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Postby 1865 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:35 pm

Afternoon, first post here.

First things first, excellent product. I cannot believe how quickly it streams (even in HD) even when i'm downloading simultaneously. It's amazing.

Secondly, i have a bit of a concern with regards security. My PS3 picked it up instantly and I can browse through all my files which is great, but I didn't put in any kind of password. Therefore this means that if I can go through them, anybody else can. Is the service only useable by anyone on my wifi network (i live on my own, so that's not a problem) or is it available to anyone within the area?

Hope you can help!
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Re: Security...

Postby meskibob » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:02 pm

LAN only. If you want to limit to a specific device on your LAN, there is an IP filter setting in PMS. Anything more than that currently requires router/switch configuration (outside the scope of this forum).
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Re: Security...

Postby Val Killmore » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:17 pm

This question has been covered several times.

There are some things you can do to limit what is visible and accessible thru PMS.

First, pick out, and share only specified folders/files rather than ALL folders/files. Go to the Navigation/Share settings tab, and go to the box at the bottom. Select only the files/folders you want to share. Default is for PMS to share all folders/files <All files> on your serving PC, and it will even display 'hidden' folders/files that are not visible in Windows Explorer. You can also add folders/files from other PC's or NAS within the network that are Windows shared, so your PS3 can pick those up as well.

Second. If you only have one DLNA compatible device, your PS3, you can add it's IP to the IP filter box on the the General Configuration tab. PMS will then reject all other IP's and only serve/display the folders/files of your choosing (Step 1 above) to your PS3 only.

Third, if you check the Additions and Plugins forum, I believe there is someone working on something with passwords, if I recall correctly. If I find it, I'll repost.

Fourth, and most importantly, PMS only serves within the LAN, to other DLNA compatible devices on the same subnet. The only time it reaches out, into the WAN, is if you use the web streaming option, and it is to browse/view online files..............not to serve them to others. That's the way I understand it, unless some other crazy stuff has been developed in the last while.
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