[mythtv-users] Fw: Re: Mythtv and Choice Hotels

mons37318 at mypacks.net mons37318 at mypacks.net
Tue Dec 30 02:25:15 UTC 2008


note to self, check *from* address before sending

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>From: "Pamela J. Ashworth (webmail)" <pashworth at mindspring.com>
>Sent: Dec 29, 2008 9:14 PM
>To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Mythtv and Choice Hotels
>
>From: "Pamela J. Ashworth (webmail)" <pashworth at minds...
>To: "David Brieck Jr." <dbrieck at gmail.com>, Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Cc: pam at bakulanews.com
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Mythtv and Choice Hotels
>Date: Dec 29, 2008 9:07 PM
>
>-----Original Message-----
>>From: "David Brieck Jr." <dbrieck at gmail.com>
>>Sent: Dec 29, 2008 8:55 PM
>>To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>>Cc: pam at bakulanews.com
>>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Mythtv and Choice Hotels
>>
>>On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 8:15 PM, <mons37318 at mypacks.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> I haven't managed the filtering/foldering thing with this list (mostly cauese it overloaded webmail, which I use a lot, and webmail doesn't filter, so i switched the list to another address - real address is pam at bakulanews.com )
>>>
>>> translation of previous papagraph:
>>>
>>> if you reply to the list, i may never see the reply. i would try harder to look for a reply, but this really isn't a question. if you want me to *see* a reply, try cc'ing me
>>>
>>> someone has probably already mentioned this but just in case
>>>
>>> I recently drove from FL to Mass, with my roommate. (well, sort of - his insurance company won't let me drive his car and mine won't make it to Mass, so *he* drove and I rode along)
>>>
>>> something I noticed along the way
>>>
>>> earthlink won't allow (connections?) to port 80 so our mythweb is on port 8080
>>>
>>> tried to get online from various Choice Hotels (3, in three different cities and levels - el cheapo, pretty okay, and Wow, it's a Suite!)
>>>
>>> couldn't connect.
>>> had brother check at home
>>> no probs at home
>>> argued a bit
>>>
>>> someone may have suggested adding :8080 to url
>>> got different error message
>>> argued more (the order of these events is fuzzy in my head)
>>> I suggested some firewall thingy at the hotel might be screwing with the port, not allowing me to connect
>>>
>>> we decided that was the case.
>>>
>>> so, if you are traveling and recording, you might want to either choose a hotel that does not belong to the choice hotels chain, or you might want to gripe to them in advance
>>>
>>> also, was unable to reach vnc via port 5900 (that could have been me - it's possible it's 5901 or 5902 - we have a couple of linux and a couple of Windows machines here, and I forget which one is which.)
>>>
>>> anyway it was annoying and you are the only people who i knew would "feel my pain" - and might care, at some point in your travels, so I thought i would post it.
>>>
>>> got to my friend's house and mythweb worked just fine - alas, wasn't able to connect to their wireless, ended up using wired ethernet, and then reinstalling the drivers to my wireless on my laptop in a hotel in delaware, at 3am (where i was, once again, unable to access mythweb - thus verifying a Choice Hotels-wide problem) as, apparently, my friend's hubby did something ugly to my wirthis, eless... configuration thingie.
>>> uninstall, stick card back in. driver reinstalled itself. (computer rang mercilessly during all of waking my half dead roomie, till i could finally get it booted and shut off the darn speakers - something which seems impossible to do via hardware on this particlar machine)
>>>
>>> --
>>> Pam from Boston
>>
>>Were you able to SSH into your server at home?
>
>I was. this was my first clue that the machine was actually running (and recording, actually)
>
>
>>If you are able to do
>>that, you can forward ports over the SSH connection.
>
>is this different from the port forwarding I do on my router? (80 equals 8080) ?
>(for bonus points, my equals key is broken)
>
> The other thing
>>you can do is setup openvpn and use that to connect directly to your
>>home network. Since it's a VPN connection you are less likely to have
>>it blocked since they wouldn't want to upset their business customers.
>
>hmmm...
>I shall ask the resident (occasionally resident) nerd how that is done.
>
>>
>>When staying at a hotel I never use their connection directly, instead
>>I either VPN into another network with a proxy server and use the
>>proxy or SSH into another network and forward the proxy port and
>>access the internet that way.
>>
>>If you're connecting directly you have no idea what the hotel is doing
>>or who else might be illicitly sniffing traffic to steal passwords,
>>cookies, etc. Same goes for wi-fi.
>
>interesting point.
>thanks
>
>--
>Pam from Boston
>Happily ever after means the show is really over.
>Shonda Rhimes - Entertainment Weekly, May 9, 2008 issue
>Scott Bakula News www.bakulanews.com


--
Pam from Boston
Happily ever after means the show is really over.
Shonda Rhimes - Entertainment Weekly, May 9, 2008 issue
Scott Bakula News www.bakulanews.com


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