I think that is a DNS problem try with the ip address so external-ip:123
If it is a DNS problem I think the trick was to set the address in DNSMasq additional options something like:
address=/xyz.duckdns.org/ip-address of duckdns
I am not a DNSMasq expert so I might be wrong or there might be a better solution.
Thanks for the reply, been looking in to that, hard to find a specific mention but will get there or post in another section.
I am not convinced it is a DNS problem, although I felt it was as I stated I can from any machine hit the routers open ports helloworld.duckdns.org:5060 just fine, any port I add in the firewall directed to the "router" resolves as open when testing from any PC in the LAN, but it doesn't for any other PC/IoT device directed to in the firewall.
Which made me think it must be firewall related.
If it was DNS, then surely using helloworld.duckdns.org:5060 would resolve either as how would the machine get the information of what the helloworld.duckdns.org bit equals?
Thanks for you help though, I will post elsewhere now.
thanks for this script . I am a total novice here and it is a steep learning curve so far.
So I would like to filter the VPN access using URL. VPN is my alternate route, I want Famous_Player to use the VPN (because Famous_Player can not be accessed outside its island..)
As I am using DD-WRT r40559, I understand that I need to add in the openVPN config section this 2 lines:
now the website might have multiple IP behind the Famous_Player URL. I have seen this info in previous pages:
It is not certain it will work as intended, as only the first ip address of netflix is used and large corporations often use a range/block of ip addresses.
You can google for this block of IP addresses and then use something like:
route 22.214.171.124 255.255.0.0 net_gateway
to route a whole block of IP addresses over the WAN
But I do not understand how it can route a whole block of IP here. Could you explain ? I just see one IP being routed which is 126.96.36.199
Also why using 255.255.0.0 while for the URL we use 255.255.255.255 ? (I feel that it is linked to my first question )
Thanks for your help !
NB: I am using FireTV to watch Famous_Player. I have routed the FireTV to the VPN. but somehow Famous_Player seems to work once then see that I am using a VPN (expressVPN) and then stop to work hence I want to see if it could work by routing the URL/IP of the Famous_Player directly.