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

Chris Rouch chris.rouch at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 14:37:51 UTC 2007

On 1/9/07, Kevin Kuphal <kuphal at dls.net> wrote:
> 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.
> Kevin
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openvpn works well. It's not difficult to set up and is well
documented. If you want to connect wihout a vpm you just need a static
route on your work machine. On a fedora system you can use
system-config-network for this or you can use

/sbin/ip route add via <router ip address>


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