DP-558, Stage 2:
I am a Tinystocks EPG user since a couple of years. However, since a few days, accessing the tinystocks EPG from the KISS player won't work anymore.
After some troubleshooting, it seems that the epg.kml.kiss-technology.com server was finally decomissioned. Since KISS still accesses that website to check for the "Default EPG" (which in my case points to Tinystocks EPG), it won't be able to see any EPG data anymore.
Tinystock support curently checks with Cisco if anything can be done about this. In the meantime, I wonder if there is not another way to "redirect" or change the destination for EPG requests directly in the KISS.
I have the following ideas, but also questions:
Idea 1 - Redirect to tinystocks.com in /etc/hosts on KISS
Redirect seems to work. However, at the destination IP there must be a file /tv/tvstart.php. In the original setup, that page would somehow serve the "Default EPG" URL, I believe. I tested with this entry here:
(this points KISS requests to epg.kml.kiss-technology.com towards tinystocks.com instead. According to some LAN tracing with WireShark, that actually works.
An EPG request looks like this:
GET /tv/tvstart.php?PlayerID=<here is my Playser ID>&PlayerBrand=KiSS&PlayerModel=DP-558&PlayerLanguage=2&PlayerFirmware=117&ScreenWidt h=720&ScreenHeight=576&ScreenForm=4x3&UTC=7200&KML =2.1 HTTP/1.0
Host: epg.kml.kiss-technology.com <--- which is sent to 220.127.116.11, actually
- Is the edit in /etc/hosts persistent? I am not really sure where such a change needs to be made so that it's staying across reboots..
- Anyone knows how tvstart.php "serves" the "Default EPG" URL?
- Would there be a server available (perhaps tinystocks.com itself?) which would take over that role?
- Since Tinystocks has a similar setup (http://tinystocks.com/k2/tv/tvstart.php
) it only needs a virtual hosts setting on their server to serve directly /tv/tvstart.php? Although I am not sure if Tinystocks tvstart.php actually does the same...
Idea 2 - Configure the destination page http://tinystocks.com/k2/tv/tvstart.php
directly in KISS
I have no clue where on the KISS filesystem and in what file I would have to change the destination epg.kml.kiss-technology.com/tv/tvstart.php to http://tinystocks.com/k2/tv/tvstart.php
- any clue? hint?
PS. Yes, TSHelper would work. However, I do not have a PC running all the time at home. I'd rather not depend on yet another node on the LAN.