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MP3 Sushi

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Open source; optional fee

Current Version: 1.4.1 (March 27, 2003) / 1.5 (January 4, 2004)

MP3 Sushi is a set of two applications: MP3 Sushi Server and MP3 Buddies. MP3 Sushi Server allows you to turn your Mac into a jukebox or a radio broadcast station in a few clicks, allowing you to share and stream your music among a local network or the Internet. Thanks to the Rendezvous technology (aka ZeroConf), MP3 Buddies makes it easy to find every jukebox and radio server on your local network. Once MP3 Buddies is launched on a user computer, a list of servers is displayed and in just one click the user can browse the jukebox songs in his favorite navigator or listen to the radio in iTunes.

Version 1.5 adds/changes the following:

  • [FIX] Added support for Panther (Mac OS X 10.3): the Radio now works properly
  • [MODIF] Updated the Jukebox component (gnump3d 2.6)
  • [NEW] The songs can be searched via the Jukebox Web interface
  • [NEW] New themes for the Jukebox Web interface
  • [FIX] The "Check Version Update" feature works again
  • [MODIF] Display the name of the server instead of its IP

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Built Into Mac OS X

Mac OS X has a huge amount of TCP/IP-based server software built into it that I don't specifically cover here. Your "Sharing" Preference Pane allows you to enable and disable these services with a click of the mouse. The software running behind the scenes to provide many of these services is generally of the open source variety. The standard release of Mac OS X includes, among many others:

  • Apache httpd (web server; enabled via the Sharing Preference Pane).
  • Postfix (mail server; see Mac OS X Hints for more information).
  • tnftpd (FTP server; enabled via the Sharing Preference Pane).
  • OpenSSH (Secure Shell server; enabled via the Sharing Preference Pane via "Remote Login" but additionally configurable via selected applications listed on this page).
  • BIND (Domain Name System server; see Mac OS X Hints for more information).
  • Samba (Windows file sharing; enabled via the Sharing Preference Pane).
  • XFree86 (X Window server; enabled via the "X11" application in your "Utilities" folder, if you elected to install it with Mac OS X).

Of course, Mac OS X Server includes many more, in addition to offering more recent versions of many of the above servers.

Related Links

Graham Orndorff has written a superb collection of articles on setting up email servers and secure email clients on Mac OS X.

Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!