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  • #761

    kindvall
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    Hi,

    I just received mu SB M1001 and has started setting it up, but can’t reach all the way getting the SB to find the music library.

    First of all, is there anything with the setup I have?
    I have a Mac Mini running OS X 10.4.8 and iTunes 7.0.1 connected directly to ADSL modem via Ethernet cable, and I want to share the music using Airport.

    What I have done:
    * Installed Firefly and scanned the database. Scan seems to be OK and it has found the 16000+ songs I have.
    * Opened up port 1024, and set 1024 in the Firefly port option
    * Activated Internet sharing in OS X, creating an Airport network called Music that shares the Ethernet connection. Just for initial tests I have WEP turned off.

    When I turn on the SB I can find the Music network and connect to it. Internet radio seems to work, but it can’t find any music library.
    If I open the Firefly web page from the Firefly dialog it says that bonjour and Firefly are running, but after a second or two it says that bonjour is stopped. Is this an issue?

    I’m lost now, if anyone can shed some light on what to do next I’d be grateful!

    Thanks in advance!

    #7224

    fizze
    Participant

    bonjour needs a lot of weird network settings.
    one port just isnt enough. bonjour works with so called “multicasts”. And with some ports being closed, it probably shuts down itself.

    the firewall settings for that have been posted in this forum a couple of times.
    So use the search function 😉

    #7225

    kindvall
    Participant

    Tried searching before but didn’t come up with anything useful. I tried searching on firewall AND bonjour and came up with http://forums.fireflymediaserver.org/viewtopic.php?p=5886#5886 which seems to be what you are referring to. I’ll try this.

    #7226

    As Fizze says, there are indeed a lot of strange settings for bonjour.

    It may of course not be a firewall issue at all – can you switch your firewall off just long enough to see if the SB can see your server with no firewall? That would isolate the issue.

    #7227

    kindvall
    Participant

    @falling_in2_infinity wrote:

    As Fizze says, there are indeed a lot of strange settings for bonjour.

    It may of course not be a firewall issue at all – can you switch your firewall off just long enough to see if the SB can see your server with no firewall? That would isolate the issue.

    Will try this as well.

    #7228

    kindvall
    Participant

    Rock’n’roll!
    Disabling the firewall did not make the library available, but the SB picked up new software (2.5.174 I think). After upgrading and re-starting, Firefly was found and the music is playing OK!
    I enabled the firewall and it still worked.
    Then I set up WEP encryption and restarted the SB to setup WEP, and everything is still rocking!

    #7229

    Awesome! Enjoy the music!

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