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hkfind
2006-01-10, 09:06
I don't want to run the computer 24hrs a day. I want to know is it possible to install slimsever in a Landisk and run the music directly?

adhawkins
2006-01-10, 10:04
Hi,

In article <hkfind.21fetz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>,
hkfind<hkfind.21fetz (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
> I and my friend own SB3. I want to share my music to my friend for
> testing, is it possible? I already set my dynamic IP with domain name
> from no-ip.com. pls advice.

Yep, you just need to make sure the relevant ports are open on any firewall
you may have, and your friends needs to (probably) manually enter your IP
address into his SB3.

Andy

Mark Lanctot
2006-01-10, 11:33
Well it depends on the NAS device (LANdisk).

By far the easiest is the Infrant ReadyNAS. It
offers SlimServer as a downloadable add-on. In
the UK, there's a company offering a "QNAP" NAS
with SlimServer already installed.

With others, you may have to go to heroic lengths
to get SlimServer on the NAS' OS. Some
manufacturers have a closed OS and don't want you
playing around with it. Doing so may void your
warranty. You may end up "bricking" your NAS,
i.e. breaking it so it becomes as useful as a brick.

Unfortunately even when you get one installed, NAS
devices generally have weak processors and limited
memory. SlimServer often operates quite slowly on
these devices.

There's a PC option you may want to look into.
The HP e-Vectra is a cheap, low-powered PC, but it
will easily beat any NAS device in terms of
processing power, memory and ease of SlimServer
installation. The power supply is fanless - I
don't know if there is a fan on the CPU but it's
probably not very loud as it's only a 733 MHz PIII.

You don't need a keyboard, mouse and monitor on
this permanently. You can use a KVM switch or
install remote control software like the free
TightVNC http://www.tightvnc.com/ to control the
box remotely over your network.

hkfind wrote:
> I don't want to run the computer 24hrs a day. I want
to know is it
> possible to install slimsever in a Landisk and run
the music directly?
>
>

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