyone has experience setting this up, will I need to forward that secure port (8920) to my router? Similar to how i setup 8096?



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Posted 28 December 2019 - 11:58 PM

Never mind. All good. SSL and HTTPS configured and everything working great. Thanks y’all.





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