[mythtv-users] strange order of expiry

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Sun Oct 22 04:39:57 UTC 2017

Hoi Brian,

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:41:36 AM, you wrote:

> On Sun, 2017-10-22 at 02:07 +1300, Stephen Worthington wrote:
>> I am taking a look at what is going on here.  I have set up my test
>> PC
>> to use IPv6 addresses for MythTV and mythtv-status runs fine from
>> root.  But from my mythfrontend user, I get the error.

> There is nothing normally about root that will make any difference in
> how names are resolved.

>> So could you
>> please try running mythtv-status from root and see if it works from
>> there.

> I'd rather not.  It violates the Principle of least privilege (https://
> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_least_privilege) and poses too much
> of a danger of inadvertent damage.

>> If it does, you should be able to run balance_storage.sh from
>> root also - it is designed to work from there just as well as from a
>> mythtv group user.

> But can do much (much!) more damage if there is a coding error due to
> invalid assumption.  I'm not going to expose my system to such
> potential catastrophic damage.

> The bug where this doesn't work (only as root in your case) just needs
> to be fixed.  It sounds like the bug is that libmyth-perl is not aware
> of the special need to bracket IPv6 addresses with [].

> Cheers,
> b.

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