I’d like to securely access my disk remotely without using the WD2go software, for compatibility’s sake. I already activated dynamic DNS service, but lack information on techniques used by its software to actually establish the connection. I know UPnP is already used to map ports 80 and 443 through the firewall (though I can’t exactly understand why, as access to the Web interface is disabled by default for security reasons).
Still, UPnP is disabled in my router for security reasons, yet I can access the drive’s content from outside. Technically, how does the MBL allow for such a communication? Of course no documentation is provided about the exact daemon name, nor its usage.
And how would I reproduce this behavior using only free software under my control, not WD’s? As we’ve seen recently, WD is not immunue to downtime, and in the past, Blackberry wasn’t either.