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Manuel Rathmann
2004-12-27, 18:30
Thanks for your fast reply. Unfortunately that's what I've done - both ports
are open to receive incoming connections. Not sure if I can use SSH as the
laptop from which I want to connect is my work laptop so I can't fiddle with
it too much ;)

Manuel

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Michael Amster
Sent: Dienstag, 28. Dezember 2004 01:01
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Softsqueeze connection problems

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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>-
>
>

Michael Amster
2004-12-27, 18:40
You need to install the SSHD on the server side - not the laptop/client
side. The Softsqueeze software has the tunneling built in.

I have noticed that a lot of the consumer firewalls do not handle UDP
ports correctly for access control. Doublecheck on that port if possible.

-MA

Manuel Rathmann wrote:

>Thanks for your fast reply. Unfortunately that's what I've done - both ports
>are open to receive incoming connections. Not sure if I can use SSH as the
>laptop from which I want to connect is my work laptop so I can't fiddle with
>it too much ;)
>
>Manuel
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Michael Amster
>Sent: Dienstag, 28. Dezember 2004 01:01
>To: Slim Devices Discussion
>Subject: [slim] Softsqueeze connection problems
>
>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
>>
>>-----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>-
>>
>>