[mythtv-users] Myth on a bridge

Ronald Frazier ron at ronfrazier.net
Sun Aug 14 23:30:48 UTC 2011

> I recently picked up a ceton Infinitv card and was messing around on my
> combined FE/BE running TRUNK.  If I set up a ethernet bridge between
> the eth0 and ctn0 interfaces, mythbackend starts fine but mythfrontend
> can't find the backend server.  Neither can mythweb (everything is on the
> one box).  Looking at lsof, it appears mythbackend is only listening on
> port 6543 on the IPv6 stack and not the IPv4 address the bridge is set up
> as.  If I remove the bridge, and go back to eth0 and ctn0 as separate
> interfaces with their own IPv4 addresses everything is fine.

I have absolutely no problems using myth with a bridge. Neither my
local frontend, not my 2 remote frontends have any issue. My first
thought is that you have your bridge misconfigured. Can you post the
output of ifconfig -a, and also your /etc/network/interfaces file. Can
you ping an external site (like google.com)?

Ron Frazier

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