[mythtv-users] Wots happening

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Mon Mar 22 16:05:16 UTC 2021

On 22/03/2021 13:08, James wrote:
>> On 22 Mar 2021, at 5:55 pm, Stuart Auchterlonie <stuarta at squashedfrog.net> wrote:
>> On 20/03/2021 01:50, James Linder wrote:
>>> I mostly use mythweb, but was fooling around
>>> Secure Connection Failed
>>> An error occurred during a connection to sandypit.home:6544. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.
>> Port 6544 is the default backend port, and is not an SSL port.
>> Are you trying to make an https connection to the backend on that port?
>> If so, I would not expect this to work
> Stuart no, normal bookmark access to http://
> What I found most interesting was that as soon as internet service resumed all returned to normal.
> My local network has DNS and DHCP server. I just queried lest we tried to access http://somewhere.strange <http://somewhere.strange/>
> Since all is working nah wurries, but oneday we might depreciate mythweb in favour of the backend server and a heads up in advance might be useful
And with modern versions of Firefox (a) "assuming" that you really meant https instead of http, and 
therefore that all sites using port 80[1] are by definition cesspits of malware (even when they are 
under the same domain as the user!); and (b) automatically encoding your DNS enquiries and sending 
them off to Google/Cloudflare/Microsoft/whatever[2] instead of following standards, life in future 
is about to get more interesting.

[1] Replace with any port other than 443, at your choice.
[2] Unless you can find the obscure about:config entry to turn that off.


Mike Perkins

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