[mythtv-users] [Semi-OT] MythDorm

Dewey Smolka dsmolka at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 16:03:02 UTC 2006

> > 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.

So just add a second NIC to your machine and operate a separate
subnet. Point all the Mythtv-related services to the second NIC. Folks
upstream won't see a thing and you'll be able to run your Xbox without
any problem.

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