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Old 05-16-2002, 01:12 PM   #1
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Accessing mp3s on a central linux machine


How do I set up an mp3 player (such as alsaplayer or xmms) so that I can access mp3s which are on a different machine on our lan? When i choose to play directory I have no idea what to choose. Can I map a network drive like in windows?
 
Old 05-16-2002, 01:25 PM   #2
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You can use Samba (http://www.samba.org/ but included with your disto) for Windows file and print sharing.

smbclient is an ftp like program for transfering files
smbmount lets you mount shares on the local system (like mapping)
smbd is the deamon that lets you share files from a Linux machine

You could also look in to installing something like icecast (find it on freshmeat.net) and set up a play list to stream mp3s.
 
Old 05-17-2002, 03:12 PM   #3
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you also might wanna look at NFS if your mp3s are going to be hosted on another linux machine. just "man mount" to figure out how to mount network drives. :-)
 
Old 05-17-2002, 03:40 PM   #4
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NFS?

I was trying to sort out NFS for the linux clients. Samba is already set up on the network for when we are in windows (there are also a few solely windows clients) but I heard NFS would be best for linux boxes.

Do I need an NIS server in order to use NFS? If so are all the passwords for network access stored centrally on the NIS server?

Also going back to Samba how do I let users mount network shares?


thx again
 
Old 05-17-2002, 04:04 PM   #5
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Re: NFS?

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Originally posted by moetjojo
Do I need an NIS server in order to use NFS? If so are all the passwords for network access stored centrally on the NIS server?
Nope, NFS will work fine without NIS.
 
  


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