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30th January 2009 at 12:58 am #2721
Greetings all –
I am pretty sure I have seen this question come up a few times but have never really seen it answered.
I am the noobiest of noobs, and have wasted many hours on this not doing my into level Java homework. It is therefore, with humble supplications, that I submit my request and await your reproof.
I have a computer running Windows XP with a working Apache server. I VNC or SSH into this box. The Apache server can be accessed with no problems using the DynDNS address. Ports are all forwarded to the server’s static internal IP. (The relevant ports here being 80, 9999, and even 3689?) Fireplay.html is renamed index.html in a folder directly beneath my document root. All the host=&port= entries have been changed to the DynDNS address and 9999. Windows firewall is allowing all the appropriate ports.
Everything. Inside the LAN. Fireplay is lightning fast, ITunes can see the files and stream them, etc etc.
What Doesn’t Work
When anyone tries to access http://my.server.net/fireplay from outside the LAN, fireplay displays a message that it’s trying to to connect to the server on port 9999, and times out. I believe when I try to access it via proxy, (this might have been trying to access http://my.server.net:9999/fireplay) it asks me for a username and password. (It says something about bo melborg and port 3689?) In any case, when I try to enter the password that I set up to manage Firefly remotely, it simply displays the prompt again.
I don’t think i necessarily need Firefly to stream music if the apache server is working (or that firefly and apache are even related in this inquiry?) If anyone else knows of some sort of web-based streaming client that I could put on the webpage instead and not use Firefly, and if that is easier, I would appreciate it.
*Other, other notes*
Please don’t just tell me how dumb I am. Refer to the section marked “Commence Grovelling” as many times as necessary.
Thanks!30th January 2009 at 9:14 pm #17946
As you say you forwarded all those ports, it shouldn’t be a problem.
Try placing fireplay not on apache, but with firefly’s web admin page. (On port 3689 or another on windows. It shows in the config.)
So that you connect using http://myserver:port/fireplay.html30th January 2009 at 9:44 pm #17947
I think I have tried this before, but after making sure that Fireplay was in the admin-root folder, I tried again, entering server.address:9999/fireplay.html. As expected, it worked perfectly internally. Externally, both requests timed out. You should know that my router doesn’t support loopback, so the DNS address is mapped to the server’s static internal IP in my hosts file.
Any other thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks.31st January 2009 at 12:57 am #17948
if the page doesn’t even load externally, I think the port forwarding went wrong.31st January 2009 at 1:16 am #17949
I’m looking at my router’s port forwarding list, and they are all forwarded. 80 obviously works, because people can access my server externally. I don’t see why 9999 or 3689 would be any different?
I appreciate your help and any further insight into this problem, including any alternate solutions that may or may not involve firefly.1st February 2009 at 12:09 am #17950
Any ideas out there?
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