[mythtv-users] Mythbackend XML Status Not responding?

Robert Longbottom RobertCL at iname.com
Tue Jul 27 17:14:24 UTC 2010

On 27/07/2010 17:54, Brian Long wrote:
> I've started running the mythtv-status program which connects to the 
> backend and requests the XML information.  Occasionally I get the 
> following message:
> Sorry, failed to fetch http://localhost:6544/xml: Connection to MythTV 
> timed out.
> How often is too often to request http://localhost:6544/xml?  If I run 
> mythtv-status every 5 minutes and I see "timed out" two or three times 
> a day (sometimes two runs in a row, sometimes hours apart, usually at 
> the top of the hour), am I adding undue stress to the backend?
> Thanks.
> /Brian/
I would have thought that should be fine.  I wrote a Windows gadget[*] 
that can poll down to once every 5sec for status updates and I've never 
had any issues with that.


[*] Shamless plug : http://mythtvsidebargadget.codeplex.com/ (works on 
Windows 7 as well)

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