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jonolumb
2005-11-02, 04:04
I am thinking of buying an Asus WL-HDD to store my music on.
This is a simple NAS device which will allow access to my music library from all my computers and will free up some hard disk space. I run my slimserver on Fedora Core 4 (linux). The Asus device allows access via FTP or Samba so I will have access to it. How would I point slimserver to my music library on the device? Could you simply type smb://192.168.1.7/directory or ftp://192.168.1.7/directory
or is there something else needed?
Can somebody tell me whether this is possible?
Thanks
Jono

mherger
2005-11-02, 04:30
> slimserver on Fedora Core 4 (linux). The Asus device allows access via
> FTP or Samba so I will have access to it. How would I point slimserver
> to my music library on the device? Could you simply type
> smb://192.168.1.7/directory or ftp://192.168.1.7/directory

Rather mount the share to some readable (eg. /mnt/music) place in your
system using smbmount or "mount -t smbfs...". You then define that
mountpoint as the music folder in slimserver.

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jonolumb
2005-11-02, 06:22
Cheers Michael
I think I'll get the asus - most NAS devices that are standalone are too expensive for my needs and the cheaper ones (such as the slug) have some issues (mainly slow browsing and start up)- I dont really mind running the PC when I need it.
I know how to mount things such as hard drives and CD drives so a network share should be ok.
Thanks for the help
Jono