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fauxfrenchdeux
2004-04-03, 15:36
Hello,

I was wondering why there is no provision to setting
up a Squeezebox's network config (IP address, WEP
settings, etc) from the player settings tab of the
SlimServer. Not that it's a problem the way it is now,
it just seems that this capability should be there.
Let's say I wanted a wireless squeezebox with 128 bit
encryption and dedicated IP, it would be much simpler
to plug it in wired, do an auto config, and then from
a keyboard change it as desired. Entering a 128 bit
encryption code alone is worth doing at a keyboard:-)

Just curious.
Julius

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Pat Farrell
2004-04-03, 15:48
At 05:36 PM 4/3/2004, fauxfrenchdeux wrote:
>Let's say I wanted a wireless squeezebox with 128 bit
>encryption and dedicated IP, it would be much simpler
>to plug it in wired, do an auto config, and then from
>a keyboard change it as desired. Entering a 128 bit
>encryption code alone is worth doing at a keyboard:-)

I can feel your pain.

But, the serious security folks would have a cow over
this approach. You can't "trust" any remote device.
So you must enter the key on the device that
you are setting up, using its keyboard, control, joystick
or whatever.

You could argue that a SqueezeBox doesn't belong in a
serious security world, or care about it, but that is
another topic.

Pat

Thomas Lohman
2004-04-03, 15:52
> to plug it in wired, do an auto config, and then from
> a keyboard change it as desired. Entering a 128 bit
> encryption code alone is worth doing at a keyboard:-)

Like other devices such as these do, perhaps if one could
plug it into a USB port on a computer and then use the SlimServer
software to configure it.

cheers,


--tom

dean
2004-04-04, 13:14
I agree, it's a security issue for the player to allow reconfiguration
from the network without some kind of authentication. This is why, for
example, we require you to hold down a button on the remote for an
upgrade to be started.

We could do the same kind of thing to enable network-based setup, but
hadn't thought of that before. It's a reasonable idea, but I'm not
sure how much easier it would be than a one-time runthrough with the
remote. Frankly, I'd rather put energy into making remote-based setup
easier.


On Apr 3, 2004, at 2:48 PM, Pat Farrell wrote:

> At 05:36 PM 4/3/2004, fauxfrenchdeux wrote:
>
> Let's say I wanted a wireless squeezebox with 128 bit
> encryption and dedicated IP, it would be much simpler
> to plug it in wired, do an auto config, and then from
> a keyboard change it as desired. Entering a 128 bit
> encryption code alone is worth doing at a keyboard:-)
>
> I can feel your pain.
>
> But, the serious security folks would have a cow over
> this approach. You can't "trust" any remote device.
> So you must enter the key on the device that
> you are setting up, using its keyboard, control, joystick
> or whatever.
>
> You could argue that a SqueezeBox doesn't belong in a
> serious security world, or care about it, but that is
> another topic.
>
> Pat
>
>