Ticket #10671 (closed Bug Report - General: Invalid)
Opened 13 months ago
Last modified 12 months ago
mythfrontend v0.25 telnet/network-control socket change locks out network-remote-control apps
|Reported by:||ivan.beveridge@…||Owned by:|
|Component:||MythTV - General||Version:||0.25|
|Severity:||medium||Keywords:||telnet mythfrontend remote control|
See ticket #10654 for some background. It's been locked for some reason, so I was unable to add comments :(
In sort it seems MythTV mythfrontend has been ammended to close network-remote-control access that was open before.
With respect, this is an issue. Behaviour of the software has changed when using MythTV on a single machine (combined backend/frontend) which is probably the most common configuration.
If jrsantos is correct, bahaviour has changed from creating a 'control socket' on all interfaces, to only localhost. My experience is that something that used to work with MythTV < v0.25.
Whilst this may have been the originally intended behaviour, a very useful ecosystem has grown up around this old functionality (of being able to access the 'Telnet' interface over the network) - "network remote control" apps on iphoneOS/iOS and Android etc. (Search for "mythtv" in iTunes store and Google Play store).
This change of functionality means that these apps stop working. AppleTV (and proably other PVR software) have such apps, so these changes in v0.25 (however "correct") mean that MythTV has lost functionality that AppleTV + iPhone has.
It would be good if MythTV frontend can be updated to permit access from the network (perhaps restricted by source IP/network), to allow this functionality back.