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. TCM2007

    TCM2007 New Member

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    No, he's talking about port triggering, like he said.

    You open port A for port triggering. If you access that port from outside the firewall, then it opens port B in the firewall and you can then use port B to get access to the TiVo. Port A gives no access to anything; it just provides the trigger point.

    The point being, as I understand it, that a port scanner won't find port B, as it's not open until you trigger it by hitting port A.

    Maybe you should learn to use Google. ;)
     
  2. verses

    verses TiVoTiVoTiVoTiVoTiVo

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    Good point, as we only have the S1 TiVo, fresh out of the box it only offers advanced TV recording. Any fancy features (in the S1 world, browser access is considered fancy ;)) have to be 'hacked' onto them.

    Cheers,

    Ian
     
  3. wdpower

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    Thank you, that's what I was looking for. I never experienced an S1 so I was unaware that they did not have the functionality.

    -Bill
     
  4. martink0646

    martink0646 New Member

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    Ah Pete....winning friends & influencing people..............again?
     
  5. PaulWilkinsUK

    PaulWilkinsUK Ohhh Yeah !

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    Oh Pete... good effort on world relations! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Pete77

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    As you clearly realise this is a skill that takes many years of patient practice to perfect.;):p

    The point is that the post was gratuitous in that this person has no need of Tivoweb themselves and then simply bumbled in to our Tivo UK forum section apparently solely in order accuse Tivoweb of being old fashioned, rather than seeing it as the bleeding edge developmentit clearly is in the context of our UK service where Tivo forces us to stick with the S1 machines. Any vague use of Google or reading more popular threads in the UK forum section would have made this obvious.

    The post is subliminally coded in a "hey let me just ask this incredibly dumb questions as though its something clever just because I am too lazy to bother to research my question on Google before seeing if it is worth posting" type format. This is why it got a negative response. There are ways the question could have been asked in a more constructive and non annoying style that would have promoted a more positive response.
     
  7. Pete77

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    Its a pity that I couldn't attend in person at the Boston Tea Party.:D

    But in all seriousness I like to interact with our American cousins and compare notes on the differences between our customs and theirs (Tivo and otherwise) as much as the next man.

    However what has always set me off a little about US culture is those Americans who simply fail to realise that the rest of the world actually exists and is capable of being different to life over in the US. This appeared to be an example of this particular phenomenon.

    For instance would any Tivo UK member ever set foot in a US Tivo forum section without being well aware of the significant differences between UK and US Tivo service and therefore making any post in the light of that particular fact? I suspect not......................
     
  8. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    How the heck did you come to that conclusion? I think you were the only one :rolleyes:
     
  9. Tim L

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    The same could be said about the answer. :p
     
  10. wdpower

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    I would agree. But some are more willing to accept that maybe searches have been done and to no avail and simply answer a simple question with a simple answer. And I humbly thanked him, I shall then chock this one up to my own ignorance.:cool:
     
  11. Tim L

    Tim L New Member

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    The word is chalk. ;)

    Interestingly if your location didn't say you were in America, it could probably be deduced from that mistake - chalk and chock don't sound that similar in most UK accents (maybe in Irish?).
     
  12. wdpower

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    Thank you for the correction, I was still sleeping at that time, no coffee yet. I'll just blame my Irish ancestors. ;)

    Now I guess if I may ask with out flaming, why don't you have newer TiVo's? I would guess if you can get scheduling info on one why not all?
     
  13. Tim L

    Tim L New Member

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    Because nobody makes any Tivos for the UK, which uses a different TV system to the USA.
     
  14. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    TiVo abandoned us. :(

    Please ignore Pete77 - he's our resident grump. :)
     
  15. Pete77

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    A Google search for Tivo "series 3" UK "not available" returns the following hits:-

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...eries+3"+uk+"not+available"&btnG=Search&meta=

    I am far from being a forum member who suggests people use Search for everything in the forum and I often provide quick helpful answers to forum members who have had their Tivo break down and urgently need to know where or how they can get it fixed.

    However this case is a bit different in that the question is still just being asked for the sake of being asked, that is not in any way relevant to the questioner's own successful Tivo use, and where numerous easy to find web resouces to answer the question fully already exists (if the questioner is really interested in what goes on with Tivos outside the USA which I to some extent still rather doubt).
     
  16. Tim L

    Tim L New Member

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    Oh come on Pete - we're just having a neighbourly chat over the fence.
     
  17. BrianHughes

    BrianHughes Regurgitated user

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    We wish you could have attended too. I suspect you would have joined the tea in Boston harbour :D
     
  18. TCM2007

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  19. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    That kettle ain't the right color!

    :)
     
  20. PaulWilkinsUK

    PaulWilkinsUK Ohhh Yeah !

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    Now thats funny !! HAHAHAHAHA...
     

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