[mythtv-users] localhost errors

Andrew Williams andy at tensixtyone.com
Fri May 30 09:46:16 UTC 2008

On 30/05/2008, Mr cctsurf <cctsurf at hotmail.com> wrote:
> One of my frontends is also my backend, and recently, after an update, to
> svn 17100, I bacame unable to use it as a frontend due to database errors.
> I noticed in looking at the output that it was "Using localhost value of
> dilbert".


> I saved the database and was able to reuse it after the hack, but translating
> localhost to a computername doesn't always work.

Each frontend needs to save it's config data in the database, if you
just used localhost for all frontends they'd overwrite each other.
While in your circumstance it wasn't helpful I dont think this was a
recent change...

Personally, i set the permissions to mythtv@% to avoid any hostname
silliness. If you MySQL server doesn't have open access to the world
then why bother securing by hostname?

Andrew Williams
w: http://tensixtyone.com/
e: andy at tensixtyone.com

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