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

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Thu Feb 22 20:29:34 UTC 2007

Isaac Richards wrote:
> 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 
> understand).
> Isaac

Thank you for the response. I will wait to modify the MiniMyth 
distribution until I can give the UPnP SSDP support a try.

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