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What’s a Firefly? The long answer is here.

The short answer is it’s one of my favorite app for my iPod touch (it works in iPhone as well.) It’s a Wi-Fi media server where you can stream your device’s iTunes library to any computer (Mac, PC & Linux) running iTunes (or compatible.) With Firefly, a room-full of people can enjoy your portable iTunes music collection!

firefly-waiUnfortunately, the Firefly package in Cydia doesn’t set up the server for you and there’s no convenient way to turn it on and off.

So I wrote an installation script that will automatically set up the server for you, packaged it with a BossPrefs’ Toggle so you can toggle the server on and off in BossPrefs. Then I whipped up an iPhone edition of its Web Admin Interface because the standard one was desperately crying for an update! Finally I make sure I can tell that the server is running at a glance. Voila, a status bar notifier icon is included! What more can you ask for?

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I have too much free time today and decided initially to make a nicer icon for the Firefly Media Server’s Plugin.

The next thing I know I’ve made new ones for almost every plugins supported by BossPrefs. The new Auto Correct icon makes more sense then the default one, while my new SafariDL’s icon is so cute!

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Oct 11, 2008 Update: How to enjoy the updated version 2.0.3-5 by reversing changes made in this post:

  1. Launch your favorite sFTP client and navigate to /etc/netatalk/.
  2. Download this zip, and upload & overwrite the “AppleVolumes.default” file in /etc/netatalk/.
  3. Delete the “afpd.conf” file from /etc/netatalk/.
  4. Reboot your device.
  5. Important: DO NOT use your sFTP client to delete the symbolic file “root”. I repeat, DO NOT use your sFTP client to delete the symbolic file “root”. If you do that, the content of your entire device will be deleted! You’ll have to “Option+Restore” your device after that. Leave the file alone!
  6. To connect as “root”, toggle the “Disconnect” button (as seen in the below pic) and type “root” and “alpine” when prompted.

This following instructions for Netatalk 2.0.3-4 is obsolete; do not follow.
(Scroll down for AFP BossPrefs Toggle.)

This is a follow-up on my previous entry about enabling AFP Root Access by hanXa and how I modify hanXa’s instructions so my AFPd (Netatalk 2.0.3-4) behaves like it did in AFPd 1.x. It details, step-by-step, all the how-tos in one post.

  1. Needless to say, you must install Netatalk via Cydia. You can find it under the “Networking” section.
  2. Download this zip, and use your favorite sFTP client to upload its contents (“AppleVolumes.default” & “afpd.conf”) into /etc/netatalk/. When prompted, you will allow overwriting the existing files.
  3. Launch your OS X’s Terminal.app (it’s in your /Applications/Utilities/ folder) and issue the following command:

    ssh -l root 192.168.123.88

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