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I'd like to disable UPnP, would I miss it?

netghiro
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I'd like to disable UPnP, would I miss it?

I'd like to disable unnecessary services on my redynas box (for added security).

What is UPnP good for, could I please have some practical examples?

I see also a separate ReadyDLNA service.. aren't they similar?

 

Many thanks in advance 🙂

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StephenB
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Re: I'd like to disable UPnP, would I miss it?

The UPnP setting in the NAS is only enables the UPnP discovery service (not streaming)

 

Per the user manual:

• UPnP (Universal Plug-n-Play). Allows UPnP-enabled clients to discover your ReadyNAS system on your LAN.You can enable or disable UPnP on your ReadyNAS.

 

It's safe enough to disable, and if you find that some device (or app) can't find the ReadyNAS you can always reenable it.

 

UPnP overall includes a broad set of services (not just discovery, but including specifications for a/v media streaming).  The DLNA streaming protocol was derived from the UPnP protocol - with some features removed, and others added.  So there is some interoperability possible between DLNA servers and uPnP a/v clients.  But they aren't quite the same, and they are managed by different consortia.

 

 

 

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StephenB
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Re: I'd like to disable UPnP, would I miss it?

The UPnP setting in the NAS is only enables the UPnP discovery service (not streaming)

 

Per the user manual:

• UPnP (Universal Plug-n-Play). Allows UPnP-enabled clients to discover your ReadyNAS system on your LAN.You can enable or disable UPnP on your ReadyNAS.

 

It's safe enough to disable, and if you find that some device (or app) can't find the ReadyNAS you can always reenable it.

 

UPnP overall includes a broad set of services (not just discovery, but including specifications for a/v media streaming).  The DLNA streaming protocol was derived from the UPnP protocol - with some features removed, and others added.  So there is some interoperability possible between DLNA servers and uPnP a/v clients.  But they aren't quite the same, and they are managed by different consortia.

 

 

 

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