[mythtv-users] mythweb/remote

Jos Hoekstra joshoekstra at gmx.net
Wed Dec 3 11:01:20 UTC 2008

Robin Hill schreef op 3-12-2008 10:04:
> On Tue Dec 02, 2008 at 09:14:42PM -0500, jansenj wrote:
>>> so the complete URL
>>> will be something like:
>>>    http://backend/mythweb/remote/?ping=frontend
>>> On my combined frontend/backend, calling this will give the current
>>> status (e.g. Playback Video ......), whereas using an invalid frontend
>>> hostname will give a "0".  The frontend name used here is (I think)
>>> whatever's shown in the Frontends list on the remote screen.
>> so, do you know what services in the frontend that would be
>> responsible for replying to this ping?  like I said, I can telnet in
>> and control, but this ping doesn't work
> Reading through the mythweb code, it would appear to connect to the
> telnet interface of the frontend.  It gets the frontend name & port via
> the following SQL:
>     SELECT s1.hostname, s2.data
>     FROM settings AS s1, settings AS s2
>     WHERE s1.hostname = s2.hostname
>     AND s1.value = "NetworkControlEnabled"
>     AND s1.data=1
>     AND s2.value = "NetworkControlPort"
>     ORDER BY s1.hostname
> So you can try running that against the backend SQL database and check
> the port & hostname are correct (though I'd expect other things to fail
> if not).
> Anyway, the "ping" command will connect to the interface (checking for a
> '#' in the initial response), then it'll send a "query location"
> request.  Your system would appear to be failing on the initial connect
> though.
> Since this is connecting through from the backend (where mythweb is
> running), have you tried telnetting from there to the frontend telnet
> interface (rather than from your windows system)?
> Hope some of that helps!
> Cheers,
>     Robin

Like I asked before, did you install networkcontrols(separate package on 
Ubuntu) and enable the network controls in the frontend setup?
If you're not getting anything via the mythweb ping it's probably 
because you haven't installed/enabled the network controls.


Jos Hoekstra

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