Web & Audio Server Advice Sought

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 15:40:21 UTC 2006

On 06/09/06, Ken McLennan <kenrmcl at mysoul.com.au> wrote:
> G'day there One and All,
>         I'm in the process of setting up a home network using Xubuntu 6.06.1
>         I intend to set up a server for the usual firewall, mail, squid,  dhns,
> etc, and also include streaming server to provide music to the desktop
> PCs that we have. I've found a few free music streamers, although I've
> not yet decided on a finalist. Nor have I determined which http server
> to use.
>         It seems to me that Apache & Roxen will be total overkill for my
> limited needs. Playing music & testing my webpages doesn't really
> require an enterprise grade server, I'd have thought.

Two quick comments -

First, a big thumbs up for mt-daapd
I have been running it on a Mandrake server with a half dozen Mac
clients for a couple of years now, and I've never had any problems
with it.

Second, don't be afraid of Apache.  As long as it's behind a firewall
(so if you make an error somehow it's not exposed to the whole
internet) then go ahead and run it.
It runs quite nicely on old hardware (I ran a personal website on a
486 for a year or so)
and there is help on configuring it everywhere you look.   I think the
frustration of trying to
get things to work on one of the less common options just wouldn't be worth it.
It's not that large either - your mp3 collection will dwarf anything
required to run apache.


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