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Well, to update on the situation, I went ahead and tried what I described in the last post – a completely clean installation.

After doing so, I came up with the following results:

– Trying it with iTunes 7.6 on the Leopard MBP comes up with a “[null]” result on the web panel from my laptops IP, along with the following log:

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: daap.songalbumartist

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.has-videodaap.songcategory

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: daap.songextradata

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: daap.songcontentdescription

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: daap.songlongcontentdescription

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: daap.songkeywords

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.is-podcast

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.mediakind

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.series-name

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.network-name

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.episode-num-str

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.episode-sort

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.season-num

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: daap.songgapless

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.gapless-enc-del

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.gapless-heur

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.gapless-enc-dr

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.gapless-dur

2008-01-17 21:33:08 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.gapless-resy

2008-01-17 21:33:11 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.is-podcast-playlist

2008-01-17 21:33:11 (9b65e856): Unknown meta code: com.apple.itunes.special-playlist

2008-01-17 21:33:44 (9b65e856): Thread 98: could not read: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.

– Tried it under iTunes 7.5 in Parallels on my Macbook Pro, it didn’t generate the log entry, but showed the same “[null]” connection in the web panel.

– Tried it on a completely unrealted Windows PC running Windows XP SP2 and iTunes 7.6,, it generated an identical log and showed a “[null]” on the web control panel.

– I just tried it by running iTunes on the server and it actually connected fine – however, instead of showing a lan ip on the Server Status page, it shows my internet IP. The music plays fine.

To confirm, I am NOT running Windows Firewall (the service is completely diabled) and my server has no antivirus or other software firewall running or even installed. I’ve tried with Hamachi on, off and completely not running with no difference.

I attempted to open port 9999 & 5353 on my router because I saw that it worked when connecting via the external port. However, it’s still a no go and I can’t get it to work.

Is there any reason why the iTunes on the server can get to the shares while the others can’t? I figured since it was an external IP there was something wrong with my local network – however, samba shares and everything will work just fine.

All of the above attempts ended up generating the Unknown Meta Code messages along with a forcibly closed connection. Including the one that actually works.

Are there any ports beside 9999 and 5353 that need to be forwarded from my router to the server? Is there any reason why iTunes from the same machine can connect to the server, but comes up as my external IP instead of one of the local hosts? On the server status page, should I be seeing a connection from 127.0.0.1 with status “Serving xml-rpc method”? And is there any other information or other files you need to help diagnose this problem? If you tell me what you want, I can provide just about any information about my setup.