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plex on a nat vps

plex on a nat vps

eloftyelofty Member

Does anyone know how to get plex to work remotely on a nat vps? I tried using one of the allocated ports but it cant get through :(

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  • dedipromodedipromo Member

    Plex on a NAT VPS is not recommended, simply because a NAT vps is usually dirty cheap and they won't let you burn a lot of traffic/CPU on streaming/transcoding and ur vps is going to be suspended in a nanosecond.

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  • doghouchdoghouch Member

    Lol he's going to transcode on a poor NAT box

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  • I think one of the plex servers I access may be hosted on a NAT, it will not transcode at all in plex app and says that the server does not have the power to transcode when I want to watch something on it. so it must be a weak server, however, I used kodi for this server and it works fine as kodi can play more than plex player app, so he may not need to transcode if his media is already in a good container or using kodi player.

    It is interesting , let us know how you get on.

  • DamianDamian Member

    asterisk14 said: so it must be a weak server, however, I used kodi for this server and it works fine as kodi

    They've likely disabled transcoding and are forcing you to use a better client that can direct stream more formats/codecs, like Kodi.

  • I think he means the Wishosting 1TB NAT with 1 i7 dedicated core?

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  • pbgbenpbgben Member, Provider

    Give me whatever you pay for that NAT and I will let you into LetFLIX

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  • HarambeHarambe Member

    @pbgben said: Give me whatever you pay for that NAT and I will let you into LetFLIX

    Invite plz.

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  • NekkiNekki Member
    edited May 23

    @pbgben said: Give me whatever you pay for that NAT and I will let you into LetFLIX

    LetFLIX is a real thing?

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  • AmitzAmitz Moderator
    edited May 23

    Nekki said: LetFLIX is a real thing?

    Boy, it is! I have seen things there...

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  • BochiBochi Member

    I have my Plex server running on a NATed VPS running on a dedicated server and have no problems at all.
    Could you be a bit more specific about the problem you got and maybe post some logs?

  • vmhausvmhaus Member, Provider

    I dont think any providers would allow transcoding on those cheap NAT VPSes, cpu loads will instantly skyrocket. DirectSync should be fine since is uses almost minimal CPU.

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  • BochiBochi Member

    @vmhaus said: I dont think any providers would allow transcoding on those cheap NAT VPSes, cpu loads will instantly skyrocket. DirectSync should be fine since is uses almost minimal CPU.

    I agree with that, but as I said: Don't forget that someone could as well have a NAT VPS running on his own dedicated machine and therefore be allowed to trash that CPU as hard as one likes to. :D

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  • sanvitsanvit Member

    @Harambe said:

    @pbgben said: Give me whatever you pay for that NAT and I will let you into LetFLIX

    Invite plz.

    Plz invite me too :)

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  • eloftyelofty Member

    no plans to transcode, just looking to get it accessible by a plex app rather than using the web interface. When I try and enable the remote access it keeps failing,

  • BochiBochi Member

    @elofty said: no plans to transcode, just looking to get it accessible by a plex app rather than using the web interface. When I try and enable the remote access it keeps failing,

    So I guess you already selected "manually specify public port" in the backend (Settings>Server>Remote Access) and set it so your desired port?

  • eloftyelofty Member

    yup, tried the usuals 32401 32400 etc and tried the ports assigned to me by the host, all seems to fail. I notice plex shows up on my firestick as the internal ip rather than external facing so not sure if theres some kind of config thats wrong but there's nowhere to specify that in the web ui.

  • BochiBochi Member

    Well, so I assume on the "Remote Access" page it shows the correct route from private over public to the internet?
    I once set my Plex app to manual IP (local) on the TV, took me long to find the error...could that be the case with your setup?

  • eloftyelofty Member

    @Bochi said: Well, so I assume on the "Remote Access" page it shows the correct route from private over public to the internet?
    I once set my Plex app to manual IP (local) on the TV, took me long to find the error...could that be the case with your setup?

    The Path looks ok 192.168.100.10 : 32400 Public 5.9.XXX.XX8 : 501XX

  • maldoviamaldovia Member

    @Nekki said:

    @pbgben said: Give me whatever you pay for that NAT and I will let you into LetFLIX

    LetFLIX is a real thing?

    Yeah, just hop on Discord for an invite.

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  • eloftyelofty Member

    @maldovia said:

    @Nekki said:

    @pbgben said: Give me whatever you pay for that NAT and I will let you into LetFLIX

    LetFLIX is a real thing?

    Yeah, just hop on Discord for an invite.

    Is there a special room/user to ask?

  • NekkiNekki Member

    @maldovia said:

    @Nekki said:

    @pbgben said: Give me whatever you pay for that NAT and I will let you into LetFLIX

    LetFLIX is a real thing?

    Yeah, just hop on Discord for an invite.

    Pass.

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  • BochiBochi Member

    @elofty said:

    @Bochi said: Well, so I assume on the "Remote Access" page it shows the correct route from private over public to the internet?
    I once set my Plex app to manual IP (local) on the TV, took me long to find the error...could that be the case with your setup?

    The Path looks ok 192.168.100.10 : 32400 Public 5.9.XXX.XX8 : 501XX

    Ok, that seems about correct...
    So I assume the Plex server above still says "Not available outside your network"?

  • vmhausvmhaus Member, Provider

    @maldovia said:

    @Nekki said:

    @pbgben said: Give me whatever you pay for that NAT and I will let you into LetFLIX

    LetFLIX is a real thing?

    Yeah, just hop on Discord for an invite.

    Lol, good try :)

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  • eloftyelofty Member

    ooo got it working, just used a proxy ip address straight onto the plex on the firestick

  • @elofty said: ooo got it working, just used a proxy ip address straight onto the plex on the firestick

    can you elaborate your setup for proxy IP on the server/firestick?

  • add the server manually on the plex device.

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  • painfreepcpainfreepc Member
    edited December 3

    @jamuja said:

    @elofty said: ooo got it working, just used a proxy ip address straight onto the plex on the firestick

    can you elaborate your setup for proxy IP on the server/firestick?

    No "elaborate" allowed @ LET, if you need more then "got it working"

    go to tech school and become a system admin..lol

  • let me know if you want it testing after setting it up, I'm looking for a plex share.

  • I'm not convinced that Plex's remote access check is particularly reliable.

  • @dragon2611 said: I'm not convinced that Plex's remote access check is particularly reliable.

    It doesnt work on a nat vps. you have to manually add the server ip to each plex client

  • dragon2611dragon2611 Member
    edited December 7

    @elofty said:

    @dragon2611 said: I'm not convinced that Plex's remote access check is particularly reliable.

    It doesnt work on a nat vps. you have to manually add the server ip to each plex client

    It should if the ports are forwarded properly but I've found it's sometimes says a server in unreachable even when you can browse manually to the IP/Port and it works fine.

    You can also use the publish additional URLS via "Custom server access URLs" in Network > Advanced so if they have a HTTP(s) reverse proxy for 80/443 then as long as it lets you forward to the plex port that will probably work.

    You can probably also do http://ip:port but i'd imagine that will break SSL.

    Edit:

    The remote access check will fail if the outbound IP is different to the inbound one as Plex checks the IP that hit the plex servers.

  • charoscharos Member
    edited December 8

    I used plex with nat vps about a year ago without any proxy . Just assign a manual port that is available and use iptables. My last (Ever)note says something like that : iptables -t nat -I PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 8905 -j DNAT --to <server-local-ip-

  • @pbgben said: Give me whatever you pay for that NAT and I will let you into LetFLIX

    I knew spending more time here than i should would come with some sort of perk but this takes the cake.. Whats it gonna take to get an invite ;)

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