[mythtv] mythfilldatabase environment requirements

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Wed Oct 3 10:46:26 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 03 October 2007 01:26:21 Robin Gilks wrote:
> I'm somewhat stuck with using tv_grab_nz-py in conjunction with
> mythfilldatabase.
> tv_grab_nz-py works great from the command line but running it from
> mythbackend as a scheduled mythfilldatabase activity causes problems which
> may be related to my environment. If I can get some idea of the
> expectations of the grabber/backend combo then perhaps I can fix it!!
> I run the backend as the user 'mythtv'. This user has home directory of
> /home/mythtv and a shell of /bin/false so as to prevent login attempts on
> my ssh port.

There are other ways to prevent ssh logins for a particular user e.g. the 
DenyUsers configuration option or disallowing password logins. Maybe it would 
be easier to do something different to secure the machine?

Stuart Morgan

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