[mythtv-users] iptables and MythTV

Doug Bunger dougbunger at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 27 19:08:45 EST 2005

You turn off the firewall during instalation, because
you are often using software like apt, yum, up2date,
synaptic, etc to resolve dependancies.  During
operation the open ports will depend on you hardware

database needs port 3306 for mysql, usually only tcp
backend needs port 3306 to get to the database
backend needs port 80 to access schedule data, usually
only tcp
backend *may* need 111 for portmap if /mnt/video is on
backend *may* need random nfs ports as determined by
backend need ports 42160 & 42161 for streaming,
usually only tcp
(But I hope you got a really good uplink on your
remote if you're gonna try it.)
frontend will probably need all the same.

--- Kirk Grell <kirkgrell at yahoo.com> wrote:

> In a few of the MythTV How-to's I've read, it's
> recommended to turn off the firewall during the
> Linux
> install.  I'm building a MythTV backend at a remote
> location and would like to enable the firewall. 
> What
> are the minimum necessary protocols and ports that I
> need to setup in iptables so that MythTV will still
> work, but the box will still be somewhat secure.
> The backend will just be recording shows.  I won't
> have a frontend for the time being (will just pull
> the
> shows via sftp as I want to watch them).
> I'll also need to be able to schedule recordings
> remotely via the web interface.  Is it possible to
> do
> it via https?
> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Kirk
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