Mod of 3.4.90 firmware (2008-05-12)

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Mod of 3.4.90 firmware (2008-05-12)

Postby flox » 03 May 2008 20:15

Maxtor has released new firmware "edamame 3.4.90" within the Central Axis software.
This firmware is beta and only available in English.

Below you can download a mod of this firmware with Telnet/SSH included.

Here is an extract of the README file:
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INSTALL
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1) unpack the zip file
2) install the bin file through the web interface
3) when LED turns solid green, login via SSH (Putty, ...)
    User: root
    Password: root
4) change the root password permanently
  # rootpasswd

UPGRADE
-------
1) backup your data: only /share and /etc/mxoconfig are preserved
   (/opt is preserved because it is a mount point of /share/.optware)
2) write down your Services autostart configuration
3) unpack the zip file and install the bin file through the web interface
   (your root and admin password are preserved)
4) restore your Services configuration manually through the web interface
5) perform additional steps to restore your Optware install:
   (only if a non-empty folder /share/.optware exists)
  # mv /share/.optware /share/.prev-optware
  # bootstrap.xsh && exit
  # umount /opt
  # rm -Rf /share/.optware
  # mv /share/.prev-optware /share/.optware
  # mount -o bind /share/.optware /opt
  # ipkg update && ipkg upgrade
  # ipkg list_installed
  # reboot

NOTES
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* The LED color is solid amber at boot up, when custom steps are performed
* The LED turns solid green when the boot process is over
* Software is only available in English (no translation)
* Dropbear SSH is enabled by default
* Telnet server is disabled by default (security precaution)
* FTP server is disabled by default:
    - edit /etc/bftpd.conf and /etc/ftpdusers before
      (see: http://bftpd.sf.net/doc/en/bftpd-tutorial.html)
* Through the web administration:
    - go to "Advanced Features" / "Advanced Configuration"
* Bootstrap Optware (if you need more programs):
  # bootstrap.xsh && exit
  # ipkg update && ipkg upgrade
  # ipkg list_installed
* Two file managers are provided:
    - WebAdmin is a simple Web-based file manager
        (translated in 11 languages)
    - phpFileManager uses frames and shows extra features.
        (translated in English, Portuguese and Italian)
* If you want to allow special chars for your passwords (experimental):
  # setvar validate_password_chars 0

(...)
CREDITS
-------
Based on Maxtor 3.4.90 BETA firmware
With contributions from:
  hd, stuart_f, ingo, chrisaix, xarks, shonk, flox, johjoh2k.


Image

Download the latest version based on beta MCA 3.4.90 firmware:
http://www.shonk.org/MSSII/edamame-3.4. ... 05-12c.zip -- Shonk
http://www.gianni.biz/download/MSSII/ed ... 05-12c.zip -- johjoh2k
http://xic.free.fr/z/edamame-3.4.90-ssh ... 05-12c.zip -- flox
Re-uploaded the same firmware with a small fix:
- fixed a bug that prevent to start dropbear from the "Services" page
- included the german translation of the 'phpfilemanager' with this last build (thanks to m.tom59)

BUGS
* language configuration is not saved for the phpFileManager. Fix:
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chmod 0666 /usr/htdocs.en/extra/filemanager.php

* dropbear cannot be started from the Services page (fixed in version 05-12c)
Fix: edit /usr/local/bin/invoke and change path to '/usr/sbin/dropbear' on line 79


VARIANTS
* with transmission (not released)
You can install files manually: http://xic.free.fr/z/files-torrentcli.tar.gz
(includes nohup, httpd.conf and other libevent/sqlite3/transmission files)

* first telnet_ssh version (no FTP, no Extra menus)
http://xic.free.fr/z/edamame-3.4.90-ssh ... -05-03.zip


WISH LIST -- just a reminder, i do not work on any of these items
* translations to EFIGS (english, french, italian, german, spanish)
It should come soon from Seagate/Maxtor team: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1026#p4898

* a working transmission 1.20, integrated with tf-b4rt
see these threads: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=933&p=4917#p4917, viewtopic.php?f=10&t=849&p=4910#p4910

* compile dropbear SCP/SFTP
workaround: install ipkg 'openssh'


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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby Shonk » 03 May 2008 20:37

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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby kruncho » 06 May 2008 17:03

Hi, I have uploaded the new firmware but i can't login into 'root' with telnet enabled. There seems to be an additional '\n' endline character added whenever i tried to type in the Username: root + <enter>. This results in password = <null> (since it is skipped by the added endline character)

Is that a bug? or is it my fingers?
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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby flox » 06 May 2008 17:37

kruncho wrote:Hi, I have uploaded the new firmware but i can't login into 'root' with telnet enabled. There seems to be an additional '\n' endline character added whenever i tried to type in the Username: root + <enter>. This results in password = <null> (since it is skipped by the added endline character)

Is that a bug? or is it my fingers?


It should be related with your configuration. maybe try to use different settings for your telnet configuration.
I am not an expert of these things.
Are you a Windows or a Linux user?
On Windows, try Putty: it is a Telnet and SSH client.
http://chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
.
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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby twinclouds » 08 May 2008 05:11

Could you tell me if this new mod of the 3.4.90 firmware contains FTP server? If it does how to activate it? Thanks.
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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby Shonk » 08 May 2008 12:53

twinclouds wrote:Could you tell me if this new mod of the 3.4.90 firmware contains FTP server? If it does how to activate it? Thanks.



no it doesnt, but im sure flox will release a more customizable image if the beta proves anygood
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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby kruncho » 08 May 2008 17:58

flox wrote:
kruncho wrote:Hi, I have uploaded the new firmware but i can't login into 'root' with telnet enabled. There seems to be an additional '\n' endline character added whenever i tried to type in the Username: root + <enter>. This results in password = <null> (since it is skipped by the added endline character)

Is that a bug? or is it my fingers?


It should be related with your configuration. maybe try to use different settings for your telnet configuration.
I am not an expert of these things.
Are you a Windows or a Linux user?
On Windows, try Putty: it is a Telnet and SSH client.
http://chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
.


Thanks for recommending Putty. It works for Putty SSH login now. But I still can't use Putty telnet as it encounters the same problem. I need telnet to work so that I can install my twonky in my MSS II(CentralAxis it's now called). Any other recommendations?

Thanks again!
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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby kruncho » 08 May 2008 18:24

flox wrote:
kruncho wrote:Hi, I have uploaded the new firmware but i can't login into 'root' with telnet enabled. There seems to be an additional '\n' endline character added whenever i tried to type in the Username: root + <enter>. This results in password = <null> (since it is skipped by the added endline character)

Is that a bug? or is it my fingers?


It should be related with your configuration. maybe try to use different settings for your telnet configuration.
I am not an expert of these things.
Are you a Windows or a Linux user?
On Windows, try Putty: it is a Telnet and SSH client.
http://chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
.


I realised flox is right. It has something to do with the telnet configuration. Under Putty telnet configuration, I unchecked "Return key sends Telnet New Line instead of ^M" and it works!

I can login through telnet on my MSS II. However, there's no such setting for Twonky "NASSetup.exe" which attempts to telnet to my MSS II using the Microsoft-Telnet way (I assume) for installation of Twonky. Is there something i can changed inside my MSS II so that NASSetup.exe can do its job properly? This didn't happen when i was using the the older version of the modified firmware (xxx.28).
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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby Shonk » 08 May 2008 19:35

disable password for login to install twonky
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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby flox » 08 May 2008 20:48

Shonk wrote:disable password for login to install twonky

with this experimental version of the firmware it is not easy to disable telnet login.
you hv to manually edit the '/usr/htdocs.en/hack/index.asp' file: replace 'utelnetd -l /bin/login -d' with 'utelnetd -d' (2 occurences)

Shonk wrote:
twinclouds wrote:Could you tell me if this new mod of the 3.4.90 firmware contains FTP server? If it does how to activate it? Thanks.

no it doesnt, but im sure flox will release a more customizable image if the beta proves anygood


I am not sure which firmware to continue development on. There's 2 choices:

1/ keep the 3.1.28, which is multi-languages, and without auto-update.
But it lacks web sharing/e-mail notification features (and raid enhancements but I do not have dual-disks)
And we may integrate some bugfixes and layout from 3.4.90 into 3.1.28.

2/ or migrate mods to 3.4.90. It is not too much difficult.
The 3.4.90 has many small fixes, and I think it is a better basis for future mods.
I would like to add a switch to disable "remote access" and "auto-update" features, for those who do not need them.
If localization is a big issue for people using mod firmwares, it could be possible to re-enable languages, at the cost of disabling advanced features (web sharing and e-mail notifications).
In the meantime Seagate may release a final version of the firmware with translations...

Today I have a preference for a customized 3.4.90 version with "web sharing/e-mail notifs/auto-update" disabled (or with a switch to turn them off easily). Any objection?

For the BFTPD folder, I have put it on the 3.4.90 without difficulty.
Have to create a release, now :)
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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby Shonk » 08 May 2008 21:22

sounds good to me
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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby kruncho » 09 May 2008 18:07

Shonk wrote:disable password for login to install twonky



I disabled the password, but twonky install still fails.. hmm.. some incompatibility problem? here's the screenshot

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Re: Mod of maxtor 3.4.90 firmware (beta)

Postby twinclouds » 09 May 2008 22:07

flox wrote:.....................
Today I have a preference for a customized 3.4.90 version with "web sharing/e-mail notifs/auto-update" disabled (or with a switch to turn them off easily). Any objection?
...................

I like this approach as well.
BTW: the FTP and ssh in the 3.1.28 version worked very well for me. It will be good if you can include these functionalities in 3.4.90, which I have tested on my MSS II also but I went back to your mod of 3.1.28 to use the FTP and ssh functions. The only additional wish I have is that scp and/or sfpt functions will be included in the future mods.
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Re: Mod of 3.4.90 firmware (2008-05-12)

Postby flox » 12 May 2008 12:40

Posted new firmware with BFTPd and extra menus, with ability to control and disable services easily:
Here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1026#p4842

This firmware includes many fixes from Maxtor, and should work better than 3.1.28 firmware.
One downside compared with 3.1.28 is that web configuration is only available in English.

Notes:
- no SCP/SFTP feature: you can install the Optware openssh package
- no transmission client included: you can install the Optware transmission package
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Re: Mod of 3.4.90 firmware (2008-05-12)

Postby SWGeek » 12 May 2008 18:49

On the 3.4.90 only being available in English: "hypothetically speaking", I would guess that an EFIGS(+/-) version will be available before too long... Also "hypothetically speaking", I would be willing to bet that there will be a number of code fixes rolled in with the languages upgrade.
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