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

Craig Huff huffcslists at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 00:12:25 UTC 2019

Nope.  No change.  Mythwelcome still trying to connect to localhost port
6543.  According to backend setup, that's the right port, but why is it
trying to connect on the localhost address not the IP address specified in
the backend setup?


On Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 7:04 PM Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Unless... it has to do with the fact that ~mythtv/.mythtv/config.xml
> contains this line:
>         <Host>localhost</Host>
> I'll try changing "localhost" to the hostname of the master backend (same
> machine) and see what happens.
> --
> Craig.
> 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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