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Plex connect DNS replacement.

andycarverandycarver Posts: 68Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Does anyone have a proper write of up to replace the the PlexConnect DNS server with Apple Server DNS.

FYI I know how to configure Apple server app just need addresses and routes.

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  • Ghill13Ghill13 Posts: 27Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    It depends what app you are intercepting and if you want to prevent atv updates

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  • andycarverandycarver Posts: 68Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    macOS server for DNS and open Plex connect.

  • moody_bluemoody_blue Posts: 3,221Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited February 23

    There are some instructions for Synology users, probably you can adapt them for your case. See post #1 in

    https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/72356/plexconnect-on-synology/p1

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  • Ghill13Ghill13 Posts: 27Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    By intersept i mean the app are you wanted to user for plexconnect ? example if you are using trailers you need to set your dns server to redirect http://trailers.apple.com:80 to the ip of your plexconnect host and also https://trailers.apple.com:443

    @andycarver said:
    macOS server for DNS and open Plex connect.

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  • andycarverandycarver Posts: 68Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
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    ok, that easily done.

    Are you sure these are the only 2 records required


    Andy Carver
    0415 902 004 andycarver@me.com




    On 24 Feb 2018, at 4:13 AM, Ghill13 wrote:

    Plex Forums https://forums.plex.tv/
    Ghill13 answered your question: Plex connect DNS replacement.

    By intersept i mean the app are you wanted to user for plexconnect ? example if you are using trailers you need to set your dns server to redirect http://trailers.apple.com:80 to the ip of your plexconnect host and also https://trailers.apple.com:443

    > @andycarver said:
    >
    > macOS server for DNS and open Plex connect.
  • Ghill13Ghill13 Posts: 27Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited February 24

    that will get the basics running if you want to intercept the icon you will need to add a1.phobos.apple.com to plexconnect ip and if you want to stop updates you will need to add mesu.apple.com appldnld.apple.com appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net but to 127.0.0.1

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  • andycarverandycarver Posts: 68Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Ok.
    And can use openplex connect to disable the DNS server (can't see any where obvious) like a script or command?

  • andycarverandycarver Posts: 68Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Thanks. I noted. The https:// DNS record. A typical DNS cannot distinguish between ports.
    Do you see this being a problem?
    Also in the past I have noted the PLEX connect DNS server runs on a separate IP to the PMS. This won’t be possible. The DNS and PMS will be the same IP.

  • moody_bluemoody_blue Posts: 3,221Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited February 26

    You need to redirect trailers.apple.com and atv.plexconnect to the IP of your Mac, no port is needed. Disable the DNS service in PlexConnect (enable_dnsserver parameter) so that PlexConnect does not try to listen to port 53. PlexConnect needs to listen to ports 80 and 443, and no other application can use them, otherwise there are some additional settings to be done.

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