[mythtv-users] "Connection to master server timed out", all IP settings appear correct. (Trunk version)

Jelle De Loecker skerit at kipdola.com
Sun Nov 13 03:02:42 UTC 2011

I had to reinstall my backend server from scratch. Previous OS was 
Ubuntu 10.04 I believe, now I'm using 11.10.
I believe I'm using commit 47d52964f9946e90d9d8edc4392107b338270491 (I 
pulled it a few.. err 6-7 hours ago)

The backend is running on ip address

This is what has been set up in mythtv-setup:

Local backend
Port: 6543

Master backend
Port: 6543

This is what I get when I try to open the frontend on the backend 
machine itself (which used to work perfectly)

2011-11-13 04:51:46.998389 I  MythCoreContext: Connecting to backend 
server: (try 1 of 1)

2011-11-13 04:51:46.998833 E  Connection to master server timed out.
             Either the server is down or the master server settings
             in mythtv-settings does not contain the proper IP address

2011-11-13 04:51:46.998839 C  Unable to determine master backend time 
zone settings.  If those settings differ from local settings, some 
functionality will fail.

I also get the same result on a remote machine.
So it can create a connection to the database, but not to the mythtv server

Further disclaimers:
The "bind" option in mysql's my.cnf file has been disabled.
The mythtv user is a global one, and can be used from anywhere (not just 
the local machine)

So, does anyone have any idea what could be the problem and how to solve it?

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