[mythtv-users] PDA / remote
brian at preston-campbell.com
Fri Feb 27 19:35:52 EST 2004
Inspired by a recent thread, I have decided to try my hand at creating an
Apache / PHP based front-end remote accessible from a remote, laptop or any
other network device with a browser.
I have successfully installed and tested a program called kbde that will
take a shell command and through its own driver, send a keypress to the
system. This in conjunction with a form that uses the system() function in
PHP can execute keypresses remotely.
I have created a very basic PHP form page with all of the basic keys from
the keypresses used by Mythfront end but it currently lacks formatting. If
anyone is interested in helping me finish this project, let me know -- I
could use some help in giving it some polish. I hope to call it
This does not go without mentioning the very implicit security concern with
allowing a web-accessible to execute keypresses on your system. I have no
idea what the worse case scenario would be, but I am sure those more familiar
with security will post concerns to the list.
Contact me on or off list with your interest.
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