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Cloudflare Tunnel
« on: March 28, 2023, 11:07:14 PM »
Could a cloudflare tunnel work for a home based CWP server?
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2023, 03:04:00 AM »
It sounds like it should; I use their other services, but not Cloudflare Tunnel. Does your ISP block ports 80, 443 and/or 25? Or does their EULA preclude running a home based server?

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2023, 11:36:09 PM »
It sounds like it should; I use their other services, but not Cloudflare Tunnel. Does your ISP block ports 80, 443 and/or 25? Or does their EULA preclude running a home based server?

Cloudflare has some really great 2 factor authentications and hides your server Ip address.  Logging into cwp admin panel would require a user name and password before you even get the CWP login page to display.  I'd like to try this on my websites before trying it at home.  ISP has no problem with port 80 open and even offer a static IP for $15/month.  With fiber optics coming I am thinking that many cloud servers will be moving to home servers. 

Cloudflare does not permit email servers and video streaming.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2023, 02:27:33 PM »
I have run servers at 2 locations on business fiber, no problems -- worked great. And not just a static IP, they even gave me reverse DNS, which is critical for running a mail server! I too am about to get fiber in my rural town and will have fiber at my home and business location. I won't be testing the home location for server use, but will definitely employ the symmetric 250Mbit connection at the business location for a disaster recovery backup server (twin to my co-location hosted servers). FINALLY, after 20+ years on DSL (pronounced D-S-HELL)!

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Re: Cloudflare Tunnel
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2023, 07:46:06 PM »
Technically, any privately provided internet service from an ISP is for private use only. Most ISPs don't monitor you, but lets say you have fiber and a static IP. If you start getting DDOS-ed and/or a lot of activity, then they will start looking into you.

Take a look into these articles:
https://developers.cloudflare.com/fundamentals/get-started/setup/allow-cloudflare-ip-addresses/#allowlist-cloudflare-ip-addresses
https://gist.github.com/Manouchehri/cdd4e56db6596e7c3c5a

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Re: Cloudflare Tunnel
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2023, 12:09:01 PM »
Technically, any privately provided internet service from an ISP is for private use only. Most ISPs don't monitor you, but lets say you have fiber and a static IP. If you start getting DDOS-ed and/or a lot of activity, then they will start looking into you.

Take a look into these articles:
https://developers.cloudflare.com/fundamentals/get-started/setup/allow-cloudflare-ip-addresses/#allowlist-cloudflare-ip-addresses
https://gist.github.com/Manouchehri/cdd4e56db6596e7c3c5a

Interesting...Looks like I would have to add a slew of cloudflare ip ranges.  Everything is moot until my DSL is more reliable.  Lately it goes down 4-5 times a day for 2-3 minutes.   Just enough to be a nuisance.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2023, 11:56:19 AM »
I too live in D-S-Hell. Same internet service since 2000 -- living on 18Mbps down, 1Mbps up. Only other viable option would be Starlink, but soon our electric co-operative is going to switch on fiber to the premises! Woo-hoo -- almost 25 years into the 21st century!