[mythtv-users] [Semi-OT] MythDorm

Jason Lewis jasonblewis at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 07:06:07 UTC 2006

Ivan Kowalenko wrote:
> Hi. I'm writing with an interesting problem. In my dorm, I am not
> allowed to run a router, nor am I allowed to run any sort of file
> server. Any time I used SMB to stream media to my XBox, I lose my
> internet connection for an hour and a half. At the moment, I don't
> have a screen to use with my Myth box, and I had always planned to
> just use it with my XBox. At this point, I'm considering using a
> FireWire connection to my laptop as a front-end. I still want the
> system to pull its listing data from straight ethernet, but only make
> SMB/NFS/MythWeb/etc data only available over 1394. Is this possible,
> and if so, how hard is this?

Could you bind the smbd server to the 1394 network interface and not the
other interface? that way smbd would only serve your firewire interface.

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