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Users / Re: media files?
« on: July 23, 2011, 08:53:34 pm »
Thanks!  I have this thread book marked so I can give that a try once I have a free minute.  Soon after my last post my son was born.  I've heard that all free time goes away with the addition of a baby but I severely under estimated that statement. 

Users / Re: Setting up 2nd entertainment area with SqueezeSlave
« on: July 13, 2011, 05:28:38 am »
Are you looking under "Local Orbiter" on the list of devices?

Users / Re: My DCERouter is attacking other servers!
« on: July 07, 2011, 04:26:01 pm »
I don't think setting up an RDP connection is more secure than an SSH connection.

Another option... Yes, more secure... I don't think so.

Before windows 7 and maybe vista (I'll have to double check security options) I may have agreed with you.  If you're connecting from a linux client, you're probably right.  If you're talking Windows to windows, that's a debate, and a debate for a different post to avoid a thread jacking.    

Also at the end of the day you also have to consider ease of use and functionality.  An RDP connection puts you on the remote network with ease and speed from basically any OS you can imagine using.  You will also be able to access other network resources.  The RDP "Screen Shots"  sent from the server to the client and the mouse and keyboard inputs from the client to the server, requires much less bandwidth than a web browser and/or VPN connection.  This results in a much faster connection to the remote network since network data isn't really leaving the network (which also add another layer of security).

RDP, SSH, SSl... etc, it's a preference at this point.  What it would take for a 3rd party to crack RDP or SSH is (at least in my option) unrealistic for the unimportant home network.  It would probably take someone who knows you or of you and WANTS to get on your network, not the obscure hacker hanging out on a router some where.

Users / Re: My DCERouter is attacking other servers!
« on: July 07, 2011, 02:58:56 pm »
Thanks Ernesto,

I will look through those logs tonight, I have since disabled the Outside access, and ports 21 to 23 on the Firewall, I was logging onto the server from work for a while, trying to set things up!  But, as this appears to have opened a security can of worms, I've closed off the ports, and removed the outside login ability.

Also, Since the "attempt" I have rebooted my machine, I will look later, as I can no longer log in from work!  But I suspect the logs may well be cleared?!


If you have a windows xp or higher machine you can setup remote desktop.  Passwords and data are encrypted before heading out over the network.  You need windows Pro, Ultimate, Business, and maybe home pro... not 100% sure about home pro.  Basic isn't even worth having, it's a waste of space so this would be a good time to upgrade.  Also, accessing local resources over the Internet using RDP will be quicker that a web browser.  I use a terminal server, but it's the same basic principle and it works great for remote access to your home network. 

All you have to do is setup a port forward rule for the RDP port.  I can't remember what it is, may be 3387 or 3386.  A quick google search will give you the port number.  Make sure your windows user is in the remote desktop group.  A quick google search will help you with that also. 

Do yourself a favor and do not attempt to watch a video or visit flash heavy sites over RDP, especially over a slow Internet connection.

Users / Re: media files?
« on: July 07, 2011, 12:50:33 am »
Not sure what version of linuxmce you are using, but you can try this

I can be tracked down in irc if you need any assistance getting it up and running.

I'm on 810.  I thought I tried that feature and thats were I got the same piture for a mass amount of videos, making it hard to tell them apart on the orbiter.  I'll try it again tonight or tomorrow.  Dang power is out so my whole network is down.  Thank god for 3g and tethering!

Users / Re: My DCERouter is attacking other servers!
« on: July 07, 2011, 12:44:20 am »
Hey guys,
this is a good point.

At the moment i'm using an IPCop-Firewall which my core has to pass to reach the internet.
Do you think that's too much effort or is the seperate firewall worth it's power consumption?


If you ask me, it's completely worth it.   Although the firewall in ipcop and lmce might be all the same.  IN a perfect world i'd say make it so both firewalls are different on a code level. 

I currently use two firewalls also.  It's more work keeping everything stright but totally worth it.

Users / Re: media files?
« on: July 06, 2011, 02:43:24 am »
Okay, Never mind....  Title view is much better than file view, especially with the tag information filled in.  unfortunately I have so much media this is going to take forever.  Good thing I have 2 weeks of vacation time scheduled soon.

Can some one tell me how, or if it's possible to show a folder on the orbiter?  Or how do you categorize TV shows where you have a different video file for each episode in a season?  Basically I have a lot of tv shows in AVI format, these files are nested in a seasons number folder (season 1, season 2, etc), which is nested in another folder named after the show (Family Guy, South Park, etc).  I'd like to just add the top level folder (Family Guy, South Park, etc).  I tried to add tag info to the folder like i did for dvds and video files but the folder doesn't show up on the orbiter.

I noticed that adding the tag information the same way as a dvd to each file results in 100 entires with the same picture and no easy way to tell the files apart.  Not to mention it's tedious as heck.  How do you all do it?


Users / Re: media files?
« on: July 01, 2011, 02:31:19 am »
I just realized that videos are not showing up only in the filename view.  Unfortunately I prefer this view.  Can some one help me get this view back?  I saw a couple post about updatemedia, but how do I run this?

Also I must have broke something trying to fix this because the pictures aren't showing up now.  Music still works. 

Users / Re: questions about audio only MD
« on: June 30, 2011, 11:47:50 pm »
I thought we had the ability to add additional sound cards (internal or extrrnal) to the core and/or mds to create zoned audio?  If that's the case, wouldn't additional sound cards be the best option?

What's he gaining from a sqeezebox when it's going to be sitting in the basement out of sight?  Plus a usb sound card is way cheaper than a squeezebox.

Users / media files?
« on: June 30, 2011, 06:57:12 pm »
I just recently changed around shares on my nas so my media files now reside on a larger partition that I can grow on the fly.  After removing the old share from Lmce my audio and picture files started to show up on the orbiter but not the video files. It's been almost a week now but they're still not there.  I am really trying to adhere to rule #1 but I don't think it's working.  The only thing different is the share is larger and I selected public vs lmce directory structure.  I can search for them and play them, they're just not on the video list on orbiter.

Is there a way to jump start what ever scan handles this task?

Marketplace / Re: Radio Shack Clearance
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:54:27 pm »
Those have been discontinued for a while now.  I'd be shocked if you can still find any.  I believe I cleared out the 2 stores closest to me around march.  Bought every piece they had. 

You get what you pay for though.  2 of them already died on me.  I'll give GE a break and blame my house since the two that broke did so on the same day at almost the same time.  Maybe it was a power spike that skipped all the other sensitive electrical equipment in my house and only got to these to devices.  Plus they're awesome at honoring their warranty.

Users / Re: Check in device template?
« on: June 28, 2011, 04:15:53 am »
You need to make sure that there are commands checked in the device template to be available so you can see them.


You sir are a genius!  That was staring me in the face all this time. 

One more issue though, the auto generated scenario works now with the exception of changing the inputs on the TV.  I confirmed the pipes are set correctly.   Currently I added a command for the scenario button to change the inputs but I know I shouldn't have to the this. 

I only did quick regens.  I'll try a full regen tomorrow and see where that gets me. 

Thanks again Thom!

Users / Re: Wall mounted light control - Any ideas
« on: June 27, 2011, 09:20:27 pm »
Those are the ones I've seen around the web.

I'm holding out for something like this.  We have a few dozen of these all throughout the new building where I work.  They're definitely not zwave but they're fully programmable and wicked expensive.  If anyone finds something like this Let me know.

Users / Re: Wall mounted light control - Any ideas
« on: June 27, 2011, 07:30:54 pm »
What kind of zwave devices are you guys using?  Why can't you just walk over to the zwave wall switch and turn the lights on?  My switches look just like regular switches... well decorative regular switched.  I can turn the lights on and off via LMCE or the old fashion way.

If I'm mistaken and you're looking to turn on all lights in the house, or the bedroom light from the kitchen by pushing one button mounted on the wall.  You can find those on ebay all day everyday.  Just search for zwave switches.  It'll be some where in the results, I see them all the time.

Users / Re: Check in device template?
« on: June 27, 2011, 03:32:42 am »
I tried to create the scenario manually but when I got to the device I created there are no commands available to add to the scenario.  I confirmed the Code set has all the commands configured and they all work when testing in the A/V properties.  Could this be where the problem is for the auto generated scenario for this device?  I don't want to modify an existing template but I'm not really seeing any other option at this point.  I have no clue why this isn't working.

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