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5. TiVo and the Web > 80. Putting Your TiVo on the Web

Putting Your TiVo on the Web

All your TiVoWeb usage thus far has probably been done from the comfort of your own home network. But the true magic lies in reaching your TiVo from anywhere in the world.

You’re probably itching to put your TiVo on the Web so that it can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Otherwise, why would you go through the trouble of web-enabling your TiVo box, rather than simply standing in front of your television set, remote control in hand?

While you have about all you need to put your TiVo on the Web, beware of the dragons there. Simply giving your TiVo one of your broadband account’s static IP addresses and opening it to the world is fraught with dangers. While I have been crowing the TiVo as a Linux PC’s little brother, I’ve been glazing over the fact that the TiVo’s networking is not quite up to the level of its big brother. The simplest denial-of-service attack against your TiVo can take it out of commission. There’s no built-in firewall, and it has not been battle-hardened against network intrusions. Authentication—allowing only discriminating access to your programming—is primitive at best.


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