Tuesday, October 21, 2008
More Linkstation hacking. Buffalo have released a new Linkstation Live With Bittorrent and Bittorrent (henceforth known as BT) is the one thing I cannot get reliably running on my Linkstation. Many users have reported it working on fully hacked firmwares but others with stock firmware like mine (or open stock versions) have recurring "segmentation" faults and BT barfing like mad.
Anyway, a bit of hacking with the firmware from the new Linkstation means that you can extract the Bittorrent binaries and web interface from the new Linkstation and put it on the older models.
I can report it is totally stable, reliable and fast (as well as a pretty web interface). The only thing I could add to the mix - well maybe MLDonkey which does BT, HTTP, FTP and ED2K downloads all in one package. Might try that soon.