[mythtv-users] mythbackend with dynamic ip?

chris at cpr.homelinux.net chris at cpr.homelinux.net
Fri Aug 4 04:47:24 UTC 2006

On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 12:48:09PM -0400, Christopher M. Jones wrote:
> Summary. I'm trying to get mythbackend and mythfrontend to talk to each
> other over the internet. I have no choice but to use dhcp on the server.
> I do use dyndns, but this is no use, since the backend requires an
> actual ip address, which changes,

Have you considered creating a VPN between your two locations?  
That way you could have a static IP address for each machine on the 
private subnet, and would be able to access all of the ports on the 
remote machine without having to worry too much about hackers.  The 
OpenVPN package works quite well between two DHCP-addressed 
machines and uses UDP (as opposed to IPSec) so performance is 
pretty good.  All you need is for at least one end to have a fixed 
domain name.  Once you have a VPN you can treat the machines as if 
they were sitting in the same room.

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