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4. Bring the Internet to TiVo > 52. Getting Telnet to Your Ethernet-Enabled TiV...

Getting Telnet to Your Ethernet-Enabled TiVo

Now that our Series 1 TiVo is using Ethernet [Hack #49] and is online, let’s get a telnet prompt on it.

It’s time to forget that primitive Bash over serial [Hack #30] connection you set up to bootstrap command-line access to your TiVo. While it will remain useful as a backup, let’s face it: that connection is slow and being tied to a host PC is more hand holding than your TiVo needs. This is the age of ubiquitous networking, after all.

But before you say goodbye to that old standby, you’ll use it one last time to turn on telnet, remote login capabilities from anywhere on the network. Using your serial prompt, edit Section 3.11 your rc.sysinit to accept telnet connections by adding the following line at the end:


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