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Manuel Rathmann
2004-12-27, 17:42
Hi there,

I might be a bit thick but I really thought it wouldn't be a big issue to
connect from a second PC
over the internet to my home PC using Softsqueeze...

Here's what I want to do:
I want to connect from Laptop to my home PC using Softsqueeze so that I can
listen
to my music collection from anywhere.

Here's what I've done so far:
I've got Slimserver up and running on my home PC. I've temporarily disabled
the firewall. The router
which is connected to it is setup to allow inbound traffic from anywhere on
TCP/UDP port 3483
and 9000 and forward it to my local IP address of my home PC. I've got a
broadband connection
with a fixed IP address.

Laptop A is running softsqueeze. In the configuration I've put my home PC's
IP address into the
"Slimserver hostname" field. That's pretty much it. I've not changed
anything else. When I run
softsqueeze it just sais "Please wait. Connecting to Slim Server." In the
debugging console
I can see entries:

[SlimTCP] DEBUG slimproto - connecting command socket
[SlimTCP] DEBUG slimproto - cannot connect to /<my home PCs IP address>:3483

I really don't know what I'm doing wrong here with such a simple setup. I'm
not even talking
about SSH tunneling...I really would apprechiate if someone could help me
out here...

Thanks,
Manuel

Michael Amster
2004-12-27, 18:00
Manuel:

Your problem is that you need to allow UDP traffic on port 3483 as well
as TCP traffic on port 9000. Once this is OK, things should work fine.
Softsqueeze and Squeezebox rely on both ports (control and data
effective 1B+1D in ISDN talk).

I would strongly recommend that you use the SSH tunneling if you can run
an SSHD on your server. I find it works great and then you only need to
open on port to the world - port 22 which you can use for SSH duties as
well.

-MA

Manuel Rathmann wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> I might be a bit thick but I really thought it wouldn't be a big issue
> to connect from a second PC
> over the internet to my home PC using Softsqueeze...
>
> Here's what I want to do:
> I want to connect from Laptop to my home PC using Softsqueeze so that
> I can listen
> to my music collection from anywhere.
>
> Here's what I've done so far:
> I've got Slimserver up and running on my home PC. I've temporarily
> disabled the firewall. The router
> which is connected to it is setup to allow inbound traffic from
> anywhere on TCP/UDP port 3483
> and 9000 and forward it to my local IP address of my home PC. I've got
> a broadband connection
> with a fixed IP address.
>
> Laptop A is running softsqueeze. In the configuration I've put my home
> PC's IP address into the
> "Slimserver hostname" field. That's pretty much it. I've not changed
> anything else. When I run
> softsqueeze it just sais "Please wait. Connecting to Slim Server." In
> the debugging console
> I can see entries:
>
> [SlimTCP] DEBUG slimproto - connecting command socket
> [SlimTCP] DEBUG slimproto - cannot connect to /<my home PCs IP
> address>:3483
>
> I really don't know what I'm doing wrong here with such a simple
> setup. I'm not even talking
> about SSH tunneling...I really would apprechiate if someone could help
> me out here...
>
> Thanks,
> Manuel
>
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