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idtharpPerson was signed in when posted
01:21 PM ET (US)
why do you care how other people use it....and if it varies from the intended use.... it has worked GREAT for me as a means of sharing so far .... looks like your missing the point... sigh
Edited 01-20-2003 01:22 PM
03anonymousPerson was signed in when posted
01:30 AM ET (US)
ooooh, touchy are we?

so you want to make this a "meme" or 'the next warchalking'? good luck to you.

once you've written the 'tracker' app and hosted 1337 filez of people's music collections, watch them turn it off when more than 1 person tries to "share" their collection.


even these guys have called it p2p!


try L2L (listener to lister) or in your case:


idtharpPerson was signed in when posted
01:01 AM ET (US)
uhhh....simple answer to that....it alows a new way to search while trying to share music.....not only by artist and song title but by genre...because alot of times I may not be looking for something really specific....so if there were others out there who had huge libraries like myself I could use the power itunes has to classify music to my advantage while searching...you can get exposed to new music and share it at the same time.......so I think your Waaaaay missing the point...
Edited 01-20-2003 01:18 PM
03anonymousPerson was signed in when posted
09:41 PM ET (US)
uhh...a lot of people here are waaaaay missing the point of the software.

it's not a new napster.

it's not a new audiogalaxy.

it's designed so you can LISTEN to someone else's playlist.

yes....you could download...and share.....but just think, just for a minute, about all the software and infrastructure that already exists to allow you to steal music.

so why make iCommune do something it doesn't NEED to do?
idtharpPerson was signed in when posted
12:05 PM ET (US)
Yes my question exactly where do I find a list of servers??? Got it installed and running great used the example server in the read me file off the website, and it works but there is only one person with a couple of songs. Somebody let me in on a list of network servers that will work and have people on them. I have over 10gb of music that I would love to share. THX
cpelhamPerson was signed in when posted
12:49 AM ET (US)
Obviously, Oscillate (and many others of us) don't have someone handy who has it installed. Thus the very compelling need for a few URLs out there to try. I have been able to see the two files at the sample URL provided in the README file but no one else's. I have not even managed to see my own files over the network yet. I haven't played with the folder permissions though. There was nothing in the README or on the iCommune site about permissions so I am skeptical about having to do this...
SJayneCPerson was signed in when posted
06:18 PM ET (US)
The point is to know people with Macs that you want to share with.
OscillatePerson was signed in when posted
06:12 PM ET (US)
So I have iCommune installed... but no list of servers came with it...

is there a list of available servers to put into the settings so I can see if this works?
SJayneCPerson was signed in when posted
01:17 AM ET (US)
Hey thanks a bunch 03anonymous! I hope it works!
03anonymousPerson was signed in when posted
11:23 PM ET (US)
this will get taken down pretty soon, I imagine:

SJayneCPerson was signed in when posted
09:59 PM ET (US)
I downloaded iCommune off of VersionTracker on Monday . . . tried for hours to get it to work --- deleted it in a rage early Tuesday morning LOL. Then begged for help. Got help on Tuesday night. Tried to download iCommune again to find out it is no longer available!!!! Grrr! People have posted a few places it is still available but they are all iCommune 1.0b1 not b2, so when I try to open iTunes it instantly crashes. Does anyone know where I can get the b2 version still? Pretty please, with a cherry on top?
Eli the BeardedPerson was signed in when posted
03:54 PM ET (US)
Why do people WANT to share playlists?
nougatmachinePerson was signed in when posted
05:12 PM ET (US)
I seem to recall Steve Jobs demoing exactly this feature, but using zero-configuration Rendezvous at MacWorld New York 2002. I wonder how long until iTunes will do this without a plugin?
rajbotPerson was signed in when posted
02:34 PM ET (US)
Currently, iCommune does not change permissions of the shared folders, so if they are not world-readable (and the directories don't have list permissions for others), sharing does not work.

To fix this, you can use chmod a+rx on your shared folders. Make sure that all you shared folders are chmod a+r. Also note that the default shared folder is ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music, even though the URL is ~/Music/.
Nic WolffPerson was signed in when posted
11:58 AM ET (US)
Try setting "Others" to "read-only" on your Music folder.

I can get the playlist.pls file from my TiBook with a Web browser, but iCommune running on my Pismo doesn't show me any files. It does work against Speth's test server, though.
Edited 01-12-2003 05:31 PM
mike3kPerson was signed in when posted
11:14 AM ET (US)
Doesn't work for me. I've installed it and enabled sharing on both my g4 and my iBook, and I've added each machine to the other's list, yet neither machine can see the other.

Apache is running on both machines and both can be accessed in the web browser, although attempting to visit ~mike/Music on both machines results in 403 Forbidden.
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