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Mark Lanctot
2005-12-07, 07:53
Ceejay:

I'll give it a shot. You've done a lot of good
work on the wiki!

ceejay wrote:
> Mark Lanctot Wrote:
>
>>I was going to say this info is probably in the
>>beginner's guide wiki:
>>
>>http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?BeginnersGuide
>>
>>but it's not! No mention of firewalls at all,
>>unless it's in a linked subpage. I'd like to
>>contribute, but I've never edited a wiki before.
>>Looks a little intimidating.
>>
>>
>
>
> There is a VERY short summary in the
>
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?BeginnersGuideToNetworks
page. I
> didn't put any more in there because (a) my
knowledge here is weak and
> (b) there is some stuff about this in the Owners
Guide.
>
> However there is certainly scope for expansion, so
if you feel so
> inclined, please dive in. Don't be intimidated -
just click "edit" at
> the bottom of the page, it is VERY simple.
>
> Regards
>
> Ceejay
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
2005-12-07, 08:34
Hey - that wasn't too hard!

I added a section after "Creating a Music Library"
and before "Experiment with SoftSqueeze" since
IIRC if your firewall isn't configured you can't
even run SoftSqueeze. If I'm wrong about that, it
could be put after the SoftSqueeze section and
before the "Setting up a Network" section.

I added the following text. I tried to keep it
simple:

"Configuring a Firewall

If you're using a firewall (and you should), make
sure your SlimServer has access to your network.

Note that simple firewalls may not use trusted
addresses. In that case, skip to the program
permissions.

Most routers are set up to hand out IP addresses
automatically via something called DHCP. Go into
your router's administration web page to find out
if DHCP is active and what range of IP addresses
it passes out. Enter this range as a "trusted"
range in your firewall.

If you've set up your router to use static IP
addresses, enter the Squeezebox's static address
in your firewall as a trusted address.

Then examine the program or application
permissions in your firewall. Most firewalls will
list programs that have previously tried to access
the network. SlimServer should be on this list if
you've run it once. Make sure you set it to allow
access - it may be set to "ask" or "deny" - change
this to "allow". You want to set it to allow
in/out access and to act as a server.

Details on configuring your firewall depends on
the specific firewall you use, but the idea is
always the same."

ceejay wrote:
> Mark Lanctot Wrote:
>
>>I was going to say this info is probably in the
>>beginner's guide wiki:
>>
>>http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?BeginnersGuide
>>
>>but it's not! No mention of firewalls at all,
>>unless it's in a linked subpage. I'd like to
>>contribute, but I've never edited a wiki before.
>>Looks a little intimidating.
>>
>>
>
>
> There is a VERY short summary in the
>
http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?BeginnersGuideToNetworks
page. I
> didn't put any more in there because (a) my
knowledge here is weak and
> (b) there is some stuff about this in the Owners
Guide.
>
> However there is certainly scope for expansion, so
if you feel so
> inclined, please dive in. Don't be intimidated -
just click "edit" at
> the bottom of the page, it is VERY simple.
>
> Regards
>
> Ceejay
>
>

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Mark Lanctot
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ceejay
2005-12-07, 08:49
Mark

Thanks! It's not too bad is it?! (As long as you don't get frustrated by the lack of fancy presentation...)

Now, what do we do with the little bit about Firewalls in the Networking page? Merge it in with your piece? Probably not a good idea to leave them both lying where they are, and I understand your logic about putting your bit where it is.

Thoughts?

Ceejay.