Saturday, October 06 2007
Sunday, January 28 2007
I finally managed to update and upload sobexsrv. The new version is
This version doesn't contain any new features but finally integrates some of the patches I got from various
people. Thanks a lot! Besides these patches I just fixed a bunch of things. For a full list see the
In the next days I will make new .deb packages for various distributions.
Feedback is welcome as always.
Wednesday, June 21 2006
while riding the train home after the weekend I rebuild my bluetooth software (btaudit, sobexsrv and xkbd-bthid)
to turn on the N800. The packages are now available in my maemo repository. Also I found
that the N800 now comes with it's very own obexserver so maybe sobexsrv is no longer needed.
Saturday, November 19 2005
I started porting my applications to IT2006/Maemo2.0, the first application is my Bluetooth OBEX server sobexsrv.
The package is available via the ApplicationCatalog2006 and of course via my Nokia 770 page.
I also wanted to update my IpHome homepage applet, but I have trouble getting it to work on Maemo2.0, so you have to wait a little longer for it.
so I finally got my 770! And from the first second I loved it! It's small, black and
has a big screen. WiFi and Bluetooth work like a charm. The first thing I did was: enabling
the R&D mode (to get root), installing xterm and dropbear-sshd.
The Nokia 770 is really nice, it boots fast. The UI seems pretty usable, sometimes a little to
slow for me (I'm an old Palm user) but since I'm used to PocketPC it's fast :-)
The first thing to test was of course web browsing (since it calls itself an internet tablet).
WiFi setup was fast and easy (it found a tone of access points around here (I haven't looked
for some time now)), so I could kick it of right away. Browsing is real fun thats clear. Most of
the web pages I checked showed nicely.
So Bluetooth, the sad thing is no GUI support. But it works once you have the shell. OBEX, when I
first setup my network connections the device asked me for the phone setup (for dial-up and file
transfer). File transfer is OBEX, so I fired up sobexsrv on
my laptop and told the 770 that it is a phone. And whups I can browse the files on my laptop
from my 770 with the built-in file manager, this is awesome! This makes installing applications really easy,
just double tap the .deb file and it gets installed (from your laptop). The next step was then to compile
sobexsrv for the 770 so I can browse the files on it from my laptop. It of
course supports regular push/pull too. In the next weeks I will try to port all
my Bluetooth applications to the 770.
Thats it for now. I'll keep writing and porting new applications for my new toy, so keep reading!
Friday, October 28 2005
Here is a new version of sobexsrv, my secure scripting obex server.
In version 1.0 (-preview3) everything is new!
A few new cool features are: multiple-client support, chroot jailing and internal mode
Tuesday, September 13 2005
I updated sobexsrv my scripting obex server for Linux, its
now in version 0.1.2. The new stuff is: support for directories, file and directory
deletion and logging (e.g. transfer log). Of course there were numerous bugs which got
fixed (since I really use it myself I found like 10 bugs just while trying to use it
on my lab box).
Download it here: sobexsrv-0.1.2.tar.gz
The next version will support multiple parallel clients among some other nice features.
is a Linux OBEX server with support for OPUSH put/get and OBEXFTP.
The server is currently Bluetooth only and build ontop of openobex and BlueZ (of course).
The server handles only the basic OBEX operations and calls an external
executable for all the application-logic (like OBEXFTP). The basic script
included in the package can do OPUSH put/get and OBEXFTP.
I started this project some years ago (I wrote the first ten lines something
like 2 years ago) and I finished it now within 2 weeks while traveling
by train on the weekends :)
The code is in early development so watch out for bugs!
Download it here sobexsrv-0.1.tar.gz