[mythtv-users] [Semi-OT] MythDorm

Mark fairlane at springcom.com
Mon Sep 18 23:21:05 UTC 2006


Ivan Kowalenko wrote:

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>Hi. I'm writing with an interesting problem. In my dorm, I am not  
>allowed to run a router, nor am I allowed to run any sort of file  
>server. Any time I used SMB to stream media to my XBox, I lose my  
>internet connection for an hour and a half. At the moment, I don't  
>have a screen to use with my Myth box, and I had always planned to  
>just use it with my XBox. At this point, I'm considering using a  
>FireWire connection to my laptop as a front-end. I still want the  
>system to pull its listing data from straight ethernet, but only make  
>SMB/NFS/MythWeb/etc data only available over 1394. Is this possible,  
>and if so, how hard is this?
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Maybe I'm missing something, but why can't you just clone your mac 
address on your registered nic and just
run the router?  Close all the ports you don't need to the internet.


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