[mythtv-users] upnp (was: Re: XBMC port to Linux and Mythtv)

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Wed Aug 22 11:51:32 UTC 2007

On 8/22/07, Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike at swm.pp.se> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Aug 2007, Bill Williamson wrote:
> > super-perfect world, mythbackend would be a uPnP server with either
> In my understanding an uPnP server needs to be on the same IP subnet as
> the client requesting data from it, which makes it very badly suited for
> anything but intra-building use (I find that very limiting as I like to
> put fileservers outside my home).
> If someone can provide information to the contrary, I'd very much
> appreciate it.
> If this indeed is true, uPnP file server protocol should be avoided as it
> limits more extensive content sharing between nodes that are
> geographically separated.

uPnP discovery only works on the same subnet, but you can manually
connect a uPnP client to a server if you have an IP address and the
client supports it.  uPnP just rides on top of http.

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