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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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. strange_69

    strange_69 New Member

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    Thanks for the info and thanks for all of the work you guys are doing.
     
  2. mohoelx

    mohoelx New Member

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    Dan - I have a similar situation, although I do not have Hackman installed - I can force a testart via telneting and doing a 'killall dbclient' and letting it restart. Seems to stay running after ending Telnet ... for a while (hours? days?)

    I don't use GoToMyDVR very often, but was recently out of town for a period of time and noticed that my two tivo's would 'come and go'. In other words, GoToMyDVR would report them as disconnected sometimes, and connected at others. And even one connected one disconnected at the same time!

    I wonder if it has to do with my ADSL connection, which is a dynamic PPPoE link from SBC/ATT? Still, a renewal of the IP would not explain why one is on and the other off at a given point in time....

    It seems as though either the script that is supposed to restart things when the link 'dies' is not working, or perhaps from Tivo out the link looks good, but from GoToMyDVR in, it is not for some reason?

    I'd love to solve....

    MoHoelX


    ** Update **
    Been working on this diligently today, but can no longer seem to get it recognized on GoToMyDVR.com - always says disconnected. One Tivo I've been messing with, the other just quietly left alone - both are reporting disconnected.

    I went as far as a reload of the GoToMyDVR stuff via cut-n-paste from the Help Screen and re-booting the Tivo, but no joy. At this point, I'm thinking something is bad broke....

    ** Update 2 **
    Did find one thing. I had set one of my units to use Port 88 for TivoWebPlus. Seems either GoToMyDVR is "port 80 or nothing" or there is a corresponding config update I am missing to get GoToMyDVR to work with TivoWebPlus on port 88.

    I re-set the port to 80 and GoToMyDVR works again.

    I went to Port 88 to try to get around my router (which I have not figured out how to get it to let loose of Port 80) as a "virtual server". The idea being, when GoToMyDVR says it's disconnected, I want to be able to try to get to it directly. But arriving to my DSL address on port 80 ONLY gets me my Zoom x6 config utility. Figured since TWP could use other ports, then I'd try that, but GoToMyDVR would always report "disconnected".

    Is there a config change to tell GoToMyDVR to use an optional port?
     
  3. tivoupgrade

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    Yes. Just go to the 'select TiVo' menu and edit the specific TiVo for which you want to adjust the port, and you can do that.

    As for intermittent 'disconnects' - I have not experienced that. It could be the stability of your ISP; it does not matter if your IP address is frequently changing, or even if your connection is intermittently dropping. The client should be periodically checking to ensure that a session is established with the server and if one is not, it will restart itself.

    Beyond that, also remember that if you manually start the client from a telnet session and then exit that telnet session, the client will stop. So ensure that if you manually install the client, that you reboot the unit if you want to ensure the client continues to run (the client is started automatically during the boot process).
     
  4. mohoelx

    mohoelx New Member

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    Well, there's a big "duh" for me! Been so long since I set up the Tivo's I did not remember the "port" field.... Thanks.
     
  5. mohoelx

    mohoelx New Member

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    So I have not gotten back to the port forwarding and setting up my TivoWebPlus to pump out on a different port. Seems the hard way, if GoToMyDVR works right.

    However, my two Tivo's seem to continue to come and go. Been tracking, and it is NOT actually tied to a change in IP from my DSL provider. so that trigger is gone.

    Wondering two things;

    1) is there something I can look at (log or something) for the Watchdog script that may give a clue? It does not appear to be re-connecting. Once GoToMyDVR reports it's disconnected, I can only restore service by either rebooting the Tivo (drastic - try to avoid) or telnet'ing in and issuing a 'killall dbclient'. Once the killall runs, the dbclient automatically restarts and reconnects (Watchdog doing this?) but when I'm away from home, I do not have direct telnet access to the Tivo's.

    2) how would I implement the equivalent of a cron task to issue the killall every so often (say every 3 hours), so when my Tivo 'disconnects', I know that within a certain window, I'll have access again? I am not real familiar with BusyBox, but it looks like that is where the cron function lives on these dudes.

    ** Update **
    I figured out #2. And now, even though my units go "disconnected" still way too frequently, I know that they will be back online every hour at 45 past (when I set up the cron).

    Thanks -
    MoHoelX
     
  6. gravely101

    gravely101 New Member

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    Whenever i try to install I get Network Unreachable
     
  7. texster

    texster New Member

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    From my home network, I am unable to open the gotomydvr.com homepage.

    When I take my laptop on the road however, I do have access to it.

    The problem started shortly after the SSL expiry issue last June.

    My network is behind a standard fios actiontec router.

    I have tried with both firefox and IE.

    I have also tried removing the client entirely from all my tivos. When trying to do a complete reinstall, the http_get times out as well.
     
  8. hec1152

    hec1152 New Member

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    I just discovered this neat utility. I followed instructions on website to register my TiVo and install client software. All with no problem. Now when I invoke the program after a reboot to try it out, I get:

    TiVo: {/var/tmp} % /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &
    [1] 254
    TiVo: {/var/tmp} %
    TiVo: {/var/tmp} % rw
    File system is now READ/WRITE.
    TiVo: {/var/tmp} %
    TiVo: {/var/tmp} % /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &
    [2] 267
    TiVo: {/var/tmp} %
    TiVo: {/var/tmp} % /gotomydvr/bin/dbclient: TCP forward failed: Error listening:
    Address already in use
    /gotomydvr/bin/dbclient: Failed local port forward 7:127.0.0.1:7
    ro
    File system is now READ ONLY.
    TiVo: {/var/tmp} %
    TiVo: {/var/tmp} % cd /var/hack
    TiVo: {/var/hack} %
    TiVo: {/var/hack} % /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &
    [3] 282
    TiVo: {/var/hack} %
    TiVo: {/var/hack} % /gotomydvr/bin/dbclient: TCP forward failed: Error listening
    : Address already in use
    /gotomydvr/bin/dbclient: Failed local port forward 7:127.0.0.1:7
    /gotomydvr/bin/dbclient: TCP forward failed: Error listening: Address already in
    use
    /gotomydvr/bin/dbclient: Failed local port forward 7:127.0.0.1:7

    TiVo: {/var/hack} %

    What might I be missing in the setup / configuration?

    Thanks,
    HEC1152
     
  9. Feb 1, 2009 #469 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    If you installed it correctly, you shouldn't need to manually start the scripts (they should automatically start after your reboot). The reason why you are getting errors is because you are attempting to run the scripts multiple times and the program is already running...
     
  10. Mar 9, 2009 #470 of 498
    Lowcarb

    Lowcarb New Member

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    Code:
    Add/Remove TiVo Unitsi
    The given TiVo Service ID has been already registered.
    I had a machine registered on gotomydvr.com.
    The service worked.

    I removed that machine. It was no longer listed in my account.

    A friend, tried to add that service ID (for testing).

    He got the above message.

    I tried to add that service ID back to my account.
    I get the same message.


    That service ID IS NOT listed in my account.

    Anyone know how to fix this?

    Lowcarb
     
  11. Mar 9, 2009 #471 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    Please PM me your username and the service ID in question and I will look it up and purge it from the system.

    Thx,
    Lou
     
  12. zdude1

    zdude1 New Member

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    I just recently loaded this onto my 2 HR10-250's which are zippered 6.3.f. Thanks, great utility!

    Although I get almost identical output from "ps | grep gotomydvr", I can only reach one of them remotely. The other gets the "Unit disconnected! ........try again later" message.

    The only difference in the output is the 5-dig # after the -R: -R #####;127.0.0.1:80
    which I assume might be some sort of sequence or registration number with gotomydvr, since they are consecutive.

    Today from work, I got the "disconnected" message for both....
    Any ideas based on info I supplied? Thanks.

    Update:
    I just noticed that watchdog.sh is running twice. One occurs before dbclient, one after. But it is this way on both machines.
     
  13. zdude1

    zdude1 New Member

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    This morning, I am logging in remotely again, and I can connect to 1 of the 2 boxes. Last night, from home, I was able to log into both machines for a while. :confused:
     
  14. A.D.I.D.A.S

    A.D.I.D.A.S New Member

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    Does this service still work?
     
  15. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Yes, it works fine.
     
  16. A.D.I.D.A.S

    A.D.I.D.A.S New Member

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    The reason I ask is I get an error every time I try to connect
    Code:
    Unit disconnected!
    
    Your Tivo unit appears to be disconnected right now. Try again later.
    I have followed the directions and installed the script and it loaded. I have checked my service ID so I know this is not the issue. Im using TCD540080 Series 2.

    Any Ideas?
     
  17. A.D.I.D.A.S

    A.D.I.D.A.S New Member

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    Has anyone been able to get this working for a series 2.5?

    Now I get

    Code:
    Home Tivo-TiVo# /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &
    [1] 547
    Home Tivo-TiVo#
    Host '68.178.174.173' key accepted unconditionally.
    (fingerprint md5 7c:f1:17:0a:21:0f:7f:2f:90:3d:7d:08:4a:b7:9b:4d)
     
  18. Jun 1, 2009 #478 of 498
    IcedTivo

    IcedTivo TiVo Nut

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    My S1 Dtivo appears to time out on any "intensive" task. ie. NPL will load a portion and then give the "Unit disconnected" alert. It does this for HiGuide as well which I often try to use when on the road since most places have no tv-guide and it's nice to see what's available and can't select something to record if it doesn't display the list. Any fix for this time out problem?
     
  19. Jun 1, 2009 #479 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    Have you considered installing a CacheCard in your unit? This will speed up most of the menu tasks quite a bit, especially generation of the NPL.

    Lou
     
  20. Jun 2, 2009 #480 of 498
    IcedTivo

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    I have a cachecard installed and it loads up and works fine locally,GTMDVR times out. I've had several different routers over the years and same problem exists.
     

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