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    piCorePlayer - is running vpn on same machine possible?

    Hi

    would it be possible to install openvpn on a machine running piCorePlayer? This would make accessing it from the internet much easier (and safer).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Rainer

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkrug View Post
    Hi

    would it be possible to install openvpn on a machine running piCorePlayer? This would make accessing it from the internet much easier (and safer).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Rainer
    I dont think picoreplayer is the right OS for this purpose.
    Get a real rasbian add something like pivpn to it and squeezelite and your done.

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    piCorePlayer - is running vpn onsame machine possible?

    > On 6 Mar 2019, at 14:42, DJanGo <DJanGo.8whojb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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    > rkrug wrote:
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> would it be possible to install openvpn on a machine running
    >> piCorePlayer? This would make accessing it from the internet much easier
    >> (and safer).
    >>
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Rainer

    > I dont think picoreplayer is the right OS for this purpose.
    > Get a real rasbian add something like pivpn to it and squeezelite and
    > your done.


    I was thinking about my piCorePlayer running LMS (and no player). And the reason why I a,m thinking about piCorePlayer is the fact that it runs in-memory. No corruption of the system possible when the power cots off. Obviously, the data from LMS could be corrupted, but I am setting up a backup routine for that.

    And yes - an additional pi running pippin would be another possibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkrug View Post
    Hi

    would it be possible to install openvpn on a machine running piCorePlayer? This would make accessing it from the internet much easier (and safer).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Rainer
    You can certainly run openvpn client on pCP I do for several instances

    OpenVPN Server is a different matter, is it in extentions ?

    Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff07971 View Post
    You can certainly run openvpn client on pCP I do for several instances

    OpenVPN Server is a different matter, is it in extentions ?

    Jeff
    If you are running LMS it would need to be open vpn server I think.
    Using OpenVPN in client mode is only really suitable for a remote player connecting inward to an LMS server behind a OpenVPN server.
    It takes a bit of cpu and network bandwidth to run any vpn server so imho a router with OpenVPN server on board is a better option. The Pi LAN is really itĺs least stable component which imho is why it chokes when there are too many synchronised clients. The LAN (100mbps) shares the same bus as the USB ports.
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    piCorePlayer - is running vpn onsame machine possible?

    > On 6 Mar 2019, at 17:58, Jeff07971 <Jeff07971.8whxm0 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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    > rkrug wrote:
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> would it be possible to install openvpn on a machine running
    >> piCorePlayer? This would make accessing it from the internet much easier
    >> (and safer).
    >>
    >> Any ideas?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Rainer

    >
    > You can certainly run openvpn client on pCP I do for several instances


    I would need the openvpn server.

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    > OpenVPN Server is a different matter, is it in extentions ?
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    > Jeff
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    > on Dell T320
    > *Plugins:*
    > AutoRescan/BBCiPlayer/PowerSave/PowerSwitchIII/Squeezecloud/Spotty/Player
    > Groups
    > *Remotes:* iPeng9/Orangesqueeze/PC/Jivelite/SqueezeLite-X
    > *Music:* 522GB,1660 albums with 23087 songs by 5204 artists mostly
    > FLACs
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    piCorePlayer - is running vpn onsame machine possible?

    > On 6 Mar 2019, at 20:30, d6jg <d6jg.8wi4nb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
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    > Jeff07971 wrote:
    >> You can certainly run openvpn client on pCP I do for several instances
    >>
    >> OpenVPN Server is a different matter, is it in extentions ?
    >>
    >> Jeff

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    > If you are running LMS it would need to be open vpn server I think.


    Right.

    > Using OpenVPN in client mode is only really suitable for a remote player
    > connecting inward to an LMS server behind a OpenVPN server.


    Could be a nice addition for piCorePlayer as well - portable remote access via build-in vpn. Sounds tempting.

    > It takes a bit of cpu and network bandwidth to run any vpn server so
    > imho a router with OpenVPN server on board is a better option. The Pi
    > LAN is really it┬ĺs least stable component which imho is why it chokes
    > when there are too many synchronised clients. The LAN (100mbps) shares
    > the same bus as the USB ports.


    As a vpn which is used for different purposes, a pi might be not sufficient as a vpn server and a router with build in vpn would very likely be better solution. Agreed.

    But I was thinking about 90% or more LMS access from outside the home network - so I *guess* it should be fine.

    Rainer


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    > *Kitchen* -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
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