I will try to host it on a different box and see if it help, but I rather run it locally so I stay ‘under the radar’ at the office.
Any suggestions ?
Mmm… yeah. It listens on 3689 for remote control applications. Like the remotes for iTunes via airtunes.
You can always forward 9999 to 3689 on the remote host:
ssh gatewayhost -L 9999:mt-daapd-server:3689
Then rendezvous proxy for 9999, rather than 3689.