Security risks for Out-of-Home Streaming

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  1. tivochiguy

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    I've tried searching Tivo's web site, but can't find anything related to HOW the out of home streaming works. Also talked with support, but they didn't know so I thought I would try my friends here.

    Once out of home streaming is enabled, does Tivo maintain some type of persistent connection to allow me to make a request from my iphone outside of my home? I didn't allow any inbound connections on my router so how does it work? What risk is there to my internal network by having out-of-home streaming enabled.

    Thanks!
     
  2. windracer

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    It uses a TiVo proxy server as a middle-man connection. At some point they're supposed to allow direct connections, removing the proxy, but as of yet there's still be no word on when that's going to happen.
     
  3. tivochiguy

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    So does that Proxy server keep a persistent connection with Tivo so ports on my firewall/router don't have to be open?
     
  4. windracer

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    I'm not clear on the details of how it works/what's going on behind the scenes, but you don't have to open any ports. The setup page indicates you need uPNP enabled on your router but I think that's only for once they remove the proxy from the equation (I have uPNP disabled on my router and OOH streaming works fine).
     

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