[mythtv] MythWeb

tortise tortise at paradise.net.nz
Sat Feb 1 22:19:13 UTC 2014

On 31/01/2014 8:03 a.m., Jay Ashworth wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jean-Yves Avenard" <jyavenard at gmail.com>
>>> I don't think that was the point Jay was making. If you take over
>>> port 80,
>> Why would you need to take over port 80?
> Let's skip the strawmen, and cut to the chase, shall we?
> "If the MythTV backend core is replying to HTTP requests coming from the
> Internet at large, it's bugs become security bugs, which could lead to
> an attack by whatever user Mythbackend runs as.  If that's root, you could
> lose the whole machine, not just the recordings."
> Doesn't matter which port you have it on.

What about remote access to a pc (then to a browser) on the LAN from 
anywhere, and bypass the question of the need for supersecurity on the 
backend webserver/service at all (and keep development time on the best 
value add)?

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