Kodi 17 - Webinterface issues

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cha0skind Offline
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Hello,

I have encountered a very odd behaviour regarding the webinterface. I have enabled all the settings like allow HTTP access etc, set a user and a password.
Portforwarding on my router as well as a static address for my device.

Everything works as expected, i can access my kodi box within my network and control everything via the webinterface.
Now if i access my kodi box from outside my network i get access to the webinterface but can´t control anything. So non of the commands are beeing recognized and i can´t get any information of the box like what is currently playing or the media library.

I am out of ideas and hope that someone here can help me with this issue.
Thank you in advance.
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tuxfuxch Offline
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it's not a good idea to make it possible to connect to your Kodi from outside your network. from security standpoint it's not recommended. if you wish to do that, i would rather do it over vpn or a SSH-Portforward. with this, you problem might be none anymore anyway.

Check out my plugin yarc, it's a web-remote optimised for all screen sizes (especially touch and small screen).
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cha0skind Offline
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I have allready found out what the problem is. My provider is only providing IPv6 adresses and therefore my portforwarding was not reachable trough a normal IPv4 request.
But i got this solved now, so thats fine.
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tuxfuxch Offline
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ok nice for you, but still then, consider my advise. Kodi is quite an unsecure piece of software when you have direct access from the internet. long story short: you could loose the data on that pc, and your network can be breached. i think it's save to say, that vpn is considered standard for such a scenario. or as an option port tunneling through ssh.

Check out my plugin yarc, it's a web-remote optimised for all screen sizes (especially touch and small screen).
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cha0skind Offline
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Thank you for the advise, It was to test the Alexa Echo Skill with Kodi. Just a nice festure to have and i will see if it works or not.
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