[mythtv-users] frontend client can not find backend server

Bruce Smith brucesmith at chartermi.net
Wed Apr 7 08:48:07 EDT 2004


> > The setup doc:
> > /usr/share/doc/mythtv-0.14/database/mc.sql
> > has two SQL commands that create a database named
> > "mythconverg" and grant user rights to a user
> > "mythtv at localhost":
> 
> <snip out excess>
> 
> I have been checking up on this and it seems to relate
> to the Fedora MySQL mysqld start-up script. If you set
> up MySQL properly (as the MySQL specifications say,
> post install) Fedora's implementation fails. If you
> leave MySQL alone, the MythTV machine has a serious
> security problem.
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=108779

Which may be why the following sentence exists in the documentation here
http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-3.html

  "It is strongly recommended that you do not expose the MythTV and
   MySQL ports to the Internet or your "Outside" LAN."

My Fedora MySQL startup always displays "fail" as the bugzilla explains,
but it really works and I don't worry about it.

 - BS




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