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neyz
2007-01-15, 10:17
Hello to all of you !

I have just ordered a SB3 and was wondering if instead of installing the Slimserver on my local windows computer and having to leave it on when i want music i could make it connect to a Linux box i have outside of my LAN network running 24/7 ? If yes, would i be able to refresh the database from the SB or would i have to do it manually on the Linux box ?

Sorry if this question has already been asked but I didn't manage to find anything.

Thanks in advance and good evening !

jeffluckett
2007-01-15, 10:24
Hello to all of you !

I have just ordered a SB3 and was wondering if instead of installing the Slimserver on my local windows computer and having to leave it on when i want music i could make it connect to a Linux box i have outside of my LAN network running 24/7 ? If yes, would i be able to refresh the database from the SB or would i have to do it manually on the Linux box ?

Sorry if this question has already been asked but I didn't manage to find anything.

Thanks in advance and good evening !

As long that machine is accessible to your network, then you can access it with your SqueezeBox. If you are relying upon your internet connection to access that box, just realize that you may be bandwidth limited, and you'll possibly need to down-convert for stutter-free performance.

neyz
2007-01-15, 10:30
That's so GREAT thanks !!

The box has 100mb upload and i have a 20megs internet connection so there shouldn't be any problem.. i'm a little more worried on the quality of the wireless connection but that's another story..

Thank you !

mherger
2007-01-15, 10:31
> Sorry if this question has already been asked but I didn't manage to
> find anything.

Search for anything like "tunneling" or "vpn". There are tons of
discussions about it. Plus a wiki article:

http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?ConnectingRemotely

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stinkingpig
2007-01-15, 11:27
On 1/15/07, neyz <neyz.2kgpwb1168882501 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> That's so GREAT thanks !!
>
> The box has 100mb upload and i have a 20megs internet connection so
> there shouldn't be any problem.. i'm a little more worried on the
> quality of the wireless connection but that's another story..
>
> Thank you !
>

You can use SoftSqueeze to test it (after you install, connect to the
web interface and go to Help).

Also, Slimserver has not been security tested our audited, so you
might want to do some IP address limiting or tunneling to access your
server. At the least, your collection will be open to anyone, at the
most some prankster might decide you would like to hear some full
volume Prince at 3 AM.
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