[mythtv-users] RFC: Using DNS-SD to bootstrap MythTV

Isaac Richards ijr at case.edu
Thu Feb 22 01:55:06 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 21 February 2007 1:35:34 am Paul Bender wrote:
> (1) Background:
> I maintain a diskless MythTV frontend distribution called MiniMyth
> <http://linpvr.org/minimyth>. Since it is diskless, it has no storage
> for configuration information. Currently, configuration information is
> stored on a TFTP server. However, since everyone using MythTV has a SQL
> database, I would like to move the configuration information into the
> SQL database. In particular, I would like to put in the MythTV database
> (mythcoverg).
> However, there is a problem. I need to know the values of DBHostName,
> DBUserName, DBPassword, DBName and DBType in order to find and connect
> to the database. Therefore, this information cannot be stored in the
> database.
> I have a proposal to solve this problem on which I would like feedback.

We're going to be using UPnP SSDP for automatic backend discovery - it's 
currently being worked on (and is almost ready to be committed, from what I 


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