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Old 07-12-2020, 05:52 PM   #1
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Question Canít access my media server (even locally)


I’m pulling my hair out and can’t figure out what to do. I’ve been working on moving my media server over to my new OpenSUSE Tumbleweed install. I have the software installed and setup. Everything is also setup in my router. However, no matter what I do, I can’t access the server even on my internal network. I can ping the server but can’t actually connect. I spent more than an hour on the phone with my router’s tech support thinking that was the issue but afterwards, I happened to boot into my previous distro’s install (Mint) and everything worked and connected perfectly (with the same router settings).

From what I can tell, oST has a built in firewall (that I’m guessing Mint just doesn’t have). Obviously, this is great for security, even if I didn’t realize it was the problem at first. I have a Calibre book server, and media server and none of them can be accessed so it’s not limited to just one of these therefore it’s not an issue with the server itself. I do know the ports each of these use.

I’ve gone into YaST and into the Firewall setting. I’ve added both emby and Plex (users/programs?) to the internal and home lists. But I still cannot connect even within my home network. I’ve read it’s better to use YaST to resolve this but not sure what to do since neither of these worked. I also have to add a port for my Calibre server. Does anyone have any idea what this could be or where/what I do to fix it? It is better to add the users/software from the like like I tried to do above or is it better to try to just open ports and leave the other? I’ll also eventually need to be able to access my media from outside my home network, but I know I have to be able to access it internally first. I do already have a static address for my computer in my router so that won’t change an I’ve already setup port forwarding on the router, too. It’s just the oST firewall right now. I did find the command with some help to completely (temporarily) disable the firewall to be sure that’s the issue. Everything worked with it disabled so I’ve definitely found the issue. I just need some pointers now, in order to resolve it. I appreciate any help so much. I’m going crazy trying to sort this out. Thanks so much in advance!

Last edited by varaonaid; 07-12-2020 at 05:57 PM.
Old 07-12-2020, 11:54 PM   #2
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That'd require tcpdump/wireshark, and careful review of what ports and protocols are involved in the operation of your nas. Otherwise you may want to completely disable firewall for your lan, adding the certain subnets into exceptions.


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