[mythtv-users] Plugging second BE into same network, any concerns?

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Tue Oct 4 18:51:14 UTC 2011

On 10/4/2011 14:30, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Raymond Wagner<raymond at wagnerrp.com>  wrote:
>> The only problems with doing such will arise on machines that don't have
>> the files telling them how to access the database.  In this instance,
>> they will go out searching for a backend over UPNP
> How does that work?  Can a frontend really discover the mysql database
> password through UPNP?

Assuming you have MySQL configured to listen on the network, and have 
granted access to that machine using the same username and password as 
is used on the backend, yes.

When you configured your backend, you had the option to set a PIN.  A 
PIN of 0000 will allow anything to connect.  An empty pin will disable 
the functionality.  Open a web browser, and connect to:

http://<your backend>:6544/Myth/GetConnectionInfo?Pin=<your pin>

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