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so.. what does this mean ?


I'm trying to set up IVS, it WORKED once, and now its dead.


so I got fedup using 2 different brand routers, (uplink) so bought a new dlink router to replace SMC, set up DMZ, etc etc


check the IP numbers, set up ports.

http://192.168.0.105:55555/ivs-IVSGetUnitInfo


get a response using web page, it comes as.





then check IVS checker at http://www.lhaven.net/ivstest/


put in my UnitInfo ISN 00004-54831-55826


get this in response


Query Failed - rtv_decrypt: sanity check failed




mind you, SOMETIMES it times out, so I m not sure if this means IVS was down when I tried it ?


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First, no need for DMZ (at least not that I know of with the dlink routers)


Just set up virtual servers, this is the key virtual server not the other thing with port forwarding. The port forwarding is part of the virtual server and will address the other stuff that's needed. Just configure it for the local IP, port (both the same) and both types and always on. That should do it.

http://192.168.0.105:55555/ivs-IVSGetUnitInfo this command seems odd to me because you don't specify a port on that IP, that's you LAN IP. The port is for the router to direct the query to the correct LAN IP from the WAN IP and port.


If you post or PM me your WAN IP I'll tell you if it's working right.
 

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so.. what does this mean ?

You will occasionally get this from the IVS Tester. It is a timing problem with the test scripts, so just retry it. It isn't a problem on your end.

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mind you, SOMETIMES it times out, so I m not sure if this means IVS was down when I tried it ?
I just tested your IP (as reported by rddns) and nothing responds at port 55555. You either do not have port forwarding set up correctly in your router, or your ISP is running a transparent web proxy. Based on your IP, I would say the former is the problem. Do NOT put the ReplaYTV in the DMZ. Though it should work, it will likely cause problems down the road. Instead, forward the single TCP port you chose for IVS (i.e. 55555) to the LAN IP of your ReplayTV.


FWIW more people have problems getting IVS to work with SMC and D-link routers than any I've seen. I don't recommend them.
 

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FWIW more people have problems getting IVS to work with SMC and D-link routers than any I've seen. I don't recommend them.
Ummm.....haven't had a single problem with my Dl-614 rev A unit with over 100+ show transfers so far on poopli. Where can I find info on people having problems with them?


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Ummm.....haven't had a single problem with my Dl-614 rev A unit with over 100+ show transfers so far on poopli. Where can I find info on people having problems with them?


AJ
If you have it working, then don't worry about it. What I meant was that of the many posts (here, PlanetReplay, Poopli) I have seen where people have had problems getting port forwarding to work even though it *seemingly* is set up correctly from the poster's description, D-link and SMC seem to be the most frequently involved routers. What this means, I don't know. It may be that particular models and/or firmware revisions have a problem or that their port forwarding config pages are more complicated than other brands. Then again, it could be just plain old user error. In any case, for some reason, I recall large number of posts about IVS difficulties by users with these routers, a few of which we were never able to resolve IIRC.
 

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Like I said above, the dlink stuff IS confusing because where you expect to do the port forwarding ISN'T where you do the port forwarding. I had to call them before discovering the "virutal servers" are what you want to create. One for each replayTV.


That could be the cause of many of the problems.


BTW, j.m. since you know more about this than I.... when I did the first IVS tests with the 5504 hack I never set up a port for the 5504 and I was able to send stuff just fine. Now I'm trying to send a show to someone and he keeps getting network errors. I'm curious do you know if my IP and port are ever used by the receiver of a show to maybe reestablish a connection that has been lost or anything else?
 

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so.. what does this mean ?


Query Failed - rtv_decrypt: sanity check failed
When this happens, just try it again.


The cipher key is time based....so both ends need to be close in time to compute the correct keys. Its probably the real reason my Perl rddns is so much faster than the rddns that is part of ReplayPC...the original rddns client was slow so the timing would be right.


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You will occasionally get this from the IVS Tester. It is a timing problem with the test scripts, so just retry it. It isn't a problem on your end.
Really? I've got a request from a noob on Poopli that's been sitting there for almost a week because I keep getting this message. I hate to give up on a noob, I don't want them to walk away from Poopli, so is there anything else you can tell me about this message, j.m.? Dreamer?
 

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There's a portion in the rddns packet that when decrypted correctly will always be a certain value.


If the result isn't that particular value...and it reports a sanity check failure.


This is because rddns encryption is time based and there is no key exchange...so both ends have to be 'sufficiently' in sync to be using the same key.


Ideally it would retry automatically....but it isn't high on my list of priorities...especially since I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival my new TV....and the need to buy all kinds of new toys that are implied....though not approved ;) Already went over budget by buying the extended warranty (I knew I was going to get it, but I had no idea how much it would cost extra.... :p )


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thanks for all your help, I've re-configured my setup.


currently its a DI-604, uplinked to a DI-624 Wireless router.


moved all my replays over to the DI-604, moved my dlink videophone DVC-1000 to the wireless portion, as the dlink routers already have a built in setup for the DVC-1000's (which I need to test in the AM)


now I cannot use the laptop to confiqure the DI-604 while in front of the TV, which I like to do, guess I need to go in my computer room to actually edit all values.


I will try this, to be honest - I m glad a lot of people chimed in here, but I will admit I'm very surprised on the well how do I say, lack of IVS information around here - heh.


I DO see a butt-load of discussions on IVS, but no offical thread on HOW to set up IVS, with corresponding router - with maybe screen shots, so a person may follow and be done with it.


maybe this could be a viable project to AVS and in the archives, we could just point newbies and noobs like me to there instead.



thanks again for your help..
 

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thanks all


Asked ReplayTV server about unit at ISN 00004-54831-55826.


Found on Replay server.


The IP for your ReplayTV is 24.118.170.60

The Port for your ReplayTV is 55555

Successfully contacted ReplayTV unit.


The ReplayTV says:

ISN: 00004-54831-55826

Nickname: Clyde

Your IVS settings appear to be correct
 

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One problem with your suggestion about a walk thru.... firmware revs change quickly and often the UI to the configurations do to. That could be a real nightmare to keep up...



Glad you got it working. And... hey you got it working so there's the IVS help you needed, right? =)
 
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