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Carol

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Hey gang,
I don't know if anyone is doing this already, but I'd be happy to host a web site for AZBx images, if anyone thought this was a good idea. Not having near the experience with these units like some of the old timers on this forum, I felt kind of lost when it came to doing firmware updates and finding both current and older images for these boxes.   I personally have the AZBox Permium (Guess it's now called a Legacy) along with the AZ-ME and Mini-ME. 
Some of the applications like AZup (I only learned) work with the legacy receiver and not the "ME"
It would be nice if that were noted next to the file before you tried to download and use it.

As per some of the sites I've seen the firmware images are updated on a daily basis and nothing seems to be archived! Short of having to beg for it, I'm looking for Open ATV with a 3.3.1 kernel and it's not around, yet I'm sure Emil and a few folks are sitting on it in their home P.C. it would be nice to just go to a website and find it for a change.  I also noted having read a lot of the older threads here on Rick's forum that many if not all of the older links posted from 2010 regarding the AZBx receivers are all gone! Dead! Kaput... no longer on line. 

I'd be willing to start a web page if anyone thought it would be worth while. I'd need your help getting the files with an explanation of the kernel the files have in them and exactly which AZbx it belongs with.  If someone already has a whole file filled with images, maybe you could put it on DVD and send it to me and I can pull them off a disk for hosting some place.  I already running two web sites, a third would not be a real big deal I suppose.

Your thoughts on this?

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Sounds great. They may erase those at any time. When open azbox shut down they cosed out their website oveer night and had to hunt for where images might be. Never no when website is going to disappear and everything with it. Also...for az enigma 2 images...HD means legacy boxes ( ultra, premium, elite).....me obviously azme...and of course mini is for minime.
Great idea. I wonder how hard it would be for rick to actually host firmwares for download.

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Sounds great. They may erase those at any time. When open azbox shut down they cosed out their website oveer night and had to hunt for where images might be. Never no when website is going to disappear and everything with it. Also...for az enigma 2 images...HD means legacy boxes ( ultra, premium, elite).....me obviously azme...and of course mini is for minime. Great idea. I wonder how hard it would be for rick to actually host firmwares for download.


He may not want to... BUT, why couldn't we do it ourselves at a free filesharing site, and then just post links to it in these forums??  I'm not sure, but seems as though it should be fairly simple to do..... no????


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I would get Rick's blessing...I've had to kill my share of offsite links...
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I would get Rick's blessing...I've had to kill my share of offsite links...


good point, and I thought about it, after posting my comment... If he approved it here, would be better, then he could have control of it, as opposed to a link..that he would need to keep checking all the time, if he even allowed it..........   not as simple as I first thought [wink]


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Sound like great idea 
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For Rick to do it wouldn't actually require a "web page". Files could be quite simply put in a directly with a link thereto just like any FTP page except it would be HTTP, and downloads only. The filenames could do most of the talking, with a simple explanation page anywhere that wouldn't need updating all the time. It could be nothing more than a README in the directory containing the files to download.

The main obstacle might have to do with bandwidth. If Rick's site is on limited bandwidth, which isn't problematic for hosting some sales and service pages and a forum, downloaders wouldn't tolerate the slowness caused by the throttling that accompanies bandwidth limits and multiple users trying to download simultaneously. If bandwidth isn't an issue, time for him to set it up very well could be a big impediment which likely wouldn't be compensated by increased income as a consequence. Then again, also if bandwidth is not an issue, it might be possible for him to do no more than arrange for someone else to do it on his behalf, though setting that up also could take a significant bite out of his time.

Like us, he does need his own time to enjoy the toys we have a common interest in.

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