17th March 2005 at 5:42 pm #29
Have the same problem on two machines (moving my music from an old Mandrake to a new RedHat server):
mt-daapd says it’s mDNS server is running (the Stop link in the web interface doesn’t work even), but it doesn’t show up in any iTunes. On the old machine, I had daapd before, and just used mDNSResponderPosix to successfully announce mt-daapd.
On the new machine, I installed Howl, and can use mDNSPublish “My Jukebox” _daap._tcp 3689 & to announce… but since mt-daapd is supposed to do that as well, I wonder what’s wrong here. Rendezvous works in general, as mDNSResponderPosix and mDNSPublish (Howl) show, but not in mt-daapd 🙁17th March 2005 at 10:35 pm #3150
Update: I couldn’t imagine any conflicts as I have no other multicastdns apps, but since Howl itself worked, I did re-configure mt-daapd to use howl instead, and now it announces properly.18th March 2005 at 7:36 am #3151
It’s possible that if those were running, mt-daapd refused to start the rendezvous service. The version of apple’s mdns responder that’s bundled with mt-daapd (58.8) tries to open the multicast socket in a manner that requires exclusive access.
Also, 0.2.1.1 has a known issue on amd64, if that’s what you are running.
The howl solution is the “right” solution anyway… In fact, I think the next version isn’t going to include mdns stuff anyway, but require howl. (or a standalone mdns).
An app that has a built-in mdns responder is just stupid. It doesn’t encourage the adoption of mDNS because all the built-in responders step on each other’s toes, and nothing works the way that rendezvous is supposed to.
In a perfect world, all the distros would ship with Howl anyway.18th March 2005 at 3:57 pm #3152
Thanks for that info!
Howl or the Apple one weren’t running on the new machine yet, and the status page showed that mt-daapds rendezvous (bonjour or what it is called now) was actually running, but it’s a 64 bit processor (Xeon, even though I would have preferred an AMD as well 😉 ) on 64 bit Linux.
Glad to know I hear the right solution by accident :laugh:19th March 2005 at 4:53 am #3153
I don’t have a place for patches, but I’ll find a place to post the patch for 0.2.1.1 for 64 bit here soon.
— Ron21st March 2005 at 10:46 am #3154
First step is to make sure your howl works. Forget about mt-daapd, and just get howl to advertise mt-daapd. If you can’t get that going, there is more fundamental problems at work.
Edit your config file to advertise _daap._tcp on port 3689. See if that shows up in iTunes.
Then, start mt-daapd with -m. That disables the built-in responder. Once that’s running, see if you can connect. (let it run a while to make sure the database is indexed).
If you can’t get to this point, then it’s likely a firewall or other issue. So start there.
— Ron22nd March 2005 at 7:34 am #3155
Good to hear.
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