[mythtv] Backend AutoDiscovery

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Sat Sep 15 13:57:19 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-09-15 at 14:46 +0100, Stuart Morgan wrote:
> On Saturday 15 September 2007 14:28:38 Simon Kenyon wrote:
> > the stuff with the PIN is a retrograde step IMNSHO
> > we already have a password to access the DB
> Not any more, the PIN replaces the password. Instead the frontend requests the 
> password from the backend.
> The PIN and it's default to blocking all connections is a security measure 
> akin to "Skip Networking" in mysql. It prevents new backends on public LANs 
> (e.g. University networks) being automatically available to everyone.
> > while it only took a few minutes to shutdown the backend, crank up setup
> > and set it to 0000, it was not very user friendly (once i found out what
> > i had to do to disable it).
> Setting a single pin on the backend is IMHO easier than setting up the 
> database host and password on every frontend. (mysql.txt)
sorry i did not realise that mysql.txt is no longer required

hold on a second. looking at the patch it looks like it still is.

i'm confused (but not for the first or last time)

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