[mythtv-users] Myth on a Laptop

Enigma enigma at thedonnerparty.com
Mon Oct 1 16:42:31 UTC 2007

> > I'm using Fedora7.
> >
> > I want it to use because sometimes I may plug into the
> > network and grab an IP from a dhcp server and sometimes I won't. I
> > thought using the loopback would be the way to go. I don't want to
> > access the computer from anywhere else on the lan.
> Nope. always refers to the machine you are running on.
> To talk to another machine, on the same lan or on another continent you
> must use the IP of that machine's network interface (or some router or
> gateway that knows how to get to that machine).
> Trying to talk to will not get you outside the bowels of that
> machine.
> beww 

Did nobody actually read his question?  It sounds (to me) like he has a 
backend and frontend on the laptop and he wants the laptop frontend to 
connect to the laptop backend.  Does the backend not listen on the 
loopback address?  It looks like on my box is does (netstat reports 
mythbackend is listening on and

Thom:  Check to make sure the backend is actually running and listening 
on the loopback address.  If it is running, you can test if it is 
responding by accessing the status page - wget localhost:6544 should 
give you a quick check.  Make sure you have the database completely 
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