[mythtv] [PATCH]: show IP address in system status screen

Kevin Elliott kevin at phunc.com
Tue Mar 9 23:15:22 EST 2004

On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 06:22:51PM -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 08:52:43PM -0500, J. Donavan Stanley wrote:
> > Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > 
> > >On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 07:56:50PM -0500, J. Donavan Stanley wrote:
> > >>Matt Zimmerman wrote: Could your parents, grandparents etc set up a DNS
> > >>server?  Should they really need to?
> > >
> > >Probably not.  Do you believe that eric moors is my parent or
> > >grandparent?  If not, I don't see your point.
> > 
> > The point is that having this information is useful to more than just one
> > person.  And that not every person who might find the information useful
> > is capable of / has the desire to set up a DNS server on their home LAN.
> I assert that anyone who can get MythTV up and running can set up a DNS
> server.  It's easier.

I've set up atleast 10-25 myth boxes for other people. Now that I think back,
I've had to try to tell them to give me the IP address of the machine for
remote administration, and many of them have no idea how to use Linux, making
the efforts painful. Or, let's say you called your wife at home who is trying
to get it working, and you need to fix something for her, but you happen
to be on a dynamic network, etc.

Kevin Elliott
kevin at phunc.com

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