[mythtv-users] How to set up remote access to mythweb?
Jeffrey J. Kosowsky
mythtv-users at kosowsky.org
Mon Dec 8 23:05:19 UTC 2008
Tom Dexter wrote at about 17:40:46 -0500 on Monday, December 8, 2008:
> On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 7:51 PM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> > Has anyone put together any docs for getting streaming working with
> > https? The docs I've seen just say 'also install it with http - which
> > kind of defeats the purpose.
> > Is there some sort of minimal apache/mythweb config I can use with http
> > to enable streaming when I put mythweb on https?
> > --Yan
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> I know this isn't what you're asking, but it's a totally different
> alternative that's secure and would probably (though I haven't tried)
> work with streaming as well...and that's to connect remotely to
> mythweb using an ssh tunnel. The downside is that it requires that
> the remote machine you're on have some way to create the ssh
> tunnel...though I've done it with the linux command line ssh, Putty on
> windows, as well as the cygwin version of ssh under Windows. On
> windows putty would be the easiest to get going.
> Since the tunnel you're running through is via ssh, you can browse via
> plain http and it's still secure. Here's an example...
> Say you're backend is on 192.168.1.101 on your lan and you've opened
> up a machine on you're lan (could be the backend or any that has sshd
> running) to external ssh (by properly port forwarding your router) and
> are hitting it via my_network.dynalias.com. On a remote machine you
> could create an ssh tunnel to the backend...for example:
> ssh -L localhost:8888:192.168.1.101:80 my_network.dynalias.com
> Note that the 8888 could be whatever local port you want. Once you've
> done that you've created a tunnel on localhost port 8888 to port 80 on
> the backend, and you can browse to http://localhost:8888/mythweb
> securely (even though you're using clear http).
I use ssh (via Putty) to access everything on my server from my
Windows latop whether I am at home, at work, on vacation, or on the
road. It works great and is surprisingly responsive as long as you are
not looking for video or a lot of gui stuff (web pages are fine since
they are mostly static).
I can forward any points that I want and tunnel anything over ssh so
this keeps me from getting blocked as long as I can set up an ssh
connection. It is all so automated for me now that when something
changes or I want to do something different, half the time I forget
that I am even using ssh, so I can't figure out why 127.0.0.1 doesn't
work from away from home....
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