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Thread: Telnet, FTP ok Cannot Dial

  1. #1
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    Telnet, FTP ok Cannot Dial

    First, I have searched through this forum and the 'other' forum. Looking at threads such as...

    Telnet, FTP, TW works, but the Test Call doesn't
    http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35993

    and

    Daily call via internet not working
    http://dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32485

    Here's the story. I bought a used Philips SA Series1 along with a TurboNet card. The internal modem was non-functional, but that didn't matter to me as I wanted to do my updates via network (like with my new Series 2).

    I made a backup of Drive A as it was shipped to me using MFSTOOLS 2. I then used Steve Jenkins' instructions and ISO to do things like install TIVOFTPD, etc. It seems the system I bought was already hacked to some degree (/var/hack already existed and TW tar was already present). I believe this is contributing to my problem. It seems whomever had this unit before me set a static IP. My router which handles the DHCP duties on my network did not report any DHCP clients (everything else on my network is static). So by brute force, I was able to find this TiVo box by pinging all the way to 192.168.1.202 .

    Anyway, telnet works. FTP works. But I can't dial out using ,#401, nor can I do "http_get". I suspect that where ever the IP gets set, the GW is not right for my environment.

    So......

    How can I either revert it back to obtain IP dynamically or where can I go to set the gateway (and subnet if necessary)?

    Sorry, I am not a LINUX guy (hey, I do use Firefox and Thunderbird! Doesn't that count for anything?!), so if you could type slowly for me, that would be appreciated!

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    Here's some more info.

    - I do not have "/etc/rc.d/rc.remote-login &" at the end of my rc.net file.
    - I don't even have the rc.remote-login file in /etc/rc.d (what's it for and if I need to create it, what goes in it?)
    - I've tried to edit my rc.net file to read as follows

    if [ "$DEBUG_BOARD" != true -o "$dhcp" == true ]; then
    if detectDynamicNet; then
    mkdir -p /var/state/dhcp
    # /sbin/dhclient -q "$DYNAMIC_NET_DEV" 2>/dev/null &
    /sbin/ifconfig net0 192.168.1.202 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
    fi
    fi

    but that causes me to lose telnet access to the TiVo and its back to restoring the image.... again.

  3. #3
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    Do you have an /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.author file?


    NutKase
    "God, and DealDataBase, help those that help themselves." --Shamelessly stolen from psxboy
    ------------------------------------------------
    2 each, SA S2 287hr 7.2.1a's with Lifetime.
    Hacks: 1 Manually Monte'd -140, Bash,Telnet,FTP,TivoWebPlus,
    Superpatch-67all Unscrambled/HMO,MFS_FTP Ver. N,TyTools, tivoserver
    Fully hacked SA S1

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    nutKase. Thanks for the response. I do have that file.

    The problem is now solved. I ran nic_config_tivo and all seems to be fine now. I now have telnet, ftp, http_get, updates via network only.

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and even ponder my woes for a moment. Great TiVo community. I hope to learn enough (through my mistakes) to help out in the future!

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