View Full Version : Slimserver only accessible from localhost

2006-04-20, 10:14
I have been using Slimserver for a year or so, and have been generally using the latest version from www.slimdevices.com and running it manually on my Debian Linux machine. I never got around to installing the startup scripts, so would have to manually run /usr/local/slimserver/slimserver.pl --daemon to get it running whenever I started the machine.

Rather than installing the startup scripts available through the wiki (http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?DebianStartupScripts), I decided I may as well just install the 6.2.1 package from Debian/Etch, which includes the startup scripts and generally better integrates with the system.

However, there is a problem. I used to be able to access Slimserver from any computer in the house via the IP address of the machine running Slimserver, i.e.,, but that doesn't work any more. In fact, it doesn't even work from the server itself - the only way to access Slimserver is via (literally) http://localhost:9000, which of course only works from the server itself.

I've checked the following:

* Slimserver is set up to not block incoming connections
* Slimserver does not have passwords enabled
* There is no firewall running on the slimserver machine
* Port 9000 is open to the internal network on the router

I even added 192.168.2.* (my internal network) to the list of allowed IP addresses, but still it doesn't work.

Any ideas why I can no longer access the Slimserver web interface across the network?

-- B.

2006-04-20, 12:59
After giving up troubleshooting the network issues, I tried installing the Slim Devices .deb file of the 6.5 beta (as described here: http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?DebianPackage), instead of the current Debian version, and this resolved the problems with accessing SlimServer over the network. Not sure what was going on there, but the beta is running happily now.

-- B.