b4rt and Google Android

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b4rt and Google Android

Postby say592 » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:51 pm

Thanks to my request, the developer of Android application Transdroid has added support for b4rt. However, I havent been able to get it to connect to b4rt on my HDA. I ran into this problem with Transmission before, but I havent been able to resolve it with b4rt.

I emailed the developer, so I will see how that goes. If anyone else can mess around with it and get it, that would be great. Oh, and I will be honest, I havent had much time to mess around with it, so it could just be my stupidity. Still, I figured I would bring this to the attention of you all, that way anyone else that is interested could give it ago.

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Re: b4rt and Google Android

Postby cpg » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:29 pm

how does it work? what protocol does it use to connect to the server?
on what port?

i assume you are doing that over wifi?
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Re: b4rt and Google Android

Postby say592 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:31 pm

how does it work? what protocol does it use to connect to the server?
on what port?

i assume you are doing that over wifi?
Yes, of course over wifi.

It uses HTTP, on port 80. When I actually got to looking at it, the developer has the app looking for a folder that simply isnt there on the Amahi install. Maybe its typical for other b4rt installs, but we simply dont have it. The app looks for this to connect: http://b4rt.home.com:80/RPC2. My typical access would be the default: http://b4rt.home.com

Once again, I am emailing the developer. Im hoping he will just allow an "Advance" setting or something that will enable a user to modify that string, or put in specifically what their URL is without fear of the app altering it. I ran into a similar problem with Transmission on Amahi with another Android app, and again with uTorrent on my other server with a completely different app. Its quite frustrating!

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Re: b4rt and Google Android

Postby cpg » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:09 pm

looks like it's using a remote procedure call (RPC) api over http. there are defaults in the code for that, i can see, however, i cannot find directions how to turn it on. a lot of code in there! (with little info, near as i can tell, or search)
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Re: b4rt and Google Android

Postby gboudreau » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:39 am

From what I can see here: http://www.transdroid.org/download/usin ... on-ubuntu/
This is no different from our b4rt app. The app is pretty simple; it downloads the .tar.bz2 file from b4rt website, and extracts it at the correct place, and it setup the app manually (per the INSTALL file instructions), instead of using the setup.php file.

I'm not sure you're on the right track with the /RPC2 thing. This path an option used by the 'mainline' bittorrent client, which is spawned by b4rt when a transfer is ongoing. But I don't think it's spawed (by b4rt) with the XML-RPC option enabled.

The Transdroid developer should be able to help you further; I doubt your problem is related to Amahi in any way.

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Re: b4rt and Google Android

Postby say592 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:19 am

Just an update. The developer initially pointed me in the wrong direction, thinking I had an irregular install. I have only ever used b4rt on Amahi, so that didnt help to much either.

The developer and I eventually found that he was adding that /RPC2 where it didnt need to be. There is an option to change the folders, which he added in a recent update. By doing so, it fixes the issue. It sounds like he may change the /RPC2 issue with his next update (people seem to whine when an app updates to much with little things, I personally like that the developer is active).

So, issues resolved. Anyone with an Android device, I will put another plug in for Transdroid, great app.

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