[mythtv] Proposed change to Network Communications

Stuart Auchterlonie stuarta at squashedfrog.net
Tue Mar 7 22:26:01 UTC 2017

On 07/03/17 21:00, Peter Bennett wrote:
> MythTV Developers
> I propose a change to the Host Address Backend setup.
> In the Local Backend section add a checkbox "Listen on all addresses".
> This should be the default for a new system. If checked, it should force
> "Listen on Link-Local addresses" to be checked.

I think "Listen on all addresses" should use wildcard binds, that
way it doesn't matter what your ip addresses are.

Or did you do your test in a different way?


> Under "Master Backend", add a checkbox "This Backend is Master". When
> that is selected, the IP address text input will be a dropdown box with
> the IPv4 address and IPv6 address above as options. When that is
> unselected, the IP Address field is disabled from input.
> Listening on all addresses solves the problem of an interface that is
> down when the backend starts up. New Interfaces automatically are
> listened on when they are attached. I tested by plugging in a USB wifi
> dongle after starting the backend, and it is able to receive
> communications on that device.
> The only time I can imagine listening on all ip addresses is unwanted is
> if you are running two backends on the same machine, with different ip
> addresses for each. This seems an unusual situation but can be handled
> by deselecting "Listen on all addresses".
> Providing the "This Backend is Master" and drop down list will help with
> IPV6 addresses which are somewhat painful to manually type. Also it will
> prevent a horrible situation where you supply one of the backend's
> alternate IP addresses as the Master backend IP address and it starts up
> as a slave then connects to itself as master backend, so it is a slave
> to itself. I expect bad things would happen.
> Please let me know of any comments to this proposal.
> I have tried a quick change to make it listen on all addresses and a
> cursory test appears to be fine that way.
> Peter
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