[mythtv] Fwd: Increased Network Traffic

Brad Benson bbenso1 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 23 07:50:00 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 23:30:53 -0800, Geoffrey Kruse <gkruse at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using the myth internal streaming, I have not tried nfs or samba,
> is it possible to use either of those on a ma frontend? 

I don't have any direct Mac experience, but I find it hard to imagine
that OS X doesn't support nfs.  I currently run a backend and a remote
frontend using nfs to share the video directory and it works great. 
Granted, both machines run Fedora Core, but I'm sure OS X supports nfs
and it should work just fine for you.  A quick google on 'nfs howto'
should turn up tons of documentation to get you started on setting it

> Also,  how
> would I go about analyzing the traffic to figure out what is taking up
> so much bandwidth? 

I've found ethereal to be a priceless asset in diagnosing network
traffic/problems.  You should be able to find a package for both
Debian and OS X at http://www.ethereal.com/download.html.  In addition
to doing real-time capture and display of network traffic, ethereal
can also read output files from tcpdump which would allow you to run
captures on both the frontend and backend and then go back and
directly compare the two files pretty easily.


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