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I've put together a little Zipslack-based mini-distro specifically for serving-up mp3s to Windows or Linux machines on a LAN.
Here's what is:
- 39MB zip file containing Zipslack 9.1, Samba 2.2.8a, and Edna 0.5 (mp3 server) and SSH.
- Small and lite enough to run on older hardware, allowing you to make something useful out of old/recyled hardware.
- Easily installs by unzipping onto a DOS-bootable FAT32 drive (just plug your spare hard drive into your Windows machine via your CDROM IDE cable (unplug the CDROM temporarily), boot into Windows (or Linux), unzip the file onto the second HDD, power-down and reinstall the drive into your spare box. (For the seasoned Linux user, this can also be done without swapping the hard drive. Just use a Zip drive and a Slackware livecd.)
- Distro is ready-to-go...just boot to the DOS C:\ prompt and type "linux" (can be easily set to start automatically as well so you can run the box headless).
- Everything is pre-configured...IP is set at 192.168.0.3; there is a public Samba folder to store your mp3s that is browsable from Network Neighborhood (no user/pass required); mp3s can be streamed from any browser simply by surfing to 192.168.0.3:8080.
- Supports all the same NIC cards (and other hardware) as Slack 9.1 (kernel is 2.4.25).
- Can be administered via SSH from a Linux terminal or from a Windows box running Putty or other Win32 telnet/SSH client.
- Can double as an inexpensive Network Area Storage Device.
I would like to share this with all of you, my fellow Slackers.