[mythtv-users] [Semi-OT] MythDorm

Ivan Kowalenko ivan.kowalenko at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 15:40:56 UTC 2006

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On Sep 18, 2006, at 03.27, Mike Grusin wrote:

> Ivan writes:
>> 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.
> I can understand no servers, but what would be wrong with a  
> router?  That would have been my suggestion for solving your  
> problem - a little Linksys box would insulate your dorm room  
> network from the rest of the world (no exposed servers), but still  
> let your Mythbox get its listings when needed. In fact, I'm not  
> sure how they could even detect a NAT router; it should look like  
> one IP to the outside world.

See, that's what I thought. Catch is that all devices are registered  
by their MAC address through a web browser, or by manually calling  
NSS. They won't register the router. Besides, I tried it. I'm not  
exactly sure I want to get on their bad side.

Phil Edwards wrote:

> I'm not an expert on this stuff but I'd have thought you could set  
> up some firewall rules on your Myth box so that only the Xbox knows  
> you're running SMB - any other requests for SMB would be dropped.

I'm not sure what my school's stance on firewalls are, since our  
entire dorm is on a local router. Not entirely sure how I would  
configure a machine to do that. I'm thinking that they just detect  
data being transferred along port X, so they just drop DNS data for me.

Jason Lewis wrote:

> 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.

That's what I'd like to do, but honestly, I have no idea as to how to  
do it.
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