[mythtv-users] Frontend will not connect to remote backend

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 01:30:12 UTC 2007

On 15/11/2007, King, Josh M <kingjos at uwstout.edu> wrote:
> I have already configured the backend to to allow external access
> to mythbackend and the mysql server so i know thats not the problem.

You might have opened the necessary ports to allow this, but you
haven't configured the backend properly and/or read the log file:

> 2007-11-13 19:10:06.113 Connecting to backend server:
> (try 1 of 5)
> 2007-11-13 19:10:06.113 Connection timed out.
> You probably should modify the Master Server
> settings in the setup program and set the
> proper IP address.

Your mythbackend server needs to have a real address configured in
order for other mythfrontend/backend clients on the network to be able
to connect to it successfully. One should only specify as
the IP address in mythtv-setup if everything is running on a single

Nick Morrott

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