Internet access (port 81)


#1

I’d like to access my BrewPi from outside my local wifi network.
I see that now it is possible with Username/Password protection on port 81 (Docker edition).
Unfortunately I’ve a busy local network, where 80,81,82,83 ports are already taken.

Is there a way to connect through another (possibly arbitrary) port?


#2

You can change the port of the host machine that is forwarded to port 81 if the docker container by changing -p 81:81 to for example -p 8081:81.

Additionally, when you set up port forwarding on your router you can probably freely choose which public port is mapped to a certain machine and port.


#3

Alcal, the more secure way is to set up a VPN to your home network. That way you don’t need to open a port to the outside world. Most routers/modems these days support OpenVPN and it’s not too hard to set up. That’s how I access my BrewPi when I’m away.


#4

Thank you, it’s a good idea.
Unfortunately my router is property of my Internet provider and currently it doesn’t support VPN, however this may change soon


#5

Thank you Elco, I’ll check both solutions you suggested