[mythtv-users] frontend connecting from outside my home network
jakep_82 at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 9 22:14:40 UTC 2007
>From: Kevin Kuphal
>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 192.168.1.3 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,
>BTW, opening up your database, etc to the outside world is a VeryBadIdea
>(tm). Another option is to use the patches to do Flash transcoding and
>stream that from Mythweb (again, be very very careful opening mythweb to
>the world). One googlebot hitting your delete links will wipe out your
>recordings rather quick.
Mythweb is a much better solution. Unless you have a crazy fast ISP or a
T1, you're probably getting less than 1Mbit of upload bandwidth. Even low
bitrate SD recordings are at least 2Mbits.
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