Fix iTunes Error : Music Sharing does not work When Enabling Firewall (Mac)

By  at Wednesday, September 28, 2011  

When your Firewall is on, this could enable iTunes users to see shared iTunes library name, but they cannot see its contents. The connection stops at a progress bar that says: "Loading <shared name>", or a message indicates "The Shared music library <shared name> is not accessible for an unknown reason (-3259)" ,This error happens with iTunes 4.0 or later with Mac OS X v10.1.5 through Mac OS X v10.5.

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In this post we will show the steps to open iTunes sharing port in firewall , we will explain the steps For mac .

Tip:

In Mac OS X v10.3, port 3689 is open by default in the Firewall settings.

Steps :

For iTunes in Mac OS X v10.4:

  1. Click the Apple () menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. From the View menu, choose Sharing.
  3. Click the Firewall tab.
  4. Enable the iTunes Music Sharing option.

For iTunes in Mac OS X v10.3 and earlier:

  1. Click the Apple () menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. From the View menu, choose Sharing.
  3. Click the Firewall tab.
  4. choose New.
  5. choose Other from the Port Name pop-up menu, .
  6. Type: 3689
  7. Press the Tab key.
  8. Type: iTunes Sharing
  9. Click OK.

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