[mythtv-users] Accessing mythweb from outside internal network

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Aug 13 14:36:01 UTC 2008

nasa01 at comcast.net wrote:
> Hi,
> I am having some issues with accessing mythweb from outside my home network.  I'm not sure where the problem lies, so I was hoping I could get some help from those who do this successfully.
> First, a little on my setup.  I have comcast provided internet.  The Comcast provided modem is connected to a  router which is connected to my mythbox via cable (ie: not Wifi).  There are 2 other machines on the network on a day to day basis.  I use my router to forward https request to my mythbox, which I have configured to receive them.  I have created a local certificate to make all this work.
> Presently, I can use mythweb from my home network without any real issues (it maybe a little slow to load on some pages, but general it works well).  This is with me address the computer by it's internal ip address.  
> From outside the nework, I can address both apache (getting the "it works" message) and mythweb (getting a unsafe certificate error, followed by a login prompt).  
> So what's the problem, one might ask?  The default webpage will take 5 - 10 minutes (yes, that right -- MINUTES) to load.  And no, things don't get faster as I try to surf around.  I have tried this (or have a friend try) from multiple machines and multiple locations.
> I have heard about Comcast *managing* it's network, but that (at least on the surface) doesn't seem to explain why it's so slow.
> Hopefully, I can get some pointers on where I should be looking or what I should be doing to resolve this. 

Assuming that you have "residential" service from Comcast, I believe
that you will find running a server of any sort is a violation of your

Also, residential cable modem service usually has extremely slow
outbound service. Perhaps not slow enough to account for your results,
but remember that most residential service  users are sending only the
odd mouse click or simple form upstream.

I don't think this has anything to do with the "management" of the
network by Comcast, they have been told to stop that, and it only
applied to certain situations, not what you describe.

If you want to run a server and get decent upstream speed I'd look into
a business account with Comcast.


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