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

Jake Palmer 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 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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