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Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby cabria » 2013-03-22 12:59

does anyone know if it is possible to run a chunkvnc repeater on a Raspberry pi?
if it is possible. how would you go about it
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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby supercoe » 2013-03-22 13:35

AFAIK the RaspberryPI should have not issues running Perl scripts.
I would suggest Karl Runge's awesome Perl repeater that is included in the Repeater/Linux directory of ChunkVNC.
You can open the file in a text editor for examples on how to use it.

Alternatively you could use Rat's modified Perl repeater as he was working with Karl on bug fixes and what not.
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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby cabria » 2013-03-22 14:45

It works like a cham. :D

next step is to test if it can run on a synology nas.
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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby supercoe » 2013-03-22 16:20

Cool beans. :D
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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby Rat » 2013-03-31 07:45

Funny... I run it on my Synology NAS. It works great there! (my version of Karl's Perl repeater that is)
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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby JonD » 2013-04-01 02:06

Any details on how you implemented it on Rasberry pi? Sounds like a fun little project.

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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby cabria » 2013-05-02 17:40

just run it, like you do on a normal x86 linux server.
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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby JonD » 2013-05-02 18:24

Really? I must try that. There's quite a write-up in Linux Journal May issue on Raspberry pi applications.

Using Raspberry pi sounds like a good way to setup a very low power dedicated repeater,

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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby cabria » 2013-05-03 12:40

you can start the repeater at boot using this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... up-315430/
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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby JonD » 2013-05-09 20:50

Well the Raspberry pi is up and running quite nicely. I have no idea how many connections it would support
but for me that's not an issue. I'm typically using one (or maybe 2 connections max). Anyone with a little
familiarity with Linux should have no problem setting it up.

I'll report back after a while to confirm how reliable it turns out to be. It certainly lowers the power
consumption compared to other solutions.

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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby supercoe » 2013-05-09 21:11

I've ordered a raspberry pi myself as I've wanted one for awhile.
My plan is to use my CNC machine to make a nice custom case and sell it as a preconfigured ChunkVNC repeater. :)
Glad to hear you got it up and running slick!
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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby cabria » 2013-05-13 20:35

JonD wrote:Well the Raspberry pi is up and running quite nicely. I have no idea how many connections it would support
but for me that's not an issue. I'm typically using one (or maybe 2 connections max). Anyone with a little
familiarity with Linux should have no problem setting it up.

I'll report back after a while to confirm how reliable it turns out to be. It certainly lowers the power
consumption compared to other solutions.

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I have been running Rat´s repeater on the pie for some time now, it can easily handle 2 sessions simultaneously. i get a top cpu load at about 22 % with 2 sessions and 22 host connections.
Although i had to recompile chunkvnc with version 1.1.9.0 to get a reliable solution. But now it is rock solid.

hint: you can use the command
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netstat -anp --tcp | grep perl
to see the connections to the repeater
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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby JonD » 2013-05-16 21:22

For those following this thread...

My pi repeater has been in use without issue for nearly 2 weeks.
It works very well and I'm ready to turn off the other dedicated
computer that runs a lot hotter.

Thanks to cabria for getting me started with Raspberry pi!

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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby supercoe » 2013-05-16 22:17

I just got my pi yesterday, man these things are cool! Can't wait to play with it more. :)
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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby JonD » 2013-06-09 22:59

My pi repeater has worked non-stop for over a month...
a great solution.

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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby JonD » 2014-02-02 18:25

Latest on my Raspberry Pi repeater.
1. it's been in successful operation for 9 months
2. the only glitch has been 1 or 2 occasions where it was restarted and got stuck at fsck needing a local keyboard and screen.

I run it headless and for at least 6 months of the year am not local to the RPi. This presents a problem if the computer will not complete a restart without local help.

The solution was to set fsck to automatically answer yes to fsck:
- sudo nano /etc/default/rcS <-- note the upper case S
- scroll to the end (about line 24)
- remove # if present
- change FSCKFIX=no to FSCKFIX=yes
- save etc

I believe the above instructions are correct but (you know how it goes) check it yourself please.

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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby dontknow » 2014-05-15 12:21

Hello!
I found this thread because I searched exact for this soluton, because I use a repeater on an old windows-sytem which need much power if I run it round the clock.
Now I have absolutely noting experience with a raspberry and very less with linux (only a little bit with sysresccd).
Do you think, there is a chance to install the repeater on a Pi for my needs?
A relative detailed manual would be very fine :-)

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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby JonD » 2014-05-15 15:50

Well yes... as you can see I run it very well on an RPi... it is very low power.
The repeater I use can be found at http://koti.mbnet.fi/jtko/uvncrepeater and has reasonable instructions how to set it up.

There are, of course, other repeaters but that's the one I use.
If you buy a RPi, you may want to buy it with the memory card and the OS already installed if you don't want to get into too many details for setting the RPi up.

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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby dontknow » 2014-05-15 17:27

Oh, that looks good!
Also for my noob-eyes ;-)
I will order a Pi with preinstalled OP and try that.
I hope, I can ask here again, if I will stuck in any trouble with this fine little project..

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Re: Repeater on the Raspberry pi possible?

Postby JonD » 2014-05-15 18:35

PM me if you get stuck

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