[mythtv-users] mythbackend with dynamic ip?

Dawson, Guy Guy.Dawson at eu.sony.com
Thu Aug 3 15:38:43 UTC 2006

OK now I'm intrigued.

Why does the backend address change at all?


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of 
> Christopher M. Jones
> Sent: 03 August 2006 16:34
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> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] mythbackend with dynamic ip?
> You make this sound simple. But what's the best way to 
> contact the backend with the new ip? The command line options 
> to mythbackend are a bit spare. The only way I know to change 
> the ip would be graphically (not an option) or to write a sed 
> script to change the settings in whatever conf file and then 
> restart the backend. It's the solution I already considered, 
> but I had hoped there would be something more elegant.
> > Seems a bit much to go through, though.  If you're stuck 
> with leaving 
> > the backend as DHCP, most clients allow for a script to run 
> whenever 
> > the IP address changes.  You could then plug in a script to contact 
> > your front end and give it the new IP address.
> > 
> > -Aaron
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