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    Default setting up media server

    Hi all,

    a friend of mine asked if it was possible on suse to set up a wireless media server from a suse box. all he needs is windows machines to be able to access it as well as linux machines, and some sort of authentication method to stop anyone accessing it. people like swerdna im sure you here these q's all the time...sorry

    any advice/help much appreciated.

    i wouldn't know where to start to create server,

    Ross.

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    Default Re: setting up media server

    On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 19:06:04 GMT
    thestig <thestig@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Hi all,
    >
    > a friend of mine asked if it was possible on suse to set up a wireless
    > media server from a suse box. all he needs is windows machines to be
    > able to access it as well as linux machines, and some sort of
    > authentication method to stop anyone accessing it. people like swerdna
    > im sure you here these q's all the time...sorry
    >
    > any advice/help much appreciated.
    >
    > i wouldn't know where to start to create server,
    >
    > Ross.
    >
    >

    Hi
    I would look at this;
    http://www.twonkyvision.de/

    I've used it with an Xbox360, but the startup script needs to be
    suse-fied.

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    Default Re: setting up media server

    You can share all the media on the Suse server in one or more shares. A share can be made accessible to everyone who knows a certain password. Or to specific users depending on their network names.

    Shares like this are defined in the Samba configuration file /etc/samba/smb.conf.

    For example a share that you have to authenticate to is like this:
    Make a folder anywhere belonging to user billygoat, say at /multimedia/jazz

    In smb.conf put this:
    [jazz_music]
    path = /multimedia/jazz
    read only = no
    force user = billygoat
    Anyone on a windows machine who knows the username/password of ANY member of Suse's Samba user database can access it. They can enter the share from windows with read/write and cut/copy/paste privileges. For read-only copy-only privilege make it read only = yes

    Is that the sort of thing you mean? Ask more questions if you need more info.
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    Default Re: setting up media server

    Afterthought:

    This one is for the adults only:
    [Adults_only]
    path = /multimedia/R_rated
    read only = no (or yes, whatever)
    force user = billygoat
    valid users = ethel, george
    Then only ethel and george can access it.
    Or use valid users = oldperson and tell the adults the password for "oldperson" in the samba user database.
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