Yeah, I can ping the DDNS just fine and I forwarded port 8080 to my NASs internal IP.
No firewall in play currently (on the laptop, the NAS, or the server). I live dangerously :P.
I had another app using port 8080 originally but I changed it. I'm wondering if trying another port would get better results. Where can I configure the port that COPS uses? I scanned the files but didn't see anything.