[mythtv-users] Web based remote controls?
dfishburn.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 03:11:21 UTC 2008
>>>> I was trying one flash based web remote control, but I could not get
>>>> it to connect via telnet to the box. The website never responded with
>>>> help for the configuration.
>>> Did you try this one? http://www.ifeedme.com/rocketremote/
>>> It works for me.
>> Thanks Phil.
>> This is the one that I had been hoping to use.
>> I followed through the instructions (months ago) and it needs to
>> connect to the host via telnet.
>> There is no place to add a user / password to log in to the machine with though.
>> So how did you configure things on Ubuntu side to accept the connections?
>You don't need a user/password, because the mythfronted program acts as
>the telnet server. You have to make sure that the 'Network Remote
>Control interface' is enabled (in SVN trunk builds it's under Setup ->
>General -> 4th page) and note the port (6546 by default). Then all you
>need to do is telnet to that port and you will be in the control
>interface. You may have to allow incoming connections to port 6546 in
>your firewall, I don't recall how to do that in Ubuntu.
Ahh, that was it Tom. Silly mistake, so much easier just checking
that little box under the Mythtv -> Setup -> General to enable the
telnet remote interface.
That is a lot easier than installing a telnetd server configuring it
and doing it all wrong :-)
Works like a champ.
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