Geek: Edna music server
Friday, December 14, 2012

Pardon my rambling as I am very annoyed but there isn't anyone who can listen or understand my frustration. Ever since I've gotten my hands on such powerful hardware, it's only natural that I try to put it into good use.

So far I have 3 VMs created nicely with direct connection to my network. I'm currently using Ubuntu to setup my stuffs before I try to increase performance on a light weight server. Setup-ed 2 factor SSH authentication with no problem, it's very interesting to see it work actually.

Currently, I'm trying to work on a Music Server, which allows me to stream my music to any corner of the house. I'm using Edna music server at the moment, which is a really small and lightweight program that streams music over HTTP using a m3u playlist. Sadly, I can't seem to find a way to make it work on my phone. Other computers are able to play it without a hiccup.

Of course, this could be expanded to allow me to stream my music over the internet. Which is when I hit the same fucking brick wall I did the last time round. My home network. It's pretty complicated for a small network. Because of that, my file sharing network is not exposed to the internet, which is a good and bad thing. I tried forwarding the traffic along but it just doesn't seem to work. I've tried all that I've been taught, but to no avail.

That's when I realize that I'm going to have to fix this network before I can continue experimenting on my little projects.

Alright, something to do with the title. Edna is rather flexible, and with a little tinkering here and there, you could share your libraries with your friends. (Though there are better music servers for that) I was thinking that if I could set everything up perfectly, I could ask some "willing" friends to set up their own servers and we could access each other's music collection over the net. It's very cool and definitely something worth spending some time on. Though I highly doubt there'll be anyone who is willing to crack their heads for this. Oh well, there'll be more interesting posts once I figure everything out.