Remote Access (Linux Systems)

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This is for Fedora and Debian systems. If you are running macOS please go to macOS Remote Access.

To setup remote access you will need to know how to access your router to enable port forwarding to access HOOBS remotely.

HOOBS automatically installs NGINX and routes all traffic through it. We do this to manage the network traffic. This is done when running the sudo hoobs-init command.

If you ran the sudo hoobs-init command, you need to foward port 80.

If you opted not to run the init script, HOOBS runs from the port configured in server.port. The default is port 8080.

For this guide we are assuming that you ran the sudo hoobs-init command, so we are using port 80.

Configuring your Router

Everyone has a different router, please refer to your router’s manual or online help. You will need to forward port 80 to your HOOBS server.

Some routers require you to reserve the IP address to enable port forwarding.


Some routers don’t have hairpinning. This is when a public domain or ip address is called within the LAN. Some routers will not direct the traffic to the local device.

In this case you will need to access HOOBS using the http://hoobs.local address or the devices local IP address. To test port fowarding you will need to test from a device not on the same network.

If your router supports hairpinning, you do not need to worry about this.

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