NOTE: The following instructions are provided as general best networking practices for instances where EdgeCaster is installed in heavily secured networks or behind restrictive Firewalls. Cases where EdgeCaster is to be accessed from an external network are also addressed, referred to as a “port-forwarded environment”.
Table of Contents:
- Videon Discovery App
- Quick Reference Tables
- Port-Forwarded Environment
- Outbound Communication
- LiveEdge® Cloud
Videon Discovery App
Videon Discovery app uses SSDP protocol to manage device discovery. Ensure traffic in the standard broadcast range of 126.96.36.199 is permitted for Videon Discovery app to behave appropriately.
Quick Reference Tables
|Inbound Port Forwarding|
|Type||External Port||Internal Port|
|UDP||End-user defined||Streaming output protocols (RTMP, SRT, HTTP)|
|UDP||123||NTP server traffic|
|LiveEdge® Cloud Communications|
EdgeCasters located in this environment are vulnerable/unprotected: Practice caution when accessing and making publicly available!!!
We would instead recommend the use of LiveEdge® Cloud in place of installing EdgeCaster in a port-forwarded environment.
When attempting to access an EdgeCaster’s web UI from an external network, the following ports will be required to be forwarded via the router:
Internal port 80 - TCP traffic - this port hosts the HTTP server for the web UI
Internal port 2020 - TCP traffic - this port allows communication with the REST API
Port 2020 is the required port for REST API access, this cannot be forwarded to another external port and, therefore, only one EdgeCaster can be placed on the WAN for successful use of the web UI.
When utilizing HTTP streaming, RTMP, SRT, and HTTP integrations, ensure HTTP TCP traffic is not restricted from the EdgeCaster.
- If accessing an external NTP server, ensure port 123 is open for UDP traffic.
For all streaming protocol(s) being utilized (RTMP, SRT, HTTP), ensure the ports as defined for each output are open for TCP traffic on the Firewall.
LiveEdge® Cloud requires the following standard AWS ports and endpoints to be unrestricted on the network Firewall:
Port 443 - TCP traffic
Port 8443 - TCP traffic
Port 8883 -TCP traffic
- MQTT endpoint: a3di2u0bk63rob-ats.iot.us-west-2.amazonaws.com - TCP traffic
- API endpoint: https://api.videoncloud.com/v1 - TCP traffic
- Outbound traffic only is required.