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19 April 2010
So, today, I picked up my new modem at 4launch.
They opened their shop at 3 PM, and so I arrived
at the closest busstop just before 3 and walked
to the shop. Soooo.... I got my modem! yaaay!
Back home, I flashed the beta IPv6 firmware,
entered my account info, and it connected.
Native IPv6 seemed to work, on the first look.
But, looking closer, it turned out that my DSL
connection was only running at 2 Mbit, while it
is supposed to be 4 Mbit. My line speed was
only half what it was supposed to be.
Then, I tried to register my DECT phone, since
the Fritz!Box 7270 also supports DECT. For
some reason, it doesn' t want to connect to
But, that's not all... after a while... my modem
rebooted itself... and not only once, it kept
So, no native IPv6 for me yet.
Let's hope a firmware upgrade solves these
For now, back on my old modem and my old IPv6 tunnel.
13 April 2010
So, a little story about my DreamBox. As you might know,
I recently moved to Eindhoven. My DreamBox DM-7000S
still sits in Beek, at my uncle and aunt's place. This linux based
sattelite receiver contains a hard disk and ethernet port ;) so,
it's connected to the internet. It's running the PLi image nowadays.
( http://www.pli-images.org/ ) I have used different images in the
past, but nowadays, it runs Pli. The Pli software also includes a
chttpd web server and a dropbear ssh server.
I have set up some port forwardings so I can access my box over
the internet ;)
So, on saturday, Doctor Who is aired on the BBC. I have programmed
the dreambox to record this. So, all I have to do is download it, right?
Well.. apearently not. The chttpd just went 404- File not found. The
f*cking file is there!!!! But after some trials, it turned out the chttpd
cannot serve large files. So, I have to split the files.
Remember, this is an embedded linux machine with busybox and so,
and it seems, the split command is not supported. So, I am splitting
the files using dd ;)
Splitting it into files, 1 GB is size:
dd if=Doctor_Who_-_10_04_10.ts of=1.ts count=1000 bs=1Mdd if=Doctor_Who_-_10_04_10.ts of=2.ts count=1000 bs=1M skip=1000dd if=Doctor_Who_-_10_04_10.ts of=3.ts count=1000 bs=1M skip=2000
Well.... I hope it works. Lol. I am late. Broadcast was saturday. I started trying to download it last night, but I needed my sleep, so I am only downloading it now to my laptop here in Eindhoven.