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    Everything I've read on this suggested using nginx or. IIS in front of Kestrel as a good solution for an Internet facing app. Https doesn't make NextPVR more secure or protect you from hacking anyway I'm sure is not a hardened app

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrymReaper View Post
    I mean are there options present in the web interface to configure the server to be able to use said feature of Kestrel? This includes specifying the paths to the required certification files.
    I've made it possible in the next build to use parameters on NextPVRServer.exe:

    NextPVRServer.exe -cert:somefile.pfx -password:somepass

    Personally I'd just reverse proxy from another web server though.

    A provider of free SSL certificates which are cross signed and trusted by web browsers (as well as operating systems) is "Let's Encrypt".
    You'll need to take care of any requirements they may have, like static ip address and domain name. If you can get a pfx and password, you should be good to go in the next build

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrymReaper View Post
    By the way if NextPVR v5 could have the features required in order to configure it to use CloudFlare that would be great! Thus allowing you to be able to have DDOS protection on your NextPVR installation.
    There is nothing to stop you setting it up behind cloudflare, or other reverse proxy. If you end up doing it, I'd suggest you takes notesand make those available, so that it's easier for other user to work out what steps to do...

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    By the way passing the username/password details as salted hash values isn't secure enough they need to be peppered too!! This will make cracking the username and password combo much harder, by increasing the computational cost required to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrymReaper View Post
    By the way passing the username/password details as salted hash values isn't secure enough they need to be peppered too!! This will make cracking the username and password combo much harder, by increasing the computational cost required to do so.
    In reality, the majority of people are never going to expose their NextPVR server to the outside world. Even if they did, the application does follow recommended practices for non-encrypted connections, so is fairly well protected. (Things like peppering is a slightly different concept, which can make more sense in a centralised system holding credentials for large numbers of users, but even then is not universally accepted as a good idea)

    The application also provides very little of interest to any hacker. If you have concerns, you're welcome to use that ssl support included in the next build, or front the web app with a hardened web server like Apache/Nginx/IIS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub View Post
    There are free clients, like NextPVR.exe for Windows users, or Kodi, or nlite. It's only my Android / iOS apps on their respective app stores that cost a few dollars to help cover my costs on those platforms. An updated Emby plugin will also be available soon.

    How long it takes to change channels will depend on several factors, like tuner and client etc. In NextPVR.exe, it usually takes been 1.5 and 4 seconds to change channels, depending on:
    1) how quick your tuner changes frequencies and starts delivering data
    2) how quickly the next iframe arrives in the transmission
    3) how far the broadcaster has muxed the audio ahead of the video in the stream

    NextPVR v5 is brand new, and will continue to be tweaked to improve this, but ultimately there not much you can do about hardware and broadcaster constraints.
    There is no guide data broadcast with an HDHomeRun Prime, so your guide will stay empty until you map your channels to a schedules direct lineup, or xmltv file. You can manually initiate an EPG update on the Settings -> About page.
    Are there any plans to automate the EPG updating from sources that provide the guide data? One of the reasons I still use Perfect Player separately as a client is the ability to schedule EPG updates from the source. I believe the Kodi plugin checks for updates, but just reloads whatever data that NextPVR provides it, correct? Not an expert at this stuff, just my best guess on how this works...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLDspectre View Post
    Are there any plans to automate the EPG updating from sources that provide the guide data?
    After initial setup you currently need to manually hit the 'update epg' button the first time, but after that it'll automatically pull in the EPG automatically each night at about 3am though.

    I'm intending to add a setting page to control various guide related settings, including the time this happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub View Post
    After initial setup you currently need to manually hit the 'update epg' button the first time, but after that it'll automatically pull in the EPG automatically each night at about 3am though.

    I'm intending to add a setting page to control various guide related settings, including the time this happens.
    Awesome news! Thanks! Does version 4 do this (updating the EPG at 3am...) or is this a new feature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLDspectre View Post
    Awesome news! Thanks! Does version 4 do this (updating the EPG at 3am...) or is this a new feature?
    Yeah, NextPVR v4 does this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub View Post
    There is no guide data broadcast with an HDHomeRun Prime, so your guide will stay empty until you map your channels to a schedules direct lineup, or xmltv file. You can manually initiate an EPG update on the Settings -> About page.
    How do you do this? I have an HDHomeRun connect and a Url script that will pull 24 hours of EPG off it, but cannot see how to do this in my (Mac) version. Same question for xmltv file - I cannot see how to import it.

    cheers,
    James.

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