I just bought a 3TB My Book Live to replace an old 1TB Buffalo LinkStation that I’ve never been truly pleased with.
I’m frustrated, however, that I can’t seem to connect to the new My Book Live via my own domain name, something that I could easily do with the LinkStation. In summary, I don’t want to have to go through WD2Go.com to access the content. The DNS entry for home.domainnameexample.com goes to my home IP address and I want people to be able to use home.domainnameexample.com, appended with the appropriate port number, get prompted for their username and password and see the shares for which they have appropriate permissions.
Because port 80 is already in use by a Subsonic server I’ve configured port forwarding in my router to send all traffic on ports 8080 and 443 to the My Book Live’s internal IP. To test my setup I’ve created a private share named Media and uploaded some content to that network share.
If I try to access http://home.domainnameexample.com:8080 I get “Web page unavailable.”
If I try to access https://home.domainnameexample.com/Media I get a 404 - Not Found error.
I’d love some advice. Is this even possible with the WD My Book Live? If not, is there a way to modify the firmware to make it possible? Thanks in advance!