Web Interface Questions…

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  • #1703
    Kato
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    I have a couple of questions regarding the Firefly web interface.

    1) Using the interface how do I disable the autoscan feature?
    Set ‘always scan’ to ‘no’? Set rescan interval to 0?

    2) When accessing the interface from a remote location and I stop the server I am locked out. Is there any way to instruct Firefly to start up again when I stop it remotely?

    Cheers,
    Kato

    #12465
    Iris
    Participant

    1) Using the interface how do I disable the autoscan feature?
    Set ‘always scan’ to ‘no’? Set rescan interval to 0?

    That’s correct

    2) When accessing the interface from a remote location and I stop the server I am locked out. Is there any way to instruct Firefly to start up again when I stop it remotely?

    Not sure if it matters but you don’t specify the platform your running Firefly on? Windows, Linux?

    One option with Linux is to Telnet into my NAS and issue the following command:

    /opt/etc/init.d/S60mt-daapd

    But then I never turn the server off 😕

    Iris

    #12466
    Kato
    Participant

    @Iris wrote:

    2) When accessing the interface from a remote location and I stop the server I am locked out. Is there any way to instruct Firefly to start up again when I stop it remotely?

    Not sure if it matters but you don’t specify the platform your running Firefly on? Windows, Linux?

    I’m running in Windows XP.

    I do know the Telnet bit for my NSLU2.

    #12467
    Iris
    Participant

    @Kato wrote:

    I do know the Telnet bit for my NSLU2.

    At a command prompt type

    telnet 

    Iris

    #12468
    rpedde
    Participant

    @Iris wrote:

    telnet 

    Iris

    And the command to actually start it is “/opt/etc/init.d/S60mt-daapd”

    — Ron

    #12469
    quitte
    Participant

    Hi
    Is it possible to disable the web interface? As the password is not sent over a ssl connection, stored in clear text and the server is visible via bonjour leaving it on is not an option.
    Thanks

    #12470
    fizze
    Participant

    Ah, just close the port 3689 😉
    You can also change the port and definetely configure mt-daapd to use avahi-daemon, which afaik you can tell what services to broadcast, and which to be quiet about.

    #12471
    quitte
    Participant

    heh, thanks.
    Well then hereby I declare this a feature request. Also there seems to be a problem when mt-daapd forks. My browser shows firefly three times now in its bookmark.
    If it’s a good idea to make a new topic fo this in the feature requests subforum please tell me.
    I’m using the svn-1586 version from debian.

    #12472
    rpedde
    Participant

    @quitte wrote:

    heh, thanks.
    Well then hereby I declare this a feature request. Also there seems to be a problem when mt-daapd forks. My browser shows firefly three times now in its bookmark.
    If it’s a good idea to make a new topic fo this in the feature requests subforum please tell me.
    I’m using the svn-1586 version from debian.

    If you close the port, then it can’t serve daap — daap serves files over http, which is why there is a web server there. It’s “free”, as it has to be there.

    You can get rid of the files in admin_root, if you want, but you can’t turn off the web service.

    afaik, you can’t use better auth either, like digest, because most daap clients won’t support it. I don’t want to use digest anyway, because then I can’t integrate it with other authentication methods. I’m thinking of leveraging the squid auth modules for that, but it won’t happen until I finish the ssl support.

    So bottom line is, if you don’t want your mt-daad admin password exposed, don’t do your management over the web interface.

    #12473
    Kato
    Participant

    Sorry to take over my thread 😛 but I still would like to know if there is a way to remotely ‘tell’ Firefly to ‘stop server’ and then automatically start again, from a remote location when running under Windows XP.

    When I stop it in the web interface I am locked out. Firefly is still running on the remote machine but I can’t ‘tell’ it to start…

    #12474
    rpedde
    Participant

    @Kato wrote:

    Sorry to take over my thread 😛 but I still would like to know if there is a way to remotely ‘tell’ Firefly to ‘stop server’ and then automatically start again, from a remote location when running under Windows XP.

    When I stop it in the web interface I am locked out. Firefly is still running on the remote machine but I can’t ‘tell’ it to start…

    You can use the same remote management tools that you use in windows for managing anything else.

    Just go to my computer, right-click and manage. In the top thing on the tree (computer name, maybe?) do a right-click and tell it to connect to the remote machine.

    From there, navigate to services, find the Firefly media server, and start the service.

    That’s it. Managing stuff remotely is the same as managing stuff locally ever since ms moved to mmc based admin tools.

    #12475
    Kato
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    You can use the same remote management tools that you use in windows for managing anything else.

    Just go to my computer, right-click and manage. In the top thing on the tree (computer name, maybe?) do a right-click and tell it to connect to the remote machine.

    From there, navigate to services, find the Firefly media server, and start the service.

    That’s it. Managing stuff remotely is the same as managing stuff locally ever since ms moved to mmc based admin tools.

    Ok … haven’t done that before.

    I suppose I have to allow for remote managment in the Windows firewall…

    I’ll give it a try…..

    #12476
    rpedde
    Participant

    @Kato wrote:

    @rpedde wrote:

    You can use the same remote management tools that you use in windows for managing anything else.

    Just go to my computer, right-click and manage. In the top thing on the tree (computer name, maybe?) do a right-click and tell it to connect to the remote machine.

    From there, navigate to services, find the Firefly media server, and start the service.

    That’s it. Managing stuff remotely is the same as managing stuff locally ever since ms moved to mmc based admin tools.

    Ok … haven’t done that before.

    I suppose I have to allow for remote managment in the Windows firewall…

    I’ll give it a try…..

    You’ll find all the management tools work the same way — the event viewer, the performance monitor, pretty much all the admin tools can be used locally or remotely.

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