• @grue
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    3 months ago

    I currently keep everything LAN-only because I haven’t figured out how to properly set up outside access yet.

    (I would like to have Home Assistant available either over the Internet or via VPN so that automations keyed off people’s location outside the home would work.)

    • LifeBandit666
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      33 months ago

      I have used DuckDNS and Nginx to get Home Assistant outside but it was horrible, just constantly breaking. Around Christmas time I bought myself a domain name for a few years and Cloudflare to access it, and it’s been night and day since.

      Sure it cost me money but it was far cheaper than a Nabu Casa account.

    • @[email protected]
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      13 months ago

      Yeah, same, except I tunneled HA out via that Cloudflare daemon. Kinda janky because I cannot use the app with it to do locations, but I can check in on the pets from anywhere.

      I’m planning to set up a legit VPN sometime soon.

      • @grue
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        13 months ago

        Why can’t you use the app to do locations?

        • @[email protected]
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          13 months ago

          I cannot get the app to connect to my HA with the current setup. I have Cloudflare doing email verification, and the app doesn’t understand how to collect the cookies to make that possible.