I forwarded a port (8090) on my AR-150 to one of my home devices, and I can access the device from the outside now using the raw IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8090. However, it times out when I try to access it using my GL-iNet DDNS name myddns.gl-inet.com:8090.
Which brings me to the question about how the GL-iNet DDNS work. It seems like they don’t make your unique DDNS name resolve to the IP of your router. Instead, all their DDNS names map to the same IP address which is some GL-iNet web host. I have two GL routers, and I did an online DNS lookup for the two different DDNS names to verify that. So, the way I seems to work, when you plug your DDNS name into the browser, it goes to that GL web host, and then the host does an HTTP-redirect to your unique IP and port 83 (83 is the default port that is open in every GL router for outside access). I can clearly see in the browser URL window – as soon as I enter the DDNS name there, it immediately gets replaced with the numeric xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:83, so it seems to be a redirect.
- Is my understanding how their DDNS works correct?
- If so, how do I access specific ports on my GL router using the DDNS name? For example, I want to be able to use myddns.gl-inet.com:8090, but right now it will not work