[mythtv-users] [Semi-OT] MythDorm
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
> 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
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