[mythtv-commits] Ticket #10671: mythfrontend v0.25 telnet/network-control socket change locks out network-remote-control apps

MythTV noreply at mythtv.org
Sun Apr 29 19:29:43 UTC 2012

#10671: mythfrontend v0.25 telnet/network-control socket change locks out network-
remote-control apps
 Reporter:  ivan.beveridge@…         |           Type:  Bug Report -
   Status:  new                      |  General
Milestone:  unknown                  |       Priority:  minor
  Version:  0.25                     |      Component:  MythTV - General
 Keywords:  telnet mythfrontend      |       Severity:  medium
  remote control                     |  Ticket locked:  0
 See ticket #10654 for some background. It's been locked for some reason,
 so I was unable to add comments :(

 In sort it seems MythTV mythfrontend has been ammended to close network-
 remote-control access that was open before.

 With respect, this is an issue. Behaviour of the software has changed when
 using MythTV on a single machine (combined backend/frontend) which is
 probably the most common configuration.

 If jrsantos is correct, bahaviour has changed from creating a 'control
 socket' on all interfaces, to only localhost. My experience is that
 something that used to work with MythTV < v0.25.

 Whilst this may have been the originally intended behaviour, a very useful
 ecosystem has grown up around this old functionality (of being able to
 access the 'Telnet' interface over the network) - "network remote control"
 apps on iphoneOS/iOS and Android etc. (Search for "mythtv" in iTunes store
 and Google Play store).

 This change of functionality means that these apps stop working. AppleTV
 (and proably other PVR software) have such apps, so these changes in v0.25
 (however "correct") mean that MythTV has lost functionality that AppleTV +
 iPhone has.

 It would be good if MythTV frontend can be updated to permit access from
 the network (perhaps restricted by source IP/network), to allow this
 functionality back.

Ticket URL: <http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/10671>
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