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Listen to iTunes over the net via a free streaming server
Authored by: chancer on Jan 14, '08 05:41:43PM

I want to do this. I have a firewall on my router, though. How would I set up the port forwarding? Would it be for TCP, UDP, or both, and what would be the starting and ending ports?

Also, more fundamentally, when I try testing it out on the machine with local access to the music, I click the Web Access button in the slimserver prefpane. It launches a web page and I can browse my music and load it into a playlist, but when I click play, though the play link is highlighted, I don't hear anything. Any ideas about what is wrong? It shouldn't matter that the music is actually on a firewire drive plugged into that computer, should it?

Hope someone can help me out. Thanks in advance.

p.s. sorry I'm posting for the second time, in a slightly different location. This is where I wanted to post all along.

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Listen to iTunes over the net via a free streaming server
Authored by: chancer on Jan 14, '08 05:43:24PM

Never mind my second question. Doh. Went back and read the tip again.

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Found the answer to my firewall question
Authored by: chancer on Jan 14, '08 06:30:41PM
It's on the slimserver help at

and I quote:

Macintosh OS X 10.4: You will have to create a new exception in the built-in firewall to allow the Squeezebox to connect to Slim Server. To do this:
Open System Preferences -> Sharing, and click 'Firewall'
Click 'New...' to create a new rule
For 'Port Name:' specify 'Other'
For 'TCP Port Number(s):' specify '3483, 9000'
For 'UDP Port Number(s):' specify '3483'
For 'Description:', specify 'SlimServer'
Click [OK], and ensure that your new exception is checked on.

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Clarifying Slimserver firewall requirements
Authored by: sdh on Jan 15, '08 06:44:50AM

If all you want to do is to listen via iTunes or some other program capable of connecting to the MP3 stream, then only port 9000 needs to be open on the firewall. Slimserver also comes with a free Java emulation of a Squeezebox, called Softsqueeze (also available separately). If you wish to use Softsqueeze to listen to your music then port 3483 is also required to be open, but you then don't need to use the web interface.

The advantage of using iTunes and the Slimserver web interface is that the connection between it and the Slimserver is straightforward http and so will work with corporate firewalls that also work outbound.

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Support for Leopard 10.5?
Authored by: deleted_user13 on Jan 23, '08 08:20:43AM

Any way to do this in Leopard? I can't quite seem to figure out the configuration for the firewall settings using Leopard and my Airport Extreme.

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