Can other devices' web server be relayed?

Sometimes legacy devices have a means of being configured through a web interface. However, this is often only possible from within that specific network due to firewall settings and security concerns. In many cases the device is a black box so no access is granted. But qbee can be used as a secure jump station or relay proxy to make this device accessible anyhow. For a detailed description of how to do this please see this description about ssh port forwarding

How can the web server on a local device that you do not control be made available remotely?

By using a secure proxy and a VPN legacy devices can be made accessible through ssh port forwarding even though they are in a buidling or on a factory floor and behind a local closed network. qbee has functionality built in to solve this problem in a secure and simple way.

Below is a diagram that shows a device running qbee in a local network (the bulb device called qbee 1). It uses its VPN to allow "Machine 1" to be accessible from the outside by relaying the "Machine 1" port 80 (http) through its VPN. "Machine 1" does not need any software installed. As long as it has a web interface this can be made accessible from any desktop that runs qbee-connect with the according security settings and login information.

qbee can help to securely administrate devices that never were intended for the wide internet

In case a local network is deliberately closed for outside access (a very common and smart strategy) all devices behind this network cannot be reached from the outside. This is intended behaviour. But in many cases service tehcnicians or specific administrators need to have access anyhow. Here the qbee relay can help to achieve exactly this without needing to be part of that local network.

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