Carrying your music around with you can be hassle, especially if you have a massive library of b-sides and rarities that you'd like to keep on your iPod for street cred, but can't exactly fit in with all the other media you have on there. Streaming your music from your home via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is actually a better idea, because you can keep all those files safely secured in a hard drive at home and spare the limited space of your iOS device. Read on to find out how to set up a VPN to play your iTunes library from anywhere you are.
On my iMac at home, I use the Cisco VPN Client to remotely connect to my office’s server. But when I upgraded to Snow Leopard, my Cisco VPN Client stopped working. In fact, it won’t even launch anymore! I went to Cisco’s website to see if there was a new version to download, but they haven’t updated their VPN Client since February 2009. Are they planning on ever supporting Snow Leopard?
Many Mac users were wowed by Apple’s Mac mini server package when it was announced, but at $1,000, it's still a bit too pricey for even the average person to justify shelling out the cash for a home server. Fear not true believers, we're going to show you how to turn that old Intel Mac you’ve got lying around into a server that can duplicate many of Snow Leopard Server's features without shelling out another penny.