In computer networks, a proxy server is a server (a computer system or an application) that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. A client connects to the proxy server, requesting some service, such as a file, connection, web page, or other resource available from a different server and the proxy server evaluates the request as a way to simplify and control its complexity. Proxies were invented to add structure and encapsulation to distributed systems.

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  1. Telos

    A major sucky day... lost access to nginx proxy manager

    How do these things happen? I have had npm docker container running on rpi and all seems well. When I went to log in to add a new RP entry, I get "bad gateway". After updating images, deleting and re-adding the stack, and trying 3 different browsers, all with the same result, I'm flummoxed. I...
  2. gyrene2083

    [?] DNS & Reverse Proxy with One IP

    Good Mornin All, I am hoping I can describe what I am trying to do enough so you all can help me. I have the following; UNRAID Server A Domain name ( I'll call it I use Cloudflare I just set up my Synology, and I installed the DNS server and in the Unraid server I have several...
  3. A

    Can't get reverse proxy working again

    The End Goal To be able to connect to the services that I have hosted through docker via the domain that I own. The Problem Despite continuous checks to make sure everything is in order the connection always times out. It is also worth noting that I had a fully functional reverse proxy setup...
  4. G

    Best proxy - traefik, NPM, SWAG, caddy or other?

    Hi all, I’m a fairly long term linuxserver SWAG user for remote access but for some reason their new dashboard doesn’t work properly on my synology. The proxied apps section is empty - not a big deal as SWAG itself works really well but it’s made me think I should look to see if there’s...
  5. ed.j

    Going mad - reverse proxy using router certificate not NAS certificate

    I can't work out what is going on although I have a hunch or two. This is to access DSM via my website. Received a new router from the ISP and had to make a change or two. My setup is: 1. website uses A record to point to my static IP 2. router forwards the request to my NAS 3. the NAS...
  6. aGraphicz

    Apple Mail not working when OpenVPN it's active

    Hi We use since some months OpenVPN but we are not able to send mails (or to update the incoming mails) when connected to the NAS via VPN. It's something we need to change in the OpenVPN config file? Many thanks in advance
  7. L

    Proxy (not server) configuration for internet access

    Hi all, My DS1819+ (DSM7) sits on a private network with its only access to the internet provided via a proxy server (configured in control panel -> network -> proxy). This seems to work well for things like package center. However, other applications such as hyper backup and third party...
  8. L

    Quickconnect via proxy?

    Hi all, I've just put my diskstation in my office (DSM 7 on a DS1819+), but it sits on a private network there. Its only access to the outside world is via a proxy server at my institution. I've set up the proxy in the control panel, and alot of things work. However, Quickconnect from the...
  9. ed.j

    OTP/2FA not working with Reverse Proxy

    I have managed to set up a reverse proxy, which I am loving. However I can't log into DS Video / Files / Finder apps (on Android) using accounts that have OTP generated by an authenticator app (I use Authy but I presume this is irrelevant). I have tested this by disabling 2FA on a certain...
  10. L


    I have multiple NAS devices on my LAN. Having read several posts on this forum, it would appear that setting up 'reverse proxy' would resolve the issue of connecting someone outside of my LAN to the correct NAS & folder on that NAS. I presently have a static IP address provided by my ISP. The...
  11. NAS Newbie

    DSM 7.0 How to make autogenerated external share links reflect a reverse proxy?

    I'm using the external share link to share a presentation I'm working on. I just want to use the public share option. My drive access is set up via reverse proxy at When drive generates its share link, it generates it as, which does not...
  12. aGraphicz

    Data transfer slow using OpenVPN

    Hi :) I have a DS920+ that works properly when I am in the office. Now, due to Home office I need to use it remotely using OpenVPN. I noticed that the connection is really slow when navigating through the NAS folders. Opening a small illustrator file it takes quite long. What can be the...
  13. Huggy

    Help needed to understand my VPN needs

    Hi, I have a very basic understanding of VPN's having used them to surf and download anonymously. However, I'm having trouble getting my head around what my VPN needs are when It comes to my NAS. I'll try to explain my situation and what I would like to accomplish in the hope that someone can...
  14. T

    DSM 7: openvpn server

    I'm trying to setup openvpn on ds220+ but cannot seem to resolve the connection. I've open up port forward 1194 on router and vpn port in firewall rule but tested port forward, 1194 still closed. Anyone had success on openvpn setup? Thanks
  15. BobW

    Reverse Proxy subdomain are first redirected to the DSM Login page, how to solve this?

    Question, hopefully someone knows how to solve this! I have set up Reverse Proxy for several docker containers which point to the respective containers. This is running on a new DS920+ (DSM 7.0.1) which has just been set up. The problem is that when I enter the subdomain in any browser e.g...
  16. Telos

    Befuddled port forwarding... Off-NAS reverse proxy confusion

    I've been toying with nginx (docker) on a Raspberry Pi, but when I forward 443 to the RPi on the same network, things don't go as I hoped. Some background... Typically, 443 is forwarded to the NAS (443>443) and the NAS internal reverse proxy works as expected. But when I edited the router 443...
  17. S

    Hosted Site unreachable outside Network (only HTTPS)

    EDIT: I've managed to track it down to my router that seems unwilling to forward port 443 at all. Since I can't delete the thread, I'll leave it for anyone that is interested in a port-forwarding issue or debugging of similarissues. --- I managed to set up Reverse Proxy to one of my Docker...
  18. Sly870

    Reverse proxy and security..

    Hello all, Something been on my mind for quite a while is security, security and security! I currently have my RaPi 4 with my home assistant exposed a on a single port, currently the only thing exposed but I would like to expose my OpenVPN as well. Just a few questions: 1) Would it be wise to...
  19. J

    DSM 7 Can't reach home network through openvpn on android

    Hi I have set up the openvpn server on DSM 7 and I've connected my phone through it with the redirect option uncommented. The subnet on the vpn is different than the one on the home network, as recommended by the tutorial I followed. I was expecting that the vpn server would redirect the...
  20. G

    Reverse proxy from Synology to opnsense

    Hello all, I currently have reverse proxy setup through synology nas. I’m looking to offload this from the nas to a new protectli that is running opnsense firewall. Has anyone else setup an opnsense or even pfsense firewall with reverse proxy?