[mythtv-users] frontend connecting from outside my home network

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Tue Jan 9 22:02:09 UTC 2007

mythmail at gmail.com wrote:
> Hello,
>     I have a mythtv system running on my home network that's behind a
> router/firewall.  I was wondering if there was a way that I could have
> my lab desktop (not on my home network, but with a plenty fast
> connection to it) running the frontend connect to my home system.  I
> tried just forwarding the ports for the backend and MySQL through the
> router.  I can access the MySQL database just fine, but I can't access
> any video.  I think this is because the backend at home has it's IP
> set as and the lab computer doesn't know to try my
> router's IP address instead.  Does anybody have any ideas how I could
> get this to work?  Some fancy iptables setup maybe?
>    Thanks, this has the potential to make some of those late nights go
> by much smoother,
You could set up a VPN.  Then your lab machine would get assigned an IP 
on your home network when connected.  A really easy way is to use a VPN 
enabled router.  Otherwise you can set one up using Linux software I'm 
sure somewhere.


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