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#21
Originally Posted by fnordianslip View Post
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A question I have, is does the inbound SMS message destined for SMScon with a command in it get subverted away from the user interface so no notifications are presented?
No, this is what i like to solve myself. I don't think is really possible.
Reply messages from smscon are done in the background and don't list in Conversations app.

Last edited by digitalvoid; 2010-08-20 at 16:34.
 
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#22
Actually, a potentially good idea might be to set up an 'smscon' user on the server machine, with no privileges and no login shell.

Then, in the N900's /home/user/.ssh/config, specify for the server host the specific private key (with IdentityFile) to be used to connect to the server, and specify the User as smscon. You would then need to generate a special key pair for the smscon user, with no passphrase.

That way, your normal private keys can have passphrase protection, but the one used by SMScon to make the ssh connection to the server can't compromise accounts on other machines, but should be able to set up the tunnels.

I've not actually tried this, but I think it could work in practice.
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#23
When i type:

sudo gainroot
smscon -start


i get:
/bin/sh: smscon: Permission denied

also, if i type smscon -start without root, i get -sh: smscon: not found


how come? what am i doing wrong?

i put both files in /usr/sbin via the code:

cp /home/user/MyDocs/Smscon/* /usr/sbin


after that i rebooted. but i have no idea how to activate it/ get into the options.

and do you need to change al the XXXXXXX in the file manually? or can you do this easily in the options once the program works?

Last edited by AlexV12; 2010-08-21 at 11:30.
 
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#24
Originally Posted by AlexV12 View Post
When i type:

sudo gainroot
smscon -start


i get:
/bin/sh: smscon: Permission denied

also, if i type smscon -start without root, i get -sh: smscon: not found


how come? what am i doing wrong?

i put both files in /usr/sbin via the code:

cp /home/user/MyDocs/Smscon/* /usr/sbin


after that i rebooted. but i have no idea how to activate it/ get into the options.

and do you need to change al the XXXXXXX in the file manually? or can you do this easily in the options once the program works?
smscon & smscon_daemon must be in /usr/bin and both files must have the right permissions (755), do this as root in /usr/bin:

Code:
Nokia-N900:/usr/bin# chmod 755 smscon 
Nokia-N900:/usr/bin# chmod 755 smscon_daemon
Smscon must be run as root:


Code:
Nokia-N900:/# smscon
== smscon - remote control utility ==
Options:
  -start   : start smscon
  -restart : clear & restart smscon
  -stop    : stop smscon
  -reset   : stop smscon & arase the log file
  -boot    : set start at device boot
  -unboot  : remove start at device boot
  -status  : get smscon_daemon status
  -log     : show the logfile
  -clear   : erase the log file
  -help    : this help menu
Nokia-N900:/#
To make it load at device boot:

Code:
Nokia-N900:/# smscon -boot
smscon_boot doesn't excist.
new smscon_boot created & active.
Nokia-N900:/#
And indeed you have to change all the XXXXX's before use.
 
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#25
i think i got it working, smscon - boot worked, so i'm on the right track.

however if i type
Code:
smscon -start
i get about 70 "not found" errors. it also ends with:

Code:
/usr/bin/smscon_daemon: line 68: syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")
is that supposed to happen?

also if i send an sms to my phone with "check" nothing happens.

Last edited by AlexV12; 2010-08-22 at 11:23.
 
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@ AlexV12:

Very strange, did you install the packages?
 
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#27
yes i did, however i changed the 2 last codes from:


Code:
apt-get openssh 
apt-get pexpect
to:
Code:
apt-get install openssh 
apt-get install pexpect
otherwise i got an "invalid operation"

why you put in apt-get pexpect twice i don't know

i reinstalled all the packages again and rebooted, but i get the same. But you might be right, it looks like it hasn't (fully) installed all the packages. because the first error i get when typing smscon -start is:

Code:
/usr/bin/smscon_daemon: line 1: #!/usr/bin/python: not found
after that i get:

Code:
/usr/bin/smscon_daemon: line [NUMBER]: import: not found
strange

Last edited by AlexV12; 2010-08-23 at 10:08.
 
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#28
looks like a nice application,
How about take it a bit further.
Lets say you loose your "phone" and you have data stored on it that you dont want anyone to see:
A function to wipe the entire phone for such data. ( of course its one selfs own responsibility to have proper backup somewhere else.)

the wipe function should remove any connection to exchange/imap/pop accounts, delete entire phonebook (I have my phonebook synced with exchange, so its a POC to get all the contacts back) remove conversation history etc.
there is a similar function already in the exchange server. I have never tried it so I dont know if itīs doing it properly.
 
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#29
Originally Posted by Soap77 View Post
looks like a nice application,
How about take it a bit further.
Lets say you loose your "phone" and you have data stored on it that you dont want anyone to see:
A function to wipe the entire phone for such data. ( of course its one selfs own responsibility to have proper backup somewhere else.)

the wipe function should remove any connection to exchange/imap/pop accounts, delete entire phonebook (I have my phonebook synced with exchange, so its a POC to get all the contacts back) remove conversation history etc.
there is a similar function already in the exchange server. I have never tried it so I dont know if itīs doing it properly.
take in mind that it wouldn't be a good idea to combine it with the change of simcard, as for example a friend has to use his sim in your phone (for what ever reason).. it would erase all data, but it hasn't been stolen

it is a nice idea though to trigger that via sms, but you'd have to be sure that the thief still has your simcard in the phone, otherwise it won't work
 

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@ AlexV12:

Sorry for that, must indeed be apt-get install ...
and one install of pexpect is enough . I corrected my first post...

Are the two scripts in /usr/bin and have the right permissions?
And did you install the Python packages?


"...
it is a nice idea though to trigger that via sms, but you'd have to be sure that the thief still has your simcard in the phone, otherwise it won't work"

--> smscon detects a SIM change at boot and then sends you the new provider name, new IMSI and new phonenumber. With this number you can SMS & control your phone again.

Last edited by digitalvoid; 2010-08-23 at 19:32. Reason: typo
 
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