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

King, Josh M kingjos at uwstout.edu
Thu Nov 15 01:34:18 UTC 2007

That's the kicker though, when I go into mythtv-setup it shows up as
having the computers ip address of  Does anyone know what
I can do from this point?

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Nick Morrott
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 7:30 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Frontend will not connect to remote backend

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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