[mythtv-users] firewall interaction with MythTV

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 13:52:21 UTC 2023

On Mon, Dec 4, 2023 at 9:09 AM James Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>

> I have a network issue that I've been avoiding for a while.  I've finally
> decided to spend some time on it to get it solved.
> On my Archlinux/EndeavourOS frontend 'firewalld' runs as the network
> firewall. Once I set the default Zone to Home most things run fine.
> However, I can't seem to ever get mythfrontend to search to find the
> backend.
> What I can do is turn off firewalld, run mythfrontend, and when it fails
> to connect with the backend have it search for it.  When it finds the
> backend, it setups up config.xml and everything will continue to work after
> I turn firewalld back on.
> There is a service listed in firewalld GUI that is called 'upnp-client'.
> Would that be the thing I need to allow?
> Jim A
I did discover that checking upnp-client has no effect.  However, I do have
a workaround. Just turning off firewalld during the initial search for the
backend will allow it to connect.  Once the config.xml is created, you can
turn firewalld back on and mythfrontend will work from then on.

Jim A
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