[SATLUG] a more viable alternative to Opera Unite

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 14:31:00 CDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 2:27 PM, redpill-master<toddwbucy at grandecom.net> wrote:
> I am sure that most of this is not new to many of you but maybe some of
> our less experienced members might find the following useful.
> my recent foray into Opera Unite got me to thinking, what would it take
> to bring these services to my own personal webpage with currently
> available F/OSS.
> sure I can ssh into my system bring up amarok with this little handy
> command $ ssh -C -X username at youripaddress amarok but where is the fun
> in that?  I want to make it available on my website just like I can with
> opera unite.
> So how to fix this...step one set up apache and copy my homepage over
> from the opera directory and into /var/www/...set 2 setup and install
> mediatomb...setup three open up the mediatomb port in my firewall...step
> four modify my home page to include the following link
> http://r3d91ll.homelinux.net:49153 and viola not only do I have a way to
> get my music up and on the web but I also can get my pictures and video
> up and all in 4 easy steps.
> the above assumes that you either have a static ip address or an account
> with dyndns.com or some other similar service.
> now for a question...what sort of security issues do I now need to worry
> about by having this port open?  Anyone know of any exploits which could
> be dangerous or otherwise harmful?

Personally I wouldn't open any kind of media access to the outside.
You are basically giving people rights to your music and video
collection which brings up the whole legal matter.

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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