Server name disappears from iTunes

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    Spiral Scratch

    Hi There…

    This is a fine piece of software. Thank you.

    Rebuilt my Linux homeserver with a new distro (Mepis 3.3) last weekend. Running the latest nightly the server appears in my Windows iTunes client but disappears after a variable amount of time.

    Remembering that this could be caused by having multiple mdns responders running I checked and sure enough Howl had been installed by default. Uninstalled Howl, but the problem remains.

    Any ideas anyone? Does anyone know if I could use something like Netstat to see what is running on which port?

    Spiral Scratch

    I discovered last night that Guarddog was installed by default in the new distro. Turning it off seems to have stopped the problem.


    It turns out there is a less drastic way to do that.. the thing it’s blocking is multicast traffic, which is traffic to on port 5353.

    If you could find a way to enable just that traffic, it would work.

    Sadly, I found Guarddog to be so byzantine as unusable, at least for me. I find it curious that one could build a graphical interface more complex and unintuitive than the command-line commands it replaces. IP tables is straightforward and clear to me. Maybe it’s just me.

    But if you could find a way to enable that traffic, it would work.

    — Ron

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