[mythtv] Proposed change to Network Communications

Andre Newman MythTV dev mythtv-dev at dinkum.org.uk
Mon Mar 13 14:43:17 UTC 2017

> On 13 Mar 2017, at 00:05, Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:
> Peter Bennett <pgbennett at comcast.net> writes:
>> On 03/10/2017 10:40 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:
>>> OUCH!   NO...
>>> Some of us actually have public IP addresses on our network!!
>>> -derek
>> Hi Derek
>> Maybe I misunderstood you. Are you saying that you need MythTV to have
>> access from a public IP address? Should it be restricted in any way?
> You're not misunderstanding.  Half my network is "public IP space"
> (including my MythTV box!).  If myth, by default, blocked public IPs
> that would be, IMHO, a VERY BAD THING.

Same situation here, I have MythTV on /28, /25 & /29 public IP subnets in a few places, a hard coded “don’t listen on non rfc 1918 addresses” would be very bad.

Yes they are firewalled, yes they do use real public IP addresses, yes it needs to be done that way, yes I’d like to be able to continue to use MythTV, please :-)



> Half my systems wouldn't be able
> to connect (and indeed, my Myth master backend would block itself!)
> Should it be restricted in any way?  Well, I DO believe Myth would we
> well to add some authentication.  But no, I do NOT believe that MythTV
> should block based purely on public IP addresses.
>> Peter
> -derek
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