[mythtv] Backend AutoDiscovery

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Sat Sep 15 19:57:39 UTC 2007

On Saturday 15 September 2007 18:27:46 spam wrote:
> >> I haven't tried the new code yet, but - the MySQL password does not have
> >> to be the same across boxes. Remember, MySQL auth also takes into
> >> account the host where the connection comes from. mythtv at box1 and
> >> mythtv at box2 can have different passwords.
> >
> > This is true, but just because it can, it's not to say it has to. You
> > could easily set up mysql to use the same password to access the db from
> > all hosts you want to allow and I'd imagine 99% of myth users will set
> > it up in this way, so in my mind, this additional restriction myth
> > imposes on your mysql setup is not a huge problem.
> With only one mysql password you are giving every remote station full
> admin access to mythconverg. With mysql auth is possible to only grant
> "DROP,GRANT,SET PASSWORD, ..." to secure hosts and not every wireless
> laptop.

You can use different passwords and host restrictions for ADMIN privs. Mythtv 
doesn't need DROP, GRANT etc to work.
Stuart Morgan

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