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by HeneryH
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: Users set their own passwords - can't believe I still need to do this
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Users set their own passwords - can't believe I still need to do this

Every time I create a new user account and have to tell that user "Hey Jim, your password is "Jim"" I am reminded how this model violated every good security practice there is.

I'm still on BI4 but assume it is still a problem in BI5.
by HeneryH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: BI cannot see network folders
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: BI cannot see network folders

I had a similar problem with another tool I use. The solution may be the same. https://kb.macrium.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50208.aspx The Problem This problem occurs because Macrium Reflect requires elevated Administrator privileges to run. When a network share is mapped to a drive letter in Windows ...
by HeneryH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not licensed after Win7 -> Win10 upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Not licensed after Win7 -> Win10 upgrade

If you have the original machine still available just go to the settings page and you can see which key is installed.

I think that "BI Tools" can report out the full key too.
by HeneryH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Older versions
Topic: Setup Android BI
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Setup Android BI

Security In general, exposing devices to the internet exposes them to the jungle of world wide scammers. Some devices are notoriously less secure and have long histories of being hacked by vulnerabilities. IP cameras are one of those notoriously insecure devices. Your router/modem is your safety de...
by HeneryH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Older versions
Topic: Setup Android BI
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Setup Android BI

The real issue here is that eventually you will need to understand how networking and port forwarding works to be successful. No getting around it... I'll try to get you started: IP Addresses Your home is connected to the internet through your ISP and most likely has one router/modem that is the int...
by HeneryH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: Blueiris BVR Ext.
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Blueiris BVR Ext.

If you told them "Here is a AVI or some other readable format of the clip of interest, take it or leave it" I am sure they would be fine. I totally don't buy the argument that they need the original file version for forensic authentic blah blah blah. Then again, I am not a lawyer but an engineer. I ...
by HeneryH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote viewing crashing/slow
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Remote viewing crashing/slow

The primary advantage is that you don't need to establish a VPN connection prior to use. For you as a single user who knows the tools well it might not be a hassle. But if you deal with any other users who want to connect, having them setup the VPN is a non-starter. Your method is much more secure. ...
by HeneryH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: V5 Pricing clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: V5 Pricing clarification

I **think** HeneryH is saying that a future Windoze update could prevent an older version of BI working . One day :( There was recently a change to the way that BI authenticates that made BI3 unusable. I think they went with https rather than http for license verification and that broke BI3 forever.
by HeneryH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: V5 Pricing clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: V5 Pricing clarification

And your key is good for that purchased version forever** BUT... there is no guarantees that something might change in the future to invalidate your older sw and make it unusable. Any changes that would cause your old sw to stop working aren't intended to kill your sw but that might happen as collat...
by HeneryH
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote viewing crashing/slow
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Remote viewing crashing/slow

I port forward to an Nginx reverse proxy front end to BI.

I think that provides a reasonable balance of ease of use and security. And it lets me easily create and renew free LetsEncrypt certs.