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tivo remote access tool - pre BETA

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by tivoupgrade, Aug 22, 2006.

I am testing the tool on the following platforms:

  1. Series1 Standalone Unit

    13.1%
  2. Series1 DirecTV Unit

    3.4%
  3. Series2 DirecTV SD Unit

    48.0%
  4. Series2 DirecTV HD Unit

    20.4%
  5. Series2 Standalone Unit

    25.6%
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  1. Jan 8, 2007 #341 of 498
    macgyver70

    macgyver70 New Member

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    You need to set user name and password in your TivoWebPlus/tivoweb.cfg file using hackman edit a file. Read header at top of TivoWebPlus/tivoweb.cfg file
     
  2. Jan 8, 2007 #342 of 498
    macgyver70

    macgyver70 New Member

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    Anyone know why in order for gotomydvr to work I have to open telent and run /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr & also have to leave telnet open or gotomydvr says tivo disconected? this is in my /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author file

    # Connect to the gotomydvr server:
    if [ -f /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr ]; then
    /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &
    fi

    I have rebooted tivo since installed :confused:
     
  3. Jan 8, 2007 #343 of 498
    unclemoosh

    unclemoosh I Wish I knew Then..

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    Actually, wget works fine over Hughesnet. It is h*ttp_get that has a problem. I have been researching it and have been led to believe that it has something to do with the latency of satellite transmissions.

    I don't know if that is accurate, as I have seen latency values with my Cox service in the city that far exceed those I see in the country with Hughesnet.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2007 #344 of 498
    slydog75

    slydog75 Not all that sly

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    ahh yes, sorry.. Whichever one the 'gotomydvr' install script uses! OASN, you've seen Cox Cable latencies in the 1200ms?
     
  5. Jan 9, 2007 #345 of 498
    1Dave1

    1Dave1 New Member

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    Well I WAS able to access my TWP (ver 1.3.1) via the network BEFORE I installed the gotomydvr client.

    I followed the directions completely and have searched and searched for the answer.

    this is the error I now get:

    DTivoIP44:/$ cd ../gotomydvr/bin/dbclient: TCP forward failed: Error listeni
    ng: Address already in use

    /gotomydvr/bin/dbclient: Failed local port forward 7:127.0.0.1:7

    I have verizon dsl and there crappy Westell 327w modem/router

    I have read that port 80 is blocked by verizon and its pretty much impossable to do any port forwarding via the router due to its lack of user friendly menus.

    If ANYONE has this problem or uses verizon or even the westell 327w router PLEASE respond. I found that calling verizon OR westell is a TOTAL waste of time and energy.

    Thanks! Dave
     
  6. Jan 9, 2007 #346 of 498
    1Dave1

    1Dave1 New Member

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    one more item. I rem's out the commands in rc.sysinit.author to stop the gotomydvr client from starting.

    When I try to start TWP (as I normally did) I get the following: [1] 308 or a different number

    IF I try it again I get : [2] 339 [1] Done tivoweb

    I kinda feel as if the ip tables are now broken. ANY IDEAS???

    I CAN still ftp into the tivo via teraterm

    Also I search for info concerning UNINSTALLING the gotomydvr client, bit found nothing. IS there an uninstall proceedure that will restore the changes made?

    thanks again! Dave
     
  7. Jan 9, 2007 #347 of 498
    ForrestB

    ForrestB New Member

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    I have Verizon DSL along with the excellent Westell 327W DSL Gateway and have had no problems accessing my Tivo's remotely thru www.gotomydvr.com. I didn't change the Westell 327W configuration and I'm running TWP 1.2.1 on both of my zippered Tivo's (1 wired and 1 connected wirlessly thru a Zyxel 802.11g bridge).
     
  8. Jan 9, 2007 #348 of 498
    1Dave1

    1Dave1 New Member

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    ForestB, How exactly is your network configured? I have nothing fancy and I'm actually using the DHCP on the 327w for my network, I set its ip to 192.168.1.1 so that should not cause any problems.

    I reworked this DTivo well over a year ago with the basic fixes and am running TWP v1.3.1 At this point I can not even access TWP in this tivo but can still FTP into it without any issues.

    I still feel like that the gotomydvr client somehow "trashed" the ip tables, at least that the only answer I have come to as thus far.

    thanks, Dave
     
  9. Jan 9, 2007 #349 of 498
    DougF

    DougF Active Member

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    Just added this for my Series 1 DTiVo and it works great! Hoping to add to my Series 2 DTiVos this weekend.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2007 #350 of 498
    ForrestB

    ForrestB New Member

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    My network is setup identically to yours. Have you tried rebooting the router and Tivo's?
     
  11. 1Dave1

    1Dave1 New Member

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    Yes, Rebooted EVERYTHING. Also checked the rc.sysinit.author file. The only thing that changed was the addition of the client commands at the end of the file.

    It's probably something simple or stupid but its really becomming a headache as I can still FTP into the tivo but TWP fails as does the gotomydvr.

    This is the responce I now get when I try to start TWP:

    IP44:/var/hack/TivoWebPlus$ tivoweb
    Warning: An http server was already running
    Warning: The last few sessions did not complete successfully
    We may be in a reboot loop... aborting
    [1]+ Done tivoweb
    IP44:/var/hack/TivoWebPlus$
     
  12. 1Dave1

    1Dave1 New Member

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    I removed TWP and reinstall it, it is now once again working but the gotomydvr client STILL has the SAME issues and error messages.
     
  13. bradnic

    bradnic New Member

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    smooth install, no problems at all setting up on 5 'caked s2 dtivos. nice work! smooth install is key to making this service successful..

    only 1 hiccup - on 1 of my tivos the tivoweb user/pass combo I setup didn't work from gotomydvr.cm initially. working fine now, unsure why ;-)

    good luck with this service! it clearly has value in (1) not forcing users to mess with port forwarding on their home routers (2) encrypted access to the home.
     
  14. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    1Dave1 --- the problem you are experiencing is with TiVoWebPlus (not gotomydvr); try removing the log files (rm -rf /var/log/*tivoweb.log) on your system and then restart TiVoWebPlus

    bradnic --- remember, we (DVRupgrade) have no direct control to your TiVoWebPlus configuration; take a look in tivoweb.cfg file and you'll see that you probably have a username/password setup in there for accesses to TiVoWebPlus from OUTSIDE your LAn...
     
  15. texster

    texster New Member

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    Lou -

    Great program. Installed on two huges sd's without a hitch.

    For the first unit, I followed the telnet commands shown at the beginning of this post, ending with:
    For the second unit I followed the telnet commands from the website, ending with:
    They both worked, but the second one (from the webiste) didn't require a reboot -which is nice.
     
  16. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Glad it all worked for you. When you exited your telnet session on the 2nd unit, did the process continue to run?

    FYI - PTVnet kits and software tools now contain the client, so if you've recently upgraded your system using either of them, all you have to do is register with the site, restart your unit and you'll have access to the service.
     
  17. texster

    texster New Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply Lou.

    In fact, as I realized later, the process did not continue on the 2nd unit after ending telnet. I reinstalled w/ "sync; reboot &" and was good to go.


    My third tivo is a Series 2 Standalone (TCD24A) running 8.1 tivo software. Your http get download worked as far getting rid of the segement fault and getting the client onto the unit. But beyond that .... no dice.

    Should I conclude that the 8.x software is not compatible? I would be happy to let you telnet in to see what's going on.
     
  18. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    I wouldn't draw a conclusion like that unless you've got a bit more data to support it. I'd be happy to poke around if you can provide the access (PM me with the details and I'll try to take a look today)... Thx
     
  19. texster

    texster New Member

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    Apparently the error occurred between my keyboard and my chair.
    Works great!
     
  20. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Not exactly sure *what* the problem was. For those interested in a little more detail, it looked like the client, or components of it, had been started multiple times. In retrospect, a reboot of the unit probably would have solve the problem, but contrary to popular belief, that is rarely the solution... In any case, I did poke around, and things looked good after killing/restarting things.

    So, happy to say, that if you've managed to hack your Series2 Standalone, the gotomydvr stuff definitely works!
     

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