[mythtv-users] Sharing backend with VPN
kkuphal at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 21:43:46 UTC 2008
On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 4:41 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> > On Sep 30, 2008, at 1:49 PM, daniel åkerud wrote:
> >> Hi, i'm trying to share my backend over Hamachi VPN, and I'm facing a
> >> problem. The problem is the backend says it's IP is 192.168.1.2
> >> <http://192.168.1.2> (which is correct, for my local LAN) but then
> >> other frontends not in my local LAN are trying to connect to an IP
> >> that doesn't exist. The mysql connection is no problem, it's the
> >> backend connection on port 6543 (after a GET_RECODER something command).
> >> So, the first thing I tried was to change the backend IP to the
> >> Hamachi IP (5.x.x.x) which indeed works, but now the problem is that
> >> now even all my local frontends need Hamachi VPN, and when the Hamachi
> >> servers are down (happens, although not for very long) or your
> >> internet connection is down, you can't watch TV even at home. Bummer.
> >> Any ideas on how to solve this?
> > Two NIC cards. One configured for your load network, one configured for
> > your VPN. You could also do it with some fancy routing table stuff, but
> > two NIC's is easier to set up and maintain.
> You can get the same effect with a single NIC by using interface
> aliases. But that still won't solve the MythTV problem, since Myth's
> database will only have a single IP.
> One solution that might work would be to refer to the machine by
> hostname instead, then set up each machine's /etc/hosts file to point to
> the correct IP for that machine.
Myth doesn't reference by hostname IIRC
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