Re: Is it possible to link two Mythbuntu boxes in different locations together?
This quote really hit home:
I agree. I am considered a defacto computer expert across my circle of friends (ok, my mother), yet I am not confident that my Myth box will continue to run through the year. ...about 25% of the time the update process breaks something... and last week, a number of scheduled jobs have errored out "program not available" -- I checked the logs but see no clear problem... It's frustrating.
Please remember that there are many of us who use Mythbuntu or Ubuntu that have primarily used Windows and have never really got into the truly "geeky" stuff in Linux, and about the only thing we really know about networking is how to hook up a consumer-grade router. In fact one of my complaints about MythTV is that the backend offers far too many options, most of which should be hidden behind an advanced settings tab because the average user is probably going to leave at least 90% of them on the defaults.
This (comment) is something I'd like to do -- Currently I can connect my Windows 7 box within my LAN, but would like to connect from internet to my box to check up on upcoming recordings, etc.
In my situation I'd be much more likely to use SSH to transfer files, or even to set up a tunnel to the web page server on the distant side. For limited connectivity SSH is probably much easier to set up and configure than a VPN. At least it would be for me.
HTPC build: Mythbuntu 12.04, MythTV 0.26+
Mobo: Asus M3N78-VM, AMD A10, Video: Geforce 430, Tuners: HVR-1600, HVR-2250, HD: 3TB system