[mythtv-users] Securing Mythweb?

Leo Butler leo.butler at member.ams.org
Fri Sep 15 17:45:32 UTC 2017


Peter Bennett <cats22 at comcast.net> writes:

> On 09/15/2017 11:42 AM, Jim Abernathy wrote:
>> I got remote VNC to work.  x11vnc server is installed in mythbuntu
>> if you enable that service in mythtv control center. I just give it
>> a strong password at startup.  I just have to figure out how to have
>> x11vncserver run at boot time automatically. I now can run mythweb
>> or mythfrontend remotely.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> JIm A
>>
> The problem with vnc is that it only runs after your backend is logged
> on via a GUI. So if the backend gets rebooted by a power failure for
> example you will no longer have access.

This is true of x11vnc if run as user service, but not as a system
service. And it is not true for vnc as a whole, which would normally
create a separate remote display.

>
> On the other hand xrdp does not require the backend to be logged
> in. It does not interact with the backend main display, it creates a
> separate remote display screen where you can run most things.

This is what most vnc servers will do, too.

Leo


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