r/CloudFlare: media streaming through cloudflare

r/CloudFlare: media streaming through cloudflare
This article archives a conversation, which took place in a subreddit post (original source linked below) and to which I contributed a solution or answer (with the u/MasterofSynapse handle), in a Q&A format.

Original Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/CloudFlare/comments/ygvcur/media_streaming_through_cloudflare/


hey all. i run a selfhosted emby server i want to access remotely. i already know the cloudflare tunnels are used to serve http content and its against policy to stream my media through them. i was thinking of using a cname dns entry (non-proxied) to route traffic and dont know if its against any of cloudflare's policies. i dont see any, but thought i would double check here first before switching things.


If you create non-proxied DNS records, you can do anything with them because the traffic will not run through the Cloudflare tech stack which is governed by the relevant ToS.