[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.



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Jeremy Mann
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