Do you have to be mad to expose tivo to the internet?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by laurence@key2.co, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. itm

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    yes - did a "full reload"
     
  2. TCM2007

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    I'm not sure it that reloads the config file or not. Might be worth Stopping TW and manually restarting it.
     
  3. laurence@key2.co

    laurence@key2.co Loz

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    I'd read somewhere that if you add a prefic in tivoweb.cfg it would require you to enter that prefix at the end of the url. Have tried it and restarted tivoweb but it doesn't seem to make any difference. Doesn't really matter, but does anyone know why?
     
  4. TCM2007

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    IIRC the prefix stuff means that you can add a prefix and it will work,. but so will the original unprefixed version.
     
  5. laurence@key2.co

    laurence@key2.co Loz

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    Ahh, thought it might be a way of adding an ounce of security. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. Pete77

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    Long username and password and a port number other than 80 is the main way to achieve that.

    In practice no one seems to have had a probem as there is no money to be made out of illegally accessing a Tivo. Plus also its operating system is not Windows so spambots etc are not expecting to meet that environment.
     
  7. ciper

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    Why not add port triggering on top of it? That would make it extremely unlikely to ever be found.
     
  8. Pete77

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    What do you mean by "port triggering"?
     
  9. wdpower

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    Ok, I'm afraid to ask cause it's a dumb question. What is TiVoWeb? Everything I can see makes it look like an old out dated thing.
     
  10. ciper

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    There are outdated forks of the software but version 2.1 is actively being developed as we speak. Most of the discussion takes place on the other forum in the development section.
     
  11. Tim L

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    I guess he means this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_triggering

    As I understand it, using that would mean you wouldn't be able to connect to TivoWeb at all, which I suppose is some form of security. ;)
     
  12. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Maybe so, but it's as "up-to-date" as our aging Tivos can get ;)
     
  13. wdpower

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    But the question is, What is it?
     
  14. ciper

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    LOL no that is not what I meant. I meant to only forward the telnet port inwards to the Tivo then if you want access to FTP or Tivoweb it gets triggered by sending outbound traffic on a certain arbitrary port.
     
  15. Tim L

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    I'm not sure I follow.
     
  16. Pete77

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    Well if you can't operate Google are you sure you are ok with your Tivo remote control?

    Question is how did someone from Palm Beach who doesn't know what Tivoweb is happen to accidentally stray in to the Tivo UK web forum section?:rolleyes:
     
  17. Pete77

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    I presume you are talking of Orenosp gotomypc and other similar solutions which require running the port forwarding software on a PC attached to your router and it then forwarding https authenticated traffic on the secure server to the Tivo.

    The point is thought that's a lot more hassle and expense in 24/7 electricity than the simple method and in the real world has not proven to be necessary.
     
  18. verses

    verses TiVoTiVoTiVoTiVoTiVo

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    There's a Wiki page about it here

    In fact there's a link at the bottom of that page to a live demo that lets you play around with its various menus.

    Cheers,

    Ian
     
  19. wdpower

    wdpower New Member

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    I'm sure I can figure out the remote as soon as you pull it out of your @$$. Didn't know we weren't allowed to look at other posts, please excuse me while I return to my American posts.

    Thank you, I had looked at the Wiki page I had missed that link. From what I could see it was a program that let you do a little more than the TiVo website does, with on-line scheduling.
     
  20. TCM2007

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    :D:D:D

    We only have S1 TiVos here, which don't have any web features unless you hack them in.
     

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