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Sally Shears
2003-12-01, 13:46
I would love to have a little utility that runs in Mac OS X... Let's call it
SlimBrowserLauncher... It:

- finds the Slim Server using the Slim Discovery Protocol
- feeds the correct SlimServer URL to the default browser

Why we need this: Often the SlimServer's machine is getting its IP by DHCP.
Sure, I could go look at the server, but that's up in the closet. I'm on the
couch with my laptop and want to start the music without going hunting.

-- Sally
--

Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
sshears (AT) theWorld (DOT) com -or- Sally (AT) Shears (DOT) org
http://theWorld.com/~sshears

dean
2003-12-01, 13:55
Sally,

If you are using Safari, you should be able to see the server in the
Rendezvous menu (once enabled).

Beyond that, you can use a URL like:

http://computername.local.:9000/

and save that to your bookmarks. This should work across all Macs.

-dean

On Dec 1, 2003, at 12:46 PM, Sally Shears wrote:

> I would love to have a little utility that runs in Mac OS X... Let's
> call it
> SlimBrowserLauncher... It:
>
> - finds the Slim Server using the Slim Discovery Protocol
> - feeds the correct SlimServer URL to the default browser
>
> Why we need this: Often the SlimServer's machine is getting its IP by
> DHCP.
> Sure, I could go look at the server, but that's up in the closet. I'm
> on the
> couch with my laptop and want to start the music without going hunting.
>
> -- Sally
> --
>
> Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
> sshears (AT) theWorld (DOT) com -or- Sally (AT) Shears (DOT) org
> http://theWorld.com/~sshears
>
>
>

Craig Brannan
2003-12-01, 14:51
I've got static IP's assigned on my macs so I can't say I've tried this
but...

Just set a bookmark in your browser for the Rendezvous name of your
Slim server mac (with the port 9000 stuff as well) - and you should be
good to go.


Craig


On Dec 1, 2003, at 3:55 PM, dean blackketter wrote:

> Sally,
>
> If you are using Safari, you should be able to see the server in the
> Rendezvous menu (once enabled).
>
> Beyond that, you can use a URL like:
>
> http://computername.local.:9000/
>
> and save that to your bookmarks. This should work across all Macs.
>
> -dean
>
> On Dec 1, 2003, at 12:46 PM, Sally Shears wrote:
>
>> I would love to have a little utility that runs in Mac OS X... Let's
>> call it
>> SlimBrowserLauncher... It:
>>
>> - finds the Slim Server using the Slim Discovery Protocol
>> - feeds the correct SlimServer URL to the default browser
>>
>> Why we need this: Often the SlimServer's machine is getting its IP by
>> DHCP.
>> Sure, I could go look at the server, but that's up in the closet. I'm
>> on the
>> couch with my laptop and want to start the music without going
>> hunting.
>>
>> -- Sally
>> --
>>
>> Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
>> sshears (AT) theWorld (DOT) com -or- Sally (AT) Shears (DOT) org
>> http://theWorld.com/~sshears
>>
>>
>>

Craig Brannan
2003-12-01, 14:54
Sorry - just realized that's exactly what Dean suggested....

I'll go back to sleep now. ;-)

craig.
On Dec 1, 2003, at 4:51 PM, Craig Brannan wrote:

> I've got static IP's assigned on my macs so I can't say I've tried
> this but...
>
> Just set a bookmark in your browser for the Rendezvous name of your
> Slim server mac (with the port 9000 stuff as well) - and you should
> be good to go.
>
>
> Craig
>
>
> On Dec 1, 2003, at 3:55 PM, dean blackketter wrote:
>
>> Sally,
>>
>> If you are using Safari, you should be able to see the server in the
>> Rendezvous menu (once enabled).
>>
>> Beyond that, you can use a URL like:
>>
>> http://computername.local.:9000/
>>
>> and save that to your bookmarks. This should work across all Macs.
>>
>> -dean
>>
>> On Dec 1, 2003, at 12:46 PM, Sally Shears wrote:
>>
>>> I would love to have a little utility that runs in Mac OS X... Let's
>>> call it
>>> SlimBrowserLauncher... It:
>>>
>>> - finds the Slim Server using the Slim Discovery Protocol
>>> - feeds the correct SlimServer URL to the default browser
>>>
>>> Why we need this: Often the SlimServer's machine is getting its IP
>>> by DHCP.
>>> Sure, I could go look at the server, but that's up in the closet.
>>> I'm on the
>>> couch with my laptop and want to start the music without going
>>> hunting.
>>>
>>> -- Sally
>>> --
>>>
>>> Sally Shears (a.k.a. "Molly")
>>> sshears (AT) theWorld (DOT) com -or- Sally (AT) Shears (DOT) org
>>> http://theWorld.com/~sshears
>>>
>>>
>>>