I didn't think that the Twonky server on my mybook was running, but when apparently it has been running all along. I found this out when I hooked up a new WDTV Live media player, and it listed the NAS drive right away, but only showed four movies on it. After some digging I found that the twonky media server was running, and the four movies it showed were some I moved into the \public\shared videos folder for someone to access via accessbook. I thought I would leave it running and see if my media players were happier with twonky running than without, but no matter what I could not get it to see anything other than what was in the public folder, so I looked up how to disable it with the chmod -x command and did that. I also unchecked the box to enable UPnP and ftp services under the network-services tab in the GUI (is this related to the twonky service somehow?)
Even after disabling the service from starting up and rebooting the mybook, when I go into media-media server tab and click on Twonky settings, it shows the service has been running since I last rebooted it. I am a bit confused how all this works, and what, if any advantages running UPnP services are for my Asus O!Play and WDTV Live media servers, both seem to work fine just going in via the network and playing media files that way. I was considering installing the Ushare feature pack, but I don't want to if the Twonky server is still running.
So my questions are:
What, if any, advantages are there to running UPnP to media servers that don't seem to need it?
What does checking the Web Access for UPnP & FTP do?
I see there is FTP service enabled by default, does this mean there is a native FTP server running already?
I have a windows network, with two media servers that run linux based firmware, is there any advantage to enabling NFS?
How can I make sure Twonky is disabled and not running, after running the chmod -x /etc/init.d/S97twonkyserver (as root) it still seems to be running
One thing I did notice is that my Asus media server seemed to be able to see more of my network easier once the twonky service was stopped, but that could be coincidence and the Asus seems a bit hit or miss at times when finding network drives, for that matter, so does the WDTV Live.