[mythtv-users] Remote Frontend Won't Connect to Database
ed3120 at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 17 19:20:10 UTC 2006
I can't get my remote frontend (xbox) to successfully
connect to my backend. (Both are running Myth .19 -
Frontend on backend server works fine.) The myth
frontend will load properly on the xbox remote
machine, but will display a message stating that it
cannot connect to the database. After exiting the
frontend, I can see this error at the command line:
Connecting to backend server: localhost:6543 (try
1 of 5)
Connection timed out.
My issue seems to be that the frontend is trying to
connect to the database on "localhost" - where it
obviously isn't going to find it. The problem is that
I can't seem to find the setting to change to correct
this. My frontend is running on an Xbox, but at this
point I think the problem is on my backend.
My remote frontend general settings are: (Note:
192.168.2.148 is the correct IP of my
backend/database, 192.168.2.180 is the IP of my xbox)
Host name: 192.168.2.148
Database type: MySQL
My backend general settings are:
IP address for mythtv: 192.168.2.148
Port the server runs on: 6543
Port the server shows status on: 6544
Master Server IP address: 192.168.2.148
Port the master server runs on: 6543
If I attempt to log into my backend database from the
command line on my frontend with user mythtv, it works
successfully, so I don't think it is a permissions
thing. The following command works fine from my remote
frontend: (using password mythtv)
mysql -u mythtv -p -h 192.168.2.148
That command alone should prove that my xbox has the
proper DB permissions.
Another thing that seems strange is that from my
backend, I can type: (with a blank password)
mysql -u root -p -h localhost
....and successfully get in to my db.
But, if I type:
mysql -u root -p -h 192.168.2.148
It doesn't let me in!!
Where could the frontend be getting the idea that it
should connect to "localhost" for the database?
I keep seeing this every time I try to connect:
Connecting to backend server: localhost:6543 (try 1
Connection timed out.
You probably should modify the Master Server
settings in the setup program and set the
proper IP address.
Can anyone tell me why I'm seeing localhost:6543 when
I have the backend IP address listed in the General
Setup of both my backend and frontend, as well at my
mysql.txt file? I think that is the root of my
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