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malcolmatecs
2005-07-25, 00:00
On a dedicated slim server, how many squeeze boxes could be run.

It may sound a little academic, but we are thinking of setting up a common sever for our apartment complex and buying a bunch of slim players, about 90 of them.

Is it going to work?

Also, is there a way to seperate playlists into different section and make them accessable only from particular address ranges or sub nets?
We are thinking that there would be a common pool of music that we all can access, then have a private libary for individuals that do wish to share there music.

I really would like to see some ideas about this.

kdf
2005-07-25, 01:22
Quoting malcolmatecs <malcolmatecs.1spreb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> On a dedicated slim server, how many squeeze boxes could be run.
>
> It may sound a little academic, but we are thinking of setting up a
> common sever for our apartment complex and buying a bunch of slim
> players, about 90 of them.
>
> Is it going to work?

This might be a trick. Depending on what you are streaming, you could be
quickly running out of bandwidth on a 100mb/s network, without some
sophisticated switching. I run 4 units at home, and they take about 10% cpu
with 3 of them playing and the other displaying an rss feed. This is with an
Athlon 2000+ server. With a dual core, you could probably drive 80 or so. Max
out on RAM too, especially if you plan to have a large shared library.
>
> Also, is there a way to seperate playlists into different section and
> make them accessable only from particular address ranges or sub nets?
> We are thinking that there would be a common pool of music that we all
> can access, then have a private libary for individuals that do wish to
> share there music.
>
> I really would like to see some ideas about this.

There really is no system in slimserver for user-based profiles. There is also
no real way to block some IP's from certain players. You can use bookmarks to
give everyone direct access to their own player, or block web interface to all
but a few admin IP's. I'm not sure how much of a hack it would take to do mroe
than that.

however, Slim Devices has Squeezenetwork up and running. They might have a
better idea of the kind of load your server has to handle jsut for player
navigation. Internet radio is all handed directly to the SB2, so the
SqueezeNetwork doesn't have to deal with streaming music to all players.

I know there are some users who appear from time to time who have set up systems
in resorts. They may not be in the 90 count, but hopefully one or more will
share some of the tricks they have learned for dealing with multple, isolated
users.

-kdf