[mythtv-users] first build, $695 - extra eyes, please

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Fri Jun 5 04:40:11 UTC 2009

Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> says:
> That, or the standard DHCP servers included with or available for
> most Linux distros. The DHCP servers in a lot of home routers are,
> let's say, lacking.

I've always used third-party router firmware (currently Tomato) on my
WRT54G to get static IPs and other benefits. What, if anything, would
I gain by running dnsmasq on one of my Linux boxes?

> I agree it would be nice if the HDHR allowed the user to set a
> static IP address.

While my HDHomeRun has always a static IP address as per above, why
does this matter? Neither hdhomerun_config nor mythtv-setup uses the
HDHomeRun's IP to talk to it. The only ddress that comes into play in
my experience belongs to whatever frontend one wants the HDHomeRun's
IR sensor to pass signals to, and that's (again) something the
router's DNS server has staticly assigned, and which I tell the
HDHomeRun once via hdhomerun_config.

Frontend/backend:	P4 3.0GHz, 1.5TB software RAID 5 array
Backend:		Quad-core Xeon 1.6GHz, 6.6TB sw RAID 6
Video inputs:		Four high-definition over FireWire/OTA
Accessories:		47" 1080p LCD, 5.1 digital, and MX-600

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