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#220787 - 28/01/2002 12:18 Suggestion: Way to save local IP address
iceweazel
journeyman

Registered: 26/11/2001
Posts: 91
Loc: the states
Some way to manually configure and enter a local IP
address so that it could be static.

Ed
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#220788 - 29/01/2002 03:25 Re: Suggestion: Way to save local IP address [Re: iceweazel]
Roger
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Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5528
Loc: London, UK
And exactly where do you want this IP address saved?

As far as the software goes, the Rio Receiver has absolutely no local storage -- not even flash[1].

[1] It does actually have flash, but the original spec called for ROM, so we didn't bother putting a flash programmer in the software.
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#220789 - 29/01/2002 04:06 Re: Suggestion: Way to save local IP address [Re: Roger]
andy
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Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5677
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
It does actually have flash, but the original spec called for ROM, so we didn't bother putting a flash programmer in the software.

Bugger, I didn't know this. Does this mean that it is impossible to add software to burn the flash ?
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#220790 - 29/01/2002 04:18 Re: Suggestion: Way to save local IP address [Re: andy]
Roger
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Registered: 18/01/2000
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Not necessarily -- you'd need the spec sheet for the flash, or to take the flash out and use a normal PC-attached programmer.

The problem is that, because we were not programming it, the factory was at liberty to fit whatever flash they could get their hands on. This means that there's likely to be 4 or 5 different kinds of flash in the Receivers.
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#220791 - 29/01/2002 04:24 Re: Suggestion: Way to save local IP address [Re: Roger]
altman
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Registered: 19/05/1999
Posts: 3450
Loc: Palo Alto, CA
...and this is an issue as there are different page sizes (when you do a flash erase, you have to erase a whole page) dependent on manufacturer.

Flash I know that was fitted includes Intel (great, parameter blocks, etc as fitted to rio-car), Micron (not too bad, compatible ish command set, fewer (bigger) parameter pages) and SST (strange interface, huge pages). I suspect all are supported by 2.4's memory device drivers though.

If you trash a player, you can use LK4 and the debug port to bring it up from the CPU's internal bootrom.

Hugo

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#220792 - 29/01/2002 07:19 Re: Suggestion: Way to save local IP address [Re: altman]
andy
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Registered: 10/06/1999
Posts: 5677
Loc: Wivenhoe, Essex, UK
All very scary, I guess I'll be storing any state on the server then !
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#220793 - 26/03/2002 14:23 Re: Suggestion: Way to save local IP address [Re: iceweazel]
gregggreg
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Registered: 14/03/2002
Posts: 9
I don't know any about the Windows DHCP server that the Rio Receiver comes with, but it is easy to set up a DHCP client to always get the same IP address based on its ethernet MAC address if you are using a Linux box as the DHCP server. This is just as good as having the same static ip address everytime.

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#220794 - 26/03/2002 14:54 Re: Suggestion: Way to save local IP address [Re: gregggreg]
Roger
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Registered: 18/01/2000
Posts: 5528
Loc: London, UK
The DHCP server that ships with the Receiver doesn't allow you to assigned fixed addresses, but the leases are long enough that a given Receiver will almost always be given the same IP address every time.
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