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Thread: Var gone, telnet OK, No FTP

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    Var gone, telnet OK, No FTP

    The box decided to rebuild the /var partition

    I can telnet to it, of course no tivoftpd... Anyway I can transfer the hacks without pulling the drive?

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    Is it a series-2? Do you have Alphawolf's All-in-One Utilities (tivotools) stored on the root partition? It has a good version tivoftpd included, and you can run it manually.

    Otherwise, you can try a telnet client with file-transfer ability (like say TeraTerm) and try to sz/rz a copy of tivoftpd.

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    And after you do, you may want to put your hacks somewhere other than var so as to avoid this problem.
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    Christopher D. Heer
    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Wilde
    Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.

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    Thanks folks. After failing to get TeraTerm to transfer over telnet (ethernet), came back here to search some more, and ran into "http_get" reading some of the posts. Http_get is already on the tivo. Since I had a web server already setup locally, I was able to easily get tivoftpd to the box.

    Wondering why all guides I read use /var/hack. No wonder why PlainBill hates guides...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcat400
    Wondering why all guides I read use /var/hack. No wonder why PlainBill hates guides...
    I think because (1) there is usually a lot of room on var, (2) it is always read-write, and possibly (3) early "hacks" would run afoul of initrd and get deleted from the root partition, but didn't ever touch /var.

    But these days there isn't much reason to keep using it. Some tools still rely on certain files being in /var, though.

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