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Tom McGurk
2005-04-20, 17:00
Hi All,

I'm trying to set up softsqueeze to access my slimserver on my home PC
(behind a firewall, of course). I can PuTTy into port 22 on the device, but
can't get any connection to the slimserver.

I've been all over the internet trying to find a simple set of instructions
for filling out the boxes in the softsqueeze/networking tab, but there's
nothing out there that I can find that applies to the novice user. If
possible, could someone please point out:

1) What goes in the fields from "Use SSH Tunnel" on down. I assume I need
to use an SSH proxy, but I have no idea how to identify the type of proxy,
or what port it should be using.
2) How should I configure my firewall. I can't seem to forward port 22 to
more than one port on the machine running slimserver, and, honestly, I don't
know what port it should be forwarded to anyway.

Obviously, I'm a windows user ;-). (XP Pro. I'm also using Open SSH for
windows)

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Tom

jmpage2
2005-04-20, 17:23
There is an excellent primer linked right from the Softsqueeze help page in the Slim Server web browser that tells you what needs to be done to set up SSH properly on your host machine.

In my case (running Linux) I needed to do several things.

1. On my NAT/Router/Firewall box forward all port 22 traffic to the IP of the Slim Server.

2. Set up the SSH config file on my server box (/etc/ssh/ssh_config) to allow access (I turned authentication on)

3. In Softsqueeze I checked "use ssh tunnel" and then I input as the SSH server IP the IP address of my NAT/Router provider IP address. I then put in my SSH username and password and checked store password.

I needed no ssh proxy information (set to none).

I start up softsqueeze, it says starting ssh client, prompted me the first time for the password a few times and then after that it runs great. I set bandwidth limiting to 128kbps to avoid unecessary attention at work and to avoid saturating the uplink on my cable modem.

2005-04-20, 17:58
Sorry, but I can't find the help page you refer to. There's a "Softsqueeze
SSH Tunneling Howto" that points you to how to set up a (generic) SSH
Server, but doesn't address the steps necessary to make it and the
slimserver work together on a Windows system.

Sorry to reveal my ignorance (again), but your note raised a couple of
questions for me:

1) Which port on the Slimserver? My firewall won't forward to just an IP
address, it needs a port number as well.
2) How does one set up the SSH config file? - it doesn't appear to be
something that Notepad can handle.
3) I didn't realize that one could enter the IP address in the "SSH Server"
box - it appears to be a dropdown with only one choice. Thanks to your
note, though, I've put the right information in that box. I still can't
connect, but I feel like I'm getting somewhere.

Thanks,
Tom



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Subject: [slim] Re: Problems/Frustration with Softsqueeze/SSH


There is an excellent primer linked right from the Softsqueeze help page in
the Slim Server web browser that tells you what needs to be done to set up
SSH properly on your host machine.

In my case (running Linux) I needed to do several things.

1. On my NAT/Router/Firewall box forward all port 22 traffic to the IP of
the Slim Server.

2. Set up the SSH config file on my server box (/etc/ssh/ssh_config) to
allow access (I turned authentication on)

3. In Softsqueeze I checked "use ssh tunnel" and then I input as the SSH
server IP the IP address of my NAT/Router provider IP address. I then put
in my SSH username and password and checked store password.

I needed no ssh proxy information (set to none).

I start up softsqueeze, it says starting ssh client, prompted me the first
time for the password a few times and then after that it runs great. I set
bandwidth limiting to 128kbps to avoid unecessary attention at work and to
avoid saturating the uplink on my cable modem.


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jmpage2

malsbury
2005-04-21, 05:21
tdmcgurk (AT) yahoo (DOT) com wrote:

>
>Sorry, but I can't find the help page you refer to. There's a "Softsqueeze
>SSH Tunneling Howto" that points you to how to set up a (generic) SSH
>Server, but doesn't address the steps necessary to make it and the
>slimserver work together on a Windows system.
>
>
I guess I will look those over again and make any need changes once we
get you up and running. They were posted with the release of
SoftSqueeze 1.0, not that much has changed in the SSH tunneling feature
of SoftSqueeze2 but I'm sure they could be refined.

>Sorry to reveal my ignorance (again), but your note raised a couple of
>questions for me:
>
>1) Which port on the Slimserver? My firewall won't forward to just an IP
>address, it needs a port number as well.
>
>
You need to set you router/firewall to forward Port 22 to the local
network IP address of of your XP box running SSH and Slimserver. You
don't need to forward any other ports through the firewall. The point
of SSH tunneling is that all traffic and ports needed are tunneled
through the single open and secure port.

>2) How does one set up the SSH config file? - it doesn't appear to be
>something that Notepad can handle.
>
>
It should be. It is just a generic text file that hold all the settings
that SSH uses when it starts up.

>3) I didn't realize that one could enter the IP address in the "SSH Server"
>box - it appears to be a dropdown with only one choice. Thanks to your
>note, though, I've put the right information in that box. I still can't
>connect, but I feel like I'm getting somewhere.
>
>
When you enter the IP address of the SSH Server, make sure that you are
using the IP address assigned to your WAN/Router by your ISP, not the IP
address of the XP box on your local network.

Let me know if any of that was helpful. If not, don't worry we'll get
it. Lots of people use this feature everyday so it is just a matter of
trouble shooting your setup and getting you enjoying your music
collection from anywhere with an internet connection.

Tom Malsbury

John Gorst
2005-04-26, 12:25
Tom McGurk wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I'm trying to set up softsqueeze to access my slimserver on my home PC
> (behind a firewall, of course). I can PuTTy into port 22 on the device,
> but can't get any connection to the slimserver.

Make sure you are not running slimserver on the machine you are trying
to run softsqueeze/ssh from (this one stumped me for about a week!)
>
> I've been all over the internet trying to find a simple set of
> instructions for filling out the boxes in the softsqueeze/networking
> tab, but there's nothing out there that I can find that applies to the
> novice user. If possible, could someone please point out:
>
> 1) What goes in the fields from "Use SSH Tunnel" on down. I assume I
> need to use an SSH proxy, but I have no idea how to identify the type of
> proxy, or what port it should be using.
> 2) How should I configure my firewall. I can't seem to forward port 22
> to more than one port on the machine running slimserver, and, honestly,
> I don't know what port it should be forwarded to anyway.
>
> Obviously, I'm a windows user ;-). (XP Pro. I'm also using Open SSH for
> windows)
>
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
>
> Tom
>
>
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