[mythtv-users] Remote access to the back end
knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 22:24:47 UTC 2008
On 14/09/2008, David Segall <david at segall.net> wrote:
> Some time ago I added some information to the MythTV wiki that included
> a paragraph on providing remote access to a MythTV back end
> The URL I provided
> <http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-6.html#ss6.2> does not mention
> the need to provide an external web address in MythTV's database setup
> menu. That was probably a serious omission but I have recently installed
> Mythbuntu and that required the additional step of enabling the MySQL
> service in the Mythbuntu Control Centre.
I think the user guide details on non-master backends adequately
covers setting up database access for remote backend machines, but
perhaps a very basic section covering 'ideal' network setup/settings
for all machines could be beneficial to new/inexperienced users. The
requirement for database server address is not as strict as that for
master/local machine /IP/ address - the backend/frontend needs to able
to connect to it, whether it's local or remote.
Information on configuring the DB server to accept remote connection
is also covered in detail in the user guide. Once the DB accepts
remote connections - all a user has to do is enter the IP address of
the DB server as requested.
> I now fear my wiki entry will lead the reader into hours of frustration
> but I am reluctant to add the details I know to my entry because the
> information about connecting to a remote database should be on a single
> web page. Does the web page already exist and I have failed to find it
> or should I add the information to the wiki despite my extremely limited
> experience with installing MythTV?
I wouldn't worry too much - it's hidden away on the Microsoft Access
wiki page, so I'm guessing it has a very small readership anyway :).
Incidentally. I would recommend using neither Access nor Base to
manually edit the MythTV database - I would instead use a tool like
phpMyAdmin which is simple to use and available in a web browser.
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