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Re: [Openvpn-users] iTunes sharing over OpenVPN?

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] iTunes sharing over OpenVPN?
  • From: "Matt Shields" <mattboston@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 15:50:56 -0400

Itunes sharing might only work on non-routed multicast.  For obvious reasons.


On 6/23/07, Michael Flaig <mflaig@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Freitag, den 22.06.2007, 17:08 -0400 schrieb Philip Brocoum:
> > Ok, so I've set up my OpenVPN connection between my home (iMac, the
> > server) and work (Windows, the client) computers because I want to
> > share my home iTunes with my work iTunes. The VPN works when I use
> > "ping" at the command line so the VPN must be connected.
> I then think OpenVPN is all good :-)
> > However, no shared libraries show up in iTunes. I imagine I need some
> > more configuration of OpenVPN? Maybe this "routing" that I've heard
> > of?
> Ah I'm not an expert on itunes sharing, but I think that it uses some
> kind of mulitcast dns (mDNS) which I suppose does not get transported
> through the tunnel.
> On linux there is a projekt called avahi which does the same as apple
> with their products to make services available to other computers, maybe
> you get some tech info there. http://avahi.org/
> > I mean, basically I just want to set it up so that it appears my work
> > computer is on my home network, which I think is what VPNs do...
> Yes and no ... :)
> If you use seperate networks (subnets) and therefore need routing it
> isn't the same.
> > Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
> Apple announced at the last WWDC that with Leopard you can easily access
> your home computer (even encrypted - wow ;-)) but they seem to use
> their .mac service to make files and itunes sharing possible between
> computer that are not on the same subnet. They are not using any kind of
> vpn afaik.
> > Btw, I use accessTunes, but since I'm a computer nerd I like to mess
> > around with things like OpenVPN because I think it's fun.
> never heard of accesstunes :)
> > Ok, reply if you can help me =)
> did anyway ;-)
> Regards,
> Michael
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