Backup GSM card with a Dreambox?

gb2

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Hello guys,

Sorry, it this is a bit offtopic, but:

Is it possible to insert a GSM (mobile_phone) card into the DB card slot, and backup the list of contacts onto the dreambox?


thanks
 

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#2
gb2 said:
Is it possible to insert a GSM (mobile_phone) card into the DB card slot, and backup the list of contacts onto the dreambox?s
Never seen anything that can do that - but as the box is based on Linux someone may have written a plug-in.

Not sure if the card reader is suitable.
 

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inside /mnt there's a dir named "card"
so, it should be possible to mount it...
Does anyone know how this can be done?
> mount -t ??? /dev/??? /mnt/card

I remember reading somewhere that some of there these cards have a small filesystem that can even be used to store small chunks of personal data...
 

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The card directory is probably for a compact flash card.
 

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Go to all that trouble when they made this to do the job
 

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toppervte33h said:
Go to all that trouble when they made this to do the job
Was only thinking about that item when reading this post. I have never come across a thread involving a sim card and dreambox in the thousands I have read. Might try a google for it.
 

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john_graydon said:
Was only thinking about that item when reading this post. I have never come across a thread involving a sim card and dreambox in the thousands I have read. Might try a google for it.
yep.. I'm exploring new grounds here... :) LOL
hey... it's linux... let's try it! just for fun!

what kind of card reader is installed in the DB500?
is it some kind of serial port (like in a pc card reader)?
How can we access it?

There's an app (plugin) called "Card_Info_Center" but I didn't manage to get it working...

any ideas?
 

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I did some searching and found some interesting stuff.
I guess it would be possible to use NewCS...

but i found some more info.. and the Smart Card ToolKit seems a much better challenge... http://freshmeat.net/projects/sctk/

I don't have a working sdk, so could someone please compile this app, and post it here?

thanks.
 

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There's an app (plugin) called "Card_Info_Center" but I didn't manage to get it working...



Should be in the addons/plug ins Just shows info on screen about encryption shows key nos etc.
 

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john_graydon said:
There's an app (plugin) called "Card_Info_Center"
this plugin is for looking at your sat card, and telling you when the next update is needed. its v useful if you are running an ND$ card, and want know when it will stop working, ie by which date you need a new update.
 
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