mt-daapd(8) iTunes-compatible DAAP server


mt-daapd [options]


This manual page documents briefly the mt-daapd command.

mt-daapd, now known as the Firefly Media Server, is a DAAP (Digital Audio Access Protocol) server that works with most POSIX-compatible operating systems. It allows you to share your music collection over the local network using the DAAP protocol also used by Apple's iTunes.

mt-daapd offers an integrated web interface for configuration and control; the web interface is available on port 3689 (daap) with any web browser. If mt-daapd is running on the local machine, the web interface can be reached at <>.

The interface requires authentification; credentials are defined in the config file, /etc/mt-daapd.conf.

A summary of options is included below.


Set current working directory to application directory.
-d level
Debug level (0-9).
-D mod,..,mod
Debug modules; available modules are: config, webserver, database, scan, query, index, browse, playlist, art, daap, main, rend, misc.
Disable mDNS.
-c file
Use file as the configuration file.
-P file
Write PID to file.
Run in the foreground.
Force running as non-root user.
-b ffid
ffid to be broadcast in mDNS records.
Display version information.
Kill a running daemon (based on pidfile).




mt-daapd was written by Ron Pedde <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by RogĂ©rio Brito <[email protected]> and Julien BLACHE <[email protected]> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).