[mythtv-users] locating my MythTV box from the internet using a domain name

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Thu Feb 19 22:10:19 EST 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 17:59, Ray Olszewski wrote:
> A good idea? Can't say what is good for you, but remember that you'll have 
> to consider security more carefully if your Myth host makes any of its 
> services available over the Internet.

Yeah, but there's no reason why one can't put it on a ssl-enabled
webserver with client cert authentication... or even better, have the
myth box on your internal network and run a reverse proxy with ssl and
client cert authentication...

> As to whose job it is ... it certainly is not a job for MythTV itself, 
> since Myth doesn't do DNS. Who is authoritative for "mydomainname.com" 
> (that is, whatever real domain name you intend to use)?

Just find a registrar for the forward lookup... you don't need a reverse
mapping for this...

> If your ISP is, then it has to update its DNS records to associate this FQN 
> with your available IP address.
> If you run your own authoritative server, then you update your own DNS 
> records.

If you have a static address, it'll work just fine, otherwise you can
use dyndns.org or cobble another solution together.  (Find a friend with
a box with a static IP, then run a cron script that sends dynamic update
packets when my dhcp lease gets a new address...)

> If whatever registrar you use (or someone else) runs the authoritative 
> server for you, it will have a procedure to let you update the records.
> Either way, this is really just a standard DNS question, with nothing 
> specific to Myth about it.


                       Ian Forde, RHCE, CCSE, SCNA, SCDME
                       CYTBeN, Inc.
                       ian at duckland.org / ian at cytben.com

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