[mythtv-users] Another commercial MythTV box

Justin Mason jm at jmason.org
Thu Jun 30 21:23:57 UTC 2005

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Donavan Stanley writes:
> On 6/30/05, chris at cpr.homelinux.net <chris at cpr.homelinux.net> wrote:
> > At the very least, I would be curious to know whether or not these
> > commercial boxes require the consumer to subscribe independently to the
> > labs.zap2it.com service.  That would be technically legal (although
> > nothing stops Zap2It from discontinuing their service if they don't
> > like what's happening). 
> That's the one thing that'll get the free offering canceled. No matter
> how people try and dance around and play cute games Tribune will
> simply pull the plug on zap2it labs rather than allow a company to
> take advantage of them like that.

BTW, have you considered embedding some kind of build-identifying info in
the User-Agent string of the wget command used to update those, using -U?
e.g. something like build dates, svn revision, etc.

That way zap2it would be able to use a mod_rewrite rule (or similar) to
blacklist offending *builds* of MythTV, such as specific commercial
releases, rather than all labs-feed users in general.

- --j.
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