[mythtv-users] Can't connect to remote backend database (again)

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 05:14:57 UTC 2021

> Thank you for these suggestions. I've got lots of PCs and virtual machines
>> around the place so I can have a crack at this. I'm pretty sure it's not an
>> issue with the MythBackend server config, or the subnet because I have a
>> linux PC on the same subnet running MythFrontend which works fine. Inspired
>> by your suggestions I think I'll reconfigure a linux frontend to have the
>> same IP address as the Chromecast device and see if it can connect. That
>> should give me some pointers.
Well, this is getting "interesting" (i.e. even more frustrating!). I set a
linux frontend to have the IP address that the Chromecast With Google TV
was using ( And I had already set a different password in
MySQL for mythtv at The linux frontend connects without any
problems. The Chromecast With Google TV can't connect. That makes no sense
to me.

So then I managed to install an SSHD app (SSHelper which has to be
sideloaded from https://arachnoid.com/android/SSHelper/) on the Chromecast
With Google TV.

Now, if I run this command on my PC the connection succeeds:
C:\Users\phill>telnet 3306

But if I SSH into the Chromecast With Google TV and run it, it fails as
$ telnet 3306
kHost '' is blocked because of many connection errors; unblock
with 'mysqladmin flush-hosts'Connection closed by foreign host

I believe this indicates that MySQL on the MythBackend has permanently
blocked the Chromecast With Google TV due to previously failed connection
attempts. So I logged into MySQL as root and ran:
mysql> flush hosts;

I can now  telnet 3306.

But it hasn't fixed the problem. MythFrontend on the Chromecast With Google
TV still can't connect. I've cleared the cache, cleared the data and
re-entered the username and password. I've created a new account called
mythtv2 and tried to connect with that, but that doesn't work either.

I noticed that even after clearing the MythFrontend app data on Chromecast
With Google TV, when I restart the app it still displays mythtv as the user
and an old password. This also happened after uninstalling and
re-installing the app. Where could it be getting this from, and could it
indicate a problem that may be behind all this?
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