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Synology iTunes Server

Postby afrc » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:57 pm

Hi,

Just bought a Synology DS213, and moved my itunes library to the music folder.

Installed and ran iTunes server on DSM4.2, but i can't see the shared folder on iTunes as it is supposed.

I've mounted the music volume. I can access it in the Finder, with no problems.

I've searched a lot, restarted both Mac and Synology, just cant get it.
I have home sharing enabled, i can access media in my Mac on my Apple TV and iPad so it's working well.

I just cant put the Synology in the equation. I have a Macbook Air 2012 with Mountain Lion updated and iTunes last version also.

Thanks.

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Re: Synology iTunes Server

Postby Appogee » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:32 am

Have you allowed the iTunes Server ports through DSM's firewall?

Also try renaming your shared library and see if it shows up in iTunes. That may may it work for one session, before it disappears again.

Then send a ticket to support so that they fix the issue. Maybe if we all do that they will take this issue seriously.
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Re: Synology iTunes Server

Postby afrc » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:49 am

i havent added Any rules to the firewall. Can you Tell me please?

I tried to rename the name bit nothing happens
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Re: Synology iTunes Server

Postby Appogee » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:04 pm

Open the DSM firewall.
Click Create, to add new a rule.
Choose 'Select from a list of built in applications'
Select iTunes Server and allow all traffic.
Save your rule and save the settings.
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Re: Synology iTunes Server

Postby afrc » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:51 pm

Hi Appogee,

Thanks again for the reply.
Just did that, restarted itunes server, reboot DS, nothing.

The thing is i have read some reports of people sometimes seeing the shared folder in iTunes and than it disappears, but i have never seen it.
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Re: Synology iTunes Server

Postby Appogee » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:17 pm

I suggest trying to identify where the 'blockage' is by ruling out where it's not...

Experiment 1. Temporarily turn off your DSM firewall altogether. Ie allow all traffic through it. Do you see the shared library? If so, then there's a firewall setting you need to fix.

Experiment 2. Temporarily turn off your PC's software firewall altogether. Ie allow all traffic through it. Do you see the shared library? If so, then there's a PC firewall setting you need to fix.

Experiment 3. If you have a router, temporarily turn it's firewall off. Etc.
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Re: Synology iTunes Server

Postby John Kotches » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:48 pm

Unfortunately all of this turning off and turning on of firewalls are of no value if the computers and the DiskStation are on the same subnet. You have to traverse networks for a firewall to come into play.

Lacking that, you might need to do some packet sniffing.

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Re: Synology iTunes Server

Postby Seed » Sun May 05, 2013 8:57 pm

John Kotches wrote:Unfortunately all of this turning off and turning on of firewalls are of no value if the computers and the DiskStation are on the same subnet. You have to traverse networks for a firewall to come into play.

Lacking that, you might need to do some packet sniffing.

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This is false. Where did you learn this?

The NAS firewall protects the traffic going in and out of the NAS, so its firewall rules are relavant to accessing its services. The firewall rules on the PC are relavant for traffic going in and out of it. The only case where firewall rules aren't a factor is if they're disabled entirely.
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