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Re: Backup an storing files only on NAS?

Unread post by wwwampy » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:59 pm

Ok, so if I enable openVPN, can I connect through my name.synology.me URL? Will this just work or do I need to go to some other address? Or do I need the IP I've set in VPN settings?

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Re: Backup an storing files only on NAS?

Unread post by telos » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:00 am

wwwampy wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:59 pm
Ok, so if I enable openVPN, can I connect through my name.synology.me URL? Will this just work or do I need to go to some other address? Or do I need the IP I've set in VPN settings?
Connect through your name.synology.me... you'll need to specify that in your ovpn config file, along with the port you are using (and have forwarded to your DS).

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Re: Backup an storing files only on NAS?

Unread post by gokky » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:58 pm

And the best solution is NOT TO open VPN through router to NAS (I really hate port-forwarding due to security reasons), but to use VPN-enabled routers (like e.g. Draytek Vigor 2120) as VPN end-point.

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Re: Backup an storing files only on NAS?

Unread post by Shadow771 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:33 pm

gokky wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:58 pm
And the best solution is NOT TO open VPN through router to NAS (I really hate port-forwarding due to security reasons), but to use VPN-enabled routers (like e.g. Draytek Vigor 2120) as VPN end-point.
Depends on your view of security. You'll now be running the VPN server on the router itself.
It also depends if the router can handle the load, depending on the amount of connected clients.
You could create a virtual DSM and let that run as VPN server instead. Mostly the NAS has better hardware resources available to run as VPN server. Imo this is the best solution.
Synology DS216+II <--> Synology RT1900AC <--> <site-to-site VPN tunnel> <--> Synology RT1900AC <--> Synology DS118

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Re: Backup an storing files only on NAS?

Unread post by gokky » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:38 pm

It is not only about performance, but also additional layer of security. Potential hacker needs to break two layers if there is a separate VPN router and NAS is properly set up.

Nevertheless. I tested Draytek Vigor 2200 and DS212j back in old days and V2200 outperformed DS212j. It is not only the speed: DS121j crashed connections when few thousands NAT sessions (torrents) were directed over it.

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Re: Backup an storing files only on NAS?

Unread post by drabisan » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:31 pm

@gokky, my 2yo phone while playing a high end game has more juice left than a j series.
Nevertheless your point is valid! Concentrating too many services on one box is never a good idea! Both performance and security-wise. One leak will ruin everything!

@shadow77. What would be the logic to run a VM for VPN? Would be using tons of CPU cycles for, maybe, get an additional feature?

I'm really not a fan of keeping too many eggs in the same basket! Not everyone can afford a dedicated box for every intensive task, but at the same time nobody should expect compilling, transcoding, VPN for a number of clients, torrents, image indexing to work well on the same box, even with a Xeon! So I would rather ask a client to think of priorities: what's the most important, second etc...

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Re: Backup an storing files only on NAS?

Unread post by wwwampy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:24 pm

Ok, about the OpenVPN... I really don't get it...

I have a green icon in my system try on my Windows, I've done all the configurations mentioned for OpenVPN, but when I check my IP on my desktop I can still see the native one and not the one from VPN.

Same as on my mobile. I installed OpenVPN for Android, connected successfully, my private IP it says it's the one from the VPN and my server public IP is my native IP from ISP. When I navigate to see my IP it shows only the ISP IP.

What am I doing wrong here?

*my NAS is connected via LAN cable to my router. Do I need to set something in my router settings too?


EDIT: or am I misunderstanding something. I can see in my logs that I am connected to my NAS with my VPN IP. So, does this IP works only when connecting to NAS and not for browsing the web?

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