[mythtv-users] Help: Failed to connect to ( Connection refused

Craig Huff huffcslists at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 00:04:42 UTC 2019

Unless... it has to do with the fact that ~mythtv/.mythtv/config.xml
contains this line:

I'll try changing "localhost" to the hostname of the master backend (same
machine) and see what happens.


On Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 5:16 PM Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've checked some on the web, but come up empty on a fix.
> This is a long-running system that suddenly today won't let mythwelcome or
> mythfrontend.real connect.  Even mythtv-setup took a looooooooong time to
> come up.  I checked and the master backend server IP is set to
>, which is the correct IP.
> I checked the ~user/.mythtv/config.xml files in my normal user account and
> the mythtv account and don't see anything amiss there, but they appear not
> to have any bearing on the issue anyway.
> Why are mythwelcome and mythfrontend trying to connect to the local
> loopback address anyway?
> Any help would be appreciated.
> --
> Craig.
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