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Beau
2005-05-23, 03:23
Leading on from the problems I'm experiencing with my current Slimerver 6.02 setup not synching slimp3 units (see: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?p=39632#post39632) I'm wondering if it is my old PC and if so what the cheapest solution is.

One would be to use an external USB HD enclosure, slot in the 120Gb HD currently in my old PC (which contains all my FLACs) and attach it to my document server PC. Obviously I will need to load slimserver on to my document server PC but this would seem to be the most sensible solution.

I can't simply slot my HD in to my document server PC as this has SATA HD attachements and my music HD is an IDE.

Advantages would be loosing one PC plus if I go for a small enclosure I could take this with me if going abroad for a while and plug it into a laptop running slimserver and softsqueeze and have all my music with me.

Any downsides anyone can see?

TIA
Beau

Roy Owen
2005-05-23, 04:48
This is basically the setup I use. I have a 250GB extermnal USB drive, I had
to install a USB 2.0 card, in my server (dual P3 1GHz), everything works
just fine. I do break a cardinal rule and keep the box logged in although
that shouldn't make a difference.

On 5/23/05, Beau <Beau.1phcnn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> Leading on from the problems I'm experiencing with my current Slimerver
> 6.02 setup not synching slimp3 units (see:
> http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?p=39632#post39632) I'm
> wondering if it is my old PC and if so what the cheapest solution is.
>
> One would be to use an external USB HD enclosure, slot in the 120Gb HD
> currently in my old PC (which contains all my FLACs) and attach it to
> my document server PC. Obviously I will need to load slimserver on to
> my document server PC but this would seem to be the most sensible
> solution.
>
> I can't simply slot my HD in to my document server PC as this has SATA
> HD attachements and my music HD is an IDE.
>
> Advantages would be loosing one PC plus if I go for a small enclosure I
> could take this with me if going abroad for a while and plug it into a
> laptop running slimserver and softsqueeze and have all my music with
> me.
>
> Any downsides anyone can see?
>
> TIA
> Beau
>
>
> --
> Beau
>

Beau
2005-05-23, 05:58
Thanks Roy - one question:

what do you mean by:

I do break a cardinal rule and keep the box logged in

Roy Owen
2005-05-23, 06:19
Good network managment is to keep all servers logged out. This avoids "Man
in the middle" style attacks. Basically put, someone could launch an attack
through the logged in account and hijack your server. I'm not too worried,
I'm behind a firewall and the only open port is 22, for ssh.

On 5/23/05, Beau <Beau.1phjtz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> Thanks Roy - one question:
>
> what do you mean by:
> > I do break a cardinal rule and keep the box logged in
>
>
> --
> Beau
>