[mythtv-users] Google ate my recordings

Scott Alfter mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Tue Oct 24 19:08:24 UTC 2006

Cool Frood wrote:
> Does the Googlebot or Yahoobot or whateverelsebot come looking on
> something other than port 80?  I've got my webserver configured on
> some other port.  Sure, I should perhaps have better security, but I'm
> lazy.

As long as either (1) there's a webpage someplace that's already being indexed
and that links to your MythWeb server or (2) you feed the URL to
Google/Yahoo/etc., it doesn't matter what port you're using.  My MythWeb is on
port 443 (the standard port for https), but (1) there are no links to it
anywhere, (2) I've never told Google to index it, and (3) even if Google tried
to index it, it'd be blocked at the password prompt.

Currently, inbound port 443 is forwarded by my router.  Before that, I used to
do HTTP-over-SSH by logging into the router and using the port forwarding
that's done within SSH.  The current setup, though, is easier to use and just
as secure.

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