iTunes Home Sharing over OpenVPN?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by icEEE, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. icEEE macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2015
    Has anyone successfully VPN'd into their home network to get iTunes home sharing to work? I can't seem to figure it out. I have DD-WRT running OpenVPN, and trying to stream my music at home over Tunnelblick on my Macbook
  2. jsavvy macrumors member


    Aug 19, 2011
    I have not tried this myself, but do you have the feature enabled to access local IPs within the vpn network? If so, can you ping the IP address of the computer that you are running iTunes on?
  3. icEEE thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2015
    I can access the other computers via local IP and I can ping to the computer hosting iTunes. Hamachi works perfectly fine, but I was wondering why I'm running into issues using just OpenVPN.
  4. jsavvy macrumors member


    Aug 19, 2011
    I believe you're having a multicast issue. Is your openVPN set up as a bridge or routed connection? It seems the bridge connection is the easy setup to get Bonjour services to work via VPNs.
  5. Hrhnick macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2013
    I had a lot of headaches with VPN and homesharing.
    There are two programs that are basically a VPN/Back to My Mac alternative that allow Home Sharing over the internet.

    1. Sharetool ( No longer developed, but still works, available for free at

    2. Slinkware Still supported and developed, $24.99 at

    This is a Mac only option, I've unable to figure a way to setup remote HomeSharing on iOS devices. I've used both and have no complaints.
  6. kweevuss macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2012
    I personally import my library (mostly podcasts nowadays) into plex, and all you have to do is open a port and that works for me. I know that is not exactly what you asked, but its a little easier solution.
  7. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    The take a look at GreenWorldSoft.

  8. kAyOw macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2015
    Same Issue using Mac OS X Server App VPN

    I have the same issue. My goal is to access my Server's iTunes library with my iOS devices using the Home Sharing service. The furthest I got so far was to follow the instructions here:

    But I cannot make it work for Port 3689.

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