[mythtv-users] COnfused: Backend IP change kills recording
linux at finalfiler.com
Mon Jun 30 21:03:01 UTC 2008
When I ran my Mythbuntu install, it set the MythTv and the MasterServer
IP addresses 127.0.0.1
This is, as I understand, OK for a single front/ backend combination.
Now I wanted to run a second remote frontend. According to the MythTV wiki
IP address for mythtv
Enter the IP address of this (backend) machine. Use an externally
accessible address if you are going to be running a frontend or Slave
Backend on a different machine than this one. (ie, not 127.0.0.1)
MythTV is made up of two major components, the Backend and the Frontend.
If you run the Backend and Frontend on the same machine then you can
leave the setting at its default value of 127.0.0.1. This is referred to
as the local loopback address which is reserved for networking within a
single machine. If you run multiple frontends, or run frontends over
network connections on different machines, then you will need to set
this to the backend machines' static IP address. This value will be
determined by your TCP/IP Network addressing scheme.
For the Master IP address it says
The IP address of the master backend server. All frontend and non-master
backend machines will connect to this server. If you only have one
backend, this should be the same IP address as above. [/QUOTE]
Here's my problem; if I change the IP address to the backend PCs IP
address, 192.168.1.6 I can access the backend OK remotely.
However, I cannot record or set recording schedules. In fact, all the
existing recording schedules disappear!!
If I put the IP addresses on the backend back to 127.0.0.1 (localhost)
my recording schedules are back and I can record again.
Not being the sharpest tool in the shed I am totally confused about this
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