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klausbgva
2005-09-30, 12:56
To all the Linux and Slimserver experts. Here a technical challenge for you.

I love my slimbox and will get a few more. But my neighbours are excited about the product as well. However they don't run a server 100% of the time.

Connecting everybody is no problem we can use either cable or wireless.

Here is what I imagined as a solution:

I have a Suse 9.3 linux box running Slimserver with massive disk storage (several TB)
It is connected to a protected network behind a firewall.
I add a second network card to the Server and connect it to my DMZ this is where I would add the extended community. So far no big problems.

Issues 1
Can I run an instance of Slimserver for every family? If yes how

Issue 2
How can people store and upload the song to the server. I can probably create a secured SMB or FTP for users to upload the files.

Issue 3 avoid redundance: I can create shortcuts and links on the server to share the same song accross multiple linux users. The whole permission issues probably the largest. I can probably ignore this and just keep duplicates

Any suggestions? or help would be appreciated

stinga
2005-09-30, 13:17
On 30/09/05 20:56:48, klausbgva wrote:
>

> Issues 1
> Can I run an instance of Slimserver for every family? If yes how

Yes, just change the port it listens too, I have seen this done else
where, google for it.

> Issue 2
> How can people store and upload the song to the server. I can
> probably
> create a secured SMB or FTP for users to upload the files.

SMB is probably the easiest or have a look at sslexplorer, way cool :-)


> Issue 3 avoid redundance: I can create shortcuts and links on the
> server to share the same song accross multiple linux users. The whole
> permission issues probably the largest. I can probably ignore this
> and
> just keep duplicates
>

A cron job to search and destroy, err, create link would be the easist.
Actually the easist would be just to live with the duplicates.

I would imagine you would create...


/media
/you
<music>
/playlists
/neighbour
<music>
/playlists

Then your music dir would be /media and you would each have your own
playlists, you would only be able to read the other dir's but be able
to write to your own area.
The biggest issue it usually how people tag and store their music,
slimserver protects you a bit from this by using tags.
But R.E.M. R.E.M REM Rem etc are a pain...