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Old 12-31-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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Kindle DXg for christmas, some questions

Hi all,

I just got a Kindle DX Graphite for xmas and I love it, but what technology is complete without some hacking to make it do things it wasn't intended to do?

I've read a few of the threads about usb-networking, is this possible currently without opening up the Kindle? From what I've read, that's unclear.

Assuming I can get usb-networking functional, is it then possible to setup an ssh server, that is accessible via whispernet? I'm looking for a way to be able to download PDFs on my computer, and setup a script to then copy them (wirelessly) to my Kindle, without needing to connect the kindle to my computer. I've been unable to find anything about this, but if whispernet is just like any other networking device, presumably this is a matter of changing the firewall rules?

Is there a list of things people have done to their Kindles so that us newbies may benefit from the work of others? (ideally this would be in a centralized location :-D)
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:39 PM   #2
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USBNetwork doesn't work for that task. It'd only work over WiFi.

You could setup a webserver hosting your PDF's, and then point the KDX to that link so it can download it. Or, you can use the way Amazon designed it to be: you can send it to your Kindle Email Address for a fee. (see here)

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I know that usb-network won't work for directly allowing transfer of files, but presumably there's something in the iptables setup or whatever that would allow whispernet outside access right?

Or is this pretty much not possible? I'm not interested in paying amazon to send files to my kindle, I just wanted to see if there was a way I could do it. If there's not, I'll just move on then
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Since the Kindle DX does not have Wifi, only 3G, you won't be able to connect to it from the Internet.
The network access has to be started by it. As, for example, in kranu's suggestion of hosting the PDF file on a web server and using Kindle's browser to download it (not sure if this is allowed on the browser, though).
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ah, that's reasonable. How feasible would it be to have the Kindle instantiate the connection, say clicking a special "sync" link, request the list of things to download, and then go about doing so?

How does the Kindle get software updates? Does it poll Amazon every so often to check and see if there's new software?
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ah, that's reasonable. How feasible would it be to have the Kindle instantiate the connection, say clicking a special "sync" link, request the list of things to download, and then go about doing so?
The Whispernet network blocks everything except web access which has to go through the Amazon proxy servers. Any mechanism you design for your syncing would have to go via those servers.
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The Whispernet network blocks everything except web access which has to go through the Amazon proxy servers. Any mechanism you design for your syncing would have to go via those servers.
Is this done on the network hardware side, or on the kindle itself? On the kindle itself would mean, theoretically, that it could be changed.

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