Firefly Music Server

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Article from Issue 77/2007
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The Firefly Media Server makes streaming music and Internet radio onto your home network for iTunes or Banshee clients as easy as pie.

Imagine a scenario in which you have two stationary PCs on your network, and you also use a laptop as a portable workstation. An older PC acts as a gateway, print, and file server. Your music collection is spread across the hard disks of the three workstations, and if you happen to be working on your laptop, you can only access the songs on the local disk.

To be able to access the whole collection, all three computers would need to be up and running. Furthermore, using Samba or NFS shares for access is not your idea of a convenient approach.

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