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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. zippy7272

    zippy7272 New Member

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    Tried accessing from my wap phone, but couldn't get it to login. Should it or could it work?
     
  2. jasch

    jasch New Member

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    It can be installed on a TDC54 (it does have "sh"), the problem is that you have to do the instalation manually. For some reason, the wget does a segmentation fault.
     
  3. Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    Tried doing it manually with no luck. Can you tell me how you did it? I FTPd over b_install.sh, but the only way I could run it was with #!/bin/bash... and then all it did was spew errors.

    I tried breaking it down further, by doing it like this:

    Code:
    bash-2.02# rm -rf /var/tmp/inst
    bash-2.02# mkdir -p /var/tmp/inst
    bash-2.02# mount -o remount,rw /
    bash-2.02# rm -rf /ptvupgrade/bin/dbclient^M
    bash-2.02# rm -rf /ptvupgrade/bin/dbclient
    bash-2.02# rm -rf /ptvupgrade/bin/gotomydvr
    bash-2.02# rm -rf /ptvupgrade/etc/gotomydvr.conf
    bash-2.02# rm -rf /ptvupgrade/etc/id_rsa.db
    bash-2.02# rm -rf /ptvupgrade/etc/rc.gotomydvr
    bash-2.02# rm -rf /gotomydvr
    bash-2.02# cd /var/tmp/inst
    bash-2.02# /bin/cat /var/tmp/inst/beta-client-1.0.tar.gz | /bin/gzip -d | /bin/c
    pio -i -H tar 2> /dev/null
    bash-2.02# ./install.sh
    But when I entered "/gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &" I got this:

    Code:
    [1] 7304
    bash-2.02# Internal error #R
    /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr: .: filename argument required
    .: usage: . filename
    *** Empty KNOWN_HOST configuration ***
    
    [1]+  Exit 1                  /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr
    bash-2.02#
     
  4. rbautch

    rbautch User

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    Does both http_get and wget segfault? Do they segfault for everyting, or just this download?
     
  5. Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    They both do, on anything.

    Edit: I stand corrected -- wget works with minimal arguments.
     
  6. Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    I edited b_install.sh to use wget instead, but once again when I started gotomydvr, I got the "Internal error #R /gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr: .: filename argument required .: usage: . filename
    *** Empty KNOWN_HOST configuration ***" error.
     
  7. jasch

    jasch New Member

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    I basically did everything manually, I encountered the same problems as you (KNOWN_HOST). Like I said in my original post, it can be installed... I should have added that it didn't run.
     
  8. tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    Actually, I have to open outgoing ports on my router for the TiVo, because my router blocks all outgoing ports in addition to all incoming ports, unless specifically allowed by rules.

    I did open all outgoing ports (TCP/UDP) for the TiVo (192.168.3.132), but still nothing, the service always showed DISCONNECTED on the site. I checked the processes on the TiVo (ps -aux), but no gotomydvr was running, even after a reboot, so I started it manually, still nothing. By the way, I never encountered any error messages, on install or startup of gotomydvr.

    I pulled the startup code from the end of my AUTHOR file and removed the gotomydvr directory, and I will re-install it again later. :)

    Thanks.

    1. UNIT TYPE HDVR2
    2. BROADBAND TYPE (DSL, CABLE, ETC) CABLE
    3. STATIC IP OR DYNAMIC IP STATIC
    4. NETWORK ADAPTER (USB type, CACHE or TURBONET) USB (FA120)
    5. DISCONNECTS (YES, NO) YES
     
  9. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    What type of router do you have? Is this something that is common? (I've never heard of that, but that doesn't mean much...)
     
  10. willardcpa

    willardcpa QUASI-OMNISCIENT

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    And this from the guy asking us to open up our networks/tivos to him? :eek: :p
     
  11. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    ouch. so perhaps i have missed something. is it common for routers to block OUTGOING connections? i've only known some corporate firewalls to do this and never known a brand of router to do this by default.
     
  12. Draven X. Byrne

    Draven X. Byrne Pope to the TiVos

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    Hailing...
    This is sweet!

    Installed it super fast no sweat. TiVoUpgrade - will the script automatically go out for upgrades or will you email us to go and re-run the scripts?

    So cool!

    DXB
     
  13. Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    I believe every time it starts up it looks for the newest version. But if you don't need to restart it, obviously it won't. :)
     
  14. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Knaresboroug...
    1. UNIT TYPE: Thomson Series 1
    2. BROADBAND TYPE (DSL, CABLE, ETC): Cable
    3. STATIC IP OR DYNAMIC IP: Dynamic
    4. NETWORK ADAPTER (USB type, CACHE or TURBONET): Turbonet
    5. DISCONNECTS (YES, NO): ? (Not sure what this means)

    Seems to work okay. Only had a couple of minutes play so far, though. Does seem a little slower than my usual connection via DynDNS, which I will probably return to, if only for the simplicity of one-click connection to my beloved Tivo.

    However, it works :)
     
  15. cheer

    cheer Registered Offender

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    Gurnee, IL
    No, it's not common for consumer routers to do this. But such devices do exist -- often they are soho firewall/router boxes. (And, of course, my little Pix does it, but it's not my production router/firewall...)
     
  16. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Hi,

    Right now, once you've installed the client, it doesn't search for an updated version when it starts up. I've considered doing this, but I don't see the client software changing too much once things have been stabilized. So... when we have a new version, I will post here and ask folks to just repeat the install procedure and try the updated version.

    The plan is to have an updated version soon that will do some significant logging which may help get to the root of some of the inconsistent connection problems; we'll also set up a mechanism for submitting the log files - hopefully they can just be posted here.

    More updates to this by the end of the week (today's meetings will determine the plan of action)...

    thx!
     
  17. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    BTW, let me ask a similarly asked question in a slightly different way... Who has been using the service for more than a few days that HASN'T gotten a "TiVo Unit Disconnected" that hasn't magically restablished itself after a period of time? (ie who hasn't been able to make the message go away without rebooting?)
     
  18. SteelersFan

    SteelersFan "On Welfare"

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    Have you done anything on your side to improve the disconnects issues? I ask because I have seen a great improvement today so far. I have logged in 3 times and have connected to all 3 of my machines all 3 times. Coincidence?
     
  19. Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    Ditto here. On my CacheCard DSR6000, no issues since almost the beginning. On the Turbonet DSR6000, after an evening of constant disconnects on Sunday and into early Monday, it magically reconnects on its own now. No troubles (and this is the one I constantly monitor from outside my LAN; the CacheCard one I only get to from outside once a day to check if it's still up).

    Lou, any progress on the NO KNOWN HOSTS issue on Series 2.5s?
     
  20. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Interesting. Nothing has been done 'explicitly' in that we really don't know what the source of the actual issue could be; this is why we think we need to further instrument the client and gather some data. The problem could either be 1) something related to the client 2) something related to your individual network or connection (possibly something ISP-specific) and/or 3) something related to the server.

    Clearly, that is a lot of variables, so we are looking into 1 and 3, which I think are the most likely.

    With all of that said, I made one change to the server yesterday in the late afternoon - I changed a "timeout" parameter from 120 to 30 seconds. This variable controls the amount of time the server must wait to hear back from your TiVo before it gives you a "disconnect" message when you are interacting with TiVoWeb. eg. If it takes longer than 30 seconds to display your "now showing" list, you will get a "timeout" error. I think there are only a few functions that should normally take longer than 30 seconds, and I increased the variable to 120 seconds based upon a post from cheer very early in the discussion. I'm not certain as to why this might have affected things or whether it really should - but I'll look into that further, as well.

    Thx for the comments...
     

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