I've been trying to setup a DLNA service to share my media from my PC to my laptop and occasionally my phone and tablet. After a lot of messing around I found mini-dlna which works well, the problem is, everyone on my network can see my shares and I don't want this. Does anyone have a way of securing it? I thought maybe using iptables but I don't have any experience with it and I don't want to setup a whole load of firewall exceptions for everything that I have running on the PC such as ssh and web servers etc, I'd want to just restrict DLNA access. I use DHCP reservations for my devices.
Or is DLNA the wrong way to do it? Is there a better solution? I don't care about windows clients, just Linux and Android. I want to stream audio and video.
Also, if DLNA is the best way, can anyone recommend a Linux client? I can get clients in Android streaming fine, it's just the security issue, I can't find a working client in Linux though, VLC doesn't work, it sees my server but clicking it, double clicking it, adding to playlist doesn't do anything.