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by geffers
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pricing of Pi models
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Pricing of Pi models

All good points brought up.

Geffers
by geffers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pricing of Pi models
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Pricing of Pi models

Appreciating power consumption may be a factor but am wondering; the new 1GB Pi 4 is priced almost the same as a 1GB Pi 3+ so what would prompt someone to purchase a Pi 3+ I've still got a couple of Pi 1s (or the ones before the two) doing useful tasks, bought a couple of Zeros, again for simple but...
by geffers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Temporary Router
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Temporary Router

procount wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Lede / Openwrt can also be installed on a RPi to turn it into a router. It's available for many devices. (also installable via PINN ;) )
Now the Pi 4 is out with gigabit ethernet this becomes a decent option.

Geffers
by geffers
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Temporary Router
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Temporary Router

I'd rather suggest adding a bridge (possibly anonymous = sans IP address), in other words turn the Pi into a 2-port ethernet switch, that will see all the traffic pass through it without changing anything to the network setup. Great suggestion but for my minimal requirements might be too much. Thin...
by geffers
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Temporary Router
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Temporary Router

On many routers you can install a linux-based open source firmware that then allows you to modify and install almost anything on them. The best known is https://dd-wrt.com/ but there is https://openwrt.org/ and https://advancedtomato.com/ with different capabilities. Yes, I've seen them, my present...
by geffers
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TV Tuner - US TV
Replies: 2
Views: 195

TV Tuner - US TV

Folks,

Anyone know if the Raspberry Pi TV tuner is any good for US TV? I think they have a different broadcast system to Europe.

I've set up TV Headend with a UK based system but not sure of US system

Geffers
by geffers
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Temporary Router
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Temporary Router

Folks, Curious, I have a number of devices working behind a router, it is an old router and the admin page shows some kind of throughput (blocks) but no real detail. Is there any way of routing (temporarily preferably) all network traffic through a Pi so that using something like ntopng more detaile...
by geffers
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HTTP proxy via ssh tunnel
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: HTTP proxy via ssh tunnel

Where are you issuing the netstat command. The open port should appear on the client machine not the host you connected to. The -D option also acts as a socks proxy rather than http (can still be used in a browser, just set the right option). It also normally only works from localhost so it can onl...
by geffers
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HTTP proxy via ssh tunnel
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: HTTP proxy via ssh tunnel

Where are you issuing the netstat command. The open port should appear on the client machine not the host you connected to. The -D option also acts as a socks proxy rather than http (can still be used in a browser, just set the right option). It also normally only works from localhost so it can onl...
by geffers
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HTTP proxy via ssh tunnel
Replies: 3
Views: 570

HTTP proxy via ssh tunnel

Folks, I have remote access to a Raspberry Pi via ssh with login via public/private keys. I've read that proxy web browsing can be accessed using -D 8123 - tried this on numerous occasions and if I issue netstat -l I don't get port 8123 shown anywhere. Firefox seems to always default back to no prox...
by geffers
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Resetting VNC Password
Replies: 2
Views: 2215

Resetting VNC Password

Folks, I have ssh access to as remote R-Pi with sudo privileges.For some reason I am unable to log in to VNC server, either password or username is wrong. As I have previously done this via an ssh tunnel I did not have a strong password but currently I am making a mistake. Is there a file listing VN...
by geffers
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: WiFi Repeater Security
Replies: 8
Views: 3295

Re: WiFi Repeater Security

Reference my original post; definitely read somewhere repeaters were a particular problem but afraid cannot recall specifics. I have an older Draytek router (no wifi) but have an Edimax WiFi AP connected. I've actually got 3 Edimax WiFi APs EW7228APn devices acquired over the years. Experimented wit...
by geffers
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: WiFi Repeater Security
Replies: 8
Views: 3295

WiFi Repeater Security

Folks,

Last year there was a bit of a scare with wifi security and although no evidence of hack taking place manufacturers were busy putting out security updates.

At the time, and I'm not sure why, repeaters were considered vulnerable.

Does anyone know if this is still the case?

Geffers
by geffers
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Install - ffmpeg error
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: New Install - ffmpeg error

You can force reinstall with apt-get option "--reinstall" or you can first use "apt-get remove" or "apt-get purge". You should also do "apt-get clean" to force apt to re-download the package too. Thank you for reply and suggestion. I did a Google search for the problem and most were suggesting inst...
by geffers
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 2037

Re: My Pi 2 keeps getting slower. Help!

Not sure why forum members have to be so abrupt when someone else asks a question, this is generally a friendly forum. We can politely ask for more info if we want to help, otherwise one can ignore the question. You supplied enough info for me to give a brief answer. Most computers tend to slow a bi...
by geffers
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Install - ffmpeg error
Replies: 2
Views: 523

New Install - ffmpeg error

Folks, Just reinstalled Raspian stretch-lite, done the apt-get update/upgrade etc. Installed a couple of programs then one needed ffmpeg, now command line says as follows; Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ffmpeg is already the newest version (7...
by geffers
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arduino Type Relay
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Arduino Type Relay

Thank you for prompt reply.

I have five Pi devices running projects but seldom had a need to use GPIOs other than I use UART to USB (Think that is what it is called) to actually set the Pi MicroSD card up.

Clarified well.

Geffers
by geffers
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arduino Type Relay
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Arduino Type Relay

Folks,

The popular KY-019 5V relays used with Arduinos, appreciate they are 5V, can the R-Pi GPIO pins control this relay?

I think the 5V output GPIO pin is OK to power it, I am wondering about the signal to the relay which is 3.3V on the Pi.

Geffers
by geffers
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: WPA_Supplicant Roaming Priorities
Replies: 1
Views: 530

WPA_Supplicant Roaming Priorities

Folks, I've done a few searches on this and have been unable to determine whether high numbers or low are priority when entered in the wpa_supplicant.conf Also - scan_ssid=1 - one post suggested that if this is entered then it is the network order listed for connections and 'priority' is ignored, if...
by geffers
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Flight Monitoring
Replies: 12
Views: 1487

Re: Flight Monitoring

For reference, it's possible to run VRS on a RPI3 using "mono" over a PiAware image with all the other requisites installed. I have a unit feeding Flightaware, FlightRadar24, Planefinder, Radarbox and ADSBExchange as well as running VRS locally. This is all at sensible CPU and memory loads. It just...
by geffers
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Flight Monitoring
Replies: 12
Views: 1487

Re: Flight Monitoring

PiAware installs a bunch of lighttpd pieces. The data (with MLAT) is fed to Flightaware. Dougie, Have a look at Virtual Radar Server, runs on Windows, Mac or Linux. Uses your current set up to produce a much better web display, aircraft details configurable for what you want to see. Different displ...
by geffers
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Flight Monitoring
Replies: 12
Views: 1487

Re: Flight Monitoring

I'm running PiAware. one day I'm hoping to catch a H47 Chinook from RAF Odiham (EGVO) flying too low over my house. I've already caught a couple of daft callsigns (AIRWOLF1 & AIRWOLF2) out of Odiham. Best aircraft yet was PA474 (BBMF Lancaster) flying over. Might try taking it abroad next time I ge...
by geffers
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: IPTABLES - Locked out
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: IPTABLES - Locked out

Folks, All resolved, I didn't save my iptables changes as I was merely practicing and I know unsaved changes are lost on reboot. I did not realise that POLICY changes reverted to ALLOW, I thought policy changes were permanent and as it was me changing policy to DROP which caused the problem thought ...
by geffers
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Flight Monitoring
Replies: 12
Views: 1487

Re: Flight Monitoring

Took one to California on holiday, fascinating seeing different traffic.

Geffers
by geffers
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: IPTABLES - Locked out
Replies: 3
Views: 275

IPTABLES - Locked out

Folks, I've done numerous searches and for some reason cannot find an answer to this. I've inadvertently locked myself out of my Pi when I altered default IPTABLES POLICY to DROP. Fingers just bit quicker than brain when I pressed the enter key but now I cannot find the location of the IPTABLES conf...

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