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    Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

    This is a discussion on Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!! within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by speedyrite "To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often." There is nothing wrong ...

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      Re: Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      "To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often."

      There is nothing wrong with Change unless it trumps Choice.

      Those who want a choice of whether and when to upgrade should
      vote “Yes” here.
      Poll on forced Firmware Upgrade

      “When this poll started 100% of users voted for Sky
      to do whatever it wanted, whenever it wanted and without telling
      it’s customers what it was doing and when it was doing it.
      This has now fallen to 60%."-
      COCUP (Coalition Of Choice in Upgrading Process)


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      Re: Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by bulldog View Post
      Any other firmware i can use until this happens that will still let it upgrade ?
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      Re: Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      Any news?
      Two people who are not staff on an exchange that was on the schedule for last night did not get the upgrade.


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      Re: Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post

      There is nothing wrong with Change unless it trumps Choice.
      Agreed, it would be nice to have a facility to control the installation of the new firmware when it comes. It would be nice to be able to choose to apply it when it's convenient for me! (Those who don't want it could then presumably postpone indefinitely).

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      Re: Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Two people who are not staff on an exchange that was on the schedule for last night did not get the upgrade.
      I'm pretty sure that the router doesn't check every single day to see if there's an upgrade available. And there simply isn't any way that Sky can "push" the firmware on to the router, it has to be "pulled" from Sky.

      If you've got telnet enabled on the router, you can tell when it last checked for an update by typing the following command:
      Code:
      ls -l /tmp/debugaaa
      My router gives the following output…
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      -rw-r--r--    1 0        0             496 Mar 27 04:05 /tmp/debugaa
      …indicating that it did check for an update in the early hours of this morning, but I've definitely seen that file having a "last modified" time which is more than 24 hours in the past.

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      Re: Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

      I may be wrong, but if Sky wanted to upgrade your router, surely all they would have to do is mass kick you offline?

      Once they have kicked you offline then the router would check on resync to the exchange if there is an outstanding update and then apply.


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      Re: Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

      The time and date the router last checked for an update is stored in NVRAM, so dropping people's connections doesn't force the router to check for an upgrade, nor does rebooting the router (even if Sky could do that remotely).

      Speaking of NVRAM, I think the most reliable way to determine when the router last checked for an update would be to type this command on the router…
      Code:
      nvram get prov_last_attempt_time
      It might be interesting if the people who were expected to but failed to get the update last night could enable telnet (using Mognuts) and type that command to the router.

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      Re: Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by Saturday View Post
      Cheers for that i will check them out, ive flashed back to skys for the time being and the drop outs have already started
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      Re: Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

      Also if Sky plan to send out the update as "off peak" times. Only problem is the router only starts checking for updates like 5 - 10minutes after a reboot then try 3 times.

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      Re: Sky Phase 1 Firmware upgrade confirmed!!!!

      It only does that when you switch the router on for the first time. You can reboot your router as much as you like afterwards and it will not contact the update server until it's ready to do so.

      However, if you blank the NVRAM settings that relate to the update program running on the router and then reboot it, it will think that it's being started for the first time and check for the new firmware. This is how you can force an update check, but even then, there's nothing to stop Sky disabling the update servers outside of an off-peak window (say from 6am to midnight). In that situation, the update check will fail, and then in a few days' time when it checks again, this time in the early hours of the morning, the update will be downloaded and flashed.

     

     
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