[mythtv-users] what is the best way to connect to the backend from a Mac OS X frontend
scram69 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 20:52:22 UTC 2007
On 7/30/07, Kevin Kuphal <kuphal at dls.net> wrote:
> On 7/30/07, Tim Litwiller <timlitw at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I got mythfrontend working on a mac, and live tv works great but I was
> > wondering. what is the best method to connect to the /storage/recordings
> > folder on the mythtv backend from the mac. I have samba working and can
> > connect to it that with with both a windows machine and the mac.
> I don't think for recordings you need to map anything. Myth will stream
> what it needs between backend and frontend. As for plugins such as Video or
> Music, then you need to map something.
In my experience with the OSX frontend, that is correct.
I browsed to it with the samba network connector and then created a symlink
> > to put the share where i wanted it on the mac - but won't that break if it
> > goes to sleep or I reboot.
> Doesn't the Mac have the equivalent of autofs to automatically reconnect
> when needed?
> I read somewhere I should use a nfs share but that it is hard to setup and
> > insecure. My home network is nated behind a linksys firewall and my isp
> > blocks common ports so I'm not terribly worried about security on this
> > machine.
> NFS has always worked fine for me Linux to Linux. I don't see why it
> would be any different for Linux to Mac.
I used the netinfo manager to successfully mount my /videos directory. It
automounts on startup/wakeup. I used the guidance here:
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