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  • #1204

    bernt
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    or just use hamachi. 😉

    #9664

    CCRDude
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    I already posted this on another streaming description posted here, but I guee it can’t harm to do it again: if you open your ports to the outside, keep in mind that you’re “file-sharing” your whole collection with the Internet – something the music copyright holders are quite happy about it (because it means they can sue again… and saying that you told the address no one wouldn’t help…).

    So, please keep in mind:

    • don’t post the dynamic dns name anywhere.
    • don’t do this without at least a good password on the library (won’t protect you against network & port scans and some brute force hack).
    • the best way is a secure tunnel.

    No offense meant; if you want to use this solution, feel free to do so. Just be careful what you recommend to others in the public, since it could get them into legal trouble 😉

    #9665

    mwk

    Thecus N5200 is using a 600MHz Celeron-M cpu. It is not ARM-based.

    #9666

    neptune
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    @1charmedlife wrote:

    I am still bummed about the streaming however – 192kb MP3’s are fine, and AAC’s, but all my Lossless stuff – 800-1000kbps are constantly rebuffering and stalling… hope I can find an answer to this soon…

    I have the same experience with both Rendezvous Proxy (mac OS X and Windows PC) and Network Beacon. Up to 192kbps I experience no “re-buffering”. At higher bit rates, including lossless, the stream stops every 2-3 seconds to re-buffer making the whole thing unusable.

    Still it’s pretty neat that this can be done. I am using an Infrant ReadyNAS+ to stream the music.

    #9667

    mas
    Participant

    It would not be a bad idea to buid a few safety catches into firefly now that apparently more people discover the fun of accessing their library everywhere.

    I already hacked a wrong password log function into it – dunno if Ron took that up into the source yet.

    But something like a mechanism to block IPs that login wrong too often would likely also be nice. That plus a good pw should then likely suffice. After all its a fairly unknown port we open and a fairly rarely used service remotely. Adds a bit to security through obscurity, but we all know what that is worth.

    #9668

    simonj
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    I’ve tried in vain to get this working. Please could somebody check my setup to see if there is anything I’ve omitted?

    Server Side:
    >>ADSL Modem networked to
    >>> Thomson SpeedTouch 716g wireless router
    >>>>ReadyNAS NV+ (lastest firmware) with Firefly plugin

    Client Side:
    >>MacBook Pro (Intel Core Duo) running OS X 10.4.9 with iTunes 7.1.1 and Network Beacon 1.0.2

    I’ve opened up port 3689 or my firewall and am forwarding it to the ReadyNAS. I’ve confirmed this port is open externally.

    Firefly seems to be working fine internally as the server appears in iTunes when I’m at home. However when I’m at work iTunes doesn’t show the server.

    Here are my Network Beacon settings:

    Service Name: Home iTunes Server
    Service Type: _daap.tcp.
    Port Number: 3689
    Enable Host Proxy: checked
    Host Name: whatever.dyndns.org
    IP: x.x.x.x

    Any help appreciated.

    #9669

    rpedde
    Participant

    @simonj wrote:

    Service Type: _daap.tcp.

    That should be _daap._tcp

    Also, check that you have “search for shared libraries” checked in your iTunes prefs.

    #9670

    simonj
    Participant

    Doh! I’m sure I copied that from another post. Works fine now. Thanks for spotting my stupid mistake

    #9671

    mgjohnson

    Hi,

    I heard that a beta of the ReadyNAS Firefly plugin is around somewhere. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks.

    #9672

    rpedde
    Participant

    @mgjohnson wrote:

    Hi,

    I heard that a beta of the ReadyNAS Firefly plugin is around somewhere. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks.

    I had heard as well that Infrant was working on building a newer version than 0.2.4 on the readynas, but I’m not party to it, and don’t have hardware for testing or whatnot.

    They are the folks working on it, and I’d guess that they would have answers on their site.

    If you have build tools and whatnot, I could help walk you through building your own version, but I don’t know if that’ available for the readynas.

    — Ron

    #9673

    GICarey
    Participant

    I’ll post a proper write up if there is sufficient interest (post here), but just to say, I’ve got this working as follows:

    At Home:
    * 8mbps broadband (512kbps upload).
    * Wired/Wireless Router – port 22 (SSH) forwarded to NSLU2.
    * UnSlung NSLU2 with 1gb stick, 300mb disk – running FireFly on 3689. Also running SSH server.

    On office desktop:
    * PuTTY tunnelling over SSH (tunnel is L3689 to 127.0.0.1:3689) to home address
    * RendevousProxy looking at 127.0.0.1:3689 service type _daap._tcp
    * iTunes set to look for shared libraries

    Similarly, on my MacBook:
    * ssh @ -L 3689:Localhost:3689 in a command prompt
    * Download and configure Network beacon as per RendevousProxy above.

    And, wonder of wonders, it works marvellously, and is lovely and secure! Out of interest, I tried a connection over a GPRS mobile phone on the train. It works, but not usably!

    Gav.

    #9674

    neptune
    Participant

    @mgjohnson wrote:

    Hi,

    I heard that a beta of the ReadyNAS Firefly plugin is around somewhere. Can someone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks.

    You can find it on http://www.infrant.com/download/addons/FireFly_1.0.0.bin

    See the discussion on http://www.infrant.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8587 regarding user name, password and admin port usage.

    #9675

    Anonymous

    @gicarey wrote:

    I’ll post a proper write up if there is sufficient interest (post here), but just to say, I’ve got this working as follows:

    At Home:
    * 8mbps broadband (512kbps upload).
    * Wired/Wireless Router – port 22 (SSH) forwarded to NSLU2.
    * UnSlung NSLU2 with 1gb stick, 300mb disk – running FireFly on 3689. Also running SSH server.

    On office desktop:
    * PuTTY tunnelling over SSH (tunnel is L3689 to 127.0.0.1:3689) to home address
    * RendevousProxy looking at 127.0.0.1:3689 service type _daap._tcp
    * iTunes set to look for shared libraries

    Similarly, on my MacBook:
    * ssh @ -L 3689:Localhost:3689 in a command prompt
    * Download and configure Network beacon as per RendevousProxy above.

    And, wonder of wonders, it works marvellously, and is lovely and secure! Out of interest, I tried a connection over a GPRS mobile phone on the train. It works, but not usably!

    Gav.

    Well your post may be more than 1 year old, but I’m definetely interested in knowing how you do that ? 🙂 Cheers

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